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James MacDonald is a freelance writer from Hamilton, Scotland.
From 2003-2006, he contributed to SaddoBoxing.com, providing interviews, features and briefly working as the website's copy editor. James joined Bleacher Report as a Featured Columnist in June 2012, after spending the previous six years completing dual Master's degrees in Psychology and Social Sciences.
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Ahh, got it, James. I do know the word but wasn't sure in this case so changed it to illusory. Sorry about that! Have a good one.
What club are you at? Should come to Dundee and go to Dundee MMA (part of the Shooters fight team.) I am not Scottish, but I live here. It's good to see someone else on b/r that is in Scotland! haha, nice place here, not so appreciative of the weather though.
Absolutely. That's what I'm here for.
No problem, James. Thanks for the great read!
I have to say I appreciate your intelligent articles about Fallon Fox. It's refreshing to hear someone think critically about a unique situation instead of jumping on the bashing bandwagon. Thanks for that.
You agree Mitrione crossed the line so what are your thoughts about the rant Joe Rogan went on about Fallen Fox? Why didn't uncle dana take on the "voice of the octagon?" Oh ya, Rogan and White are buddies! The UFC has had it in for Mitrione for about a year or so and this was their sleazy way of getting rid of him! Un-suspend Mitrione or else suspend Rogan, too! MAjor double standard going on and I don't like it one bit. Dana has been gradually turning into a royal asshole and I believe he is burnt out and in need of an extended vacation if the UFC is to keep it's reputation intact! Mitrione may have crossed the line but if he did, then Joe Rogan did as well! This is utter CRAP!
Hey, James. How do I sign up to get notifications whenever you drop another article?
Hey James, you're welcome - and yeah, I've noticed that in British books. I'm pretty sure that the American rule is the B/R rule in that case, even though we leave British spelling alone. Just one of those confusing quirky things!
Ok... I read your Kos vs Diaz comment and my head about exploded when you predicted a 3rd round armbar. In Diaz 26 wins he has had three third round submissions - Jeremy Jackson (4-5 losses by sub,) Josh Neer (5-12 losses by sub) and Scott Smith (4-10 losses by Sub)
Each of these guys has proven to be weak to submissions, whereas Kos has 1 sub loss dated back to 2005... Statistically if it goes to a third round its going to be a decision, looking at the fighters records diaz has lost the majority of his decisions while Kos has won his, if you were going to predict anything, based off statistics it would have to be a 1-2 KO for Diaz, or a decision win by Koscheck.
Its not just you a lot of analysts predict 3rd round finishes for fights and every time I want to scream. While it happens once in a blue moon it should never make it onto an analysts report seeing as how freakin rare it is...
I'm an avid MMA fan and an intelligence analyst so seeing this drives me crazy lol (no insult to you seriously, I plan on grilling each person I see post something like this)
Not a problem, James. Thanks again for your hard effort and attention to detail!