ESPN's Chris Fosberg uploads the video: the Green Monster is alive and well in Boston. And no, he's not wearing a Celtics jersey -- he's wearing a UFC t-shirt. Below, from the Hynes Convention Center earlier this afternoon, Shaq takes questions about joining the Big Three and sharing a locker with Big Baby, then gets ground-and-pounded by some little white kid in a Tapout shirt.
Faneuil Hall is a small meeting room with a really big painting ("Webster's Reply To Hayne"), which produces a telescopic effect -- this makes it a favorite with underdogs of all stripes. The Republican candidate for Governor, Charlie Baker, is running a TV ad presently that shows him lecturing from this stage, as shot from toe-level, which feels a bit heavy handed.
The UFC's fan expo at the Hynes Convention Center was still under construction this afternoon, but they made sure the replica octagon was in place just after lunch, so the media could come down and watch the headliners go through their paces. After a couple of rounds of light sparring with their seconds, Hometown dudes KENNY FLORIAN and DAN LAUZON sat down to take questions about their past losses, upcoming fights, and brawling in front of Boston's first-ever UFC audience.