Five years ago today I created MiddleEasy on a computer desk I found at a place called Big Lots in North Carolina. After watching Sengoku 8 on HDNet, I was inspired by Michirio Omigawa when he TKO Nam Phan, then got on the microphone and said ‘F*** everyone that didn’t believe in me.’ Alexander Shulgin would call that a ‘tale of power,’ but then Shulgin would also suggest that you try psychedelics — and we’re not necessarily against that either.
When I started MiddleEasy five years ago, I knew that in order to stand out from the collection of MMA sites that existed at the time, I needed to pull a succession of all-nighters in order to produce something interesting and dope for viewers. The first real feature we created on the site was ‘The Top Ten Reasons Fedor vs. Brock Lesnar will never happen.’ It’s pretty hilarious to read some of my points on that article, but five years later I was absolutely correct in my assumption — and it’s a shame the MMA world will never see that match up.
Since then we’ve been cranking out the most interesting stuff we can get our hands on, and 13,000+ articles later, we’re still at it, and I really want to thank everyone for reading MiddeEasy over the years. There’s so much that could be said in this article, but I just want to give a sincere thanks to the writers, producers, and fans of MiddleEasy since the day it was created on May 2nd 2009.
The rest of the month we’re going to be developing some really cool 5-year themed features for you guys to eat up, so we hope you enjoy.