Welp, it was bound to happen. Mike Goldberg finally found some new words to overuse, misuse, and generally abuse like Lennie from Of Mice and Men with a whole litter of puppies.
Whoops, forgot where I was for a second. I meant like Chris Farley with a dinner roll.
UFC 82 marked the debut of his new favorite: “switch kick“. I’ve got nothing wrong with dropping some knowledge on us during the fight, but when it’s the same term over and over, it becomes obvious that before the fight you asked someone more knowledgeable for a new verbal play toy.
In related news, he abandoned his previous favorite of “teep” for the more universally understood “push kick”. In just two rounds of the Cummo/Fioravanti fight on the preliminary card, we got to hear these Goldberg nuggets:
“Good push kicks.”
“Cummo looking to use that push kick both offensively and defensively.”
“He utilized those push kicks in round number 1.”
I’d love to meet Mike someday and ask him “Oh hey, what are those front kick thingies called again?” just to see how proud he’d be that he actually knew something. You know, like when that dumb kid in class happens to finally know the answer to the teacher’s question, and he waves his hand in the air in that “Ooh-ooh, pick me!” kinda way?
And then I’d immediately sack tap him.