The Oscars vs. the UFC

If you are a man and you watch the Oscars tonight instead of the UFC Fight Night, just go on and turn in your card.

This is an interesting bit of counter-programming if you think about it. Don’t know if the UFC did it deliberately.

8 thoughts on “The Oscars vs. the UFC

  1. Kirt Higdon

    I didn’t even know the Oscars were on until the UFC event was over and I turned to the internet. Of the movies nominated for best picture, I haven’t seen one and don’t plan to. That’s not because I dislike movies. I usually see about one per month in the theater and three per week from Netflix. It’s just that my tastes are very different from those of the academy.


  2. redphillips Post author

    I thought Mir’s chin was spent, but I was impressed by his boxing. We don’t know about his chin because he didn’t really get hit. Interesting he came out in a right handed stance.


  3. hawthornecht

    Budapest Hotel is Paleo worthy–or maybe I am too much a Wes Anderson junkie– calling back to a better, aristocratic time in the flux of war. Other than that, didn’t watch, didn’t care, had no dog in the fight.


  4. Kirt Higdon

    The UFC card was very entertaining. I especially liked “Smilin’ Sam” Alvey who sports a silly grin on his face rather than a silly “game face” to try to terrify opponents. He seemed to have wandered into the Octagon by mistake, barely throwing a half-hearted punch or two in the first two or three minutes of the fight. Then with lightening speed he knocked out his favored Brazilian opponent, reducing the highly partisan Brazilian crowd to stunned silence. Then he proceeded to get the crowd to wildly cheer for him by promising in the immediate post-fight interview to give his shirt to whoever cheered the loudest. Truly a gentlemanly happy warrior with a great sense of humor. (I didn’t see who got the shirt.)

    Like Roho, I’m looking forward to Saturday’s women’s championship fight. I like Ronda Rousey and have cheered for her against such opponents as Tate and Carmouche, but Cat Zingano has long been my favorite of the women fighters and I hope she prevails on Saturday. If I were a professional gambler, however, I’d have to bet on Ronda.


  5. Kirt Higdon

    It was not a very good night for the Brazilian fighters in general, but it was an especially bad night for favorites and anyone who bet on them. The underdog won in 10 of 11 bouts.



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