Tonight I got to watch history being made. Fabricio Werdum did the impossible: he submitted Fedor. There is nothing I can say here that hasn't already been said in the aftermath of the explosion of a collective "HOLY SH*T!" by the MMA community, but what I can say is, I felt something I hadn't felt since Matt Serra knocked out Georges St. Pierre. It was chills. Pure chills down my arms as I got to see possibly the greatest of all time, Fedor get trapped deep into a triangle choke / armbar by Werdum. We've seen Fedor in trouble before, but somehow this one felt different. I remember watching how deep it was, how much trouble Fedor seemed to be in, watching his head turn purple, and all I could say was, "Ohmygod, ohmygod, ohmygod..." And then complete and utter shock as Fedor taps. Once.
There will be plenty of debate online regarding where Fedor goes from here, what does this all mean, etc. The internet will beat this topic to death for years to come. And yes, history was made, not only because Fedor lost, ending a brilliant win streak, but because the UFC now holds all the top fighters in all the major weight classes, as Subo pointed out. With Fedor's loss, there is no other #1 ranked fighter outside of the UFC. It's game over.
But I digress. All I wanted to say was, regardless of what you thought about Fedor, Dana White, M-1, etc. I believe we, as fans, can all agree, that MMA is the greatest sport there is. I felt like I, as a fan, also won tonight. I love this sport.