This blog post is unusual in that it addresses a non-business personal interest of mine, and in that it is a blatant bit of promotion for one of my clients. There won’t be many of these, I promise, so just deal with this one. 😉
As a long-time fan of Mixed Martial Arts, I was very excited and honored to bring the International Fight League aboard as one of my company’s clients (as the world’s first Mixed Martial Arts league, they’re taking a team approach to MMA that nobody has tried before. Think collegiate wrestling meet, with 5-man teams, but with world-class kickboxers, jiu-jitsu artists, wrestlers, etc. It’s great stuff).
During the course of our web project with them, the folks running the show at IFL have proven to be solid, courteous, competent and easy to work with. That is why I feel OK about promoting them so openly; I’m basically a big fan of theirs. None of this is paid promotion, it’s just a fanboy gushing about his favorite sport.
On June 3rd in Atlantic City, IFL will be putting on a Mixed Martial Arts show; the 2006 Legends Championship. This show is the finals of a tournament that started on 4-29, when 4 teams of fighters faced off, with the 2 winning teams moving on to the finals. Well, the finals are upon us in just a couple of weeks and I want to implore any readers who are MMA fans to check it out. If you are able to attend in person, the show is at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ. There is a Ticketmaster link on IFL’s site.
If you can’t attend in person, you can check out the second round of the tournament on television by watching FSN this Sunday (check for local times). Then, you can catch the finals on FSN on June 4.
Again, I’m not a big fan of blatantly promotional blog posts, but this organization, this sport, and these athletes – they all deserve it. I will now return to writing a boring, non-promotional software blog. 😉