I'm back with another installment of the MMA Tete-A-Tete: Coarsening the Discourse. 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 my counter-part for this edition.
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Topics covered include:
- The old lions (BJ Penn, Mauricio Rua) vs the young lions (Rory MacDonald, Alexander Gustafsson)
Eugene and I are both old but we split in how we see these fights. Who will win? The lions of the future or the lions of the past?
- The return of Mike Swick
- The undercard -- which fights do we care about?
- Jeremy Stephens vs. Yves Edwards/
The return of the legally challenged Stephens prompts a discussion of "MMA Goon Culture", crime, violence and sport.