Farewell, my sweet Bloody Elbow logo…

Even though I’ve told you I consider it cheating and asked you to stop, I’ve kinda accepted the fact that you sometimes go read other MMA websites. Websites like Bloody Elbow, which today unveiled a new look that is … a slight change from it’s past iteration to say the least. I’ll let you guys debate what you think of the changes. I just wanted to give a fond farewell to the former Bloody Elbow logo.

You see, back in the day there was a lil MMA blogspot site called Mad Squabbles run by some guy named Luke Thomas. At the time he was less about being sesquipedalian and more about the smarmy dick jokes like me, so I suggested he join Fightlinker. “Ride wit me on this rocketship to the star. We will make supernova of famous success!”

Alas, it was not to be. Luke went over to Bloody Elbow instead and honestly I don’t think his career has ever recovered from that stupid decision. But we stayed in casual touch and after having to endure BE’s terrible, terrible, terrible original logo (I wish it still existed but this gives you a little idea of the quality we’re talking about) I made one myself and sent it over.

If you’ve ever wondered who the Bloody Elbow Dude was, here’s your answer: it’s Josh Neer, and the unfortunate fellow he’s elbow fucking is Forrest Petz.


It’s been almost five years that Bloody Elbow has used my logo, and I’ve always gotten a kick out of that. To me it’s like when the French sent the Statue of Liberty over to the US as a sign of friendship and mutual respect. Regardless of how mean we’d be to them or some of their mentally challenged sister-sites, we always had that logo.

So farewell to the old and hello to another chapter in Bloody Elbow’s fine history. I look forward to continuing our relationship together, and hopefully making another one of those jerks chug an entire container of maple syrup.

  • randlemansvertical

    I usually read BE for mma news and whatnot, but fuck their comments section. Bunch of overly sensitive dick eaters imo

  • Grappo

    cool. didn’t know you were behind the logo.

  • Reverend Clint

    bloodyanus is just terrible, mostly just that the writers and fans are literally retards with tiny dicks. I used to just go on there to start fights with idiots who couldnt get their mouth off fighters balls.

  • Razzle

    Everybody thinks they gotta have some high tech looking perplexing layout. I went to Bloodyelbow a lot because it was simple. Now it’s nonsense. Fuck you bloodyeblow and fuck you internet.

  • kvelertak

    BE: where retards go to post over-used memes that have nothing to do with the topic.

  • glassjawsh

    fuck a B.E. …bring back watch kalib run

    always thought that was rampage

  • subo

    11 clicks of the Page Down button to reach the end of their front page.

    /gawkerrape

  • randlemansvertical

    I got banned at BE for commenting on an article they made about those faggy tap out kids in that commercial. I said I’d rather see Couture beat the fuck out of those gay ass kids from mount and boom banned

  • randlemansvertical

    Now apparently they changed their entire layout and it’s fucking lame.

  • glassjawsh

    ^ half of the jackals share your story. and not one of us cares

  • Grappo

    “11 clicks of the Page Down button to reach the end of their front page.

    /gawkerrape”

    12 for more. In doing that I realized that I had yet to even get halfway down the page. I just assumed that it was done after the fanshots sidebar. Yikes.

    BTW, are the forums supposed to look like this?
    http://imgon.net/di-ES9W.jpg
    There’s some random nesting action going on, and I responded to Leti a couple of hours ago and my post isn’t there.

  • DonkeyPecker

    I have been a long time of BE, and I would agree it happens to be a lot of insensitive cunts. But they do have a good content. Coming from someone who designs web content and layout… it is by far the worst fucking thing I have ever saw in my entire life. Not to mention its not only BE but every fucking SB Nation blog site MMAmania and MMAfighting included.

  • randlemansvertical

    I didn’t want anyone to care, or care if they did or not. Just telling why I think BE blows (aside from the new layout)

  • Rodriguez

    So can I post the new Fightlinker logo that was supposed to debut in ’09? It’s still on my hard drive along with all my unfinished articles. I should probly finish writing those after three years…

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Judo Chops and the history series is fucking fantastic.

    Originally, I didn’t like it when he stopped squabbles because I really didn’t care for any of the other editorial blogs at the time except yours and that extended to BE. But the actual martial arts breakdown I read on there convinced me otherwise.

    Then Luke stopped writing anyway so fuck it.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Rod: YES – post it.

  • twincest

    The MMA Blogs I check in on daily just got narrowed to 1 (this). Fuck their new design. I mean, that site was always a mess, but christ, the new design me a headache before the page even finished loading.

  • Richard Doofus

    I very much hate the new BE layout. I used to visit them, CP and Fightlinker.

    CP has been awful since Ben left and BE now looks terrible. So it’s just Fightlinker for me now. Don’t mess this up!

  • Letibleu

    Grappo, I used to have a theory about the comments looking like they do. I thought that maybe it was something that had to be looked at from afar to make sense, like crop circles.

    This is what I got:

    http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd462/Letibleu/cropcircles-1.png

    Turns out it’s just FL aids. I heard that RM is working on a cure for the FL aids and it should be ready by 2015 (2018 latest).

  • frickshun

    Fuck BE. Stopped giving them clicks 2 years go. Haven’t look back since. Junkie & FL are enough for me. Straight news & straight retardation.

  • Simco

    SBNation changed layouts, not just BE. It seems like there are people who don’t understand.

    Pretty cool trivia about the logo; I never knew that.

    BE went from being the best blog to a mediocre messageboard about four years ago, anyway, so a layout change isn’t a big deal.

  • fishtacos

    Previously I read FL everyday, but switched to BE because of the lack of updates. Being fucking pussies in the comments was annoying but they did keep me updated.

    But that abortion of a new site ran me back here. Where I found this really cool story.

    I too thought that the logo was Rampage. Loved the history lesson.

  • Smashysmashy

    I do like the BE content but the new layout is lame and I will probably spend a lot less time there.

  • greenseed

    it lives on as crookyns twitter thingy

    why cant i see any html options ..boourns

  • greenseed
  • jjdnb

    Fuck those bloody vagina bastard asslicking bitches! How dare you contribute to those assholes?!?!?
    How dare you!!!!!!

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