This weekend I got the unexpected opportunity to write a piece about the great Jon Jones for Bloody Elbow. Their original plans fell through for them and they needed someone to step up at the last minute and lend a hand. I was happy to help. The subject was Jon Jones, a fighter I’d covered closely over the ten years I wrote about MMA, traveling often to his homebase in Albuquerque to figure out who he is and what he’s about. Writing something about his legacy? That’s right in the middle of my wheelhouse.
That was a wild time. You definitely got me outraged a few times.
Enjoyed the retrospective. Cue up "Those were the days my friend" on your preferred music streaming service if you haven't heard it for awhile.
Totally forgot about 5 ounces of pain and I consider myself an aficionado hah hah. Yeah I’ve found from my own experiences that outrage bait is ultimately hollow. But at the same time you were a virtuoso of the form. The Carwin Lesnar one was a fantastic provocative piece and you had many more to follow!
First one’s free..the rest are going to cost them 😉😂