My earliest memory of Ric Flair was when I attended a Christian overnight sleep-in (yeah, already weird) at a large church in a little town outside of Dallas, Texas called Sachse. I was with a couple of friends and we dipped away from the bible study to show off our plethora of collectible cards which included rare foil-wrapped Marvel cards, a rookie card of Anthony Mason from the New York Knicks, and above all else a 1991 Impel WCW Wrestling Ric Flair card which depicted Ric Flair doing what he does best: smacking the [expletive] out of Sting.
As I pulled out my Ric Flair card to show my buds the mint condition it was in, a Christian guidance counselor snatched it from my fingers and told me 'Men not ought to wear flashy robes and blue underwear in public.' That was the last I saw of my 1991 Impel WCW Wrestling Ric Flair card -- and consequently the last time I attended any religious function. That's what molded me to the idiosyncratic, anxiety-filled Zeus I am today. Christianity hates Ric Flair.
Opposing Views caught up with Ric Flair to get his take on MMA and it appears that he's somewhat impartial to the sport, but believes that he's had professional wrestling matches that were tougher than any MMA match.
I'll tell you. I have been in matches with Bruiser Brody that were tougher than any MMA match! Especially in Tokyo. Same thing with Stan Hansen. Try getting in the ring with him one time in Tokyo, brother. Good lord! And F.Y.I., nobody in MMA could have beaten Harley Race or Dick Slater. Those guys were just that tough."
Apparently Ric Flair has never watched Chael Sonnen vs. Nate Marquardt at UFC 109.