Friday Night Fights at the Nogueira Gym

It's been a long time since I've posted about my other love in life, sports, particularly mma/boxing.  So naturally, when my friend from the Blackhouse Nogueira gym , invited me to their open house fight exhibition, I was more than ecstatic to be there.  

The night started with the fighters warming up, weigh ins, equipment check and a rundown of the rules.  There were both kickboxing and mma matches that took place in the ring/cage.  I think one of the highlights was actually watching the kids exhibition.  You can tell they worked their butt off, that they took the sport seriously, and were incredibly respectful of one another.  Crossfit kids are also pretty damned awesome,  and this is coming from someone who is so not a kid person. 

We got to see some of the trainers/pro fighters get in the cage, or corner some of the other fighters and Strikeforce women's champ, Cris Cyborg, was also there to do a training demo.  They also announced that she'll be teaching at the gym.  A lot of people had underlying thoughts and hushed questions about the whole steroid bust, but from what I hear from the people who train with her, she's a nice person and loves the sport.  

I've been thinking about trying out the Nogueira gym, and wouldn't mind taking a Muay Thai class with her, but we'll see.  Time is so limited b/c of work and Crossfit already.

Great night of fights, some iPhone pix below and videos of Cyborg's training demo and the opening traditional Muay Thai dance ceremony.  I really need to stop being lazy and carry my dslr around, oh and not take 6mo to process the photos.  >.< 

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