NJ MMA News Podcast Episode 7: Retiring

NJ MMA News Episode 7 starts off with NJ MMA News Editor Connor Northrup discussing Sharif Jones’ decision to retire. Connor then discusses Cage Fury Fighting Championships and what could be next for all the winners from CFFC 65 this past Saturday on May 20, 2017. After discussing CFFC 65, Connor is joined by Sharif. While working out on a stair master, Sharif talks the origins of his decision and how he feels about his decision. In the end, Connor talks about his top three topics to know about in the world of local MMA.


Writing for NJ MMA New since 2011, Connor is passionate about covering local mixed martial arts. He graduated from Temple University’s School of Media and Communications with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. His love for MMA stems from his past as a high school wrestler and jiu-jitsu blue belt. Former UFC fighter Kurt Pellegrino coached Connor in his senior year of high school. He worked as a Rally Sports Desk report for The Philadelphia Inquirer and interned as a sports reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News.