On this edition of the MMA Tete-a-Tete, Coarsening the Discourse, Luke Thomas of MMA Fighting and I discuss the online mobilization of hardcore mixed martial arts (MMA) fans to get UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt a title shot against champion Junior dos Santos at UFC 146. We also look into the possibility of Alistair Overeem claiming he needs testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) before the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), Nick Diaz fighting back against the NSAC over marijuana use and Ben Askren squabbling with journalist Ariel Helwani.
Luke's pretty harsh on the #RallyforMarkHunt effort so that ought to get you haters nice and riled up. We also discuss the too-late-that-sex-video-is-already=on-the-internet quality of athletic commissions allowing any therapeutic use exemptions (TUE) for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).
We also strongly disapprove of Ben Askren challenging Ariel Helwani to a cage fight.
We say this while openly rooting for both Overeem and Diaz to win their appeals.
I busted out my biker do-rag to embarrass my wife and Luke's beard is in fulsome blossom just for your viewing delight. Please enjoy.