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Knuckle Up #389: UFC 181, what MMA should be, drunken nihilism, live action fight club + much, much more

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Bloody Elbow's literary gunslinger Eugene S. Robinson lends his "one"-of-a-"kind" perspective to the aspirational might of UFC 181: HENDRICKS vs. LAWLER #2, which was damned near what anyone with any interest in MMA might have wanted. What with the high highs [LAWLER] and low lows [MELENDEZ] it was an object lesson on a hole-less card and we're smart enough to say so. That plus Robinson's attendance at a 500-person fight club the same night and you have the stuff of which legend is made. And shit.

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In Round #388 noted philosopher and serial sensitivity offender EUGENE S. ROBINSON [with the "S" standing for "Snappy"], laughs his ass off at a night of picks that saw him finish big [despite the MELENDEZ downfall] and in the money, all whilst mocking JOE ROGAN's hopelessly misguided take on HENDRICKS winning [he didn't], as well as his dark night of the soul that saw him wanting to "go home and watch it again...alone" because in typical Robinson fashion, other's misery is his joy. Add to this his scene by scene take on the limits of success, forever lurking failure and in a masterstroke of drunk guy thinking, his ringside attendance at a 500-person fight club that saw him end the evening with his smiling face covered in blood.

Which is exactly how he hopes to see CM Punk's time in the UFC ended. Just minus the "smiling" part.

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 (and yes, a Cosby story is in the works), a Miller Genuine Draft commercial, and had his own TV show in Germany called? "The Eugene Robinson Show."

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And if you want to see Eugene's article on The First Time They Tried to Kill Him? Here it is.

And read about Eugene's dinner with a nazi

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