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Who did the right thing while beating B.J. Penn: Edgar or MacDonald? MMA 3 Way

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In this MMA Tete-A-Tete, Kid Nate, Eugene S Robinson and Dallas Winston look at various UFC happenings thru the lens of the Golden Rule and/or an eye or an eye. Who did right by BJ Penn: Edgar or MacDonald? What about PED users like Chael Sonnen, are they breaking the Golden Rule or not? Plus eye gouging, head stomps, beating after the bell and more.

As much as we complain about too many UFC events, without one coming up this Saturday, Eugene S. Robinson, Dallas Winston and I were struck by the horrible horrible freedom of talking about whatever we wanted to on this week's MMA 3 Way.

Then I came across this appalling tale and voila! We had our topic.

So we chose to look at some recent and not so recent MMA/UFC events through the lens of The Golden Rule ("Do unto others as you would have them do unto you") which minutes of research on Wikipedia tells me is actually derived from the older "Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth" of Hammurabi.

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Here are some of the seminal MMA/UFC happenings discussed:

  • Mike Kyle beating Brian Olson after the bell
  • Gerard Gordeau biting Royce, eye gouging Yuki Nakai
  • Wes Sims stomping Frank Mir
  • What about PEDs? Drug use in Pride?
  • What about Penn vs Edgar? Is it better to go for the kill against an old lion like Penn or "have mercy" and just juke around and taunt him like Rory MacDonald did?
  • What about Hendo concealing injury at UFC 151 until was too late?
  • What about Jones turning down Chael fight?
  • What about the lies of Chael Sonnen?

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Oh and John Nash passed along this awesome illustration from the old Davy Crockett illustrated of the hand of an experienced gouger from the old frontier fighting days:

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Read the original account of a "Rough and Tumble" fight here (I got the name wrong in the video of course).