I’m told that I should introduce myself. My name is Ben Fowlkes, and as of today I am joining Cage Potato full-time as a writer. Why is that of interest to you? It probably isn’t, but Ben Goldstein suggested I let you all know who I am, so here goes.
Before this, I wrote for CBS Sportsline, IFL.tv, Crave Online, and occasionally for Five Ounces of Pain. I also wrote the blog The Fighting Life. I recently left the IFL to pursue a full-time gig here, which I am happy to do, having been an admirer of this site for some time.
Bloggers are like rats – when you see them jumping ship you know the ship is sinking. That’s pretty much the only reasoning I can figure for leaving a major promotion to write for a blog. Of course, Cage Potato isn’t exactly a ‘normal’ blog – they’ve got a corporate sugar daddy which is why they can afford to hire people full time. Honestly, I’m kind of offended that they never tried to buy me out. I guess my problem is that I often put off that “I won’t sell out” vibe when in truth I’ll bend backwards to pick up a dime. Although maybe it wouldn’t be a good fit … if I wasn’t allowed to write fuck shit cunt asslicking dick suck clam slapping dong, I think I’d explode.
Either way, if you can’t join them, beat them! Which is why I’m really going to enjoy making one of the two Bens drink piss or something equally terrible when I win the UFC84 bet we’re setting up.