Have fight, will travel.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) today announced the 2011 Octagon Nation Tour, which means mixed martial arts (MMA) fans should be on the lookout for the promotion's customized 18-wheeler truck carrying two Octagon-sized tents designed to bring them "the ultimate fan experience."
UFC.com has more:
The tour, which kicked off in April prior to UFC's first-ever event in Toronto, features autograph signings with top UFC stars, a UFC Xbox station, and a pop-up retail store where fans can purchase the latest UFC merchandise. In addition, fans have the opportunity to visit an exhibition truck dedicated to showcasing rare UFC memorabilia such as Royce Gracie's autographed Gi and Georges St-Pierre's fight shorts.
What's more, UFC Octagon Nation Tour hosts physical fitness tests for fans (weigh-in, high jump, pull-up bar and a punch strength station) where each visitor receives a fight card with their results which can be instantly shared on their Facebook page. Participants achieving top results will be posted to UFC.com/tour following each stop, making UFC Octagon Nation Tour one of the most interactive of its kind.
So, when and where will the Octagon Nation Tour land next? Check out the schedule for May and June after the jump.
Thurs 5/26 Las Vegas, NV Preview of UFC Personal Trainer at Fry's Electronics
Fri 5/27 Las Vegas, NV UFC 130 at MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sat 5/28 Las Vegas, NV UFC 130 at MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sun 5/29 Las Vegas, NV Miller's Ale House
Wed 6/1 Phoenix, AZ Tilted Kilt
Fri 6/3 Las Vegas, NV Weigh in @ Palms
Sat 6/4 Las Vegas, NV TUF 13 Finale - Buffalo Wild Wings
Thu 6/9 Chattanooga, TN Bonnaroo
Fri 6/10 Chattanooga, TN Bonnaroo
Sat 6/11 Chattanooga, TN Bonnaroo
Sun 6/12 Chattanooga, TN Bonnaroo
Sat 6/18 Waldorf, MD Country ThrowDown Tour
Mon 6/20 Washington DC Marine Week
Tue 6/21 Baltimore, MD Marine Week
Sat 6/25 New York, NY Times Square
Sun 6/26 Pittsburgh, PA UFC Fight Night Arena Tailgate
Thu 6/30 Las Vegas, NV Vans Warped Tour
*All dates and stops subject to change*