Friday, July 17, 2009
We headed out to Vegas for historic UFC 100, the all female fight card that Tuff Nuff put on at the Orleans and also checked out the UFC Fan Expo.
This weekend was more like an adventure race. We walked about 15 miles and slept maybe 10 hours…so you know we did Vegas the right way!
The weekend started off when we checked in late Thursday at Luxor. After grabbing a quick bite and some minor gambling we headed over to catch the end of Ryan Loco playing beer pong, Fight Mag’s Ben Folkes being mistaken for Michael Bisping, Fight Mag’s Johnny Dunn hitting on all the hot wives, and http://www.mmamadness.com/ own Hector Castro and his lovely wife taking it all in.
Friday was a busy day on little sleep-it went like this:
Coffee-UFC Fan Expo-more coffee-pictures, models, fighters, awesome Vandal Sunglasses, Coffee-get the models ready for Cage Fashion, which the CEO of Fight Chix, Elisabeth did a masterful job in selecting and styling models the stole the show. Our girls Kim, Kortnie, and Em all looked smoking hot on the runway at the MIX. Then off to Tuff Nuff’s all female Fight Card at the Orleans. Fight Chix was a sponsor and Jeff Meyer and his crew run a classy promotion with awesome talent. This is the type of promotion that if you, as a fan, could run your own promotion-you would run it like Jeff does. And it makes sense because he loves the sport of MMA and the fans and fighters! We then met up with Ka from http://www.vandaleyewear.com/ to party with him at LAX. Ka is seriously one of the coolest cats you’ll ever meet and his shade are not just the top of the MMA market-they are top of the line in the sunglasses market!
SAT: (repeat the beginning of Friday) This time we got to spend some time with some of our favorite people Mika, Sarah and yes even John, at the http://www.mmawarehouse.com/ booth. I snagged an iGrapple shirt and it rocks! We also saw Vitor Belfor, Kimbo Slice, and a few other cool fighters. It was great to me Lana from Ladies of Pain and Amanda Lucas who trains with her. We have sponsored her team in the past and they are a very talented group of female fighters. That night-off to the Pool and Mandalay Bay for UFC 100-the night after that got a bit crazy–but hey, it IS Vegas!