Building the Most Awesome Backyard MMA Event
In the early days of the sport, mixed martial arts was a hot topic of debate thanks to the violent nature of earlier battles, which were largely unsanctioned in most states and dry of most formal rules and regulations.
Now, the sport has evolved by leaps and bounds, taking place in many countries all around the world and has almost reached full acceptance here in the United States, though New York continues to be an issue nonetheless.
However, the sport has since evolved in the backyard's of many notable figures, including that of Kevin Ferguson aka "Kimbo Slice".
His brawls were often subject to just striking matches, but since then others have taken it to another level by exhibiting MMA battles now as well.
Beers and Food
There's no better way to loosen up inhibitions first than by inviting people over for a nice brew or two. This will ensure that your audience will be captivated and intrigued, while introducing a second source of revenue in order to keep the party afloat.
Some steaks and hamburgers wouldn't hurt either.
A Ruckus Crowd
For any proper setting, you first need to draw in a captivated crowd.
While it doesn't take much to draw an audience to watch a fight, some hush-hush scouting is required nonetheless—charging a minimal entrance fee where a battle of fisticuffs will ensue.
A Make-Shift Octagon
Any MMA fight wouldn't be complete without it's own Octagon.
Eight sides of chain-linked fence is almost synonyms with any mixed martial arts battle you'll see today.
An Experienced Promoter
No MMA backyard will would be complete without an experience and well adept promoter, kind of like what Kimbo Slice found in the infamous Mike Imber, who is also the leading figure of the very popular "Reality Kings" brand which yields a bevy of memorable films.
A Battle of Epic Proportions: Kimbo Slice vs. DADA 5000
Though Slice is regarded as the king of backyard brawls, fellow MMA fighter Dhafir Harris, better known as "DADA 5000" is quickly nipping at the heels of Kimbo's legacy.
Undefeated in his professional career, DADA has scored consecutive knockout victories in his two appearances in mixed martial arts, finishing both Cedric James and Tim Papp on strikes.
A battle between Kimbo and DADA was rumored for inevitable heavyweight tilt which was said to take place in the first quarter of the new year, though the battle has since been swept under the rug.
What better place to revive this anticipated fight than in their own familiar surroundings of Miami in a comfortable setting of a daunting crowd in the backyard of an acquaintances home.