MMA journalism

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  1. MacPherson911

    MacPherson911 Blue Belt

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    I've noticed that some of the MMA journalists from the big sites seem to be very mean spirited and bitchy on Twitter
     
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  2. UL

    UL no more yellows

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    All they need are some lips so they can kiss Dana ass
     
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    it reeks of Ufc ass kissers.
    So no.
     
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  5. MacPherson911

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    actually dude it seems more like they bend over backwards to shit all over anything the UFC does.
     
  6. BisexualMMA

    BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    MMA journalism is fucking terrible. Anyone who spell checks his / her writing and gets the grammar mostly correct stands out as well above average.

    MMA was a backwater sport for so long that random bloggers became the "journalists." Even the titles of articles on major sites are fucked up with English mistakes; don't get me started on the content.

    Sherdog tends to at least address spelling and grammar for the most part.
     
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    BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    Cagepotato slags DFW and the UFC every chance it gets. I stopped reading it a couple years ago for a number of reasons.

    Other major sites seem to avoid biting the hand that feeds.
     
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    Kneepocalypse This is your god now.

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    Most of them are cast off WWF fans who are fat slobs that have never trained a day in their lives. The rest are old fucks who have experience covering other sports but don't know shit about MMA. 99% of them have no idea what they're talking about. Luke Thomas, as much of a bloviating pompous ass as he is, is one of the few exceptions.
     
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    When Ariel Helwani is the best there is, then yes it's kind of a joke.

    Hacks like Kevin Iole have made a career out of MMA "journalism", it's pretty sad.
     
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    What would King Mo say about it?
     
  11. MacPherson911

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    really it just seems more like some of them talk shit about anything anybody does. There's a drinking game I play during the prelims or Fight Night show, anytime a journo (I'd give examples but I don't wanna put anybody specifically on blast) tweets something like "so and so fighter is horrible." or "this fighter's game plan is shit" or "the is what passes for UFC level these days, lol?" I take a shot. I've never once made it to the main card.
     
  12. MacPherson911

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    hahaha good one!
     
  13. MacPherson911

    MacPherson911 Blue Belt

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    this is absolutely spot on.
     
  14. HaulParris

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    On the one hand, I'm happy for both Ariel and Karyn Bryant, who paid their dues (Ariel through a long and winding road working for AOL, Versus, etc, and Karyn through her "MMA H.E.A.T." vlog with her husband) and are now working on Fox.

    On the other, it's wrong on many levels to have both the commentators and the journalists be employed by the organization who puts on the events. It takes away from commentators/journalists being impartial, as they are either given a script to follow, or are afraid to go against the grain for fear of repercussions from their bosses.

    It's because of this that I cringe anytime Ariel toes the party line on his otherwise enjoyable podcast - like the time when he defended Romero (claiming everyone else misheard the homophobic remarks) or when he argued that Cormier is the "lineal champion".
     
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    BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    It's quite obvious what Romero meant. Ariel spinning that shit is embarrassing. Even DFW had the good sense to basically admit it when he said fighters should leave politics at home, and he bullshits more unabashedly than anyone in MMA.

    I didn't hear what Ariel said about lineal champs. But that sounds pretty dumb. In fact, if he was talking about DC as LHW lineal champ, that is beyond pathetic. That is so outlandish that I actually assumed you meant he called DC the HW lineal champ somehow because of the Strikeforce HWGP.
     
  16. LouisBolanos

    LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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    Just like the fringe sport of MMA, the fringe profession of MMA journalism has very little entry requirement or professional competition. That's why you have C-level journalists like Ariel Helwani, who struggled through journalism school dominating the game, having a best journalist win streak similar to Rousey's MMA win streak.

    If you look at the kind of people in MMA journalism you see nothing but midgets (e.g. Marc Raimondi), fatties (the Garcia brothers), old anorexic women (Karyn Bryant, god her podcast is awful) and Zangief-looking hairy mofos (Luke Thomas) who calls himself a professional analyst and was so stupid he thought RDA would get destroyed by Pettis.
     
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    BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    Well, don't leave out the MMA hipsters like Breen. One of the key factions of this school of journalism.
     
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    most are just full-time shills for the UFC

    I mean Ariel Helwani is supposedly the top MMA journalist but he literally works for the UFC. How is that supposed to support fair and unbiased coverage?
     
  19. MacPherson911

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    this is an example of exactly what I'm talking about.
     
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    Like the sport itself, it's still somewhat undeveloped. There is some excellent journalists but there are also many that are immature, opinionated and sound more like a sherdogger then an unbiased reporter.
     

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