Ok, so I can say I have watched fights on TV but only professional boxing and UFC fighting but never an MMA(Mixed Marital Arts) fight. Friday night I went to see amateur and professional MMA fights. One fight was a Muay Thai fight at this event. Not sure about the rules and names of moves but I know a good fight when I see one. I may be a novice at this sport but we all have a competitive side of us when it comes to seeing raw competition.
They has many sponsors at this fight like Hooters, Sports Medicine – Jeff Traub, M.D., Comcast Channel 1, USA Entertainment, Yuengling beer, Steve Mudder’s Full Throttle Entertainment, Inc, David Oblas Undisputed Productions, LLC, and including Wild Bill’s. Hooter’s babes did double duty with server’s in the VIP room and ring girls. There were lots of vendor booths from local fighting clubs, gyms and charities.
So on Friday night I went to Wild Bill’s, near Gwinnett Mall and saw several matches of MMA fighting. Six amateur and three pro fights were on the ticket. The amateur fights were interesting but I wanted to see more combat of kicking and boxing and so much of it was the wrestling aspect of it and it drove me insane. If I am going to see a fight I want to see a fight. But the bouts that had the girls and professional did not leave me disappointed. There were a lot more punches, throw downs, and kicks landed.
One bout in particular made me stand up and take notice more than others. Josh Cook v. Shea Taylor. Impressive to say the least in that Shea Taylor (interview coming soon) lost his leg last year in a motor cycle accident and this was his first bout after his rehabilitation. He wore his prosthetic leg in the match. The match had to be stopped by the referee to reattach the leg once but then the fight went on andTaylorwon by a tap out. Courage, tenacity, and determination is the very least that can be said aboutTaylor.
Next fight night is scheduled for November 5th. Doors open at 7:30 fight should start around 9. For women it is nice to view the fight and scenery, beefy boys galore. And if you have any testosterone in you at all you will get pumped up. And for men it is pure male testosterone at its finest, men and women fighting. Half naked ring girls and bar cow girls. Who could ask for more on a Friday night?