MMA found Connor. Former UFC fighter Kurt Pellegrino became the head coach of Connor’s high school wrestling team in 2010. Connor was hooked on MMA since then, constantly watching old UFC DVD’s and continually talking to Pellegrino about fighting. Connor started his own site, NJ MMA News in 2011, covering local MMA in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. He graduated with a journalism degree from Temple University’s School of Media and Communications in December 2016 and recently finished an internship as a sports reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News.