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8/20/13 5:06 PM
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BenFowlkes
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Hello, UG. Over on MMA Junkie today, I've got an extended version of a story we did for USA Today on UFC matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby. For about an hour, the three of us sat and talked on the record, which is rare enough in itself, and I actually learned a lot about how the UFC sausage gets made. I also felt a little bit bad for all the times I've criticized the UFC matchmaking process without fully realizing all that goes into it.

Anyway, if you feel like giving it a read, here's the link: http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/08/powerful-but-a-little-misunderstood-ufc-matchmakers-joe-silva-and-sean-shelby

8/20/13 5:08 PM
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Thanks Ben

8/20/13 5:12 PM
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Edited: 08/20/13 5:34 PM
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8/20/13 5:13 PM
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i thought joe silva doesnt do interviews

8/20/13 5:16 PM
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i thought joe silva doesnt do interviews


they don't. the article talks about it.

 

great work once again ben

8/20/13 5:19 PM
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Excellent work, Ben. I'm a big fan of your writing. Cheers! Phone Post 3.0
8/20/13 5:23 PM
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That is a must read, holy grail interview right there!

8/20/13 5:29 PM
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I really enjoyed reading that this morning. Phone Post
8/20/13 5:33 PM
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John M
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Good piece Mr. Fowlkes. I enjoy your podcast btw.
8/20/13 5:39 PM
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great article

8/20/13 5:40 PM
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Really great article. Nice job!
8/20/13 5:43 PM
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Great job at getting those interviews. As I was reading them I started to remember that I hadn't seen one from them before Phone Post 3.0
8/20/13 5:45 PM
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Sub for later. Phone Post
8/20/13 6:09 PM
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notsobigmike
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Great insight; people just assume matchmaking is as easy as choosing fighters off the roster in a video game. There's just so many moving pieces.
8/20/13 6:39 PM
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PrettyBoy
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Thanks for posting Phone Post 3.0
8/20/13 6:48 PM
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Matt Phillips
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Sub for after work.

8/20/13 6:51 PM
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Great read! Have always wanted the insights of those two.

Great stuff.
8/20/13 7:15 PM
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Awesome article. Phone Post 3.0
8/20/13 7:18 PM
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In for Sausage.

8/20/13 7:18 PM
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Great Read!

8/20/13 7:32 PM
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Really good read, thank you. Phone Post 3.0
8/20/13 7:38 PM
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Great read, thanks Phone Post
8/20/13 7:48 PM
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. Phone Post 3.0
8/20/13 7:56 PM
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Great article that every mma fan should read. I don't think most fans understand what goes into matchmaking. They think it's like a video game and cry endlessly about legitimacy and whatnot as if they can just force fighters to fight.
8/20/13 7:57 PM
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VTFU


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