If you thought watching a UFC event live was bad, take a look at the view from Saitama Super Arena. Is it “Super” because you’re “Super” far away? They should rename the back seats to Saitama Shitty Arena because you can barely see the fighters from back there let alone know what they’re up to.
I’ve pretty much had my fill of live MMA events. Sure, if I can bamboozle me some press passes to cover an event, I’ll do it. But overall if I had a choice between paying to see a UFC show live or watching the event in federal ‘Pound Me in the Ass’ prison, I’ll take the prison. At least there I have a chance of NOT getting raped … plus a better view of the fights.
Simple truth of the matter is that going to see MMA fights live is a downgrade from watching it on television. That the UFC has managed to market live MMA as the most exciting shit you’ll ever see is a testament to the fact that Dana White could sell ice makers to Eskimos. Sure, the atmosphere is electric … it doesn’t get much better than 20,000 people screaming their heads off to see some violence happen before their eyes. It’s a very Roman Colosseum vibe, which is cool to experience. But not so cool is spending at least half the night watching the screens instead of the live action.