that sherdog comment makes no sense, so let's ignore it!
news would be great, but to be able to post credible news (which, by the way, sherdog doesn't have; it's all posted links from other sites...moron), you need to have people talking to those who can provide reliable info. for instance, how does MMAweekly do this? It's something i've always wondered.
as for writers, i'll tell you right now, if i was anywhere near MMA events, i'd do everything in my power to become a writer for MMA on this site, and professionally if possible!
it'd be my dream job, combinging my love of writing and my intense interest in MMA!
hint hint hint...