Pics from Rizin Trip (sorry for delay)

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  1. MilesAbove Gold Belt

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    Heyo everyone. Wanted to get a few pics up from the show just for fun. I took about 700 photos and 200 videos. Obvious some I can't show, some I don't have permission to show, others just aren't relevant; but I figured some of you at least have interest.

    Just an fyi, most of the fight photos are from pretty far back. Because I work events, I'm not too interested in being up-close-and-personal at events. I like to sit as far back as I can to really take in the crowd as much as I do the event. As some of you know, I was with the Aliakbari team most of the time. Probably the most surreal moment was watching the Ronda fight with Cyborg and Gabi Garcia. And as always it was great to be in the back to meet guys like Rickson Gracie, Josh Barnett, Sakurai, Kid Yamamoto etc... I might set up a second album after I go through all photos, but quite frankly there's a lot. Videos perhaps as well.

    Overall was a great experience. The arena was definitely packed second night. First night was probably 80% filled, and most not filled were purposely so. Rizin definitely gets how to put on an event, regardless of what UFC zealots moan about. This definitely was a fun first venture in my transition out of WSOF Global. And all of the fighters outside Baruto and Crocop were highly accessible, super nice, and overall happy to interact consistently (And not saying the other two aren't great guys, just less accessible overall).

    Full album here:imgur.com/a/WkAyL
    Hope you enjoy


     
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    Cool photos looks like you had an awesome trip.
     
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    How was the meeting with Jerry Millen?
     
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  4. Did you and Joe Warren hire some "professionals"
     
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    I'd like to go to Japan at the end of this year to see a Rizin show -- especially if they're going to do two of them. I don't know who I'd get to go with me or how much the final bill will cost, but it's something I'd like to do.
     
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    First night had most seats filled, and probably about 60% of those empty were either the top section they didn't try to sell the first night, roped off around cameras, or comp section (pretty small comp section compared to other shows I've seen. Maybe 100 seats)


    Meeting went well and more to come. The "japanese way" of doing business is always a tad slow-moving and frustrating. But I'm still hopeful Tough Prints gets a large swath of the social media work in the end. Not sure when that would happen.... but they seem to very much enjoy our stuff, and their social media could certainly use an upgrade. It's the only thing that doesn't match their larger-than-life persona.
     
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  8. MMAGamblero Double Yellow Card

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    Meh it's rizin, like the wnba of pro mma/pro wrasslin.
     
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  9. MilesAbove Gold Belt

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    Sick post, bro
     
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    Closest to pride pretty cool

    Cool pics ts
     
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  11. JonKunDo Postin 25/8

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    great stuff, thanks for posting
     
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    Sick photos! Thanks for sharing. I'm definitely jealous, I really need to visit Japan.
     
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    Looks fun
     
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