They were banned from UFC events before, and now they’re banned once again. Sherdog.com, who arguably kept the sport alive on the internet during it’s stunted youth, just got excommunicated by Zuffa again. From Josh Gross over at Sports Illustrated:
Two hours before doors opened Sunday at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colo., a UFC official informed Sherdog.com — the largest independent MMA media site on the Web, the official MMA content partner for ESPN.com, and my home as an executive editor from 2004-2008 — that its access had been pulled indefinitely because of a “executive decision,” multiple sources confirmed to SI.com.
Asked to comment on the decision to revoke Sherdog.com’s access, UFC president Dana White told SI.com via text that his reasoning was “none of your [expletive] business.”
Oh, Dana White. You’re such a charmer! Who knows why Sherdog is out this time (the last time’s lynchpin was them posting TUF finalist spoilers) but there’s been enough incidents over the past few months that it could just be something small acting as the straw that broke the camels back. Something small like half the staff at Sherdog appearing in Dana White is Evil: The Movie, perhaps?