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3/25/13 10:58 PM
1/1/01
Posts: 1448
You used to go to UFC events and everyone- fans, fighters, refs, UFC reps- everyone hung out at the hotel and bar together?

I remember John Lober trying to "Mr Miyagi" a beer bottle the night before he was supposed to corner on 10 March 2000. Cut his hand so bad that his room looked like a murder scene and he wore one wide receiver glove to the cage when he was cornering.

I still love the sport. Love how it's grown and developed, but dangit, those were fun days.
3/25/13 11:13 PM
4/10/03
Posts: 4597
Yes. I still see some of that, but not as much at the higher level.
3/25/13 11:36 PM
1/1/01
Posts: 36134

No,the UFC didn`t come to California until 2006.

3/26/13 1:47 AM
5/12/05
Posts: 4385
noshame - You used to go to UFC events and everyone- fans, fighters, refs, UFC reps- everyone hung out at the hotel and bar together?

I remember John Lober trying to "Mr Miyagi" a beer bottle the night before he was supposed to corner on 10 March 2000. Cut his hand so bad that his room looked like a murder scene and he wore one wide receiver glove to the cage when he was cornering.

I still love the sport. Love how it's grown and developed, but dangit, those were fun days.
At UFC 4 we didn't have hotels. We slept in tents and liked it! Phone Post
3/26/13 2:03 AM
9/2/12
Posts: 243
I have only witnessed it via videos online. I'm don't Trane but anyone can see, "those were the days". When it was community. Phone Post
3/26/13 2:04 AM
9/2/12
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Shit didnt mean to sound so doom and gloom! Phone Post
3/26/13 2:05 AM
7/3/06
Posts: 22
Every time I have gone to fights in San Jose, everyone is hanging out at the hotel bars. Some go out to clubs but most of them stay at the bar and hang out.
3/26/13 7:29 AM
1/1/01
Posts: 2358
In my UFC days we had to walk to the event... barefoot, uphill, in the snow. Phone Post
3/26/13 8:42 AM
7/25/11
Posts: 1414
The last UFC on Fuel @ London there was a tonne of fighters and personalities chilling at the hotel bar after the fights including bisping, riddle, ogle, pearson, Luke Barrett, Colin fletcher, cub, anik, buffer, Norman parke and the new ring girl. Phone Post
3/26/13 8:57 AM
8/8/10
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Jay-dog - In my UFC days we had to walk to the event... barefoot, uphill, in the snow. Phone Post
Barefoot? You lucky bastard! In my day we didn't have feet. We had to walk on our hands on a dirt track covered in reindeer droppings and cactus spikes. Phone Post
3/26/13 10:24 AM
1/1/01
Posts: 897
Jerry you bastard!
3/26/13 10:27 AM
1/1/01
Posts: 51383

LOLOLOL at the UFC we went to in NO, I just kind of wandered up to the judges table and sat down and watched the show from there. Was def a cool time.

3/26/13 2:23 PM
5/12/05
Posts: 4387
When was that Kirik? 2001 or 2002 or so? Phone Post