November 2018 - Golden Boy MMA
by Maxamilian Demian on Nov 25, 2018
The first ever MMA show by Golden Boy. It was at Forum in Inglewood, California and we hadJosh Jones fighting on it.
This was one of the worst prepared shows I have ever been a part of. Just getting to the "locker rooms" was a hassle as they sent us back-and-forth between the two multiple times as they could not figure out where we were supposed to be.
Everyone not on the main card was put into 2 "locker rooms"/warmup areas which consisted of a small, curtained off area with a couple of small fold out mats in each. It was cramped as shit. We have had guys fight in this venue multiple times with Bellator and there are definitely better locker rooms. It just seems that Golden Boy wanted to be cheap.
After that - but still before the main card - they were still changing fight order. They gave Josh 2 different notices to get ready because he was fighting next. Both of which got cancelled and Josh ended up fighting after the main card. We kept asking to find out what # Josh was fighting and nobody could confirm anything.
Coming from what was supposed to be a big show, it was disappointing to see less quality than you get with small shows. In the end it didn't matter though as Josh took home the W anyway by unanimous decision.
Update March 2019:
This win is not on Josh's record everywhere for some reason. Just more BS to deal with when it comes to this show!