Honestly, I don't remember extreme arm-wrestling being a thing because I was too caught up in trying to break news about MMA. So I missed this boat.
But it was indeed a thing and one of the UFC co-founders, Art Davie, was one of the people responsible for it.
Davie ran an organization called "XARM," which was a hybrid of arm-wrestling and fighting. Sure enough, when guys arm-wrestled each other, strapped together at the wrist, they also threw kicks, punches and attempted wild submissions. It was utter craziness, man.
But enough about reading what it was. How about you watch some extreme arm-wrestling for yourself and find out if you can become a fan.