No-Holds-Barred Death Matches Still Going on in New York

No-Holds-Barred Death Matches Still Going on in New York

Yesterday, BloodyElbow stalwart Brent Brookhouse caught wind of an unsanctioned fight show scheduled for today in New York City, so he posted this missive on the Underground Combat League. You see, pro MMA may be banned in the Empire State, but amateur MMA has always been legal, and for the past ten years, the UCL has been exploiting that loophole by holding events at various undisclosed locations within the Five Boroughs. However, unlike other amateur events – where there are set rules and guidelines and varying levels of medical screening before and after the fights – the UCL offers nothing. The rules are whatever the fighters agree to, and if you get injured, you’re SOL until someone calls 911 and an ambulance comes or you decide to take a cab down to the local ER.

Said Brookhouse:

If the promoter were nearly as interested in just having MMA sanctioned in New York, he’d probably not be so willing to throw out all shreds of safety. No medic on site, allowing pros to fight as amateurs, allowing headbutts – a horrible thing in terms of long term health of the brain – all points to a lack of truly caring about anything other than the here-and-now, not anything involving the long-term health of MMA in New York.

Well, the promoter apparently doesn’t read BloodyElbow, because he went ahead with the underground event, and Fightlinker was on hand for the carnage. Here’s a vid of a fighter getting decapitated. (Warning: this is not for the squeamish.)

  • bosswell

    They both sucked

  • iamphoenix

    this is not for the squish? fuck you dude that shit was stupid as fuck. fightlinker is not just a former shell of itself, but a decaying carcass of what could have been. I only come here because I feel bad for what used to be and to see the shit that is posted here sometimes just makes me want to fucking time travel back in time to when this site used to be awesome. It’s like instead of lucky charms for cereal, all I’m getting is a steaming pile of shit. there’s not even glaze on the shit, it’s just straight up shit, and i don’t honestly know how ryan can deal with that. must be a canadian thing. this isn’t fightlinker. fightlinker used to be the FUCK YOU of the online mma presence. now it’s just an afterthought.

    Fuck man. I really, really want the old fightlinker back. you really have to notice the fucking difference between the times before this stupid fucking rebellion media bullshit and after because honestly, i don’t know why i come back here, maybe thinking things will revert to the times of old. real shit, Ryan, jump fucking ship bro. real talk. invest in something else. this isn’t your fightlinker. this isn’t what you want. there’s nothing left here. remember even when you disappeared for half a year a few years ago? we still posted and kept the forums alive…now…now it’s just a fucking ghost town with old members with an addiction hoping there’s still crack left to smoke but we all know there isn’t.

    fuck dude. for real. just fuckin fuck.

  • iamphoenix

    no one got fucking decapitated you idiot motherucker! god damn it feels like i’m taking crazy pills! i hope that whenever you fly, your plane crashes and you’re the only one that dies.

  • brandon

    “this is not for the squish? fuck you dude that shit was stupid as fuck. fightlinker is not just a former shell of itself, but a decaying carcass of what could have been. I only come here because I feel bad for what used to be and to see the shit that is posted here sometimes just makes me want to fucking time travel back in time to when this site used to be awesome. It’s like instead of lucky charms for cereal, all I’m getting is a steaming pile of shit. there’s not even glaze on the shit, it’s just straight up shit, and i don’t honestly know how ryan can deal with that. must be a canadian thing. this isn’t fightlinker. fightlinker used to be the FUCK YOU of the online mma presence. now it’s just an afterthought.

    Fuck man. I really, really want the old fightlinker back. you really have to notice the fucking difference between the times before this stupid fucking rebellion media bullshit and after because honestly, i don’t know why i come back here, maybe thinking things will revert to the times of old. real shit, Ryan, jump fucking ship bro. real talk. invest in something else. this isn’t your fightlinker. this isn’t what you want. there’s nothing left here. remember even when you disappeared for half a year a few years ago? we still posted and kept the forums alive…now…now it’s just a fucking ghost town with old members with an addiction hoping there’s still crack left to smoke but we all know there isn’t.

    fuck dude. for real. just fuckin fuck.”

    This expresses my thoughts exactly. TRUTH

  • jim genia

    I know you wrote words, iamphoenix, but all I see is a lot of crying.

  • theinsaneonejustinmccully

    Fightlinker does suck balls now. Explanation I got is that they don’t like lawsuits. oh well
    can’t be funny anymore or ufc takes your money

  • kwagnuth

    Fuck I remember when this site used to be green man……. That’s all I got.

  • Denton

    Damn, Pheonix you need to get laid.

  • CAP

    :(….. (emoticon that faggots)

  • CAP

    : (……. Fucker

  • FUCK YOU PHEONIX

    FUCK YOU FOR THIS DUMBASS POST AND VIDEO

  • FUCK YOU Jim Genia

    ^^ This was obvious meant for Jim Genia

  • Bob

    That article and video was retarded. I read it thinking wow, should I watch, gonna be rough. Watched and thought to myself, I bet the author didn’t even watch the video he loaded.

