Aqui fica um aperitivo para a entrevista:

(1) Eugene Robinson loves to fight.

(2) He is the vocalist for Oxbow, a preternaturally talented Bay Area musical enterprise that has spanned nearly two decades and has delivered shock and awe to every corner of the globe.

(3) A Stanford graduate, Robinson is a career journalist, with a résumé that includes freelance and/or editorial stints at Hustler, GQ, Vice, Grappling, EQ and Decibel.

(4) He has trained extensively and fought competitively (and enthusiastically) in the disciplines of Brazilian jujitsu, Muay Thai, Kenpo karate, boxing and wrestling. In the past, he has also engaged in less-organized fistic pursuits such as bouncing, underground fight clubs and “collections,” the latter of which involves details best left unspecified.

(5) He has just written a highly entertaining, potentially instructive book for HarperCollins entitled FIGHT: Or, Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Ass-Kicking But Were Afraid You’d Get Your Ass Kicked For Asking, which will also be released in audio form by Hydra Head in January. The book ping-pongs between Robinson’s own pugilistic endeavors and his well-researched investigations within the ultra-violent worlds of Ultimate Fighting, football hooliganism, Indian knife-fighting and “rock n’ roll” prison-cell combat. In one chapter, our man even challenges former heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield. To his face. During an interview.
(6) He’s one of the nicest guys we know, and we hope to keep it that way.

Entrevista mais dorida do ano aqui: Decibel