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From Kevin’s latest mailbag:

Matt Lindland was on an HDNet Fights broadcast recently and told the interviewer that he’s signed on with them.

Yes, the news was delivered via someone mailing Kevin, and it’s apparently repeated news from an HDNet broadcast. But you know how it is with MMA news: it’s not really news until it’s on the web. Then the person who put it up first gets bragging rights. So how the hell did MMA Junkie, Five Ounces, Bloody Elbow, et all miss this news? Just last week I spent a good page or two worth of writing lambasting the mainstream MMA media for never being the first to report anything, and now Kevin Iole of all people breaks this Lindland shit.

Of course, the other possibility is that Kevin Iole printed this without fact checking it and he’s wrong. Anyone know for sure?

While down in the States over holidays, I hit up a few different bookstores and bought all the magazines I could get my mitts on related to mixed martial arts. I passed on the kung fu rags with token articles on UFC fighters, but past that I think I got a decent representation of the shit you should be able to find yourself wherever you live (provided you live in a city with a Barnes & Noble or Chapters).

Over the next week I’ll be starting off every day with a review of one magazine. Here’s the ones I’ll be covering:

  • Fighters Only
  • MMA Worldwide
  • Fight!
  • Ultimate Grappling
  • Real Fighter
  • Elite Fighter

I’m sure there are magazines I’m missing … add the names of any others into the comments section and I’ll try and get a hold of them. As I get new mags I’ll do new reviews, and compile all of them into a (gasp!) resource so you’ll have an easy way of knowing which magazines suck or rock and why.

If ya hadn’t noticed, I’ve taken the day off. Liveblogging till 10am on New Years Day was awesome, but that combined with NYE celebrations means I’ve been up way too long and I’m still crusty like a motherfucker. Anything I write would be a typo-riddled POS … not that it’s ever really different, but long story short I’m planning on spending the rest of my night in my underwear watching Law & Order.

Business as usual tommorow as the holidays are over. Hope you all had a fun NYE, and look forward to some neat ‘extras’ over the course of this week :)

A new year, and already, things are looking good. Fightlinker has a lot of plans for 2008. For starters, we’ll be cranking out the merchandise you salivating fan-boys (and girls) have been begging for. Yes, we will be making Jackal shirts, so you no longer have to send me threatening emails anymore! We’ll also finally put up the long awaited and ridiculously hyped weekly cartoon, and finally, in a few days, we’ll also be launching the finalized version of Fightlinker.com. More bang for your buck, bitches.

We’re always lookin to improve, and we hope you’ll continue to make Fightlinker part of your day, because honestly, we’re probably the only reason you haven’t hung yourself in your mom’s basement.

 

Thanks to Swedish Guy for the wicked screenshot!

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