Elty

hobbie

  • joined Aug 05, 2010
  • last login Jul 09, 2012
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Who is Elton Hobson?

Is he a floating head and torso that posts on the internet, as his profile picture would suggest? NO SIR! Is he some form of aquatic mammal that's like a combination of a sponge, a submarine, and a Ford Falcon? NOPE, but that would be sort of cool now that I think about it. Is Elton mad about being named after a gay knight? HELL NO because he's actually named after his WW2 veteran grandfather, Elton isn't said gay knight's actual name, and he can play a mean piano so shut up!

Elton is an MMA blogger, writer, pontificator, complainer, bridge builder, bridge burner, and dog handler. That last part hasn't factored in so much in his MMA career. And by "MMA career" he means the two years Ihe's spent writing about the sport for the internet, not actually fighting another man in a cage. Minor distinction, really.

But aside from his world-class, K-1 level writing abilities Elton has also worked as an official, timekeeper, and judge for amateur MMA events. He's done live event coverage and play-by-play for all the big dogs: UFC, Bellator, Score Fighting Series, Mike's Backyard Pit Fightin' Classic - you name it.

And finally, Elton has some strange thing about referring to himself in the 3rd person. But other then that, he's an ace character.

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Silva vs. Sonnen II: The Controversy, and Why it Doesn’t Matter Anyways

Well, we're only a couple days removed from "the most anticipated fight in UFC history" and the feeling among fans is...well, hard to put into words, really. UFC 148 was like going on the worst...

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The 5 Ways Silva vs. Sonnen II Can Play Out (And How Fans Will React)

With the possible exception of this summer’s Batman vs. Bane “Gothamweight” battle, I haven’t looked forward to a fight more in 2012 than Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen II.And I’m certainly not...

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Bellator Season Six: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. A look back on Bellator's Sixth Season.

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What Every MMA Fan Should Remember

Imagine if right now, this moment, you were told you were going to be in a fight. I know, I know – the internet tough guy immediately comes back with “Bro, dude, I fight all the time! I get in...

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Nick Diaz is a Genius

Hobbie’s finally lost it. I know that’s what most of you are thinking after reading that title. Either that, or I’m a dozen puffs in to one of Nick Diaz’s pre-fight “supplement” cigarettes. No, my...

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The Sad Story of Fedor and the UFC Only Becomes Sadder in Hindsight

With UFC on Fox having just happened, and JDS vs. Mir coming up, you might be wondering why I'm taking the time to write about a fighter with no fights on the (near) horizon, outside the Zuffa...

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UFC on Fox: Have We Learned Anything Yet?

As a student of history, I've always been sadly amused by the many ways France found to screw up during the two World Wars. No, I'm not here to bash the French - unlike many in North America, I...

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What's The Most Important Fight on the UFC on Fox 3 Card? (Hint: not the main event)

What’s the simple answer to the question of which fight is most important Saturday night? The main event, obviously. That’s why it’s the main event. But it’s not always that simple with UFC cards,...

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One Disappointment After Another: The Week That Was in MMA

I can hear you sharpening the pitchforks already. Don’t lie. You read this title, and thought “Oh good, another angry blogger complaining about something – time to bury this mofo in a deeper...

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UFC 145: The Most Important Moment for Canadian MMA Since Ever!

I have to admit, even with the announcement of a whopping 3 Canadian UFC events this year, even with the explosion of the sport in newly sanctioned provinces like Ontario and B.C (where MMA was...

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Why Hasn't the UFC Named a Replacement for Alistair Overeem?

We all remember the moment we first found out. The sinking feeling in our stomachs. The lumps forming in our throats. Fingers clenching into fists of rage - then extending once more, into digits of...

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The Casual Fan’s Guide to the MMA vs. WWE "Feud"

via upload.wikimedia.org Hi, I’m Troy McHobbie! You might remember me from such classic blog posts as "Flesh or Meringue? The Midsection of Tim Sylvia", "Magic Mohawk: The Dan Hardy Story" and...

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Meanwhile, in Canada: Political Fist-Fight Leaves Nation Enthralled!

We seem to be in a bit of a doldrums when it comes to combat sports news these days. Oh sure, there was the Bellator welterweight season opener on Friday, which was the usual brand of downright...

