Knuckle Up #413: What If UFC 174 Happened + No One Cared. Like Now. Plus: the #7-14 Curse Eternal

In Round #413 EUGENE S. ROBINSON, the erstwhile KNUCKLE UP host, sleep agent and super soldier of the future [with the "S" standing for "Succotash"], goes into the best-of-times-worst-of-times-mode wherein he lauds UFC 174 for being like his much-loved apple pie even if it was a moldy, past-sell-by-date piece of apple-pie dreck, that is: UFC 174 was fine and yet it sucked.

In Round #413 EUGENE S. ROBINSON, the erstwhile KNUCKLE UP host, sleep agent and super soldier of the future [with the "S" standing for "Succotash"], goes into the best-of-times-worst-of-times-mode wherein he lauds UFC 174 for being like his much-loved apple pie even if it was a moldy, past-sell-by-date piece of apple-pie dreck, that is: UFC 174 was fine and yet it sucked.

Add to this breakdown of why every fight on the card came close to breaking his spirit with its listless, dispiriting fighting of guys who are too far down the fight pecking order to think they have a reasonable shot at escaping the fight-less fate that awaits them and you have a show to buoy the heartbreak of every hardcore fan in the house.

And shit.


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."

If you have troubles watching the vid on this player, watch it on YouTube. [Click "LIKE" when you do.]

ALSO: want to follow him on TWITTER? God knows why but here: eugeneSrobinson OR: read a piece he wrote on the best 4:22 minutes of tough guy cinema: http://www.ozy.com/performance/a-tough-signature-moment-from-a-bronx-tale/31947.article

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