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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Fact Checking Chael: Would Brits Really be "Speaking German" if not for America?

This week, I fully expected to write a blog focused, somehow, on all the outrageous trash talkin’ coming out of the Bisping vs. Sonnen “battle of the jerks”. After all, the primary reason I even...

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OF COURSE the Diaz/Condit Winner Should Defend their (Interim) Title, is this Even a Question?

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5 Stories from UFC 142 that AREN'T Joe Rogan vs. Mario Yamasaki

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UFC 142 Isn’t Taking Place in Brazil, It’s Taking Place in the Wild West

Before I get into this, let me get the necessary Internet disclaimers out the door: no, I don’t think Brazil is the wild west by any means. This isn’t an attempt to slag the home of Vale Tudo,...

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LEAVE KIM ALONE!: Why Kim Winslow-Bashing Brings out the Worst in MMA Fans

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Walk the Brock: 5 Guys Who (Might) Replace Brock Lesnar as a PPV Star

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UFC 141 Fight Card: What Would a Brock Lesnar Victory Mean?

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UFC 141 Fight Card: What Would an Alistair Overeem Victory Mean?

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Crazy Thought of the Week: Why Frankie Edgar Should be Ranked #1 P4P

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Are the Greg Jackson-Haters Even Trying Anymore?

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Why Dan Henderson Is Even More "the Man" That You Thought

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What UFC 140 Means For the Future of MMA (or something less dramatic sounding)

By all rights, what I should be writing right now is something along the lines of “UFC makes much-anticipated return to Toronto for huge world title fight!”. Yeah, that would be a nice story. And...

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Bisping vs. Mayhem: A (Mostly) Unbiased, (Somewhat) Reasonable Breakdown

I’m not going to lie: Like a few other people, I am damn excited for Michael Bisping vs. Jason “Mayhem” Miller. I remember what a big deal it was to watch the BJ Penn/Jens Pulver fight on free TV,...

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Bad News Bellator: Breaking Down the 5 Biggest Problems for Bellator in 2012

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Crazy Thought of the Day: Why the UFC Should ACCEPT M-1's Latest Offer

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The Five Biggest Fights to Make After UFC 139

Did anyone else feel the need to light a cigarette after all the fights were over Saturday night? I exaggerate of course, but holy freakin' crap. Holy freakin' crap. I realize I'm speaking with all...

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Bellator 58 Preview: Why Lombard/Prangley is a Bad Fight, while Alvarez/Chandler is Just Bad (you know, in a good way)

First off, just in case you're wondering - yes, I have just snagged the award for "longest f*ing title in FanPost history."  Second, this Saturday Bellator puts on what could be their biggest (and...

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Everybody Wins: Why Saturday Night Captured MMA and Boxing PERFECTLY

This past Saturday night was perhaps the biggest night for combat sports all year. If you consider yourself any kind of fight fan, chances are you were in front of a TV that night. So of course, I...

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The Most Important Fight of Chris Horodecki's Life

Tonight, on the undercard of an almost forgotten Bellator card, Canada’s own Chris Horodecki faces perhaps the greatest challenge of his career. For the first time, “The Polish Hammer” will go to...

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Ben Saunders vs. Douglas Lima: Saturday Night's Other-Other Main Event

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UFC on FOX: The Absolute Worst-Case Scenario

Isn’t it annoying when a blogger decides to get all Buzz Killington on you in some shameless attempt to drive hits and reach for that elusive “I told you so!” moment in the unlikely event he or...

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Why Carlos Condit vs. Josh Koscheck Makes Too Much Sense Not to Happen

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Why UFC Primetime is the Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread

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Subjective Fanboy Debate of the Week: Bellator Champions vs. The UFC

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UFC 137 Hasn't Even Happened Yet, and Nick Diaz is Already the Winner

I’m going to be up front with you guys right off the bat: this whole article is about nothing more than that cruel, spiteful b*tch known as fate. When it was announced that champ Georges...

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Does The Shogun Rua vs. Dan Henderson Winner Deserve A Title Shot?

  It seems strange somehow to begin a discussion about the UFC Light-Heavyweight championship without mentioning the words “Jon Jones” or “Rashad Evans” or even, in light of recent news, “Lyoto...

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Chael Sonnen and the Inevitable "Pro 'Rasslin' in MMA" Debate

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UFC on Versus 6: Why (Some) Of These Fights Actually Mean Something

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BE'ers, Sound Off! Is UFC 140 in Toronto a Fun Card, or a Dud?

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Blame Canada! The Casual Fan's Guide to Blaming GSP for Everything

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