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Knuckle Up #359: the Romero Back Pedal, the whiff of BS, a Machida Exit + MMA Existentialism

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Literary gunslinger Eugene S. Robinson lends his "one"-of-a-"kind" "perspective" to YOEL ROMERO snatching defeat from the jaws of victory via a now "misunderstood" post-fight comment about a Gay Jesus, religion, its paths to violence, MACHIDA's date with the existential inevitable, the few cares and a strong emphasis on him being the only MMA journalist alive doing shows on absolutely NO SLEEP. Which, if the numbers are to be believed, means he won't be alive for much longer. So catch it while you can.

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In Round #359 KNUCKLE UP host and bitter opposition party opponent EUGENE S. ROBINSON [with the "S" standing for "Sleepy"] calls YOEL ROMERO an asshole, despite his back pedal on the gay issue, which he dismisses as so much Monday morning window dressing and attempt to stop the sucking sound of sponsor dollars going to someone not at all worried about what other people do with their privates. Sorry, Mr. Romero. It was a great fight [and Robinson talks about why] but that UFC mic weighs a ton. Plus? MACHIDA, JUNIOR DOS SANTOS, the LOST BATTALION, and of course GATE-KEEPERAGE as it might apply to both. All on no sleep at all. Because when the music stops? His ass is definitely planning on having a seat. Believe it.

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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