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UFC Primetime: Re-shaping Rashad Evans

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 16: Fighter Rashad Evans

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 16: Fighter Rashad Evans speaks during a press conference promoting UFC 145: Jones v Evans at Philips Arena on February 16, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) (Credit: Getty/Scott Cunningham)

All feature sports reporting seeks the same goal: humanizing the subject and showing said subject in a new light for both the hardcore and casual fan.

Doesn't matter if it's a written story, a documentary or an audio recording.

In this vein, UFC Primetime, the documentary series on FX to hype Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans at UFC 145 on April 21, is no different than its previous installments.

But, the first episode embedded below does what many featured shows do not do: it actually evokes emotion. Even the biggest Jones supporter must feel at least a morsel or two of sympathy and compassion for Evans.

In this episode, he is cast as the underdog (he is) and the guy you feel compelled to root for. Watch and see.

 

(Newsday's app users can watch the video at youtube.com/ufc)

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