1st Anniversary

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Today it is 1 year for since I posted my first post on this blog.

I wanted to look back and asked my friends what stood out (always a bad idea). Most said the ring girl in this picture...

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I want to also look back at what were the highlights in terms of events too though.

The events that stood out for me were (I am only considering events I went to):

-DREAM 5 - Supporting "Hellboy" this was an experience I will never forget. (you will include DREAM 1 and 3 also).

Pictures from these events:
http://www.japan-mma.com/2008/07/img3363.html
http://www.japan-mma.com/2008/05/511-dream-3-pictures.html
http://www.japan-mma.com/2008/03/315-dream-pictures.html

-Shooto "Back to Our Roots 6" - This card was awesome! Plus the fighters were there after the event, so it was very easy to meet them. It really sticks out as an event I enjoyed and a very good total experience.

Pictures:
http://www.japan-mma.com/2007/11/118-shooto-back-our-roots-6-pictures.html

-Cage Force 06 - This is the event most of my friends remember the best.Probably because there were 10 of us, and we had a great time. Again,fighters meeting the fans afterwards really makes the event more memorable.

Pictures:
http://www.japan-mma.com/2008/04/img0639.html

-Cage Force 05 - This was the finals of last years Cage ForceTournament. Some great fighters including Dan Hardy and YoshiyukiYoshida.

Pictures:
http://www.japan-mma.com/2007/12/1201-cage-force-05-pictures.html

I want to give a special thanks to Paul McVeigh and Steve Magdaleno for taking time out of their schedule to answer my questions:
http://www.japan-mma.com/2008/01/paul-mcveigh-interview.html
http://www.japan-mma.com/2008/09/interview-steve-magdaleno-pancrase-neo.html

Other things that I want to mention, my post on "Hellboy" looking for a sponsor got more attention that I expected. It was a great honor for me to be able to help with this, and it seems that it helped in getting him 3 sponsors.
http://www.japan-mma.com/2008/06/joachim-hellboy-hansen-looking-for.html

I also want to thank everyone who have send me mails and contacted me over the last year. Some have been regulars, others one time. It has provided me with the encouragement I need to continue. I know I didn't get around to answering everyone, but hope I got to most of you. Thank you all, and hopefully the next year will be as fun as this has been!

5 comments:

Anonymous,  9 September 2008 at 15:13  

Happy 1 year anniversary, got to love miss Cage Force and Osaka Dream was awesome. !!!
Regards
Ero Tenno

Michael,  9 September 2008 at 21:02  

Keep on doing your excellent job man!

MS69 10 September 2008 at 00:34  

Happy Anniversary! Your blog is a daily read.

Nask,  10 September 2008 at 11:41  

Happy birthday!!!
Your blog is awesome. Very helpful to get the last MMA news from Japan.
Keep goin'!

Ian Dean,  11 September 2008 at 01:42  

You're blog has been great mate

I love the coverage you put out mate and i hope you can keep doing it.

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