A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

MMA

Sat, 11 Jun '22
Sport with hits and strikes, for short
Sun, 8 May '22
Ultimate fighting inits.
Sun, 10 Apr '22
Bouts with pay-per-view events, for short
Sun, 27 Mar '22
U.F.C. fighting style
Tue, 7 Dec '21
U.F.C. sport
Sat, 13 Nov '21
Sport with a big pay-per-view audience, in brief
Mon, 6 Sep '21
Combat sport on pay-per-view, in brief
Sun, 20 Jun '21
U.F.C. fighting style