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  • The Editor's Note By: Jordan Breen

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    For some reason, people love to ignore the bylines on It creates a weird situation in which fans, fighters and other media discuss what "Sherdog" said, as though the site isn't a network of writers and commentators with their own individual thoughts and opinions on any given subject.

    As administrative editor of, I disagree with a considerable contingent of our writers on various subjects, from the most caustic op-ed to the plainest Top 10 list possible. To invert Voltaire's famous quotable, while they have the right to say whatever they wish, I defend my right to disapprove of it.

    To re-emphasize this and combat the appearance of homogeneous groupthink, I submit "The Editor's Note," in which I opine on my personal editorial objections to some of our contributors' content.

    Yesterday -- Jan. 15, 2011 -- we published a feature by our esteemed Brazilian contributor Gleidson Venga, titled "10 Brazilians to Watch in 2011," an enumeration of great Brazilian fighters yet-unsigned by a major promotion, but on the cusp of potential greatness. Last year, Venga's 2010 watch list included the likes of Renan “Barao,” Charles “do Bronx” Oliveira and Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, so it was only fair we gave him another shot to show off his prognosticating skills.

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