Vintage Rockefeller Wine & Spirits Group Hosted a Unique Meet and Greet With Hip-Hop Superstar FLO RIDA.
The meet and greet, Wednesday April 20, 2016 was at this year’s Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) 2016 convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. FLO RIDA is Global Brand Ambassador of Empire Rockefeller Vodka.
A few weeks ago I got a call from a friend , David Gersh and he asked if I was available to shoot some photos for an event he was producing with FLO RIDA. To be honest, I didn’t know who FLO was, because I don’t listen to much Hip-Hop and Rap, I’m more of a Classical, Jazz and Pop guy. Then his it hit me, his name, FLO RIDA = Florida! Boom!
As I researched FLO, the first song I came upon was “I Don’t Like It, I LOVE It” which included Robin Thicke and Earth Wind and Fire’s Verdine White. As I listened, I didn’t like it, I LOVE IT!
Below is a video from the photos and video clips I took from the days activities. The day started at Caesars Palace and ended upon a party at Señor Frogs Las Vegas, inside Treasure Island.
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FLO RIDA’s Next Las Vegas Concert Appearances:
– May 28, 2016 – The Foundry
– May 29, 2016 Palms Pool & Bungalows.
I Don’t Like It, I LOVE IT!
On Saturday April 9, 2016, Forty (40) Future Stars of MMA Traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada To Participate in The 5Th MMA Draft Combine.
The MMA Draft Combine was founded by UFC Super Star Urijah Faber and MMA Rock Star Phil Davis 5 years ago. The April 9th event was being held at UFC Gym Green Valley, in Henderson, Nevada.
The purpose of the MMA Draft Combine is simple; the sport of MMA is EXPLODING and more amatuer fighters are needed. Matchmakers are hungry to fill their amatuer and pro fight cards with talented MMA fighters. Urijah Faber, Phil Davis, Evan Dunham, Gil Martinez and TUFF-N-UFF’s Bryan Lindsey and Jeff Meyer are looking for Amateur Martial Artists 18 yrs and above and Pro Martial Artists with 5 or less sanctioned competitions.
In order to develop the sport, new talent needs to be discovered. The core purpse of the combine is to evaluate talent, give feedback to that talent and if they qualify, select fighters will have the opportunity to WIN an amatuer or pro contract. The amatuer fight promotion is TUFF-N-UFF based in Las Vegas and the pro fight promotion “Pancrase” in Japan!
When I arrived at the “UFC Gym Green Valley”, you could feel an excitment and tention in the air. Fighters traveled from 5 states and up 1000 miles to participate. I saw a few amatuer fighters that I had photographed or interviewed in the past, including Marcel Hampton ( who Is Fighting at TUFF-N-UFF April 29, 2016) and Jerry Shapiro, both talented fighters.
The day was full of drills, learning, networking and FUN! There was something that stood out. Only ONE women participated in the MMA Draft, and she was FAST! Apparently, past MMA Draft events have had up to 10 female participants.
All in all it was a great day at the UFC Gym Green Valley.
Watch for another MMA Draft Combine at the UFC Fan Expo 2016 in July!
For More INFO:
NEXT TUFF-N-UFF Event:
April 29, 2016 at the Cox Pavillion in Las Vegas.
For Tickets Go TO www.TUFFNUFF.com
See Ya At The Cage!
Are you a MMA Fighter, Wrestler, Boxer, Jiu Jitsu athlete? Would like to have your skills evaluated by some of the top MMA? This is your lucky day!
Interview With Bryan Lindsey Talking About The MMA Draft:
MMA Draft – COMBINE
WHEN – Saturday April 9, 2016
WHERE: UFC Gyn Green Valley
2265 N Green Valley Pkwy, Henderson, NV. 89014
WHO: Amateur Martial Artist , Boxers, Wrestlers 18yrs and above. Pro Martial Artists with 5 or less sanctioned competitions.
WHY: We are looking for talent and 3-5 fighters per weight class.
HERE ARE YOUR COACHES:
Uriah Faber – UFC
Phil Davis – UFC
Even Dunham – UFC
Gil Martinez – Boxing Coach
Bryan Lindsey – Wrestling
PLEASE NOTE: This is not a public event. Only REGISTERED athletes allowed,.
TO REGISTER GO TO:
I will be there covering the event, taking photos!
However, Jones he still has some growing up to do. He just got arrested this week and received 5 tickets from the police. At this point in his life, and specifically because of his Hit and Run incident September 2015 that landed him with 18 month probation and 76 hours of community service, he should’ve learned a few things:
1. Yes, people and police are watching you and probably holding you to a higher standard. Is that fair? No! But life isn’t fair.
2. If you get pulled over by the police for WHATEVER REASON, yes ask what the charge is. Evaluate if it’s true or not. If it’s not true, it doesn’t not serve YOU or your cause in any way to SWEAR, TALK CRAP and or ARGUE with the police officer.
You have money and you have an attorney. Don’t argue with the police, let your attorney do your arguing. Read More
Last Week I Interviewed The Amazing MMA Fighter, John Fitch at www.OneKickGym.com.
Jon Fitch is a seasoned and well rounded fighter who still aspires WINNING the Welterweight Title Belt that has eluded him over the years. Jon was originally scheduled to fight Jake Shields for the vacant welter weight title but that fell through. Now, Fitch is competing for that TITLE BELT with a new opponent, the Brazilian, Joao Zeferino.
Fitch wrestled in high school and college then continued his journey by competing as an amateur with the Las Vegas Based Promotion, TUFF-N-UFF. Many fighters got there start with TUFF-N-UFF like Ronda Rousey, Ryan Couture and many others. Jon Fitch continued his fight career with the UFC and now he’s fighting with World Series of Fighting, aka WSOF and fighting for the TITLE. Jon trains and is an instructor at Nick Blomgren’s One Kick Gym in Las Vegas.
Good Luck Jon!
WHAT: WSOF 30
DATE: Saturday, April 2, 2016
WHERE: Hard Rock Hotel Casino, Las Vegas NV.
TICKETS: Got to www.WSOF.com
See You At The Cage!