Knuckle Up #439: UFC on FOX 9 + a fight-by-fight analysis of why these fights left us empty, sad, drunk + abusive

In Round #439 EUGENE S. ROBINSON [with the "S" standing for "Sic 'Em"], KNUCKLE UP host and known associate, back from his international man of mysterying, goes micro before macro here in analyzing why and how a great night of fights and fighters could leave a hardcore MMA junkie as unfulfilled as this night did. Part psychological, part historical, part pedagogical, the KNUCKLE UP analysis veers between in-depth analysis of the New York heroin trade of the 1970s, LARRY HOLMES, jet lag, PAT BARRYISM, and much, much more. A-Level KNUCKLE UP shit. Which is to say: not for the casual listener.

Eugene S. Robinson host of Knuckle Up and author of Fight: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Ass-Kicking but Were Afraid You'd Get Your Ass Kicked for Asking [Harper Collins], A LONG SLOW SCREW [Robotic Boot] and a play called THE INIMITABLE SOUNDS OF LOVE; A THREESOME IN FOUR ACTS [Southern] also sings for a band called OXBOWand appeared in Bill Cosby's Leonard Part 6, a Miller Genuine Draft commercial, and had his own TV show in Germany called? "The Eugene Robinson Show." He has two new records out now"SAL MINEO" with JAMIE STEWART from XIU XIU and STRANGER BY STARLIGHT...you should buy them. Or any of the ones by Oxbow for that matter.

OR....you could dig his garage sale: http://theconnextion.com/oxbow/garagesale/...which completely closes up shop on December 18th, 2013.

And if you have troubles watching the vid on this player, try watching it on YouTube.

NOTE: want to follow him on TWITTER? God knows why but here:twitter.com/eugeneSrobinson

And did we mention our sponsors? Skullgame.com? And have you bought a shirt yet? Note: BADASS MOTHERFUCKER shirts ARE available as part of the above-mentioned garage sale as well!

Finally don't forget to subscribe to MMA Nation on YouTube so you won't miss a single episode.

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