Mark#39 – We’re Off to See the UFC!

I’m SO EXCITED right now. When I heard UFC 70 would be held in Britain, I was thrilled. When I heard it would be held in Manchester, I was practically foaming at the mouth. And now I’ve just booked tickets, well, I’m ready to explode.

I’ve been aching to go to a UFC event for years, but as they are almost always held in Vegas, I’ve always been prohibited by the cost. But no more. Myself, my bro and my dear friend Bongo have booked our tickets – unfortunately we couldn’t afford the £250 floor seats, but we have still got pretty great seats as we are in the second row from the front of the upper tier.

My pal Leona and her husband John were considering coming over from Canada for this, which would have been incredible as Leona is just about the only person I knew who was able to hold her own in a UFC-related discussion (apart from April, who has learned a surprising amount through some kind of TV osmosis), but alas they are already scheduled to go to a huge music festival on the other side of the pond around about the same time.

I haven’t told April that I’ve splurged on this yet though. I suppose I’ll just have to present her with a new pair of shoes when I break the news.



5 Responses to Mark#39 – We’re Off to See the UFC!

  1. Leona Hobbs says:

    We’ll be watching on PPV and looking for you guys! You’ll have to let me know how it all goes down live. We’ve got our fingers crossed for an event in Montreal some time this year.

    As the wife of a UFC fan, I’ll tell you the easiest way to learn to appreciate the UFC is to watch the “Ultimate Fighter” reality show. As soon as you understand the nuances of the ground game, the whole thing starts to make more sense. Also, cute guys in tight shorts, right April?

  2. markandapril says:

    You’re bang on the money there Leona.

    In fact, earlier today I had a rant in the comments section of my fave UFC blog about how annoying it is that uneducated fans start booing if the fighters aren’t swinging for the fences after 30 seconds.

    But what these people don’t understand is that, unless BOTH guys are swinging, then chances are you’ll be put on your ass and submitted if you just try to go in wailing.

    Watching TUF reality show was definitely the way to build an education, and basically made me understand and appreciate UFC in a whole new way.


    Yeah, Rich Franklin in tight shorts…hot!


  3. Dear friend Bongo! says:

    I agree The Reality show is the way to get into.

    Thats how I became interested in it while I spent a month out in Toronto last year.

  4. markandapril says:

    Bet you never thought then that you’d be going to watch it live just a year or so later!

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