The UFC 171 main event was so epic that Eugene and I just had to fire up the web cams and give it a thorough revisiting.
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Topics covered include:
- Nate struggles to control his involuntary partisanship in the Irish troubles and atavistic instinctive Orangeman status. Sorry humanity, I know the Irish have been oppressed and still are getting the high hard one, I just can't help my instinctive reaction. I can only admit what it is and try to control it.
- Hot new Flyweight Justin Scoggins and whether or not Karate is a truly viable striking style for MMA
- This year's semi-disastrous SXSW, the end of the New Music Seminar and the role of hip-hop and race in all that mess, plus a diversion into overhyped 80's Austin indie bands and why Nate never listens to rock critics
- Kevin Gastelum vs. Rick Story as the perfect prelude to the epic Hendricks vs. Lawler headliner
- Carlos Condit -- fun or no fun and is he done?
- Lots of chatter about Jake Shields
- The global menace that is Myles Jury and the Alliance camp
- Hendricks, Lawler and sluggers vs. champs
- Plus lots of random asides