MMA fighting

As a possibility to be a photographer for a movie I was asked if I had a Fighting portfolio.  I did not and decided to shoot some.  I went to a local gym and asked about local fights.  I was directed to Joe Donofrio a local fight event producer.  Joe gave me access to his next show that was at The Palace in Auburn Hills.  I went and shot a bunch of images for Joe and his media kit, shot some ringside of the fighting and shot a lot of the backstage preparations and people.

I really don’t understand the whole fighting thing, totally respect it, just not part of who I am. I do appreciate the level of commitment and preparation the fighters and their teams show.  To a person everyone I dealt with in all the fights I have attended are some of the nicest most polite people I have met.