Our talented UFC 119 photographer and comment section regular Jason "J-Dog" Wright was back at the Conseco Field House in Indianapolis Saturday night to snap some exclusive photos for us.
Except for one scary incident prior to the Mitrione-Beltran fight (which Ariel Helwani touched on in this interview with Meathead) that nearly cost us some danger pay, J-Dog made it home in one piece with some wicked shots and some great stories to tell the grandkids some day.
Jason was situated by one of the Octagon doors and as such was able to get some candid shots before, during and after each of the fights.
Check out part one of our exclusive UFC 119 photo gallery after the jump.
(…the reality of the situation weren’t as sad.)
("Jesus! What is that, a French manicure?")
("I feel like Cecil Peoples.")
(As real as it gets.)
(Does this look like the face of a BJJ black belt?)
(GSP didn’t even do this much damage.)
(Another punch-face for Lytle’s album.)
(If you can’t reach your opponent’s face, body shots.)
(The second the cut opened up.)
(And a few seconds after the blood started to flow.)
(Trying to choke Sherk is like trying to choke a bull.)
(Playboy in T-minus one month…)
(Blood=loss according to the judges.)
("Sup, Potato Nation?")
(J-Dog says he wanted to check his focus on this test shot.)
(Mirko’s pimp hand was strong, but not strong enough.)
(Pull the trigger Mirko…or just hug and circle, whatever you want…)
("Hi, I’m Britney and I’m the new temp.")
("That’s what I’m talking about. Britney takes this round 30-29 over Chandella. Shit. I’m supposed to be watching this fight, aren’t I? Dunham’s bleeding, so I gotta give it to him.")
(The Buffer. ‘Nuff said.)
(Ariel gets it right this time around. Helwani’s down with the Potato Nation.)