Another installment of the MMA Tete-A-Tete: Coarsening the Discoursehas 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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Today Kid Nate and Eugene discuss:
- The sad passing of Shane del Rosario
- The Ben Askren situation
- The main event that is not: Anthony Pettis vs Josh Thomson
- We don't mention it but this is the first time we've ever cared about every fight on a card, well done UFC!
- How to pronounce Darren Uyenoyama vs Alptekin Ozkilic
- The nature of wrong ("No man does evil") and Abel Trujillo's thirst to settle the score with Roger Bowling
- Why I don't like Sam Stout that much
- Bobby Green: low-blow specialist?
- Nate mis-remembers Edson Barboza and blames him for Anthony Njokuani's homophobic anti-grappling comments
- How is Mac Danzig still in the UFC?
- Eugene's theory about Charles Manson
- Nate tells a story of a Chicago loan shark/extortionist at a "client's" funeral
- Is Urijah Faber too old to beat Michael McDonald
- Is McDonald's celibacy really a choice he's making?
- International height-ism
- The main event that is and why people don't care as much as they should about Flyweights
- Big John McCarthy in the cage with the Flyweights
- And much much more!
- Fightnomics breaks down effectiveness of Duane Ludwig as Team Alpha Male coach
- With Cain Velasquez on the shelf, UFC wants Fabricio Werdum to face Travis Browne or Josh Barnett
- Your chance to win the UFC Ultimate Fight Collection 2013
- Josh Thomson's mistaken advice to Anthony Pettis: Just rest and let it heal
- UFC on Fox 9: Preliminary card preview and prognostications Part 2