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Knuckle Up #382: UFC Fight Night 59, the Pain of the Predictable + Why Gravy Thy Name is McGregor

Bloody Elbow's literary gunslinger Eugene S. Robinson lends his "one"-of-a-"kind" "perspective" to laying it right out for you in way that you can easily understand: exactly why UFC Fight Night 59 was a parade of the paradoxically predictable/unpredictable and why that's so incredibly business as usual.

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In Round #382 professional buzzkill, nattering nabob and KNUCKLE UP host EUGENE S. ROBINSON [with the "S" standing for "Siciliano"] steps into -- both feet and knee deep -- a consideration that for all the huff and woof surrounding The Man Called CONOR the reality of it is, the modern world's love of SCRIPT doomed this fight to its unsurprisingly dissatisfying and predictable conclusion and for what? The best and oldest reason of all. The filthy lucre and thems that love it. Which is everyone. So not so much a critique as it is a clear-eyed look into exactly what's on the end of the fork. Naked Lunch-style.

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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