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Making the Case for Lesnar vs. Coleman: Part II

My next rant regarding the amount of negativity expressed about the announcement of an August fight between Brock Lesnar and Mark Coleman is directed at all the message forum posts I’ve read that state fights like Kimbo Slice vs. Tank Abbott or Lesnar vs. Coleman shouldn’t happen because they are “circus sideshow” matches. What some people call a sideshow, I refer to as a “special attraction.” All that matters at the end of the day when making a fight is whether or not people have an interest in watching it. People are going to be interested in Lesnar vs. Coleman. Perhaps not everyone will be interested, but a lot will be.

And since when is a special attraction match a dirty thing? We watch MMA because we enjoy it. It’s supposed to be fun. Slice vs. Abbott had no top ten heavyweight implications, but it was fun. I think Coleman vs. Lesnar will be a fun fight. There’s a lot of uptight people on the Internet that have me questioning why they even watch MMA because it seems to me that they don’t really enjoy it.

Look, I will sound like a Neanderthal, but I enjoy watching people beat each other up. I have since I was a young kid. I don’t know why and I’m certainly not proud of it, but I just enjoy watching good fights. And don’t tell me that sounds bad because if you don’t feel the same way, then why are you wasting your time reading a site that’s dedicated to covering sanctioned violence!?


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