I'm back with another installment of the MMA Tete-A-Tete: Coarsening the Discourse. Ryan from Fightlinker joins me for this edition as we run through UFC on Fuel TV 7: Barao vs. McDonald from the bottom to the top of the card with a twist: instead of in-depth predictions or analysis, we give a fan's perspective and rate each fight based on whether or not we remember anything about the fighters and whether we care.
If the answer is "yes" to one or both questions, then we dig down into the details and give our pics. No disrespect is intended to the fighters, we're just attempting to give feedback from two hard-core fans who frankly can't keep up with the UFC any more.
Please note that the regularly scheduled Bloody Elbow Staff picks will be posted on Friday and that the BE staff are posting our previews on our regular schedule.
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We review every fight on the card:
Main Card (Fuel TV)
Renan Barao vs. Michael McDonald
Cub Swanson vs. Dustin Poirier
Jimi Manuwa vs. Cyrille Diabate
Gunnar Nelson vs. Jorge Santiago
James Te-Huna vs. Ryan Jimmo
Che Mills vs. Matthew Riddle
Preliminary Card (Facebook)
Terry Etim vs. Renee Forte
Paul Sass vs. Danny Castillo
Andy Ogle vs. Josh Grispi
Tom Watson vs. Stanislav Nedkov
Vaughan Lee vs. Motonobu Tezuka
Phil Harris vs. Ulysses Gomez