My first Strikeforce event to see in person! The drive to San Digeo was pretty horrible though, so much traffic for a Saturday afternoon!
My seat wasn’t too bad, similar to the seats I had for UFC 146 in Vegas.
Though, venue wise, the MGM Grand Garden Arena was WAYYY better of a venue than San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center. Back in Vegas, when a round was in progress they would stop people from walking from outside to back to their seats until the round was over. However at this San Diego venue, they let people run around all the time, making it very irritating when the Tapout douchebags guys get up every 10 minutes and sit down during a round with arm loads of posters they bought at the mech stand.
Lots of female fans in the crowd cheering loudly for all the women fighters! That was cool! However, there was one irritating gal sitting nearby who was screaming stuff that made no sense. First, she seemed to cheer for both fighters “Nooo, straighten your arm Julie!” “Knee her Miesha!” mixed with garbled screams of panic that made everyone sitting within ear shot laughing at her.
What I hate the most is when a gal in the crowd shouts dumb things – “Stand them up” as soon as a pair of fighters drop to the ground. “Guillotine him!” to fighters doing stand up punches. “You are all a bunch of perverts!” shouts at all the men whistling at the gal carrying the Round 2 sign. *eye roll* Stop making fellow female MMA fans look stupid! (Though, I think they should level the field and next Invicta fight have built guys in thongs carrying the Round signs).
Here was the main reason I wanted to see this event:
Ronda Rousey! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Easy to see that she has the “Murder! Murder! I need arms for my fireplace” look on her face!
The two main fights in this Strikeforce event was worth the horrible drive!
Spotted: I didn’t get a picture, but I totally saw Josh Barnett, in a suit, walk into the floor seating area. Me and about 5 others around me were freaking out and pointing at him.
Skanky-dressed women at MMA events phenomenon: This Strikeforce event had a few skanked out women but not as bad as Vegas MMA event of course. However, more women fans than the Los Angeles UFC on Fox event I went to, which was nice to see.