Bloody Elbow is leaving Vox Media and relaunching as an independent, reader-supported site.
Covering combat sports since 2007, we have been proud to build our reputation as a publication known for its fearless journalism, editorial voice and in-depth approach to a wide variety of topics.
Bloody Elbow’s willingness to tackle issues surrounding finance, concussion science, and politics, alongside more traditional sports topics has made us an industry leader, and go-to news source not just for fight fans, but for industry professionals, commissions, and scholarly research.
It’s also made us a lot of powerful enemies who would be very happy to see Bloody Elbow go away forever.
We’re here to serve you, the fans, as well as the fighters who make such enormous sacrifices to entertain us.
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Bloody Elbow will leave the Vox Media network on March 31, 2023. But we’re not done. We’re just getting started.
After that date the site will become the property of BE Publishing LLC, a corporation created by BE founder Nate Wilcox. More information on the specifics of the new site will follow, but right now we are appealing for your help to set up the new site as quickly and smoothly as possible.
There are a lot of up front expenses involved with our move to independence. We will need to purchase some assets from Vox, hire a team to build the new site and do everything we can to keep our existing staff paid (Nate is determined to get us through this transition with NO LAYOFFS).
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