other installment of the MMA Tete-A-Tete: Coarsening the Discourse has arrived. 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 Kid Nate's counterpart for this edition.
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As always with the Care/Don't Care preview -- the caveat -- no disrespect is intended to the fighters. This isn't a commentary on the skill, heart or entertainment potential of any fighter, just a commentary on the UFC's marketing of said fighters and whether or not any anticipation has been built for the fight.
Today Kid Nate and Eugene discuss:
- Eugene's thesis about DC vs Jones from Knuckle Up and Nate's irrational doubts about it
- Unreliable narrators
- Stalin and getting hooked on murder
- The weak ass prelim card
- Nate sells Eugene on a Japanese prospect and then immediately loses faith
- Eugene becoming a crazy cat lady
- The string of squash matches and gimmes on the prelims
- The danger of suburbanites looking for trouble in the city
- Bros as seen from outside the pack
- Myles Jury vs Donald Cerrone and the magic of the undefeated record
- Mars vs Kali as a god/goddess of war
- Back to Jones vs Cormier and earnest prayers for a great fight actually happening
- Oh yea, nazis