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:
- Eugene gloats about picking Nate Diaz over Gray Maynard
- Nick Ring and why we're rooting against him
- How to pronounce Magalhaes (we can't)
- Nam Phan's status as a Guy I Can't Trust (GICT) or is he a Guy I Can't Trust Anymore (GICTA) - which is worse
- The lovable Pat Barry and why he's the king of the GICTA's
- When exactly Ryan Bader lost his soul and became one of the LOST BATTALION
- Anthony "The Hippo" Perosh and why all Brazilian fans love him
- The fall and fall of Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and the "missing ingredients" from the Pride days
- James Te Huna and why he's virtually irrelevant in his own bout
- Mark Hunt, brain trauma, age, staph infections and whether or not his title aspirations are finished
- Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva and whether or not he's foolish enough to try boxing with Mark Hunt
- Many asides and off topic excursions including one involving the Kinks partying at John Wayne Gacy's house, Eugene's failure to have seen The Others and much much more!
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- Rape, assault, coercion: Stories from inside Team Lloyd Irvin
- Rafael dos Anjos vs. Rustam Khabilov reportedly added to UFC 170
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