Knuckle Up #451: UFC 165, Jon Jones, The Mauler officially manage to unofficially remind us what the hell is up

In Round #451 KNUCKLE UP host EUGENE S. ROBINSON knows that you THINK you know what you saw when you saw UFC 165 but are you going to believe your lying eyes or him? Undoubtedly: him...as he details in detail painstaking why UFC 165 and specifically JONES v. THE MAULER was the best recent example of how greatness elevates all boats. Well, this and a healthy dose of conspiracy lunacy, a goodbye note to DOMINICK CRUZ, and why CAIN VELASQUEZ'S future shapes up one way and one way only.

Knuckle Up Round #451: EUGENE S. ROBINSON ["S" is for "ShotGun"] waxes euphoric at JON JONES finally getting dragged into the deep-end and how that might master shock him out of GREG JACKSON's sleepy clutches and into an eventual rematch that will see the smart money going deep-end again as THE MAULER realizes that career longevity begins and ends with him fighting more fights exactly like the one we just saw at FC 165. Add to that BARAO's right to have CRUZ healthily considered yesterday's man, KHABIB'S CRUSH and conspiracy theories too dark for even ROBINSON to entertain them for very long and you have a show so nice they should have named it twice.

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 OXBOW and 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." And in a weirder moment yet? Co-hosted with ESPN's STUART SCOTT a Superbowl fashion show in Tampa. [free t-shirt to whoever can find that video for us.] AND appeared on MIDNIGHTCALLER with GARY COLE. His latest movie Mother Mortar, Father Pestle just opened.

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

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