I have made it no secret in my previous article about MMA Podcasts that MMA is my favorite sport. While podcasts are great for entertainment, due to the turnaround time from recording them to listening to them (if you don’t listen live) the information is not as up to date as reading about it on a blog with a full-time staff checking out what is happening at all times. These sites have exactly that. They also have journalists who aren’t afraid to dig in and find out the really hard to get information that fans are looking for.
Mixed Martial Arts is a very fast-moving sport with constant fight announcements, injuries and other news to report. So to be a good MMA publication, their journalists have to stay on top of things, and these websites are the best at doing so. If you cannot get enough MMA information, these are the websites you need to be checking at all times, so you never miss a punch.
This is by far my favorite mixed martial arts website. They publish an obscene amount of stories every day, and they are always incredibly accurate. There are some occasions where other sites beat them to the story, but that is because MMAJunkie always makes sure to fact check and call the parties involved to make sure they are not just reporting on rumor, but real facts.
Not only do they offer up to the minute news, but they also offer some great features and thought-provoking articles. Their “Fight Path” series comes out weekly and covers an up and coming fighter, and tells a little about their story and where they come from. It’s a great way to learn about some fighters who might make it to big shows someday.
There is a reason MMA Junkie has won the World MMA Awards “Best Media Source” category three years in a row, and it is simply because they are the best.
MMAFighting is another great website for MMA content. Their writing staff are top-notch, and they offer some of the best interviews and video content on the Internet. They probably have the most famous MMA journalist in Ariel Helwani on staff, and he brings some great video interviews to the website.
Their news is not as fast as MMA Junkie, but their articles are just as well written, and just as well researched. They are more feature driven, and they bring sides of the fighters out that you won’t see anywhere else. That being said, because of how well-connected Ariel is, they break some inside stories that no one else gets.
Bloody Elbow is an MMA blog in the purest sense. They are usually one of the first to break news stories, but their fact checking might not be at the same level as some of the other sites. They are not afraid to report on rumors, but they are smart enough to let readers know what they are reporting is a rumor.
Bloody Elbow is part of SBNation, which means you can register for an account and actually post content. This is great if you are an MMA fan who would like to try to get into MMA journalism.
Cage Potato is very similar to Bloody Elbow, in that they are both pure blogs, and they are willing to push the envelope a bit more than some of the other sites. Cage Potato is a little more casual, in that they are willing to swear in their posts and they don’t carry that professional journalist way of doing things.
Basically, Cage Potato is an MMA blog by fans of the sport who are not trying to be taken necessarily as journalists, but just guys who love Mixed Martial Arts and choose to write about it.
Between these four mixed martial arts sites you should be able to stay up to date with everything that is happening in the fast-moving world of Martial Arts. Check these amazing websites daily and enjoy!
What MMA websites do you rely on for your MMA fix? Let us know in the comments.
Image Credit: ShutterStock
Explore more about: Sports.