(Once again, Miley Cyrus puts my feelings into words better than I can. Except for all the kissing stuff.)
by Cage Potato senior editor Ben Fowlkes
A little less than two years ago I signed on with Cage Potato and joined managing editor Ben Goldstein in a daily attempt to make this one of the most entertaining MMA websites out there, while also working in a little bit of news and analysis here and there. It’s been a great ride since then, and I’ve never had a job that allowed me to have so much contact with so many great people, or such fun with photo captions.
But for me, the journey now draws to a close. I am moving on to another job within the MMA industry (more info on that in the coming days), so this will be my last week with the Potato.
Communicating with the loyal and passionate readers of this site has always been one of the highlights of the job for me, so I wanted to take a moment and let you all know in advance rather than just disappearing altogether one day the way your fathers did. (Sorry, that last part was probably inappropriate. Goodbyes are hard for me, so I compensate with hurtful jokes. This attribute has made for a series of unpleasant break-ups over the years.)
I want to thank all the readers and commenters and late-night drunken emailers who have made working for this site such a…well…an experience, as well as a joy. I also want to thank Ben Goldstein and the people at Break for giving me a chance in the first place, and for allowing me to become a part of a great team. I’ve enjoyed my time here immensely, and so it is with a mixture of sadness and excitement for things to come that I move on.
But before I go, BG suggested that I open the floor to questions one last time for a final “Ask the Potato” on my way out the door. To answer some of your questions preemptively: no, this isn’t your fault (unless you’re CAPS LOCK HAL); yes, you’ll definitely be able to visit me regularly in my new home; no, I am probably not going to recommend you as my replacement.
If that hasn’t torpedoed all of your possible questions, and if there’s still anything relating to MMA, Cage Potato, or life in general that you want to ask, go right ahead. I’ll round up the ones I feel like answering and post them later in the week, at which point you may begin complaining about what a jerk I am for not choosing your question.
Thanks again, Potato Nation. It’s been a pleasure.