I promised news about MMA Gospel and the future of the site and show. I never break a promise so here we go:
I, The Reverend of MMA Turk Vangel, am stepping down from my position at MMA Gospel and MMA Gospel Radio. I know many out there feel I am the backbone of the site and show but I tend to disagree. This was my baby for a while and there comes a time when you have to let your baby go out on it’s own. I am turning the site over to Dan. Dan has been doing a tremendous job of keeping content up here while I was away working on my future. He has contributed to about 90% of the content over the last few months and amazing content it is! Dan will do a great job of keeping this site going and making sure it only gets better in the future. The Gospel of MMA will still be preached so stay tuned to MMA Gospel as they continue to give you the final word on all things MMA.
As far as MMA Gospel Radio goes, I am no longer going to be doing that. It will be turned over to the very capable hands of my co-host, partner and friend, Gary Friedman. Gary has done an outstanding job over the time we have worked together getting guests, putting together interviews and cussing on air to make you laugh. Of course he usually bombs with a joke every now and then and we joke about him being creepy but it is what makes him a great part of the show. Do not go away as the show will add a new co-host and keep pushing to be the best out there.
I want to thank everyone who has become a part of the MMA Gospel congregation. All those loyal listeners, readers and general fans who i have met through my time with MMA Gospel Radio and the sites I worked at before bringing MMAGospel.com online.
I thank all the managers, fighters, clothing company owners, etc. that have made this such an enjoyable ride. Special thanks goes out to Bas Rutten, Michael Schiavello, Travis from MMA Scraps, Jason Miller, Tim Kennedy, Jake Shields, Demico Rogers, Chris Lozano, Ariel Helwani, Nicole Alves and Kevin Iole. You all made this trip one that I will never forget. I owe you all something for taking the time to know me and help me along the way.
I guess the next question you will be asking is why are you stepping away? The site and show are very time consuming and of course a full time job in the sport was what I was striving to achieve. This is a goal I believe I was close to accomplishing given the time but right now I have very little of that. I am focusing on a different set of goals right now. Going back about 15 years ago I had a goal I wanted to achieve and it is now going to become my focus. MMA has been great to me and I will forever love the sport but there comes a time when one needs to move on and blaze a new trail.
Thank you all for the great memories and keep supporting MMA Gospel because the men I am leaving in charge are sure to do great things with it, far greater than what I could have accomplished. After all, they were the backbone of this venture the entire time.
I know I did not mention everyone here but believe me I have thought of you all. The list is just to long for this piece.
The Reverend Turk