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July 14, 2009

UFC 100

Filed under: Random — Robert John Ed @ 12:23 am

Watched the UFC 100 event on Saturday downtown.  During one of the vicious knockouts, it struck me.  The replay was showing a combatant who had knocked the other out and jumped down to hit him one last gruesome time across the skull.  All of a sudden, the Roman Colosseum came to mind, with thousands of onlookers cheering or jeering someone with the misfortune to in the ring.

Today, the combatants aren’t slaves, but well paid misanthropes with a chip on their shoulder.  I wonder at human nature sometimes.  Can it be suppressed at all?  Or do we just give it a new name?

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2 Comments »

  1. Doja and I got into a convo about this and I agree with you and him that it is odd how most people (including myself) are up in arms over the conduct of Lesnar and that’s getting the headlines but that Henderson knew the guy was knocked out and went ahead and added the exclamation point. UFC is barbaric in nature but yet I still get sucked into it…must be human nature.

    Comment by Taj Bolton — July 14, 2009 @ 2:17 pm

  2. Agreed, Lesnar was marketing himself, like it or not. He’s a tank, but everything I’ve heard of him off hand is a gentle giant. He won fair and square, the stuff after was marketing and will make him plenty of money. Stay upward my man.

    Comment by Robert John Ed — July 15, 2009 @ 1:17 am


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