They were lined up along up and down 50th Street, and around the corner on 6th Avenue at 7:30 p.m. just to wait to get into Radio City Music Hall for the UFC 100 viewing party.
And the fights don't even start until 10 p.m.!
Initial expectations hover around 2,500 fans to be in attendance at Radio CIty to watch the fights. In the mean time, Matt Hamill and Frankie Edgar are downstairs signing autographs at a meet-and-greet with fans. The Q&A with these UFC fighters starts at 8:45 p.m.
Fightin' Words has primo real estate in the crowd -- front row of the second section on the left, with a right aisle seat. Basically, I've got an awesome, unobstructed view of the 70-foot wide HD screen to live blog UFC 100 for you. And my angle of view is perfect in terms of not having to worry about any future neck pain. But you don't care about that, you care about the fights. So do I.
Let's hope my laptop battery lasts through the night.