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It was my first time attending a UFC event. Paid a litle more than 1000 dollars for a ticket, and the ass of the camera-man standing right infront of me really ticked me off. It was annoying, not only for me but for everyone in the arena I spoke to. I had a hard time watching the fighters due to the fact that he is standing exactly in the middle of the open space of the cage, I had to watch the fights on the large screens, which exactly resembled what I would have watched at home. The arrows in red shows the position of the Cameramen during the fight, I think if they would move a couple of feet to the right behind the already positioned rims, this would be better for the spectators attending. The UFC should look into that, otherwise, they give the PPV fans more respect than the once attending.

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Post #1   4/13/10 5:26:32PM   

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Sick seats. I would like them to do a more aireal? method of shooting for the fans that see it live.

EDIT: Gotta ask though, do you feel cheated by Andy's performance? I mean you paid way more then anyone of us who bought the PPV, so I think your opinion will go along way with me.

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Those are absurdly good seats and I am really bummed that the camera man's ass was in your way. Those look like they would be amazing in theory. I agree with Aeriel views as well. the NFL has mastered this, would be interesting to see if the UFC could harness some of that technology.

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Had a similar annoyance at the Haye/Ruiz fight


but my Hatton Lazcano seats were the worst ever

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I had good seats at UFC 110, I got in the corner!

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To answer the question by CMILL21, I lost my voice Booing Andy's performance, but it was a good expereince. I will do a complete report on UFC112 soon, just like you were there.

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i have been there man i know how you feel
machida vs shogun was awful couldn't take any decent pictures
varner vs cerrone is another
i won't hit floor no more, cage in the way gotta go up just a tad
perfect pictures at ufc 108 perfect spot sitting same spot for ufc 114

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I got the door and two cameramen...



UFC 88, $250 seats

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Posted by the_01

It was my first time attending a UFC event. Paid a litle more than 1000 dollars for a ticket, and the ass of the camera-man standing right infront of me really ticked me off. It was annoying, not only for me but for everyone in the arena I spoke to. I had a hard time watching the fighters due to the fact that he is standing exactly in the middle of the open space of the cage, I had to watch the fights on the large screens, which exactly resembled what I would have watched at home. The arrows in red shows the position of the Cameramen during the fight, I think if they would move a couple of feet to the right behind the already positioned rims, this would be better for the spectators attending. The UFC should look into that, otherwise, they give the PPV fans more respect than the once attending.




I have never been to a live event but always wondered about this very problem. Thanks for clarifying this for me.

Post #9   4/14/10 9:55:50AM   

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After UFC 104 I decided it's just not worth it to pay for the tickets unless you're going ALL out. And I mean ALL out like catching drops of blood and sweat from punches while eating California Pizza Kitchen from your thousand dollar seats.

The atmosphere of an event is great, and everyone should go to one at least once, but meh.. I'd rather chill with my 6'er that cost me 8 bucks on the comfort of my couch staring at my 50" 1080p with the surround cranked than strain my neck for 5 hours watching the big screen because a damn cameraman's ass is in the way. Not to mention being able to hear the commentary and not having to put up with some dumbass yelling "Put him in a Kimura!!!" over and over and over and over and over again.

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No offense, but you would have known this was going to be an issue if you researched how events are live before buying your tickets. No matter where you sit, the sport of mma is too intriquite to not have to watch the big screen* and by going to a live event, you go for the atmosphere.

Not sure how much a ring affects your views, but I've been to 2 UFC events and both times (no matter how close), once the fight hits the ground, you're looking up at the big screen anyway 'cause of trying to see through the fence.

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Seriouslu though you'd think they'd put the cameramen on the posts though as it's partially obstructing the fans view anyway instead of putting them slap bang in the middle and creating another obstruction

Post #12   4/14/10 3:52:10PM   

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that would piss me off too. i would like to go to a live event just to say ive been there and done it, but other than that i dont really want to go to any live sporting event anymore. im like an old man, im to cheap for the tickets, to cheap for the food, to cheap for the beer, and get pissed at all the crowds. im 23 yrs old, pretty pathetic

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The $750 seats really are the way to go, but they usually sell out the quickest. Close enough to the action but elevated so that u can see. wish i could post pics from my ufc 94 seats, they were awesome!

Post #14   4/14/10 11:52:38PM