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A preface

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.

  • frickshun says:

    Hahaha….I think I’m falling for you Subotic!!

  • YEAH RIGHT says:

    I still hate you

  • GoldenArms says:

    subo is a fag

  • Rodriguez says:

    25? Shit, we might as well just put you out to pasture now, grandpa.

  • Schrute Boxe says:

    sorry what’s the point of this article

  • sandstorm says:

    i totally agree with what youre saying here. cant wait to hear the audio

  • Millertime says:

    Your 25? Grow the fuck up and stop being a whiny bitch. This shouldn’t be on the front page of Fightlinker. Put this in the forums or comments when it comes out. It makes this place look like trash.

  • Dove Strangler says:

    Snowden is consistently the worst mma “journalist” and is wrong about an amazing number of things, it blows my mind people even read what he writes anymore.

  • Tanhauser says:

    Snowden has connections?

  • npod says:

    There is only one interview with a frequent bloodyelbow contributor that would blow my mind: mmalogic

  • GoldenArms says:

    this just might be the dumbest, most worthless post I have ever seen at FL. I dont understand why Ryan lets this troll post here. Hes not funny and doesnt know shit.

  • Rodriguez says:

    “this just might be the dumbest, most worthless post I have ever seen at FL.”

    U-God, you must’ve missed my “Yahoo needs a fact-checker” post last year. That was epic garbage.

  • ArleneK says:

    I believe that we should always prioritize our safety.Indeed,once life is gone,we can never bring it back.I remember the incident that happened to my driver.I can’t believe that it would absolutely happen to him because of his negligence.Texting while driving is prohibited by law in several states. Even so, auto incidents did not go down in states that have banned texting behind the wheel. In some states the number of crashes actually increased. The Transportation Department called the study misleading as it worked to follow through with a national campaign to stamp out texting behind the wheel. Traffic safety experts have said that whether or not the laws are effective depend on adequate enforcement. Because drivers often resort to even more dangerous text messaging methods to avoid been seen, some think the restrictions are making the situation worse. Texting and operating a vehicle are not only dangerous but could require you to take out a payday loan when you are cited by a law enforcement officer.

  • P W says:

    Replace Subo with ArleneK!

  • Grappo says:

    Schrute- “sorry what’s the point of this article”


  • Omomatta says:

    This whole stirring the pot thing is starting to get a little….not funny, irritating, humiliating. Ryan, please make me a MOD so I can remove garbage like this from the site. Or let Clint take care of it…just do something.

  • Symbul says:

    Snowden didn’t wanna talk to you? :(

  • AZ Bored says:

    Snowden writes for reaction and controversy. I don’t believe he believes half the shit he says.

  • repenttokyo says:

    i agree with arlenek.

  • Márcio says:

    I LOL’ed at this article. Funny stuff.

  • frickshun says:

    Subo deserves a PROMOTION!! Look who he dragged out of the FL doldrums:
    1) motherfucking DOVE STRANGLER
    2) AZ BORED
    3) GRAPPO
    4) holy shit on a stick…..ARLENEK!!!!!!

  • fish tacos says:

    Take away this guys license to post.

    Rod, you pussy, write something.

  • subo says:

    Dove and AZ are two of my most prized converts.

    Marcio and P W are next

    I have, alas, given up on Goldenarms, much like his parents

    Et tu, Omo?

  • YEAH RIGHT says:

    I don’t even get a name drop? I guess i don’t hate hard enough.

  • subo says:

    you betrayed your roots when you changed your screen name

    just like FedorHadouken (aka Tanhauser)

  • glassjawsh says:

    omo actually has it right, the best way to get under subo’s skin is to rarely criticize him, that way when you actually do he is forced to pay attention

    snowden sucks, but sometimes subo is just as much of an attention whore (without the pretense)

  • Omomatta says:

    I just think Subo’s like the boogeyman. Ignore him and he’ll disappear.

  • chim55 says:

    Snowdens book, Total MMA was a fantastic book that I will stand by.

    Saying that, I have nt read a lot of his recent articles so Im not best equipped to comment.