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The Low Blow Episode 188: May Mailbag

This month’s mailbag show is a potpouri of random topics. There’s your daily recommended dose of GSP, plus where we think the titles will be in a year, how Brock is gonna do against Junior Dos Santos, the fate of EA MMA, and on and on. Then there’s the standard stupidity that’s not about MMA – clit rings, chair sniffing, Gina Carano vs Sarah Palin, and more. Over 40 questions answered in just under 90 minutes. Enjoy!


  • Letibleu

    Thank you.

  • agentsmith

    Canadian fighters will still benefit from the UFC insurance, as “Medicare” only covers the basics.  Ryan and Jake should know better than anyone what happens when you don’t have a full-time employer and therefore don’t have benefits/insurance.

    It generally works like this: when you go to the hospital or a doctor’s clinic, pretty much anything that happens there is covered by Medicare.  But most prescriptions (dispensed outside a hospital), ambulances, etc, are not covered.  So if a fighter gets injured in training and has to go to the hospital for it, the hospital treatment is covered by Medicare, but he’ll need insurance for the painkillers and such.

  • agentsmith

    Even if GSP has voted for the Bloc Quebecois in the past, he probably didn’t in our most recent election… because almost no one did.

  • Reverend Clint

    i cant believe no one else asled a question on twitter… now i feel like the only twat on the site

  • Letibleu

    Agent Smith, In Quebec your meds cost almost nothing if your invcome is below 50K/year. Oxycodone for 3 weeks cost me 5$. I dont take that shit though, I live through the pain. I sold em for 10$ a pop and got alcohol instead for the pain.

  • glassjawsh

    stupid rednecks in Indiana would die intentionally hurting themselves if 3 weeks worth of oxy pills was only 5 dollars. that shit is hillbilly heroin

  • G Funk

    ^ Tell me about it. They’ve cleaned up the Pain Clinic prob here substantially within the past year. But for years one out of every 20 license plates were Indiana, Ohio or Kentucky. Fucking pill-billies called it the oxycontin express.

    This is a great documentary about it.

  • frickshun

    Wowzers RYAN, thanks so much for not answering my profound, thought-provoking questions. Maybe next time you’ll proofread your shit & TELL US WHAT TIME THE CUTOFF IS FOR QUESTIONS.


  • repenttokyo

    medicare only covers the basics?  what do you consider “the basics” – because I am Canadian, self employed with no private insurance, and medicare covers 100 percent of my health costs.  I am in the exact situation you describe Ryan and Jake being in.

    Prescriptions in Quebec ARE covered, by a $400 a year premium we pay on our income tax, which heavily, heavily subsidizes the medication we pay for.  There’s no need for insurance for painkillers, like you mention, because those painkillers cost about 80 to 90 percent less than they would on the open market.

    Employer benefits in Canada are honestly horseshit, unless you are going to take advantage of things like dental, eye care or physio / massage.  Even then, some employers don’t extend that level of coverage.

  • glassjawsh

    THE FUCK did that hillbilly junkie get a wife that hot?

  • agentsmith

    @ repenttokyo:
    Well all I know is pretty much every time I’ve gotten a prescription for something it’s been billed to my benefits. But maybe Medicare just doesn’t cover STD meds, I dunno.

  • repenttokyo

    If you have private insurance, then the provincially-available drug insurance does not apply, and you don’t have to pay the yearly premium to the prov. government – that’s how it works in Quebec.  That would explain your billing situation.

    The gov loves private insurance, bc it lowers their drug costs.  If your spouse has it, they require you to be covered under it so they can be relieved of your burden, for example.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Jawshy: stupid rednecks in Indiana would die intentionally hurting themselves if 3 weeks worth of oxy pills was only 5 dollars.

    That settles it – painkillers are now $5.