Monday, April 15, 2013

Higa's pictures from the "TUF 17 finale" weekend

Got picked up at the Las Vegas airport by the UFC.

I met Jeff Hatton at the MGM casino. He is a friend of Bristol and is from Aberdeen, WA.
Jeff is going to try out for next season's "Ultimate Fighter" this week.

Bristol & I before the weigh-ins.

Got to meet Travis "Hapa" Browne.
What a cool braddah!  He won the $50,000 "KO of the night" bonus.

Backstage at the weigh-ins.
Alot of grumpy, dehydrated & hungry MMA fighters.  Lol

Peter Pinto (Bristol's trainer) & Bristol.

Got to meet Master Tong of Team Alpha Male.

Luke Barnatt and Mike Dolce with me & Bristol.

Finally!  Bristol can eat now after weigh-ins.

The official poster.

Washington boys in da house!
Michael Chiesa (Spokane, WA) and "TUF 15" winner.

We shared a locker room with all these fighters.

Burt Watson.  The "Babysitter of the stars" for the UFC.
Man, this guy is always he drinks 7 Red Bulls!

Bristol & Chael Sonnen talking story...

Chael Sonnen


Getting his hands taped up by Tate, UFC cutman.

Referee Steve Mazzagatti going over the rules of the fight.

Chael Sonnen warming up with Luke Barnatt.

Kelvin Gastelum would end up winning TUF 17 at only 21 years old!

Proud of you Bristol!  You have a HUGE heart my braddah!

Of course, a Bulky Boy needs to eat before heading to the airport.
I POUNDED the buffet at Mandalay Bay before my taxi ride.


  1. Awesome set of Photos Grant. Way to rep Bulky Boy and also support your bro. Always an inspiration, keep doing what you do.

  2. That's cool you got to go behind the scenes. Looks like a good time.

  3. No doubt was a hell of an experience to see all the behind the scenes. Completely different than what you see on TV.