MMANation.com launches today!

Morning, Maniacs.

We've got great news to pass along: The official launch of MMANation.com. The website is now live and you can check it out right hereright now.

MMANation.com is SB Nation's newest mixed martial arts site, bringing together various writers from its two most popular online destinations, MMAMania.com and BloodyElbow.com. You'll likely recognize the names, including mine, and we'll likely continue to add to the talent roster over time.

Rest assured, nothing will change here -- Me, Jesse, Geno and the rest of our motley crew will continue to do what we always do day-in, day-out. In fact, we're all motivated to continue the month-over-month growth that MMAMania.com has enjoyed to start 2011.

We keep getting better. And so, too, do the MMA-oriented offerings that SB Nation is committed to delivering to its passionate communities overflowing with avid MMA fans (that's you). Keep it up and you might even be rewarded with more good stuff.

Nonetheless, I encourage you to visit MMANation.com often. Bookmark it. Like it on FacebookFollow it on Twitter. Whatever. You won't be disappointed. We'll also let you know if and when there is a must-read story that deserves your attention.

Thanks to all of you for your daily support and contributions -- none of this would be possible without it. Enjoy.

Luke Thomas, MMANation.com Senior Editor, has a message for you about the new site, and more about what you can expect from it, after the jump. Check it out:

Today I am pleased to announce the debut of "MMA Nation" (www.mmanation.com), SB Nation's newest mixed martial arts site. This is a project months in the making, one that I am incredibly proud of.

Our goal is to make it top destination for those seeking the best in MMA news, analysis, community and coverage. This site brings together proven, veteran digital and print MMA media talent. I am joined by Nate Wilcox (founder and editor of BloodyElbow.com), Thomas Myers (founder and editor of MMAMania.com) and Jonathan Snowden (author of Total MMA and MMA Encyclopedia). The project is just beginning, but the talent is proven and shows SBN's commitment to MMA.

We, as well as the respective communities that we've created, nurtured and often times incited, are part of a company, SB Nation, that is on the cutting edge of news and technology. And we intend to use every advantage of this advanced platform to give our readers the most informative, most enjoyable and most responsive MMA coverage found anywhere. Exclusive interviews, in-depth event analysis, breaking news and feature stories that you won't be able to read anywhere else, will now all be located at MMA Nation.

It's not designed to replace any one site or the other, but rather give you more of what you crave: The best MMA coverage on the Internet.

Again, I encourage you to head over to MMANation.com as soon as possible. Take if for a test drive, provide feedback, have fun.

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