I have a bootleg mix CD in my car that I like to refer to as Atlanta driving music. I got it outside of a Dominican/Puerto Rican barber shop from a dude selling CDs out of a stolen Wal-mart shopping cart. It might be the greatest $5 I’ve spent all year. I say that because the CD has some sort of magical ability to cause me to take on a whole new personality as though I’m the star of the Showtime show United States of Tara.
When I drive and listen to this CD full of Machine Gun Kelly, Future, 2Chainz and Young Jeezy rap songs I go through some personality metamorphosis and I’m no longer a short blonde white woman driving a tiny blue Hyundai. Suddenly, I become 2Chainz terrorizing the streets of suburban Atlanta in a black Bugatti with 30 inch rims while obnoxiously spitting profanity laced lyrics as though I’m filming my very own rap music video. I’m suddenly the most gangster person on the road and slow old people had better get out of my way.
Maybe something like this happens to Dave Herman when he watches Jon Jones highlights in the gym. I don’t know but Roy Nelson seems to believe that. During open media workouts this week, Roy Nelson was asked about his new opponent for UFC 146 this weekend and he seems to think Dave Herman is like the white Jon Jones:
“Herman’s a realistic threat. He’s the white version of Jon Jones – tall, lanky, unorthodox, you don’t know what you’re going to expect. At one time, he liked to party. So, you know, just like Jon Jones.”
If Dave ‘Pee Wee’ Herman can be the white version of Jon Jones, then I don’t see why I can’t be the white female version of 2Chainz. Maybe if I throw some 20s on my Hyundai the act will be a bit more believable. [source]