Just as we arrived home from TUF 10, Casey and I washed our clothes and repacked our bags for Memphis, Tennessee, for UFC 107: Penn vs Sanchez. This week I’m here for AOL Fanhouse. Today were the open media workouts for Kenny Florian, Alan Belcher, Clay Guida, Frank Mir, Cheick Kongo (who shadowboxed for thirty seconds), Diego Sanchez, and BJ Penn. Fanhouse posted the photos, so please check them out. This is my first time covering an entire event week for them and I hope it’s not the last!
Casey is also out here for Fanhouse, shooting interviews for Ariel Helwani, and they are superb. Really. I’ve posted my favorite below but you should really go to MMA Fanhouse for more. I think around the three-minute mark Diego explains the YES! stuff, and I know you’ve always wanted to know more about his endless positivity.
I’m a little bummed there’s no time to see the Stax Museum since they close at 5 pm and there’s so much work to do… but perhaps one day we’ll be back, since Casey grew up just 45 minutes from here near Clarksdale, Mississippi. As I type this, I’m listening to Casey review the interviews and whoa, there are some real gems. You really need to watch this one too.