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Is Silva vs. St. Pierre Officially Dead?

If you went back in time only a couple years and asked any MMA fan walking the streets what the dream match-up in MMA was, you'd likely get only one answer: Anderson Silva vs. Georges St. Pierre. ...

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Grinding my Gears: 3 Things MMA Fans Got Wrong This Week

Yes folks, it's time for me to strap on my old man hat, grab a PBR from the fridge, hike my suspenders up really high and find a plum spot on the "sittin' couch" - for today, we b*tch about the...

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5 (Somewhat) Overlooked Facts about "The Ultimate Fighter Live"

Let me get this out there right off the bat: this is not, in any way, going to be a post b*tching about this latest incarnation of “The Ultimate Fighter”. Quite the opposite, actually – because I’m...

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Ortiz vs. Griffin: The Redheaded Step-Child of MMA Trilogies

With the recent announcement that Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin are set to complete their trilogy on July 7 at UFC 148, fan reaction was justifiably off the page. After all, this is the 3rd...

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The Only Reason I'm Here Right Now

A fan's extremely moving story of arranging a backstage appearance at a UFC event years ago for a cancer-stricken friend.

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Setting it Straight: "Rampage's" Case Against the UFC

I’ll be honest, it feels strange not having a UFC event in the immediate future to write about. As much as us fans complain about the multitude of UFC events (and the resulting non-multitude of...

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It’s Back! 5 Sad, Strange, and Downright Weird Facts from the World of MMA this Week

Yes folks, you read that right. Back by popular demand, one of my most loved pieces of writing ever! Soon to become a regular segment for all your reading pleasure! It’s “5 Reasons why...

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Korea or Bust: If the UFC Wants to Return to Asia, Only One Place Makes Sense (to me)

I remember many a fan laughing when UFC President Dana White claimed a few years ago that the UFC was “going global.” What a hopelessly optimistic pipe dream, fans said. White’s particular brand...

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5 Strange, Sad, and Downright Weird Facts about UFC 144

I think we can all agree that UFC 144 was a fantastic event. Great fights, great crowd (mostly – more on that later), and no real snoozers to speak of. I love MMA cards where there’s nothing to...

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The Right "Answer": The Case for an Immediate Frankie Edgar Rematch

I never fail to marvel at the odd, utterly unpredictable process by which MMA fans choose what “controversial” decisions to care about. Nick Diaz doesn’t get the nod over Carlos Condit? Robbery, I...

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Tokin’ Gesture: Why Nick Diaz’s Pot-Problems Makes Sanchez vs. Ellenberger a Must See

I knew when I started this blog that it was going to have something to do with the welterweight title. Once the most “stagnant” and firmly held of the UFC belts (GSP modern day hasn’t had a...

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Why An Immediate Rematch with Nick Diaz is the BEST Career Move for Carlos Condit

In the wake of UFC 143′s “Judging-Gate” (it’s always a “Something-Gate” with you people…thanks a lot, Nixon!) I wrote an article where I spelled out what would remedy the Diaz/Condit situation:...

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Eddie Alvarez vs. Shinya Aoki is High-Risk, High-Reward Proposition for Bellator

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When MMA Fans Complain that UFC on Fox 2 Was "Boring", Here’s What They REALLY Mean

So it’s Wednesday, mid-way through the week and a couple of days removed from the UFC’s sophomore showing on the Fox network. And after a couple days reading, writing, and gathering...

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Face it Folks: Mike Bisping Shut A LOT of People Up Saturday Night

If you had gone by the betting lines leading into this fight – some of whom had Sonnen as a -400 favorite – then you’d assume this was as foregone a conclusion as rain, taxes, and the Kardashian...

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Dear Damian Maia: Where IS Your Jiu-Jitsu, Playboy?

Of all the fights on the “UFC on Fox” card, none left a bitterer taste in my mouth than the evening’s curtain jerker: Demian Maia vs. Chris Weidman. Ok, so that bitter taste might have something...

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UFC on FOX Preview: Chael Sonnen vs. Michael Bisping

So many times, last minute injuries or switch-ups can derail even the best UFC cards. Everyone remembers the famous UFC 108: “Catasrof*ck” disaster, where the promotion shuffled through about...

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