(Cry, Butterbean, cry! From Combatlifestyle’s extensive YAMMA galleries)
I really hate bashing something that I haven’t watched … I seem to have a pretty warped sense of humor so a lot of things that most people find terrible, I quite enjoy (such as Star Trek: Enterprise, 30 Seconds to Mars, and the smell of skunk … no not weed, but the actual animal). But I think I would be remiss in my oh so important duties as a mma pseudo-news blogger if I ignored the fact that EVERYONE said Friday’s YAMMA event sucked hairy nuts. I’m still going to watch the event and report back very soon. But I just wanted to get this out as a general warning before anyone decides to introduce their friends to the sport by having them watch this event.
For those of you who guessed that the raised lip would actually make it easier for fighters to take their opponents down, you get a cookie. Although as far as I know, no one really put two and two together and realized that the YAMMA plus the 5 minute fights would result in a night where all but one fight in the tournament would go to the judge’s scorecards. Honestly, it sounds pretty boring and I’d be tempted to skip it if it wasn’t for a bet I’ve made with a friend to see how long I can stand Scott Ferrall’s voice before flipping out and dropkicking my television … well, Jake’s television, technically.
The full review will come soon, but for now I’ll just pass on what everyone else said: it was a terrible boring event with crappy production and very little action. Unless you get off on watching two dudes lie on eachother (nothing wrong with that, mind you) or egg-shaped men getting punched in the face a thousand times, then you might want to skip this one. Or just read Jake Rossen’s play by play, which seems to capture the ‘carnival sideshow ritalin overdose’ feel of the event.