Bloody Elbow and SB Nation would like to welcome MMAFighting.com to the family. The core staff will continue working with the site, including Ariel Helwani, Mike Chiappetta, Ben Fowlkes, and Michael David Smith. Managing Editor Bryan Tucker and founder Ray Hui will also be on board as well as photographer Esther Lin and E. Casey Leydon. MMA Fighting will continue to do what they do best which is the event coverage on location.
What does this mean for Bloody Elbow and the rest of the SB Nation MMA sites? It means that we'll have more content moving forward and greater access to MMA news. The sites will continue to run independently but there may be some movement back and forth for to better serve the readers.
For SB Nation it means that it is now the home for MMA. With Bloody Elbow, MMA Fighting, MMA Nation, and MMA Mania all under one roof, there will truly be a place for all MMA fans on SB Nation.
This is a monumental day for us and I am excited for what it means. Not just for the future or this site, but also the SB Nation network of sites.