That’s right, UFC’s biggest draw, Conor McGregor, goes up against its winningest fighter in history, Donald Cerrone, for no belts. If it were any other two Lightweights-turned Welterweights this would be the co-main of UFC Brasilia or a PFL championship fight. But, it’s “Notorious” and “Cowboy” ... Whiskey vs. Budweiser. And that’s why we all give a good damn about a pay-per-view (PPV) event with no title fights and Holly Holm as the third biggest name on the card.
We’re here to see if McGregor is still able to fight at a high level, we’re here to see if “Cowboy” is crazy enough to stand and trade with the brick-fisted Irishman, we’re here to see two tough dudes beat the ever-loving crap out of each other to prove who is the better man. This fight is an embodiment of mixed martial arts (MMA), not what the purists talk about, but the kind we all first interacted with almost three decades ago when a group of athletes, novices, and psychopaths locked each other in a cage to see who’s the baddest dude in the room.
It reminds me of growing up in bars and listening to the drunks, the bookies, and the women with poorly applied makeup have that eternal “who’s tougher” argument, all while drinking the same canned and carbonated piss water that Cerrone is synonymous with. It reminds me of that hum of WCBS FM playing over a really awful sound system while cops, truck drivers, and the last Irish and Swedish residents of my Brooklyn neighborhood played pool and video poker while waiting for the second Tyson-Holyfield fight to start. It reminds me that fighting can be fun and loud and a spectacle, and we don’t need to be pissed off at that fact.
We here at MMAmania.com get called by many who comment on our social media as Conor McGregor apologists. However, if you really read our content, watched our videos, or knew any of us personally, you’d know that’s off-base. But, because Conor McGregor is the brightest star in the kick-puncher galaxy, we cover him and present what he does because you can’t stop watching.
As said in the movie “Private Parts” about Howard Stern’s time at DC 101, why do people listen? They wanna see what he says next. It’s the same thing as Conor McGregor. We want to see what the hell happens next.
And we spoon feed you that TONIGHT (Jan. 18, 2020) live on the SBN MMA YouTube channel, as Harry Terjanian, myself, and a Dana White puppet, bring you our live call of all the UFC 246 PPV main card action from the studio located somewhere in a bunker allegedly in Teterboro, New Jersey.
Let us be those dudes at the bar who talk about the fight, the fighters, Bobby Bonilla, and whatever the hell else comes up from the opening of the PPV broadcast to the potential riot that closes the show.
Come see what we have to say next.
Remember that MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 246 fight card on Sat. (Jan. 18, 2020) RIGHT HERE, starting with the Fight Pass/ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+.
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