An Inside Look At Another Coliseum Of Combat Sports

February 18, 2008

If you’re a frequent visitor to The Park you know that we like to do things a little differently around here. You know, ask interesting questions, invite unique guests…that kind of thing.

So, with that in my mind, I present a special, top secret discussion with an MGM Grand employee. Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena has hosted some of the biggest fights in combat sports history: Tyson-Holyfield I & II, Prince Naseem v. Barrera, DLH v. Hopkins, Mayweather v. Hatton, Liddell-Jackson II, Liddel-Ortiz II, this weekend’s Pavlik-Taylor rematch and even WCW Halloween Havoc! I figured this guy would have some interesting run-ins with fighters and/or promoters and, as it turns out, I was right.

We talked about who the best tippers are, the biggest pains in the butt, which fighter has the most groupies and so much more. Take a listen – it’s kind of like going to a hotel and talking to an employee before a big fight only completely different.

MGM Grand employee – 02/18/08

  1. 2 Responses to “An Inside Look At Another Coliseum Of Combat Sports”

  2. Very interesting.

    Good call on the Liddel vs. Jackson fight. You know somebody didn’t train hard enough or slacked off when they are trying to cut weight a couple days before weigh-ins outside when its 115 degrees.

    Nice interview once again. Save this guys number and check back with him every few months.

    By steve24 on Feb 18, 2008

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