Thursday, October 2, 2008

It's Showtime, Baby!

This past weekend Doug went up to Las Vegas with our brother-in-law Brandon and some friends for the Mr. Olympia Convention at the Orleans Hotel. Their main reasons for going were to check out the health product freebies and to meet the MMA fighters who often attend these things....including one of my favorites Forrest Griffin. Doug came home carrying bag loads of health supplements, protein mixes, drink mixes, T-shirts, etc.

Even though he has since given away most of the health supplements to co-workers, he is still pretty stoked from this weekend. This wasn't the first time Doug has met professional fighters, but it was the first time he attended such a large venue. Although I'm sure he'll deny it, I think his favorite part of the entire trip was the dinner buffet...all the crab, lobster, and shrimp he could eat. All-in-all, he said it was a really cool weekend.

So, imagine his surprise when he went online last night to one of his favorite websites and found himself watching...well, himself! Yup...Doug has made it into the big time, folks...he has appeared in his first internet video clip. He was pretty stoked about it, so I figured I would post it on our blog. I couldn't find a directlink to the video, but if you click here (, it will take you to the UFC multimedia homepage, then scroll down and look for the clip dated Sep-29-2008 entitled UFC Fighters Meet Fans at Mr. Olympia (it is the fourth one down as I'm writing this post). You will catch a couple of glimpses of Doug and the guys at the beginning of the clip, then about 8 seconds into it, he gets a full on close up. NOTE: Look for the guy in the black G.O.S.K.A.T.E. shirt.

We're not expecting to get contacted by Hollywood agents, or hassled by the paparazzi any time soon...but this is Doug's first big "claim to fame," so we thought it might be fun to share with everyone. Happy viewing!

P.S. For those who aren't aware, Doug started training in jiu jitsu a few months ago. He absolutely loves it, and tries to train as often as his schedule allows. He has made a lot of improvement since he first started, and he loves the challenge of learning new moves. Doug's first tournament is in three weeks, on Saturday, October 25, 2008. Let's keep our fingers crossed and wish him good luck...he's already getting a little nervous about the event.


  1. david called doug about the trip today and we watched the clip. That is so fun, he and brandon both online and in a skate shirt. We laughed, we now know someone famous!! knunkle Doug! yee-haw

  2. Does Aaron know about this tournament?!? He is going to crap jis pants when he sees that clip of Doug. How fun! Anyway we all need to get together sometime soon!