NJ MMA News Podcast Season 2 Episode 5

Episode Five of the NJ MMA News Podcast is here and in your life.

Connor opens the show to talk about why now is the best time to be an MMA fan in New Jersey.

Virginia’s own Tony Gravely talks about his upcoming bout with Ray Rodriguez on Dan White’s Contender Series on Tuesday, Aug. 13. The CES bantamweight champion discusses how he made the Northeast his home-away-from-home inside the cage, how he almost quit MMA and how he has fought 23 times in less than four years as a professional mixed martial artist.

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.