Husband and I went to the Bellator MMA fight! We were hooked up by a good friend with legit front-row, “splash zone” seats!
So, we literally sat cage-side and watched these huge, massive, muscle-y fighters roll in.
Then we watched the battle it out.
We were on Spike TV (because we were constantly right in front of where the cameras were), we had too many nachos, we yelled and cheered, and had a really awesome time!
Even though we didn’t really know any of the fighters (well I certainly didn’t anyway!) it was fun to pick a fighter to cheer for each round. Before the fighter would come out, the annoucers did a small Bio-Pic on them. There were seemingly decent guys, and definitely some guys whose egos almost didn’t fit in the arena.
It was just as interesting to people-watch as it was to watch the fights!
There were lots of our military friends there- and it was wierd for me to see some of them out of uniform! There were big tough guys, local fighters, moms and dads with their kids, girls trying to compete with the ring girls, people like me who were clearly novices at this whole MMA thing…
It was awesome. Super different, and oddly eclectic.
All in all, it was most fun for me to get to participate in something that Brig gets all excited about!
I don’t think I would ever seek out some of the stuff he’s introduced me to,
and each time it’s so much fun!
Sharing our interests, no matter how odd they are to the other, has been totally enlightening and has brought us so much closer together. We have so much fun doing all sorts of new, fun, strange, awesome things!
My overall analysis of the event was this:
There are some fighters who clearly understand and use correct techniques while others use their brute strength. It’s interesting that the fighters who are clearly stronger don’t always win. I liked that there was an actual method to the madness- the right places to hit, the right way to throw, the right way to jab or recover from a pin or punch. It was actualy really awesome! However, I couldn’t imagine myself ever doing something like that! Purposefully knocking someone out for sport? Yikes! I’ll leave that to the boys this time.
What a fun date night for us! It was seriously a once-in-a-lifetime thing!
Thanks to our friends who helped us snag some tickets! We love you!