I found my spot to sit, (on the floor respectively) The view was a good one and I was chatting with my new friend Lori when I look to the left of me and there is Ms. Sarah Kaufman. I respect the 135lbs fighter (who was supposed to fight on this Invicta card but was injured) but I wouldn't call myself a hardcore Kaufman fan. Boy was I wrong. I geeked out like a fan boy at comic-con and I put my hand out to shake hers. She was very nice and shook my hand and said, "Nice to meet you I'm Sarah".
Then, I got a jolt of giddyness rumbling inside my gut. Sarah went on to get a pic with Invicta commentator and all around Women's MMA legend, Julie Kedzie. Sitting in my my position behind them I thought about going for the photobomb but, I remembered I am a mature adult.
|Back Stage at the Weigh-ins, the fighters|
showed support for a man fighting testicular cancer.
Two fighters didn't make weight, Lacey Schuckman and Tara LaRosa. Schucman missed the mark by two tenths of a pound and easily made the weight in the time alotted. Larosa was off by a little more than a pound. Both fighters will lose 10% of their purse because they were both within a pund of the mark. Because they were within the now two pound over limit they won't be losing 25% of their purse.
After the weigh-ins the ladies streamed out to go rehydrate and fill their bellies. Other Women's MMA fighters who are not fighting on this Invicta cardwere hanging out among the crowd. Mollie Estes, Sarah Schneider and Miesha Tate.
The evening ended down in the lobby of the hotel hanging with fighters, who by now had a full belly and were making the transition into game-on.
So, now today is the day. The big fights are tonight and RWWMMA will be there taking in the awesomeness and certainly geeking out once again.
Hang with us on our FB home Real Women and Men watch MMA for up to date results and behind the scenes happenings.