I mean, I am a tall guy and it’s always difficult for me to get comfortable sitting anywhere, but airplane seats just seem to get worse with time. Airlines are just trying harder and harder to cram more and more people into their planes. It’s getting to the point where the economy class is their playground for saving as much green as possible.
It’s pissing me off.
The Bell Centre in Montreal was filled with more than 21,000 UFC fans and their cheers filled the air and rocked the stadium. Those people were so pumped up, including yours truely, and we all couldn’t wait to see GSP fight Serra. But we knew they would save the best for last.
After 8 great fights between popular fighters, it was time for the main event that everyone came for. First, GSP showed up and that’s when everyone stood up cheering the Canadian fighter. And when Serra came out the crowd didn’t show much appreciation.
The fight started and GSP seemed to be on top of Serra all the time. As a matter of fact, he completely dominated the fight giving Serra zero chances to fight back. The fight ended with a knockout from GSP.
The joy and satisfaction from GSP’s victory felt overwhelming and I am pretty sure anyone in the streets of Montreal could hear the crowd within the Bell Centre. I almost lost my voice from all the yelling and cheering. In the end, the experience was unbelievable and totally worth the wait. It certainly beats watching it on TV.
After we landed and checked in the hotel, we left and took a cab downtown Montreal where all the action takes place. I honestly haven’t seen that many people in several streets walking and making a lot of noise in Canada. There were hundreds of bars and clubs, restaurants and cafes, limos and cabs concentrated in several streets. And the traffic seemed to get worse as time passes by. And believe me, time does fly by so very quickly in downtown Montreal on a Friday night .
So anyways, after we had our share of fun, entertainment, meals and drinks we headed back to the hotel at around 1:30 AM.
So far so good.
Note: This post was originally typed on April 18, 2008.