I just got done recording the first half of tomorrow’s podcast with Ryan, shortly before he calls up Jonathan Snowden, author of Total MMA and staff writer for Bloody Elbow, for an interview. My pleas to remain on the line fell on deaf ears.
I believe Snowden is a quality writer with a deep wealth of knowledge about MMA and a true belief regarding how it’s future will be best served. I also believe that he deliberately pushes an ideal for the sport that’s diametrically opposed to my own. It’s the shiftiness that gets me. Nate and Gross say they want co-promotion – that’s dumb, but honest. Snowden doesn’t. Nate comes right out and says that Melendez might be #1 after his next fight – Snowden merely lays the groundword for such an audacious leap of logic.
I’m 25 and I write for a couple of blogs. I don’t have the connections, the history or the access that Snowden does. None of those things makes him right or me wrong about any particular issue. The jihad continues, and I can’t wait to see how Ryan treats him/yell at Ryan for treating him so nicely.