other installment of the MMA Tete-A-Tete: Coarsening the Discourse has arrived. Eugene S. Robinson, author of Fight: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Ass-Kicking but Were Afraid You’d Get Your Ass Kicked for Asking, is Kid Nate’s counterpart for this edition.
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As always with the Care/Don’t Care preview — the caveat — no disrespect is intended to the fighters. This isn’t a commentary on the skill, heart or entertainment potential of any fighter, just a commentary on the UFC’s marketing of said fighters and whether or not any anticipation has been built for the fight.
Today Kid Nate and Eugene discuss:
- The fights!
- Clay Collard “Greens” vs “Cassius” Clay Collard
- Sergio Pettis and handling a budding star
- Josh Samman’s rough year and whether Eddie Gordan is the kind of unfeeling brute who won’t care.
- Corey Anderson’s incredible nickname — Beastin 25/8
- Nate stomps on Eugene’s Urijah Faber joke
- Hitler’s escape to Brazil
- St. Todd Duffee and the two St. Eugenes
- Brendan Schaub and the karma of stalling
- Is Gilbert Melendez SoCal or NoCal?
- The Duke Roufus scandals and Anthony Pettis
- Nate vs. Eugene on which champ is better for the LW and the WW division
- Johny Hendricks’ lack of personality
- Robbie Lawler and the second place mentality
- Eugene vs the Misfits and the Meatment
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