Friday, January 25, 2013

UFC on Fox 6

I've been told that it's out of character for me to be a UFC fan. I'm not sure why that is. Maybe it's because I'm old and fat and could never actually participate in a mixed martial arts competition of any kind. Maybe it's because it's such a violent sport and a preacher shouldn't have anything to do with watching or promoting that kind of brutality. Maybe it's just the most base level of human competition and we should have managed to evolve past the point of determining the best hand-to-hand combatant.

What ever the case may be, I happen to enjoy watching the fights.

It has been different since Aaron moved away. We used to enjoy fight nights at Buffalo Wild Wings. Sometimes Jenny would join us. Later, Hannah (and maybe a boyfriend) would watch the fights with me. I'm not sure that they really wanted to watch the fights with me, but it was a cheap date with dad buying all of the food, soft drinks and desserts for the several hours of the fights!

Maybe I'm just too old to be a fan since none of my contemporaries are ever interested, just the younger guys.

Well this weekend, I'm in Chicago to go to the UFC on Fox 6 with Aaron! It was my Christmas gift from Aaron and Jenny and I am really looking forward to it. I drove from Springfield MO to Chicago today and made it in time to go to the weigh-ins with Aaron. I left right after working the mid and grabbing a quick breakfast and a Starbucks Americano with an extra shot of espresso. I stopped for gas and White Castles (that's fuel for the car and ...well, if you're familiar with White Castles...) in St. Louis, caught a 20 minute nap and another Starbucks about an hour into Illinois, topped off the tank again before hitting Chicago and we made the 4 o'clock weigh in just before the first fighters came out!

We'll catch all of the preliminary fights tomorrow, too! The Facebook fights, the Fuel TV fights and the main card on Fox! I am really looking forward to this!

I don't know if I'll be blogging any more this weekend or not. I didn't bring my computer and I'm using one of the kids' computers while Aaron is out to pick up Jenny from a work party. I may text a status to Facebook from my dumb phone...then again, I may not.

I hope that you have a great weekend. I know that I will.

John <><


eViL pOp TaRt said...

Have an awesome, fun weekend, John!

Bilbo said...

I've thought about you in this context as well ... there seems to be an essential disconnect between a man of God and a UFC fan. But it guess it really doesn't matter: you enjoy it, and the participants know what they're getting into. No harm, no foul, as we say. I guess I'm in the same situation: I enjoy "violent" movies (which most are, nowadays), although I'm generally the most peaceful of people. What I don't like, though, are the TV shows like "Law and Order: SUV" that plumb the depths of human depravity. I can always find somewhere else to be when those are on. I think we need to bring back the Marx Brothers.