I won’t be breaking down the fights again for a little while, but to be honest, I’m not sure why anybody reads my blog when there are so many awesome writers to follow out there. Here are some of my favorite MMA writers for you to read while I’m gone – guys who aren’t necessarily the biggest names, but do some of the best work:
Patrick Wyman: Formerly at Bloody Elbow, Patrick has recently moved to Sherdog, where he breaks down every fight of every UFC card, highlights up and coming prospects, and helps produce entertaining top ten lists. Patrick watches online footage of guys like the TUF: Latin America prospects so you don’t have to. You can check out Patrick’s work here.
T.P. Grant and Zane Simon: T.P. and Zane have continued Bloody Elbow’s prospect watch series, a project started by Leland Roling and “smoogy” and continued by Patrick Wyman. If you want to know who some of the UFC stars of tomorrow are, I strongly recommend checking out their scouting reports. Here’s an example of one of their recent posts, breaking down some up and coming light-heavyweight prospects.
Zach Arnold: Zach seems to have been on a bit of a hiatus himself, but when he’s active, he provides sharp business insights and real reporting into the shenanigans that take place with some of the more prominent athletic commissions in the country. Check out his work over at Fight Opinion.
Jack Slack: For my money, Jack is the best technique writer in the MMA business. I can watch tape of a fighter and get a decent understanding of that fighter’s strengths and weaknesses, but Jack can break down their technique at such a higher level. He has an entertaining writing style and every one of his articles is an educational experience. Check out his stuff at Fightland, including a recent piece on the upcoming Edgar-Swanson match.
BJJ Scout: He’s not a writer, but BJJ Scout produces awesome videos on both MMA fighters and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu masters. He recently did a study on Dominick Cruz that was nothing short of fascinating. Here’s a link to his YouTube channel… fair warning, his videos are a great way to lose track of time.
GambLou: If you need your gambling fix, check out GambLou’s blog on the day of a UFC event – he knows his stuff and he’s proved it over a long period of time now. My gambling picks are of the degenerate variety – his are not.
There are a lot of other great writers out there as well, but these are the guys who are doing the best work in the business in my humble opinion. And don’t worry – I’ll be back before too long!