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MMA Tete-A-Tete: Why we love MMA and why we hate it

Kid Nate and Eugene S. Robinson list their favorite and least favorite things about mixed martial arts.

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Another 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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Since neither of us cared about WSOF or Metamoris this weekend, Eugene and I elected to talk about what we love and hate about MMA.

Eugene Hates: the end of politesse in MMA, weight cutting, and one other thing I forgot

Nate Hates: MMA bro-culture, the endless attempted thought control, the plague of point fighting

Eugene Loves: the relative success of Women's MMA, innovation in MMA and one other thing I forgot.

Nate Loves: the illusion of 'reality' MMA provides, innovation in MMA (ditto'ing Eugene's) and the international nature of the game.

How bout you?