If you didn’t know it… I am a huge Mixed Martial Arts fan.

I fell in love with K1 and Pride fighting when I lived in Tokyo, Japan, in late 1999.

After moving back to the states I was introduced to The Ultimate Fighter television show and was an immediate fan. I got even more excited to see more and more of my favorite Pride fighters like Mirco “CroCop” Filpovic, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueria, Dan Henderson, and Wanderlei Silva, coming over to the UFC to fight.

A good friend of mine David Kline, who knows how much of an MMA fan I am, invited me to go to Randy’s Xtreme Couture gym in Las Vegas during PubCon.

While there we got to meet quite a few fighters like Junie Browning, Josh Haynes, Vinicius Magalhae, and even one of my personal favorite fighters Wanderlei Silva.

The entire experience was something I will never forget, so I would like to say thanks again to David Kline and the people at Xtreme Couture for making it happen.