UFC Fight Night Maia vs. LaFlare Care/Don’t Care Preview

Another installment of the infamous and patented Care/Don't Care Preview has arrived. As always Eugene S. Robinson, author of Fight: Everything You Ever Wanted…

By: Nate Wilcox | 9 years ago
UFC Fight Night Maia vs. LaFlare Care/Don’t Care Preview
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Another installment of the infamous and patented Care/Don’t Care Preview has arrived. As always 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.

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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:

  • Popeye gets a cameo
  • There’s some gloating by Eugene over his RDA pick last time….anyone interested should def. review the tape and see how confident he was in his RDA pick over Pettis when he made it.
  • Lots of don’t cares
  • The panel debates whether the wealth of cheap jokes based on Drew Dober’s name merit a care or not. The verdict: No.
  • Nate marks out over Katsunori Kikuno
  • Akbarh Arreola is dissed
  • A brief, awkward search of the memory banks for Godofredo Castro’s nickname (Pepey)
  • The fights that might have been are touched on — Ben Saunders Let’s MothraFokkers!
  • Eugene goes off on the suggestions that he’s friends with Josh Thomson
  • Cares are given and picks are made for Amanda Nunes vs. Shayna Baszler
  • Erick Silva, the GICT’s GICT (Guy I Can’t Trust) vs shot Josh Koscheck…Eugene argues Kos still has it and wants to clear the air after his poor performance against Ellenberger….Nate half-heartedly posits a conspiraversy that Kos is trying to finish out his contract and get over to Bellator
  • Tales of LSD, behemoths, hippies and hacky sack
  • Our love for Demian Maia and what he used to be just can’t quite almost does carry us to real Caresville
  • Much much more


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Nate Wilcox
Nate Wilcox

Nate Wilcox is the founding editor of BloodyElbow.com. As such he has hired every editor and writer to work for the site. Wilcox’s writing for BE is known for its emphasis on MMA history, the evolution of fighting techniques and strong opinions. Wilcox developed the SBN MMA consensus rankings which were featured in USA Today from 2009 to 2011. Before founding BE, Wilcox was a political operative working for such figures as Senators John Kerry and Mark Warner and an early political blogger. He is the co-author of Netroots Rising, a history of the political blogosphere from 2003 to 2007. Wilcox also hosts the Let It Roll podcast on music history for the Pantheon Podcast Network.

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