Episode 70: Bar Fights & UFC 216
How Much Can You Know About Yourself If You’ve Never Been in a Fight?
I’ve recently become fascinated with how people handle physical altercations. Obviously, there are two general options: fight or flight. I have so many friends from so many walks of life, from MMA fighters to lawyers, that it’s intriguing to see how they’ve handled situations where they’ve been in a physical altercation or avoided one. I’ll be talking to some of these friends on this show over the next few, weeks, months, or however long it takes. I’ll also be sharing my experiences with getting into fights in bars or on the street. A few of them definitely don’t go my way.
UFC 216 takes place Saturday, October 7th (which is tomorrow if I get this uploaded on time). The card has several intriguing fights on it, but of course, I think they’re intriguing. I’m a die-hard MMA fan. A lot of MMA outlets like MiddleEasy think this card isn’t going to do well. There’s a number of factors why this card may suffer. The first of those factors is yet another interim title fight between #2 lightweight Tony Ferguson and #7 ranked Kevin Lee. People are sick of interim title fights, flat out. It also doesn’t help that casual fans aren’t really into the two people fighting for the championship. Their trash talking and hype of the fight has been, well, not very good.
Another thing that may hurt UFC 216 is Demetrious Johnson’s shot at breaking Anderson Silva’s title defense record (11 straight, DJ ties GSP for most title fight victories with a win). In any other weight class, this would be presented as a historic moment and be promoted as such. It’s barely even mentioned in promotional material for the card, other than a Jon Anik sound byte. Hell, DJ’s potential record-setting title defense isn’t even the main event. Yes, that’s right. One of the greatest MMA fighters of all-time is playing second fiddle to an interim title fight. Absolutely baffling.Next Episode: Episode 71: Bar Fight Chronicles 1
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