Even tough guys love NKOTB

Eric Schafer is either a saavy genius or it's time to turn in his man card. Schafer (pictured) was spotted at the New Kids on the Block concert in Chicago the night after UFC 90. Tracy Lee from Combat Lifestyle saw Schafer at the big show. Think before you mock 'Red', he may be on to something here according to Tracy's blog:

Some of my friends from the UFC had box seats and had asked me if I wanted to go. Hell yeah I did! We were escorted up to the box where we were directly to the left of the stage. The box included free food, and beer as well. Couldn't have asked for a better concert invite! We ended up with 10 extra tickets to the concert in addition to the six of us that were already there so I convinced Red Schafer, his buddy Ryan, Jeff Clark (fight manager for Brandon Vera and Jon Koppenhaver), and Eric to come join us. In their favor, the 18,000 seat arena was 90% female.

It's been an odd combo with MMA and NKOTB landing in the same city on three occasions this year. The boy man band played the Mall of America the day after the UFC 87 press conference. The Kids played Vegas on the same night Kim Couture put on her Night of Combat II card. And then there was the Chicago show at All-State Arena.

Photo via CombatLifestyle.com

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