Experience of Meeting a Fighter at an Event

This weekend I have the honor of bringing in Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy from the UFC.  Obviously, there are tons of guys available and tons of guys that we could bring in for a seminar, appearance, or meet and greet.  So, I would like to explain to those who asked how I pick who we bring in.

I want to bring in the best of the best and I think we do that.  We bring in guys with name value and big personalities.  However, the most important thing to me is bringing in a guy that we can all hang out with, relate with, and get an amazing experience with.  The last thing I want to do is bring in a guy who is just collecting a paycheck.  Meaning, I don’t want a guy who comes and teaches a seminar, or whatever else we brought him in for, then he hurries up and takes off. 

It’s important to me that everyone gets value for their hard earned dollar.  So, in my opinion, if you are going to pay money you need to get the most value out of that dollar and the best experience that you can.  Each time we bring in a guest fighter or celebrity, I like to tie in multiple events and experiences so that you have something greater to remember.

For example, when Jens Pulver came in we did a movie premier, UFC viewing party, and seminar.  There were plenty of opportunities to get to know Jens as a person and not just as a fighter.  We were with him for an entire day, and people left that experience feeling like they made a new friend and they definitely got way more then they ever expected.

Wanderlei Silva had some of the biggest name recognition that there was and people would have paid just to see him.  However, the goal was to introduce everyone to the man that no one knew.  “The Ax Murderer” was super fun to train with, hang out with, and party with.  Once again, we had an amazing training experience, which was followed by a UFC viewing party, and a great night out at the club.  To this day, it was the highlight of many peoples lives and they view him in an entirely different way.

Butch Hiles & Wanderlei Silva

So, when I am looking for a guy to bring in, I actually ask their manager questions about thing that have nothing to do with fighting.  I want to know if they are a good person, if they like to hang out, do they treat their fans good, and on and on.  Any event I do will leave any person who attends with an amazing experience.  You will never get a guy who just showed up to collect a paycheck.

If you are looking for an amazing experience with someone you admire or someone you have seen fight at a high level, you can almost guarantee that we will be bringing you just that.  This Saturday, don’t miss the fun when Dan Hardy does a MMA seminar, VIP UFC viewing party, and VIP club night: http://www.advancedbkj.com/ufcs-dan-the-outlaw-hardy-mma-seminar-vip-viewing-party

 

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