MMA Tete-A-Tete: Nate & Eugene on UFC's strong ratings on Fuel, NBC's meh approach to MMA and more

Kid Nate and Eugene S. Robinson discuss the current state of the MMA game including: the ratings for UFC on Fuel 8: Silva vs. Stann, NBC and the World Series of Fighting, Dana White's ranking on SI.com's to 50 most powerful people in sports and the UFC's continuing inability to build stars.

I'm back with another installment of the MMA Tete-A-Tete: Coarsening the Discourse. 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 my counter-part for this edition.

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Topics covered include:

* Strong ratings for UFC on Fuel: Silva vs. Stann and Eugene's continuing inability (or refusal?) to speak the network's name

* NBC's desultory approach to MMA via World Series of Fighting

* Dana White's ranking at #45 out of 50 in SI.com's Most Powerful People in Sports

We also battle technical demons and go off on more than our usual amount of tangents including Eugene's account of having been present when Doyle of the Misfits nearly killed a fan at a San Francisco show.

Enjoy!


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