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The way we roll

It seemed like a lot of people were upset that instead of doing live play by play and instant post-event commentary for UFC 76, we decided instead to work on beating the PARANOiA Survivor MAX song in Dance Dance Revolution EXTREME. And no, that’s not a joke. We literally did spend the night playing DDR. I’d show you footage, but our DDR sessions usually get pretty wild and naked. I have a general rule as far as that goes: you have to pay money to see that kinda thing.

Blogging here is on the same kind of basis. Maybe someday when we’re making some cheddar on this shit, I’ll be willing to pass up DDR with a basement full of young naked asian chicks. Until then you’ll have to rely on all those other internet mouth breathers, or people who are actually being paid to cover banal events like UFC 76.

But on a more serious note, we do appreciate the fact that people love the site and want to hear what we think. Which is why we’re making changes around here that will hopefully allow us to spend more time on the site giving you our two cents on everything going on in the MMA world. Those who have been around here for a while know that things have improved greatly from the days we posted three or four times a week. Once the new site goes live in a few weeks, then Fightlinker will officially become a job as opposed to something we do just because we’re totally awesome and stuff.

  • http://flyingguardpass.blogspot.com/ garth

    people demanding someone posting on a personal blog in their spare time (i.e. whenever the boss isn’t looking at work) should be flayed alive and diced.

  • http://flyingguardpass.blogspot.com/ garth

    s/b “demanding things from”. Sheeesh. I still thing dicing is an appropriate punishment.

  • http://www.fightlinker.com fightlinker

    Well, I know considering how pro we seem, it’s easy to forget that we’re not 15 well paid professionals working out of a writer’s room in Hollywood. Truth is there’s only 7 of us!

  • nois29

    Keep up the good work Fightlinker. Although you guys are 7, you should come up with individual aliases so we know who these posts are coming from.

    I’m looking forward to Fightlinker being the blog site for MMA like KissingSuzyKolber is for the NFL.

  • Matt

    Seriously man I like it the way it is… There are plenty of sites we can go to for “breaking news” and there really is no need for another one.. I hope things dont change too much around here b/c the articles are fuckin hilarious and as unprofessional as it may seem b/c of the fucks, and shits, and dildos you guys still hit the nail on the head.

  • marshal

    Hamill was robbed. Just like our innocence when you wouldn’t post.

  • http://www.fightlinker.com fightlinker

    ps: there aren’t seven of us. I’ll let you guess how many there really are ;-)

  • http://www.ufcdaily.com UFCDaily.com

    1.5

  • shanaconda

    So what do we have to do to get a invite to these DDR parties?
    Truthfully, immediately after an event there is a plethora of crap to read etc etc. It is in the dark silent winter between major events that your cornucopia of brain filth really save my soul

  • http://www.fightlinker.com fightlinker

    Shanaconda: send pictures … we’re now looking for more diversity in our mostly asian DDR squabbles.

    One thing to point out is this: I’d rather have people complain that we don’t update than have no one give a shit if we do or don’t. The fact that people actually care really blows my mind sometimes. All joking aside, I really appreciate being called a fucking douche for not posting ;-)

  • MJC_123

    I don’t understand who the fuck would ever read a live play by play they are the gaaaayest sounding thing in the world.
    Example
    1. good kick
    2.good punch
    3. He knocked him out

    Why are you not watching the show live folks? The internet has it all, text is not neccesary.
    Looking forward to more updates man but don’t burn yourself up….its a two way thing, the less work you do, the less we all do!

  • maafaka

    Ryan -Or whoever is hiding behind that fightlinker’s mask- i know you got some pretty decent graphic skills ( your banner is kool & also what you did for luke ..etc) but lemme tell you that the new look of the site that youve previewed is lame…it looks so much like an MMA site SHOULD look..too bad .
    just my toughts, like any of the 7 of you gives a fuck…

  • http://www.fightlinker.com fightlinker

    Well, we’re currently using the most generic WordPress template in the universe, so i dunno how things could get worse than this. The new site will look exactly like this but blue + with a ton of extra features.

    As for the play by plays, check out Jake Rossen’s play by plays at Sherdog for an example of what to expect, except hopefully we’ll be better. That’s not a knock on Rossen but a sign of how egotistical we are ;-)

    One of the main reason for the change in website is the fact that if we want to provide the kind of comprehensive coverage people really want, we need to start making some money off this site. I’m not really interested in making 24 cents a day through Google ads or having 1001 popups, so we’re upgrading our system to be able to justify charging real sponsors money for advertising.

    The look is something that will be tweaked and changed over time and through user feedback … the goal of this site is to become ‘your’ site, not just ‘my’ site. It’s all kind of hard to explain without letting the cat out of the bag, but you’ll see what we mean when the site debuts.

  • http://www.myspace.com/96273771 Tommy

    Shows me I guess. I thought it was just one guy. The fightlinker. Does seem like your funnier at times then others.

  • http://www.myspace.com/96273771 Tommy

    Seriously Fightlinker….Please don’t change like some people and sites do once you make it.

  • http://www.fightlinker.com fightlinker

    DON”T WORRY I WON”T GO JORDAN BREEN ON YOU GUYS!

    As for being funny sometimes and not so funny other times, weeeell … lets just say my liver hates me being funny.

  • http://www.myspace.com/96273771 Tommy

    So how many posters are there or is it just you and ole JD?

  • http://www.fightlinker.com fightlinker

    Me, myself, and I

  • http://www.myspace.com/96273771 Tommy

    Tell your liver to shut up then…You and Jack go to far back.

  • nois29

    then you should have at least 3 separate aliases then

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