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UFC 182 Jones vs. Cormier Care/Don't Care Preview

Kid Nate & Eugene S. Robinson look ahead to UFC 182 featuring Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier in the infamous and patented Care/Don't Care Preview.

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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