UFC is nearly here…

UFC 110 is coming this weekend, and I haven’t posted a while. Have been busy with holiday plans, and tying things up at work, but finally got off my ass to get invovled with the buzz – and boy was there a buzz in the air. After regretfully missing the signing with Wanderlei Silva and Joe Stevenson a while back, I made sure to attend today’s signing. I have to admit my main motivation was hearing that Arianny Celeste was going to be there. Randy Couture was second. After hearing Arianny dropped out, I figured I’d still go make the trip which is about an hour for me. Not sure when I’ll ever get to meet a UFC Hall of Famer since I won’t be attending his seminars. So the three fighters who were confirmed for today were Randy Couture, Gray Maynard and Yoshihiro Akiyama.

Arrived there around 5:30pm for the 6pm signing, and when the line started moving around 6:15pm we noticed a bit of activity happening behind us. And what do you know? Rashad Evans was walking on by. Fans started taking pictures, and people started taking photos with him. I had to get in there and grab a pic.

Seeing Rashad and taking a picture with him kinda made up for Arianny not being there. I’m still going to try and get a pic with her. :) Rashad was in and out quite quick as he wasn’t there for the signing. I think he had just been walking through.

The signings with the other fighters were pretty uneventful for myself. I just spoke a few friendly words to them – welcoming to Oz and how it was a REAL pleasure to meet them (mainly Randy). I didn’t really ask them much about MMA or fighting, cause i’m sure they’ve been asked a million times, and there’s no advice they could give me in the 14.3 seconds I had with them each, that would ever take my fight game to the next level. Just meeting them, and being in their presence was enough for me. One for the memory bank. Here’s a picture with the others…

After leaving the signing there was a real buzz in there. I mean I had known the UFC was coming, but after today, I REALLY knew the UFC was coming. Tomorrow being the last working day of the week, the weekend’s festivities are eagerly anticipated. I’ve even signed up to the UFC Fight Club to get in on the Q&A session on Saturday, and hoping to capture some more awesome experiences. Stay tuned…

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One Response to UFC is nearly here…

  1. sty

    sexyama!!!!!!!

    you lucky guy