Zack Arnold Weighs In about the Sacramento/NJ live audience...
It’s becoming clear that as bad as the reputation is online for New Jersey MMA fans, the reputation for Sacramento’s MMA fans seems to be well-lived once again… albeit the fact that the WEC crowd tonight was better than past UFC crowds in the town.
30-27 on two scorecards for Rob McCullough winning? Brutal. Overall, a show that started out slow and finished out very strong. The elephant in the room was acknowledged by PBP man Todd Harris in regards to a lot of people watching MMA for the first time this weekend.
I agree...while I don't know if a boycott would work...something must be done. On more than one occassion, Sacramento and NJ fans have been brutal in terms of lack of respect for the fighters...UFC 73, WEC 34, and EliteXC's CBS debut quickly come to mind. I understand rooting for the hometown fighter to win and all, but booing for the sake of booing is retarded. I understand you've paid your hard earned money to watch two fighter's lay it on the line. But, when promotions have been to your city on more than one occassion...you would think fans would have a better grasp as what MMA is all about. I dunno...maybe it's a combination of oversaturation for that market and idiots? Here's what I propose....educate yourself about the sport...or save your money and stay home.