Ok. Here we go. Francis Ngannou vs. Alistair Overeem from UFC 218. Fight courtesy of UFC Fight Pass as always. Both are very big men. Ngannou a bit bigger.
Overeem coming into the fight with some stubble.
Ngannou frosted his tips.
And the security guy near Ngannou is the comic great Patton Oswalt.
And then there’s this guy. If this guy is not a personal friend or relative of Overeem than there is no excuse for this. Forget about the flag and the wife beater… it’s the wearing sunglasses inside an arena that tips the scales.
Dan Miragliotta looks a lot like my neighbor. I always wanted to say that to him, like, “Hey man, I bet you get this a lot, but you look just like UFC referee Dan Miragliotta.” But I don’t even know the dude’s name and I’ve been living next to him for over 8 years.
I didn’t even know Little Caesars was still in business, let alone that they had enough clout to have their own arena. I never been to one. I don’t even know if they have any in North Jersey.
And right here, Miragliotta separating the fighters from the clinch, is my turning point of the fight. Even Joe Rogan called the decision, “Very interesting”. Instead of allowing Overeem a chance to grind some more, it puts the fighters back in the middle where Ngannou has the advantage.
And there it is. This is why we watch the sport. This is why you cannot blink. So savage of a left hook that you can’t help but admire its beauty.
And this follow-up punch was about as unnecessary as frosting your tips… or wearing sunglasses inside an arena.
Another comic legend, Louis CK, is in the house. He hasn’t been this excited since he last masturbated into a house plant.
“Wait, what? I was standing up fighting some guy and now I’m sitting down talking to you people. What did I miss?”
“Blah, blah, blah, fuck slavery, fuck racism.”
And that’s a wrap, folks.