Newark -- Most hardcore UFC fans knew the results before I got home. This was the first time I’ve ever covered a live card and it was different that’s for sure. The fans are rabid and the $$ were there as the UFC pulled in $2.7 million at the gate.
The Prudential Center had a great atmosphere with 15,227 in attendance. It was supercharged. Fans certainly got their money's even though there were some strange injuries (dislocated thumb, poke in the eye that was called too early).
Here were my favorite fights:
Newark -- While most of the free world is now aware of the Jones-Sonnen fight there are 10 other contests on this same card.
Chael Sonnen, was talking about PPV buys yesterday, ass whooping, and government rederick to deflect what his real training methods are and how he intends to beat the lightweight champion, Jon “Bones” Jones. I don’t think moving up or down in weight class is a big deal in this sport so I won’t make too much out of it. I think the important issue is guts, determination, the ability to handle pain and technique.
He made some great statements here:
Olympian snowboarder Chris Klug is the first-ever organ transplant recipient to earn a bronze medal. His story is very similar to a lot of people who are in desperate need of an organ transplant. His story is about success but it didn’t start out that way.
“I was in the doctor’s office in the early 90’s. It was a routine physical and they found that I had PSC (http://www.liverfoundation.org/abouttheliver/info/psc/). I was in my 20’s. It was pretty shocking news for sure,” Klug remembered.
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