Especially since I was gonna get one of these Media Passes. I love these press passes cause I can act like I'm a real photographer.
I had to check in at the back door and I got the pass from these lovely ladies.
As soon as I got in I went to check out the arena floor. I was curious to see what the cage looked like. It was really neat being able to walk anywhere I wanted. I felt so special.
Then I went back outside to catch the people coming in.
I loved this girl's shoes. I actually said, "Can I take a picture of your shoes?"
I was suprised to see that a lot of the fans were not really hard core mixed martial arts fans but just regular people . . .
except for these Japanese tourists.
It was almost showtime so I went back into the arena.
I half expected that I might not be able to handle the violence and that I would end up leaving early. That didn't happen. First of all I could tell just by looking at the fighters that they were all very, very fit. Then, the rounds are short, either 3 minutes or 5 minutes, and there are only 3 rounds each. It actually proved to be very exciting. And as you can see, I loved using the arena lighting to photograph the fighters' bodies.