The ultimate MMA enthusiast, mixed martial arts has been a passion of mine since I saw Chuck Liddell beat down Tito Ortiz in their first encounter. Since then, I have been hooked on the sport. I am a proud owner of a black belt in trash talk. Ranked 2nd in the world only to Mr. Chael P. Sonnen, best trash talker of all time.
That is not to say that I do not love other sports, as I am also a die hard Chicago Blackhawks fan. I have been that way since I was a kid, long before the Stanley Cup bandwagon hoppers that plague the United Center on a game to game basis.
I am also a huge Chicago White Sox and Bulls fan. As far as football is concerned, I root for the Chicago Bears and Tennessee Titans. Trolling Green Bay Packers fan may be the easiest/most amusing thing to do on Sundays, especially because I go to school five minutes from Lambeau Field.
I feel that is all the information that is worth sharing, as this is a sports website. Hope you enjoy my articles!
Jan 24, 2012: First Article Written
July 17, 2012: 1,000,000 Reads
Nov 25, 2012: 2,000,000 Reads
Jan 24, 2013: 2,500,000 Reads and One Year Anniversary
Mar 10, 2013: 3,000,000 Reads
May 31, 2013: 3,500,000 Reads (before the great data loss of June 2013)
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Riley, I manage a bunch of UFC and MMA fighters. I would like to see if you would like to interview them? Could you email me at Fightergy@gmail.com
Your comment to Phoenix Jones:
"Don't worry, I don't take the "trolls" and haters to seriously, thanks tho. Regarding your question, that was my honest opinion, that was not something assigned to me. I figured I would get hate for it, but sometimes you gotta do what's not the most popular thing. You seem like a smart guy from reading around the site, and most of the argument I made was off fact. The only thing I got hate on was the one opinion I made which regarded Rousey's behavior from the show. Everything else I addressed in the article was based on the hate I was reading in the comment section for Rousey in my other articles, so I addressed everything. My opinion is people way overreacted to Rousey and unjustly hurled hate her way. She is a different personality, but doesn't deserves the amount of crap she is getting. But again, everyone is entitled to their opinions on her and I was just trying to shed some light on the topic. Whether people agree or not is a whole different story, I respect most people's opinions. Thanks for dropping the inquiry though."
You are a "sports writer" damnit. Learn how to correctly spell words and not use shitty slang.
Your attempt at comedy in your profile might be funny, and let me strongly emphasize MIGHT be funny, if you were 14 years old. Lack of professionalism and a glaring sign of immaturity.
An even better, more comical article about your backwards, copy-paste journalism.
Despite his stupid name, JOHHNY BANANAS hit the nail on its head with his comments. Another example of a cookie cutter writer who has zero journalism experience or skill. Making slideshows and top 10 lists is not journalism, it's a hobby for obsessed fans. B/R manipulates its writers to pay them measly wages to run their website.
This article is an example of a real journalist easily stating the flaws and manipulation of this pseudo-journalism that is B/R.
"...Why? Because what B/R actually wants are not unique voices. What B/R’s business model relies on is cookie-cutter writing. Quite literally in many cases: I have it on some authority that even for these Lead NBA Writers, these recruited unique voices, column topics and the angles to be emphasized are typically assigned. Like, it’s not even “write about Kobe.” It’s “write 10 ways in which Kobe is better than MJ, and be mostly serious about it.” It’s the definition of cookie-cutter writing, and it’s something no one needs."
"Plus, with the UFC's push into Asia, such as UFC Fight Night 34 in Singapore, it's head-scratching to think such a marketable Asian hero would be cut loose when he could draw fans in that area."
Okami is Japanese; your statement makes as much sense as Bisping drawing in fans at a UFC event in Germany because he is European. The UK and Germany are completely distinct and separate cultures much like Singapore and Japan. I would not automatically assume that American fans must back a Canadian fighter because they are both in N America. USA chants occur quite often at PPVs. How often do you hear a N America chant from Americans for a Canadian?
Not sure if you don't understand the difference between a country and a continent or if you just think all Asians are the same. Not sure if racist or just ignorant.
keep reading that Rousey article man. is that really your honest opinion on the topic or did bleacher need someone to do a piece taking Ronda's side for positive PR?
don't listen to that garbage from "Johnny Bananas" he's the ultimate troll.
Your articles are atrocious. When is B/R going to get real writers instead of anyone off the street. You have SAME format for every article you write. Plus, your analysis sounds like it is copied straight from Wikipedia, which in some cases it actually is. Learn how to be a real journalist. Actually don't, you would still be awful. Give up writing and do something so you can move out of your mom's basement.
You, sir, have just earned a fan. White Sox and THEEE bears for sure.
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