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PuertoRican   United States. Mar 25 2015 22:57. Posts 12607

In Search of Strange Brew... by Chuck Mindenhall

Ten years after the original Ultimate Fighter television show put the UFC on the map, one of its cast members fell off. So … whatever happened to Jason Thacker, the quirky Canadian that trained out of the old abandoned truck stop?


I’ve long been fascinated with Jason Thacker. It’s very possible I’m the only one. Why? It’s sort of complicated. I suspect it stems from overthinking a word like "belonging." In the short history of the UFC, he was a person that ended up in the exact wrong place at the exact right time. Or maybe it was the right place at the wrong time. Whatever it was, man did he catch a lot of hell just for being there. And back then, being there meant something. Remember that?

The original Ultimate Fighter began airing in January 2005, and has long since been accepted as the jolt the UFC needed to break through. If Stephan Bonnar and Forrest Griffin hadn’t had that rapturous, go-for-broke brawl on April 9 in the finale, there might not be a UFC today. That fight hit the broader living room like a magic potion. It was the culmination of something, but it doubled as a real-time epiphany — suddenly mixed martial arts was being translated for people who didn’t speak the language. All at once, it was as if light broke over the taboo.

People got it. Dana White later called it Zuffa’s "Trojan Horse."

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This is a great piece of MMA related content that took a long time to write. It's worth reading the entire thing, imo.

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TianYuan    Korea (South). Mar 26 2015 05:26. Posts 6810

Great piece but really sad... At first I thought he'd died, after reading it, I almost feel that would have been a happier outcome

Hm.. Off-suite socks.. 

handbanana21   United States. Mar 26 2015 13:09. Posts 3037

thx for sharing.

TimDawg    United States. Mar 27 2015 00:00. Posts 10196

ehhhh i was hoping this was going to be about a cool new beer you tried...dammit

online bob is actually a pretty smart person, not at all like the creepy fucker that sits in the sofa telling me he does nasty shit to me when im asleep - pinball 


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