I’ve really been enjoying the McSweeney’s series “Notes From an Amateur Spectator at Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Fights”. It’s a very interesting viewpoint of a sport so far removed from any that I participate in. And it’s funny, in the way that things on McSweeney’s are.
Tonight we also get to watch the debut fight from Ben McKinley, a former color commentator for this column who has a circumference of 72 inches. Ben claims that this will be his only MMA fight, a once-in-a-lifetime event that happens to take place on his wife’s birthday. His wife’s attitude about this coincidence is best described as tolerant.