MMA’s lost stories: Don’t bring martial arts to a gunfight

MMA’s lost stories is a series looking back on the weird and interesting stories from the sport’s past that may have slipped from the fanbase’s collective consciousness. This week, returning to a little promotion called Shark Fights.

On October 24, 2008, Shark Fights held their inaugural event, headlined by MMA footnote Shannon ‘The CannonRitch’s 47 second heel hook submission of John Wood.

The Amarillo, Texas-based fight promotion would, over the next year, become a moderate...

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