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Ultimate Fighting Championship

It's hard not to be intimidated by a guy who taught himself to fight by punching down trees.

If City Paper were a shed, I'd be one of the duller tools, maybe the bowling ball to Van Smith's hedge shears or the stack of pancakes to the Mr. Wrong whirligig, but I have picked up a few tricks along the way. For instance, when interviewing one of the most powerful human warriors on the planet, I found it best to defuse the situation. I know I can be intimidating, frightening even, so when I sat down with UFC Light Heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira along with six other local reporters, I decided to open with a joke-I asked him how long the fight would last if all of us doughy reporters got scratched by a rage-infected chimp and launched the most ill-conceived frontal assault...