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Tim Marchman is the special projects editor at Gizmodo Media Group.Most recently, he was editor-in-chief of Deadspin who has previously written for Sports Illustrated , The Wall Street Journal , Slate, and The New York Sun . He most recently co-founded the independent sports website The Classical alongside Bethlehem Shoals and several other notable sports writers. His columns focus on the New York Mets and New York Yankees, as well as other Major League Baseball teams and MMA.
Deadspin is a sports news and blog website, originally founded by Gawker Media, and currently owned by Gizmodo.
Sports Illustrated (SI) is an American sports magazine owned by Meredith Corporation. First published in August 1954, it has over 3 million subscribers and is read by 23 million people each week, including over 18 million men.
The Wall Street Journal is a U.S. business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City. The Journal, along with its Asian and European editions, is published six days a week by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corp. The newspaper is published in the broadsheet format and online. The Journal has been printed continuously since its inception on July 8, 1889, by Charles Dow, Edward Jones, and Charles Bergstresser.
On January 25, 2017, Tim Marchman was discussing Republican Senator Edward "Ted" Cruz on Twitter and challenged the viewers of his Twitter feed who supported Senator Cruz to a Mixed-Martial Arts style physical combat. During the proceeding discussion, several individuals offered Mr. Marchman the opportunity to fulfill his request for combat, including Tim Kennedy, a former United States Soldier, and current Mixed-Martial Artist. After making his request, Marchman and Kennedy were offered $50,000(US Dollars) for a charity fight event.
Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz is an American politician and attorney serving as the junior United States Senator for Texas since 2013. He was the runner-up for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport that allows striking and grappling, both standing and on the ground, using techniques from various combat sports and martial arts. The first documented use of the term mixed martial arts was in a review of UFC 1 by television critic Howard Rosenberg in 1993. The term gained popularity when newfullcontact.com, then one of the largest websites covering the sport, hosted and republished the article. The question of who actually coined the term is subject to debate.
Timothy Fred "Tim" Kennedy is an American retired professional mixed martial artist who most recently competed in the UFC's Middleweight division. He has also formerly competed for Strikeforce, the WEC, ShoMMA, HDNet Fights, and represented the Chicago Red Bears in the IFL. Kennedy is one of the few fighters to simultaneously serve in the United States Army National Guard while also fighting professionally.
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