UFC in 2014: What We Learned from the Year That Was
By: Matthew Ryder, Bleacher Report
"2014 was not the best year for MMA. In particular, it wasn’t the best year for the UFC, but as goes the biggest tree in the forest, so goes the rest of the forest.
"It was a bizarre year rife with injuries, discontent among fighters and fans and even the occasional bout of litigation being threatened (or pending). These are not exactly the foundational components of a positive 365-day run.
"You should also remember that we all learn things over the course of a year. The UFC learned some things, the fighters, fans and media learned some things, and the sport itself learned some things."