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Way way way back in the day before I became a Gollum-like creature spewing hate from my cave, I had a normal job that was pretty sweet. We often got free tickets to different events that came through town, and when NASCAR came to Montreal I got to go. The race itself sucked – it’s basically a heavy dose of ear damage every 30 seconds as cars fly by and a constant heady stench of gasoline.

The massive festival and tailgate surrounding the event was pretty fucking pimp though, which is why I’m pretty excited that the UFC is getting into that stuff more and more. If you’re going to be in New Jersey this weekend, bust out your toques and mittens and get ready to tailgate!

The UFC, in association with DUB Magazine and the upcoming feature film “Fast Five,” is hosting a tailgate party outside the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

Featuring autograph signings by current UFC contenders Stephan Bonnar, Dominick Cruz, Brandon Vera and UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell, the tailgate party starts at 3 p.m. ET.

“UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones” takes place inside the Prudential Center Saturday night. Featuring a light heavyweight title fight between current champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and fast-rising contender Jon Jones, UFC 128 kicks off with preliminary-card fights at 7 p.m. ET.

In addition to the autograph signings, UFC officials promise a host of interactive booths, additional UFC fighter appearances and signings, giveaways, tailgate-inspired eats and Bud Light.

Sounds like an awesome time, other than the Bud Light and Dominick Cruz.

  • G Funk

    I’m sure someone can come up with video, but a NASCAR tailgating event in the states is white-trash/hillbilly/redneck/slackjaw/derrpadurrr city.

  • agentsmith

    The term “contender” doesn’t apply to any of those three guys, but for different reasons.

  • greenseed

    i guess Cruz is contending for respect, Vera his job and Bonnar the gatekeeping championship