Thursday, June 23, 2011

A triumphant return

It's been almost a month since my last post, but quitting one job and starting another will do that. It's been a whirlwind the last 3-4 weeks, but at least now I've built a bank of things to write about.

I figured there was no better way to do that than to highlight some posts from my contemporary in all things mixed martial arts, Kevin Richardson at The Baltimore Sun. Kevin wrote on his MMA blog recently that the UFC came to Maryland recently for I believe the first time with its "Octagon Nation Tour". Kevin's posts previewing the event can be found here and here.

The tour stopped at Dick's Sporting Goods in Columbia, according to Kevin's blog. UFC fans had the chance to meet local hero Zach Davis from Evolve Academy in Gaithersburg (for those living under a rock, Zach was a competitor on the most recent season of "The Ultimate Fighter") as well as Mackens Semerzier.

One can only hope that the tour stop that featured fan exhibitions (including a video game station, who doesn't love those?) will lead to an eventual UFC card making its way to our fair state. I'm confident a large contingent of fans showed up at the event and let the UFC now that it's about time they brought a show here. UFC events in nearby Virginia and Pennsylvania have done well. It's time for the UFC to make its mark here.

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