I have been to live fights in Vegas. It is hard to beat the energy in Mandalay Bay leading up to a fight. You are walking around with the fighters, at the pool with them, surounded by other fans. It really is a great experience. I remember waiting for an elevator when Gabriel Gonzaga walked up the day before the Gonzaga- Couture fight. I asked him if I could take his pic with my cell phone and he said I should be in it. One of his entourage took the pic of me and him fist to chin. Just a nice guy.
But in reality, I do not like to be at fights live. The cage blocks so much you end up watching the big screens. Live you miss so much.
I do not have many friends that are into UFC or MMA so watching it at home sucks. I usually go to a sports bar. I like talking to people around me that are into it. Usually str8 guys but if you know what you are talking about it really does not matter. Yes, there are posers in TapOut shirts that do not know a kimora from a rear naked choke or a crucifix. But I have found most of the guys are fans and know something about it. I find the bars fun. There is energy, some ribbing, some bets made and just general excitement that you do not get at home.