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Kevin Iole Retard Watch 2

Last night Kevin Iole printed a letter from a reader that said that Matt Lindland had signed with HDnet, and implied that Matt was an HDNet fighter now. At first, I was flabbergasted : Kevin Iole was breaking news that didn’t drip from the tip of Dana White’s penis? That’s unpossible! And unpossible it was, as I got an email from HDNet marketing’s Megan Magana (hot???) saying this:

Just wanted to clarify something I read today on your site. Mr. Lindland signed with HDNet Fights to broadcast.

That mirrors what one of our readers said as well: Matt didn’t sign to fight with HDNet, he made a deal to show his Sportfight promotion’s events on HDNet. ‘To broadcast’ might also mean commentary or other stuff too.

Now, we’re not perfect at Fightlinker. As fight ‘linkers’ and not fight ‘reporters’, we put the burden of being correct on other websites that we reference. Some would say we’re passing the buck and they would be absolutely correct! But hey … as time goes on we learn pretty quickly who can or can’t be trusted, and while we knew that everything coming from Kevin Iole’s computer had a taint to it, we’re amazed that he would print something that implied Lindland was fighting for HDNet when he’s not.

So at this point we are officially putting Kevin Iole on our blacklist: there is nothing he can report that we will print as fact without a big asterisk beside it saying “WARNING: Kevin Iole is at best an irresponsible source with clear conflict of interest issues, and at worse an incompetent no fact checking douche. Take whatever he says with the world’s largest grain of salt.”

  • Matt (tapout name shitstain)

    First FL gets an email from HDNet, next he’ll be on the panel for the next Inside MMA. Maybe they will show your Sam Craplan fight on there.

  • Amy Robinson

    I’m a little weary that HD Net fights marketing team reads fightlinker. Not just that but then take the time to send an email.

    I mean I love fightlinker, but I’m a degenerate whos a whore for dirty Canuck snarky mma blogs.

  • fightlinker

    What’s even creepier is Mark Cuban has actually posted in the comments section. And yeah, it really was him :-p But hey, I’ve heard it said that if you want to keep your pulse on the retarded opinion of stupid MMA fans, this is a pretty good place to do it.

  • Matt (tapout name shitstain)

    We are the same people Xyience markets to unfortunately.

  • Ben

    Well while we’re shitting on Kevin Iole, I just want to say that the New Years Resolution article he wrote for MMA Junkie was fucktarded. I was under the impression that he was a sports journalist, but I guess he’s a sports columnist. Who is he to tell Monte Cox what he can or can’t do effectively? Or to tell Ben Rothwell where he should sign (and by the way, like the implication wasn’t that he should sign with the UFC? Ha!) and why? Maybe Ben Rothwell wants to support a family, maybe Ben Rothwell wants to make some fucking money before his body is beat up. Where does sports journalist Kevin Iole get off suggesting what he should do? Is he a manager? He needs to decide if he’s a manager or a journalist, because he can’t do both effectively.

    Annoying ass motherfucker. I could post this at Junkie, but they are all nice and civil there (or utterly retarded, and I prefer to live somewhere in between, which, incidentally, means Fightlinker).

  • Lifer

    amy’s a whore!

  • Lifer

    p.s. make sure that salt is sun-dried sea salt.

  • Kid Nate

    I should have challenged you to bet your eyebrows on that one.

  • Accomando

    “…And yeah, it really was him :-p…”


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  • Xavier

    The countdown to Fightlinker selling out to HDnet fights like Sam Craplan sold out to ProElite begins now!

  • fightlinker

    Sweet, fingers crossed we get more than 17 dollars and some Krispy Kremes out of it!

  • hankd

    Cuban posts all over the place AND answers emails if they’re worth replying to. He even posts at Sherdog…

    and yes, the HDNet people do read various MMA websites…including FightLinker…lol

  • Dan

    Watch out FL, you’re going to get a nasty passive aggressive letter!

  • Amy Robinson

    what can I say, I guess I got brainwashed by the mesmerizing grape photo.

    were all whores in one way or another tho.

  • Andrej

    Damn you, the nightmares. ewwwwwww!