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UFC 100 Cleans Up Real Nice For Radio City Music Hall

Occasional Cage Potato contributor Chad Dundas is one of the last special correspondents we have who hasn’t been dry-humped by "Rampage" Jackson (or so he says).  This weekend we sent him to NYC’s Radio City Music Hall to give us an idea what it was like watching the UFC’s biggest event in one of New York’s most famous venues.  Here’s what he found out.

A word of advice, Potato Nation: If any of you classy-ass motherfuckers ever get the opportunity to take in a cultural event at Radio City Music Hall – perhaps the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular or that Tori Amos concert you’ve been promising yourself for years – by all means, do it. And while you’re there be sure to visit the men’s room.

Seriously, it’s phenomenal. Like everything else at Radio City Music Hall, the bathroom is so immense and opulent that they don’t even call it the bathroom. They call it “The Gentlemen’s Lounge,” and it’s way nicer than any place any of us have ever lived.

The rarified atmosphere of New York City’s most storied performance venue made it a weird setting for Saturday night’s UFC 100 viewing party, but that didn’t stop approximately 2,500 guys in Affliction T-shirts from showing up to drink five-dollar Budweisers and yell at a 70 x 35-foot High Definition TV screen.

If you’ve ever been to a live MMA event anywhere in the world, you already know exactly what the scene was like. All your favorite MMA fan archetypes were there, including the guy seated immediately behind me who right kept referring to Yoshihiro Akiyama as “that Korean guy.” The crowd cheered Georges St. Pierre, jeered Brock Lesnar and came absolutely unglued when Dan Henderson knocked Michael Bisping into the living death.

So yeah, no real surprises, though a few of life’s most pressing questions were conclusively answered:

1. Is it pretty cool to watch MMA on a freakin’ gigantic HDTV? Yes, it is.

2. Was it weird to watch UFC 100 while seated in plush movie theater-style seats, crammed in with two thousand dudes who look like they think they’re a few sit-ups away from trying out for the next season of “The Ultimate Fighter?” A little bit, sure.

3. Was there a subtle layer of irony that city’s swankiest opera house hosted a well-attended viewing party for a sport that is still technically illegal in New York? Yeah, there was, but everybody was too busy having a great time to notice.



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Fedor vs. Bas- July 14, 2009 at 5:55 am
I was there for the NFL draft this April. Nice commodes.
Surfjafo- July 13, 2009 at 6:18 pm
I was at Radio City and the whole thing was freaking awesome.

"The crowd cheered......and came absolutely unglued when Dan Henderson knocked Michael Bisping into the living death." Talk about a fucking understatement! The whole place erupted and damn near destroyed the place when Hendo came down with the hammer of death on Bisping's already crushed chin.

I happened to meet a guy by the name of Marcello Foran. He's the Dana White of an MMA group called UWC down in the Washington DC area. Decent dude far as I could tell. All in all, it was great....waaaaaaaayyyyy better than the one they did at MSG back in '07.

Old_Bald_and_Irish- July 13, 2009 at 4:13 pm
I've been to Radio City Music Hall for the Christmas Spectacular and I can tell you that yes

....the bathrooms are incredible.

The only commodes that I've been to that are just as cool are the penthouse bathrooms in the Hancock (stop LOL-ing!) Building in Chicago (glass windows from floor to ceiling - you're so high up, nobody will see yer tinny pee-pee in yer hand) and the Crown Pub in Belfast Ireland (the most bombed site in Northern ireland, 200 times to be exact, it's been an operating tap room for over 200 years and the bathroom is exquisietly patterened tile that covers every inch of the 4 walls, floor and ceiling).
NateGetsIrate- July 13, 2009 at 4:12 pm
"... crammed in with two thousand dudes who look like they think they’re a few sit-ups away from trying out for the next season of “The Ultimate Fighter..."

I'm curious to find out about the scene at the bars that everyone else was at, but i went to this one in newport beach and i couldn't remember the last time i wanted to go home so badly to bust out some push ups, lol! That placed will filled to the brim with some really yoked-out, juiced-up-lookin dudes. And every other chick looked like could be working the octagon with Holly. Or doing porn.
NECROPHYTE- July 13, 2009 at 4:11 pm
Can you imagine how huge Brock n Tito's head would look on that screen!? Or Randy's cauliflower ear or Rashad's sausage tits! It would be great.
Titos Head- July 13, 2009 at 3:55 pm
or that zipperhead if your into that whole GranTurino thing
Cosmin- July 13, 2009 at 3:47 pm
Hey at least he wasn't saying "That Chinese guy" :/
Kim Couture is a cunt- July 13, 2009 at 3:35 pm
831 Son- July 13, 2009 at 3:13 pm
Sick. I want one of those TV's.
shartacus- July 13, 2009 at 3:10 pm
So who won the fights dude?
Jay K.- July 13, 2009 at 3:10 pm
In all fairness, "the-Japanese-fighter-born-of-Korean-decent" (tjfbokd in internet shorthand) is a bit of a mouthful.
Lysol- July 13, 2009 at 3:09 pm
This sounds classier than a post-fight interview...the joke is officially dead.