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Sports Illustrated gets all up in dat MMA shit

I apologize for the amount of bloggo-centric news, but when there’s so little going on in MMA I tend to turn towards the Days of Our Lives: MMA Website edition for inspiration. We just talked about Josh Gross leaving Sherdog to work for Sports Illustrated, and it looks like another of our fellow parasites (as Dana likes to call us) has been picked up to work there as well. Who? None other than Ben Fowlkes, who also just got on board with Cage Potato too. His GF is a blogger too (aaw, blog buddies!) and she wrote up a supportive entry regarding the new job:

It’s official: Ben is the new (and first ever) mixed martial arts columnist for Sports Illustrated. His first column published today. I can’t tell you how proud I am or how quickly I will spend his paycheck. From here on out, it should publish every Thursday until he is inevitably fired.

You can read Ben’s first column at Sports Illustrated on Mac Danzig here.

  • x5BoltMainx

    Not too shabby.

  • garth

    yah, i went over that yesterday. interesting article. but didn’t danzig prove he’s a pro athlete already? by competing, er, professionally?

  • frickshun

    Little bit of a fluff piece but nice intro into the sport for casual readers. People need a story & Vegan Mac provides it. I disagree w/that retarded Pros vs Joes analogy though. Also, most fighters don’t get that traditional sport “contract” like NFL, NBA, MLB. Danzig has been a “professional” for a while & fought fucking Mach in Pride. If that isn’t a big deal, I don’t kow what is. It may not have been for a big US audience but I’d say you made it (as a fighter) at that point.

  • fightlinker

    My thing about Danzig is he was basically placed in the house as a ringer. You had all these 1-0 and 3-1 fighters and then this 16-4-1 guy who’s fought in PRIDE and was a KOTC champion for a long while. Jeeeeez, I wonder who’s going to win??? /sarcasm