The Washington Post

Woodward and Bernstein and Wagenheim. One of those names does not belong with the others, at least in a historical context. Yeah, those other two guys from The Washington Post unearthed the Watergate scandal, which led to the resignation of President Nixon. But hey, it was early in my stint with the paper that the Fertitta brothers sold the UFC for $4 billion. They’re no crooks.

Joking aside, my writing about mixed martial arts has been responsible for exactly zero of the Post’s 47 Pulitzer Prizes. But it’s still a big deal that the paper is covering MMA, because so much of the old-school media has been late to the game. Very few major daily newspapers devote much ink (or many gigabytes) to face-punching. So when a prominent outlet like the Post pays attention, it’s good for the sport.

I began writing for the Post in the fall of 2015, when I was still covering MMA for SI.com as well. I left SI in order to join ESPN, but was happy to stay on at the Post. My stories generally focus on the big picture of a UFC main event — that that approach both before fight night and the day after.

For some examples, click here.

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