    FIRE WHOEVER WROTE THIS ARTICLE ASAP! HE MADE YOUR WHOLE WEBSITE LOOK RETARDED JUST NOW.

  • Sam

    Yeah I don’t know why I keep checking this site any more either.

  • Morghen

    IF you’re the uploader and you were trolling for clicks, then I applaud your manipulation of all of us.

    On the other hand, if you ACTUALLY thought that the video was in any way “brutal” or “not for the squeamish,” then I… I don’t even know what to say. For fuck’s sake, that barely qualified as “violent.”

  • jim genia

    I am 100% serious about the extreme brutality that can be found in the clip I posted. In fact, I am 100% serious about everything.

  • dick

    Hi guys, it’s Dick. I haven’t had the time to post in a while, but I’ve been told by Ryan that I’m welcome back anytime, so I guess I still count as an author on this site. I’ve been really busy, but I have been following the site and awaiting its new developments.

    I must say that I object to the portrayal by Jim Genia in this post, even though I like Jim personally. I met him at his book release party, which I attended by special invite of the Fightlinker guys as their newest writer (at the time). Matt Polly, Ryan Harkness, Jake Fortin, Jim Genia, and myself all had a chance to hang out at his book release, and it was a pleasure to meet him and hear about his interesting experiences in covering the UCL for his book, in which he featured the UCL as its main topic. In fact, the book release event at which I met Jim and the others from Fightlinker actually doubled as a UCL event. Jim did not seem to have a problem with the UCL at that time.

    So, I must say I was surprised to read this post. At first, I simply couldn’t watch the video, thinking, “If Jim Genia wrote this, something horrible must have happened.” Then I watched the video, and… embarrassing. No harm came to the “decapitation victim” whatsoever. I honestly must speculate as to whether Jim is actually even the person who wrote this.
    I am not quite sure what to say about the ethics of writing about a subject in a book and then sensationalizing it in this manner, but I will say that I would prefer that incidents not be erroneously portrayed as “decapitations”; doesn’t THAT in itself set the legalization effort back?

    I care very much about the legalization effort in New York, so I am half tempted to edit this original post myself if I still have the privileges (I haven’t checked if I do), but I will leave the post intact out of consideration to Jim as a stand-up guy in general. I sincerely hope it was not actually he who wrote this article.

  • jim genia

    I wrote the piece, Dick. Of course no decapitation happened. You know firsthand how civilized these underground events actually are. The disclaimer I posted, and the promise for violence, was simply me poking fun at all those who so easily believe that these types of events are the epitome of sadistic evil (i.e., BloodyElbow, who posted their attack piece on Friday without ever having attended a UCL).

    Here’s my serious coverage of Saturday’s UCL event: http://www.fightline.com/fl/news/2013/0826/557316/underground-combat-league-tour/. No decapitations went down, although there’s a vid of a fight there that’s much more violent than the one posted here.

  • glassjawsh

    see now…if you hafta ‘asplain it….

    well…you know…

  • CAP

    still gay.

  • glassjawsh

    2 final thoughts:

    it’s good to see the jackals can still scrape together enough genuine hate and bile for a public shaming of the idiot writers (though it’s still not quite the same without jew Frick citing 90s MC’s or Subo receiving death threats or everyone being casually racist AS SHIT to Blackula).

    also, shame on the entire “community” for not thinking to call his man Jim Vagina until right now…

  • dick

    No hard feelings Jim, but I’m not too sure I agree with your honest criticism of the lack of medical attention (which is valid and I agree with) being combined with a false allegation of decapitation. Regardless, if it was a troll attempt, it worked on me, so congrats.

  • CAP

    No hard feelings Dick.

  • jim genia

    glassjawsh, is that what you think happened here? LOL. Keep living the dream, squirt.

  • iamphoenix

    it’s in our contracts. we have to hate every writer on this site. One day I’m going to write a book, and then just go around writing things on the internet that are stupid but hey, I wrote a book so I get a pass and everything I write is fucking gold. I hope the letters on your keyboard to fall off.

  • iamphoenix

    ^ i need to edit this to delete “to” and add “Fuck you” at the end.

  • jim genia

    I approve of the career path you suggested for yourself, iamphoenix. After all, it worked for me.

  • frick

    Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

  • iamphoenix

    I want you to be kidnapped by some Russians or some shit, but Liam Nesson won’t be there to save you, not even in the sequel.

  • Nepal

    Pretty pathetic. Posting an video and writing an article as a teaser/troll is pretty bad. Then coming back and justifying/bailing out is just as bad. Ryan, don’t let this kind of shit continue. Decap! fuck! Jim, you’re an idiot.

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