If you are like me, then you are a notorious last minute Christmas shopper, but this year I have vowed to get my shopping done early; this year, things are going to be different. But to be honest, I still haven’t started my holiday shopping so I am already under the gun.

Before I start putting my shopping list together for my friends and family, I wanted to take a moment and make some gift suggestions for the MMA fan in your life.

For the Reader

If the MMA fan in your life loves a good book then Is This Legal? The Inside Story of The First UFC from the Man Who Created It by Art Davie and Sean Wheelock is the perfect gift to place under the tree. It is a great behind the scenes look at the creation of the UFC, where the idea came from and how the idea was developed over the years. The book also offers a glimpse into the world of the Gracie family and the important role they played in the development of the UFC.

For the Gamer

If your MMA fan is a gamer than a copy of EA Sports UFC is a must have this holiday season. The game allows players to compete as their favorite UFC fighters, as well as allowing them to create their own character in career mode that starts off with a stint on The Ultimate Fighter. While the game is fun and exciting, the real reason to own this game is the ability to compete as or against martial arts legend Bruce Lee. Lee, along with MMA legend Royce Gracie, are bonus unlockable fighters on the game.

For the Gym Rat

Maybe the MMA fan in your life is an aspiring fighter or maybe they just love to train, either way the gift of choice should be the Torque Velocity Bundle at mmawearhouse.com. The bundle includes a pair of Torque Worldwide Performance Shorts, Torque Velocity Shin Guards, Torque Ghost Mouth Guard, Torque Moment of Force Handwraps, and Torque Velocity Boxing Gloves. It’s a great collection of top elite equipment for a bargain store price.

For the Casual Fan

If the MMA fan is your life is just a casual fan, someone who only tunes in for the biggest events of the year, then UFC Presents: Ultimate 100 Knockouts is the perfect DVD stocking stuffer. It features 100 of the most memorable knockouts, not just from the UFC but also Pride, Strikeforce, WEC, and Affliction. This is a must have for any fan.

For the Fanatic

Now if you are trying to find the perfect gift for the MMA fanatic in your life, shopping could be difficult. Most fanatics have stockpiles of memorabilia, videos, games and apparel so finding the perfect gift is a tall order. The best thing for true fanatics is the live experience, so go online and get tickets to an event and surprise your loved one with the sporting experience of a lifetime. If you have some disposable income, then take tickets to a live show to the next level by booking a UFC VIP Experience for that fanatic in your life.

About The Author

RJ Gardner
Content Coordinator

RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.

  • twinkles1984

    What an awesome list! :) Also wanting to add the MMA-inspired jewelry from Deific Jewelry which are perfect for Muay Thai and MMA fighters. Just received a Deific pendant (Mongkol of Life) and it really is a stunner.