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Knuckle Up #384: UFC 182, the Jones Soul Crush Principle + why you have no idea what really just happened

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Bloody Elbow's literary gunslinger Eugene S. Robinson lends his "one"-of-a-"kind" "perspective" to JON JONES complete extirpation of DANIEL CORMIER's soul at UFC 182 and why this is so massively significant not just in the light heavyweight division but for all of MMA. Joining Robinson briefly will be the President of the East Bay Rats Motorcycle Club Trevor Latham and sports agent extraordinaire without a portfolio Salvatore Russo. And not a single "I told you so" in the whole hour. OK, maybe that's not so much true but you get the idea.

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In Round #384 KNUCKLE UP host and panjandrum EUGENE S. ROBINSON [with the "S" standing for "Semiotics"] goes deep under the skin and sinew of UFC 182 for a psychographic breakdown of the event's jewel in the crown, the systematic denial of the reality of DANIEL CORMIER's personal experience at the hands of JON JONES. With analogs drawn from his scant but scattered knowledge of World War 2 history, sexual name dropping, and outrageous claims barely substantiated by anything this side of reality, Robinson is on fire as he paints by number a picture of what Kierkegaard may have called fear and trembling and a sickness unto death as we all witnessed Cormier witness the most crucial moment possible in a man's life: when he realizes exactly who he is.

Terrifying. Sobering. And not even a little bit amusing.

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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