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Knuckle Up #395: a studied defense of fighting, future UFC glory + more

Bloody Elbow's literary gunslinger Eugene S. Robinson lends his one-of-a-kind perspective as a counterpoint to last week's Naked Lunch show in developing a philosophical defense of fighting, why it solves Rene Girard's sacrificial crisis and how its blacks and whites nicely balance societal grays. And shit. Plus: an interview with one of tomorrow's MMA stars, today.

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In Round #395 KNUCKLE UP host, noted hysteric, and man with the golden arm EUGENE S. ROBINSON [with the "S" standing for "SlowRide"], on another relatively dead, MMA-less weekend serves up a counterpoint to last week's downbeat combat sport treatise with a flip side skip that touches on The Violence and The Sacred, Rene Girard's philosophy of sacrificial crisis, the normative roles of gender decision-making and why fist-fighting is good for all, assorted and sundry. Add to this an interview with HECTOR "EL MATADOR" FAJARDO, a first-time MMA competitor who is NOT a journalist and some weird scenes inside the ANDERSON SILVA/GSP/JOSE ALDO/CHAD MENDES/CHRIS WEIDMAN goldmine and you have a show, another one, to watch while drunk. Or drinking. Or bamboozling someone whose been drinking and is drunk.

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."

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And he apparently needs more questions for his SEX COLUMN and have found the KNUCKLE UP community the only one that actually comes through so you have questions? Send them straight to him at

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