Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Fighter's Wife: MMA & Venues.

It's a new year and hubby has been really busy training. We have gotten REALLY comfortable over the holidays. We enjoyed the cold weather at home watching holiday movies...and snacking on some very good unhealthy holiday food. It was fun while it lasted, but now it's time to get serious about our health.
Hubby recently fought in January through Respect In the Cage at the Fox Theatre in Pomona, Ca. I'd be lying if I said it was a great fight, but it didn't exactly turn out the way we wanted it to.
He fought at 185 pounds...when he normally fights at 170 pounds. The problem with him fighting bigger guys is that these boys weigh over 200 lbs...if not more and they lose almost 15 lbs.+ to fight at 180-185 lbs. AND most are  much taller than my hubby. Hubby is only 5'5.
When he fought this last fight, he fought a taller, much heavier, Olympic wrestler. So the combination of the holidays, the weight, the height, and the fact that he was fighting an Olympic wrestler...really didn't favor on my hubby.
I'm not making any excuses for my hubby. He's learned his lesson and will now focus on what he can do to better prevent this type of domination. The thing about losing is that you always learn from your fights, come out stronger, and much wiser from them. He may also have to go back to fighting at 170 pounds, but first he needs to get to a healthy weight to fight guys at 170 pounds.
As far as the venue goes. I wasn't impressed.
APLDE.AP from The Black Eyed Peas was there, but those that sat on the second level had no access to take pictures or autographs with him. If you wanted to find parking, it had to be paid for. The after party at the Fox Sports Bar and Grill was small and crowded. There is a club for dancing right next door, but you do have to pay for it and there is a Dress Code. Not all fighters attended the club because not even they could go inside without paying or following the Dress Code. It was extremely disappointing especially since we had a babysitter to watch our kids for us so we could enjoy the night.  

We still made the best of it and enjoyed our evening somewhere else with good friends!

Do you enjoy MMA? What do you expect from a Venue when you go watch MMA fights?


  1. Hi This is Stephanie from Lily Milan Fashion Blog..Thank you for becoming a new follower and I see your husband is an MMA fighter..My husband is an (185lb) MMA fighter too!! He is 13 -3 and has fought for the UFC...He fought Brian Stann back in August ( San Diego)and lost to him in the 3rd round.. It is def a tough sport..We own a MMA School out here in Jersey and my husband Mike Massenzio, mananges/trains pro fighters as well....Maybe we will bump into each other!! Wish you luck on the MMA career!!!

  2. Hi Stephanie! Thx for stopping by! Yes!! MMA is a tough sport...being involved in it defintely takes TONS of dedication. Wow! Congrats on making it into the UFC...hubby hasnt quite made it there...one day I hope...how do you like owning a MMA school? We were thinking about doing that...were in a small town & would love to have something local. Hope to bump into you...it is a small MMA world! Wish you luck too! :D

  3. I can't imagine being the wife of a fighter. I'd be so upset to see my husband get into fights often. I'm too fragile. You seem to have a fantastic family!

    I'm over here from Blogadera. =) Looking forward to following your blog.

  4. A sold out event and a trio of local victories. Who could ask for anything more.