While Fowlkes was dutifully liveblogging UFC 88, I was at New York’s 40/40 Club for a viewing party hosted by Matt Serra and his training buddies George Sotiropoulos and Pete “Drago” Sell. Between tense games of eight-ball, the Serra-Longo crew hung out with journalists and answered questions. At one point, I got my Canon PowerShot up in the Terror’s face and asked him about his health and his upcoming match with Matt Hughes; the video is above.
Major respect to MMAFacts.com — and their tireless efforts to get MMA regulated in New York State — for putting the party together, and to MMA Mania’s Jesse Holland for keeping me company at the bar during the fights. After the jump, a few pictures from the event…
BG, at left with face cropped out, is rocking the “Hall of Fame,” the first T-shirt design from CagePotato.com. Want one? Stay tuned…
George Sotiropoulos with two chubby admirers.
Drago and Serra sign some shit.
The “no slop” rule was definitely not in effect that night.
Nachos Supreme. Nuff said.
So, one guy showed up with a portrait he’d made of Matt Serra, constructed out of his own blood and hair. I think Matt handled it well.