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Well, I jumped in and got myself a subscription to The Athletic, mainly for the boxing and MMA coverage.

It's pretty good. There's two podcasts that throw out new episodes weekly, one featuring Josh Gross and the other Chuck Mindenhall and Shaheen Al-Shatti, as well as plenty of long-form in-depth articles.

I'm sold on it. Most of the other MMA sites are just junk now.

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I've been tempted by The Athletic mainly for Ben Fowlkes and Chad Dundas. I've been listening to their CME podcast for years now and miss their writing on other sites.

I've relied on MMAJunkie and MMAFighting for my MMA news for probably 10+ years at this point but neither site is worth visiting anymore unless you want to read articles that basically boil down to "Conor McGregor has done a tweet"

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Yeah, if anyone is thinking of checking it out I'd advise trying the free trial and seeing how you get on. 

One thing I would say is that I signed up for the US site. There's a UK version that's focused mainly on football, but I'm not sure what difference it makes. I know I'm paying $9.99, and I think the UK version is £9.99.

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2 hours ago, Ironic Indie Lad said:

 

I've relied on MMAJunkie and MMAFighting for my MMA news for probably 10+ years at this point but neither site is worth visiting anymore unless you want to read articles that basically boil down to "Conor McGregor has done a tweet"

i used to be the same but MMA news just gathers together on social media these days so i very rarely hit the websites anymore.

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1 hour ago, Egg Shen said:

i used to be the same but MMA news just gathers together on social media these days so i very rarely hit the websites anymore.

Totally true. If you use twitter regularly you would be as well just following Helwani, Okamoto etc. That's pretty much how I find out about every fight of note being made.

I've found myself really enjoying Luke Thomas on Youtube recently.

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Speaking of Thomas. He has a new show under Schaub's Below the Belt banner (may have mentioned this previously). Its basically Thomas and Brian Campbell chatting about the events of the week. Campbell is probably my favorite combat sports journalist, very knowledgable but has fun with it all and is very entertaining to listen, him and Thomas have great chemistry.

That along with the MMA Reporters are my 2 must listens these days.

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