Holy crap! How did I miss this post! I am a very avid MMA practioner and follow the UFC religously among other MMA events (Pride, King of the Cage etc. etc.) I been training in Martial Arts for about 12 years now...spent 10 years training in Tae Kwon Do and been training in MMA for a couple years now. I trained with UFC legend Royce Gracie last year and that was pretty educational! I attached a pic of Royce and I.
StruttinAnRuttin, That kind of training should keep a man in fantastic shape. Great photo, Yes Gracie was king for a long time.
Definitely! Very intense training! You gotta like playing rough to enjoy this sport. I'm currently cutting weight and looking to get on a consistent training schedule so I can start competing in the near future.
Definitely a great line up, Randy Couture came out of retirement to fight Tim Sylvia for the heavyweight championship, Rich Franklin is fighting Jason Mcdonald and Matt Hughes is fighting Chris Lyttle. Columbus is only three hours from my hometown (Pittsburgh). So its not a bad drive at all.
ULTIMATE FIGHTER 5 LIVE FINALE- JUNE 23, 2007 ON SPIKE TV
venue: The Palms Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada
Main Card Bouts:
-BJ Penn (#6 Welterweight in the World)* vs. Jens Pulver
-TUF 5 Lightweight Tournament Finals: Manny Gamburyan vs. Nate Diaz
-Roger Huerta vs. Doug Evans
-Thales Leites vs. Floyd Sword
UFC 73: JULY 7, 2007 IN SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
Main Card Bouts:
-Anderson Silva (#2 Middleweight in the World)* vs. Nathan Marquardt (#7 Middleweight in the World)*
-Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (#2 Heavyweight in the World)* vs. Heath Herring
-Tito Ortiz (#9 Light Heavyweight in the World)* vs. Rashad Evans
-Sean Sherk (#10 Lightweight in the World)* vs. Hermes Franca
-Kenny Florian vs. Alvin Robinson
-Frankie Edgar vs. Mark Bocek
-Drew Fickett vs. Chris Lytle
-Jorge Gurgel vs. Diego Saraiva
-Stephan Bonnar vs. Mike Nickels
Let me start off by saying that I am a scaredy cat.
For someone that spent 3 years in 82nd Airborne jumping out of all manner of military aircraft, my friends find this ludicrous - but... it is what it is!
Climbing stand? Yep, still scared - put me up 15' and that is about it.
Ladder stands? I am better in these - but still cautious.
Chain on stands? Used to love them, now they terrify me.
I was once ridiculed for putting chain on stands waaaay too high - some of my friends...