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KNUCKLE UP #348: The Ugly, Good, Bad + Bellator 142, Fedor + Freeing Nick Diaz

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Literary gunslinger Eugene S. Robinson lends his "one"-of-a-"kind" "perspective" to the show that made a man out of Mac and a believer out of Bieber, Bellator #142 DY-NO-MITE. Straight from the venue to Knuckle Up and a succinct rendering of SCOTT COKER's genius, the WILL BROOKS outburst, RANDY COUTURE-CAIN VELASQUEZ-KIMBO SLICE sightings and every single fight there was to see. Plus copious NICK DIAZ chatter. And, oh yeah, Nazis, courtesy of Timothy Snyder.

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In Round #348 KNUCKLE UP host and professional hater EUGENE S. ROBINSON [with the "S" standing for "Strep"] straight from front row central busts loose on BELLATOR 142, straight from San Jose and goes into the good, bad and ugly of what can only be described as SCOTT COKER'S GENIUS RETURN TO FORM. Which is to say why TITO should be NO MO, how WILL BROOKS is more than entitled to his dudgeon, and why in the struggle for MMA dominance the UFC now has a super valid and serious contender. Plus lengthy detours into FREE NICK DIAZ LAND, along with a discussion of TIMOTHY SNYDER's piece in the Atlantic on Hitler and just about everything else you never asked for.

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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