| | Amateur MMA shows.... Good or Bad?
I recently attended my first amateur mma event and left with mixed feelings. I enjoyed the fights, the atmosphere, and for the most part I enjoyed the fans. Most of them seemed well educated in the sport. My problem is the overall production of these events. To say this event was done on a shoe string budget is in no way exagerating. I realize that fighters have to start somewhere and work their way up. What I don't get is how small shows like this charge around 50 bucks a ticket and provide so little for the fans. Thank God their was a full medical staff their, and the fighters seemed well cared for. Which is probably the most important thing to begin with. However, if the fans aren't taken care of won't it make it hard for this sport to continue the boom that it is currently enjoying? Let me know what you guys think, maybe all amateur shows a very low budget, I don't know.