I’ve been in La-La Land, cruising on easy street. Just took a right at the spork on the road, and I passed the School of Hard Knocks. All of this metaphorical traveling just to evade the fact that Anderson Silva is no longer the UFC middleweight champion and Chris Weidman knocked The Spider out cold at UFC 162 earlier this year.
The parallel universe theory states that while Anderson Silva may not be the champion in this universe, there are seemingly an infinite amount of other universes in which Anderson Silva still reigns atop the middleweight division. They all co-exist simultaneously, so if we could somehow tap into these omnipresent realms, we could all live in the universe in which we’re billionaire socialites that get paid to party in Hollywood. Actually, another version of you is already living that lifestyle, but this current incarnation of you that defines your own reality is not. That’s a strange thing, perhaps in death we can travel to another universe in which our lives will be different for an infinite amount of times. This could be what Nietzsche mentioned in his ‘Eternal Recurrence‘ concept — it could be absolutely tortuous or a tremendous relief.
Didn’t mean to get off in an existential rant, but Anderson Silva being knocked out tends to do that. It’s one of the universe’s most improbable events actually occurring, and it’s pretty frightening. Watch this Vice video of the two fighters watching their own fight just days before their highly-anticipated rematch. It’s eerie in all the right places. Props to Gonzo for the +100 news tip.
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