Full Contact Cage Fighting. In Maplewood.
I paid my first visit to Myth Nightclub last night. While there was no gunshot-filled Lil Wayne concert or a Bacardi Bedroom Party, it was still an entertaining evening. How could Full Contact Cage Fighting in Maplewood not be entertaining?
Full Contact Cage Fighting, sponsored by EFX, takes place on the first Wednesday of every month at Myth. It’s a unique atmosphere for that type of an event, considering it’s a night club/concert venue the rest of the time. The promoters do a really good job of getting a decent sized crowd there, and their pre-fighting dancers inside the cage kept most of the crowd entertained prior to the fight and during intermissions. Personally, I kept myself busy by trying to figure out why this many people were in a suburb preparing to watch people beat each other into a bloody pulp.
The actual fighting had its high and low points. The lower weight-class fighters spent a lot of time cuddling on the floor, despite the cheers of “Stand ‘em up!” from the restless crowds. The best fight of the evening, in my opinion, was the final “girl” fight, in which these girls beat the holy hell out of one another. They were landing punches, kicks, and everything in between. Some of the male fighters could have learned from them!
The announcer for the evening was Tone E Fly (or check out his myspace profile where he blogs about the smell of his urine) from the B96 Morning Show. His infantile and often horrible sense of humor made me realize why I never listen to the radio anymore. . I don’t know if he’s the regular announcer, but even if he is, the violence and blood inside the ring make up for his botching the fighters’ names and some of the fight results.
Even if you don’t have a clue about cage-fighting, I can guarantee there will be some former and/or wannabe cage-fighter in the audience willing to share advice and pointers to anyone that will listen. And if you’re lucky, you’ll catch the slobbery mouthguard that Zach “the Maniac” pulls out of his mouth and throws into the crowd. Mmm. Cage-fighter slobber.
We paid $30 at the door for our general admission tickets. You can pony up a bit more to get closer to the action, and who knows, maybe even have some blood splatters to take home with you. Think of how impressive you sound when you come to work the next day and say, “Yeah. Went to Cage Fighting last night”. I know I felt like the ultimate badass today.