Friday, November 12, 2010
MMA Journalist is here at the MMA World Expo, which is taking place in the cavernous the Javitz Center on the west side of Manhattan. Sadly, I got here too early to witness the throngs of salivating MMA fandom crowding every square inch of booth, mat and ring. But there are a ton of vendors here, including Sadistic Athletics (they're selling clothes), the Fight Nerd (he's selling smooches), and a plethora of jiu-jitsu and MMA schools (they're all selling staph). In terms of fighters dishing out autographs, Dan and Jim Miller and Fabricio Werdum are on tap tonight, while Jon Jones, Carlos Condit and Tom Galliccio are scheduled for tomorrow. Right at this hot moment I'm sitting in the audience for an Eddie Goldman-moderated panel discussion on "The Past, Present and Future of MMA". There about ten of us listening raptly to Goldman wax poetic on how you can't trust the man, so, yeah, woot.