Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Friday Night Fights

Cage fighting, Mixed Martial Arts, Ultimate fighting. Any way you put it sounds painful to me. But what do I know?
Last Friday my husband and two oldest boys went to the Energy Solutions Arena for the Throwdown Elite "Showdown III". My husband invited me to go, but I was pretty sure the boys would enjoy it much more than I would have. (Now that I think of it, he probably knew I wouldn't go, and was just trying to win points by asking.)
They got to see the Jazz Bear's motorcycle up close and personal.
They got to eat dinner at their table which was right by the ring. And of course they got the all-important photo with the hot chic/"Ring Girl". (Thank you Ring Girl for wearing clothing.)
After the fights were over they got to meet some pretty awesome people. This is Travis Marx a.k.a.T-Train. He has a 12 and 1 record and I wouldn't want to meet him in a dark alley. Actually he is polite, gracious and humble. (Although he probably wouldn't want you to say that in front of his next competitor.)
Son #2 has not let ANYONE sign his cast, but when Travis said he would be "honored" if he could sign it, he couldn't find the sharpie fast enough! That's a pretty cool souvenier!
But even cooler was when Travis took his red gloves (see photos above) that he wore in the fight and signed them and gave one to each of my boys!

13 comments:

tiburon said...

Sounds like a fun night! I prolly would have stayed home too though ;)

Vanessa said...

I tried to watching a fight once, but I felt bad that they were beating the crap out of each other.

PS, our friend did that bike for Jazz bear...it's pretty sweet :)

Vanessa said...

I meant to say "i tried watching". Geez, I need to proofread.

tammy said...

How fun for your boys. I love when people like that are nice and humble and gracious.

MicheLLe said...

oh you should have gone! There's always next time, right!

wendy said...

Totally cool----guess what my 34 year old son and his wife were there too. His wife's sister is a trainer at THROWDOWN in Orem. Her BOD is incredible!!! She is a kick/fighter as well. so how about that for interesting. I like the work outs, but I don't think I'd care to watch the fights either.

Stacy said...

I don't get that the way my husband doesn't get American Idol.

There is something fascinating about seeing men beat each other to a bloody pulp.

Vennesa said...

Um why does son #1 look bigger than the fighter? I'm thinking I could kick his butt.

Amy said...

YOu were so selfless and kind to give up your ticket so the boys could go... What a fun night! How was the meet and greet? I wish I could have gone...

Brandy said...

Thanks for the welcome!! Any friend of Amy's is a friend of mine.

Mina said...

Sounds like an awesome time. If you're a guy. And you like that sort of thing. (I wouldn't have gone either!)

Melissa said...

What a great thing for the boys!! It's sad that my oldest friend is an official UFC fighter. I really can't stand the stuff, but then I don't have the testosterone these dudes have. I would have totally stayed home too!

AS Amber said...

I think it sounds like it woulda been fun! Way cool that the dude signed your son's cast!

You should go next time!