Despite Sean McCorkle giving himself the moniker ‘Big Sexy’, there is no way I can verify this. This is the time when I would enlist the help of my female readers (or Mets fans) to evaluate the sexiness of Sean McCorkle. However, in this case I will take McCorkle’s word solely for the fact that he truly understands what The UG is.
Sean took the time to break down exactly what goes down from the moment he arrived at the hotel to hours before UFC 119. It’s an interesting read filled with stuff you had no clue about (UFC bag filled with over $1,000 in merchandise sounds pretty enticing).
When you first arrive at the hotel, you are greeted by a UFC employee named “Burt” He’s the black guy you see on stage at the weigh ins, and has been with the company since Zuffa purchased it. Burt is the coolest dude you’ll ever meet in your life, and is your go to guy for everything from glove sizes, to your itinerary, to media relations, pretty much everything. He’s also funnier than [expletive].
The UFC has a new policy where they are not tolerating anyone not making weight anymore. They’re not giving you more time to make the weight, and might not let you fight at all if you don’t make it the first time.
The UFC gives every fighter a per diem that is way more than you would spend on food even if you’re paying for all your cornermen as well.
They also give you a gym bag full of free UFC stuff the contents of which has to be worth more than $1,000 retail.
I signed almost 200 UFC 119 posters when I first got there as did every other fighter, and they are given to sponsors as well as every fighter receiving one. I gave mine to one of my friends and now I regret it because that’s pretty badass.
The photo shoot and video shoot is done at the hotel, and some really cool makeup artist with huge b**bs puts glitter and oil on you.
The new ring girl is even hotter in person, and she has zero interest in me.
At the weigh in as I got off the scale, Dana said “Welcome to the UFC buddy” When Mark Hunt and I were doing the stare down, I said “You better not try to punch me in the face”
All of the fighters were able to warm up in the Octagon for an hour about 3 hours before the fights began. It was a little weird being in there at the same time with Mark Hunt, so to break the tension, I had my cornerman repeatedly warm up my arm by standing in the center of the cage with me, and raising it over and over again.
Props to Sean McCorkle for giving an accurate evaluation of the new ring girl. Don’t worry, she has zero interest in everyone. [Source]