The MMA Corner Staff
Josh Davis, Owner/PresidentJosh Davis is the owner and President of The MMA Corner, LLC. He has been a fan of mixed martial arts since seeing UFC 1 in his hometown. In addition to his The MMA Corner responsibilities, Josh is the editor of Scrapp! Fight Magazine and writes for MMA Unleashed and MMA Sports magazines. Josh also manages some of Colorado's best up and coming fighters and is dedicated to the positive promotion of the sport.
Bryan Henderson, Editor-in-ChiefBryan Henderson became a fan of MMA in the late '90s when he happened upon the early UFC events on VHS at a local video rental store. He started writing about the sport on his Sporting News member blog in 2007 before becoming an official staff writer for Sporting News' "The Rumble" MMA/boxing blog. He then became a staff writer and the Features Manager for MMA DieHards before moving on to assume the same roles with The MMA Corner, and eventually moving into his current role as Editor-in-Chief. In addition to covering mixed martial arts, Bryan also operates the Modified Mind body modification e-zine website.
Rob Tatum, News Manager/Assistant EditorRob Tatum has been covering the sport of MMA since 2009 after previously running his own music site from 2002-2009. Rob currently serves as the News Manager and Assistant Editor at The MMA Corner. He has also worked as a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report, the news manager for MMADieHards and a contributior to MMAinterviews.tv. Beyond his writing, Rob has trained in both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai. He is a Colorado native that works as a mechanical engineer during the day and enjoys watching sports, playing music and working on cars.
Dan Kuhl, Interview CoordinatorDan Kuhl is the Interview Coordinator and a Staff Writer for The MMA Corner. He has been following mixed martial arts since the first Ultimate Fighting Championship in 1993, and holds a brown belt in a mixed martial arts system, consisting of both traditional and modern arts. Dan teaches martial arts part-time and has previous training in Taekwondo, Judo, and Hapkido. He has an M.B.A. in Finance and Investment Management, and a B.S. in Horticulture. In addition to covering MMA, Dan also writes on Sustainable Landscaping for Examiner.com.
Aline Bak, Brazilian WriterA native of São Paulo, Brazil, Aline began watching MMA with her father during the heyday of Pride in the early 2000's. Her passion for the sport soon turned to the UFC not long after. After attending UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro and UFC 146 in Las Vegas, Aline was asked to recount her experience for Tatame—one of Brazil's biggest media outlets—and thus began her writing career. In addition to her work for The MMA Corner, she maintains her own site about MMA.
Brian McKennaBrian McKenna was born and raised in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. A sports nut from as long as he can remember, he came to be a fan of Mixed Martial Arts from a roommate watching The Ultimate Fighter while attending Westfield State College. Brian came to writing by starting his own blog, Four Down Territory, which focuses on Boston based sports, life, and of course MMA.
Corey AdamsCorey Adams didn't grow up watching mixed martial arts, considering the UFC was just getting started the year he was born, but in his teenage years, witnessed the action and has fallen in love with the sport. Corey was the first to join The MMA Corner staff -- other than founder Josh Davis -- and has been writing for the site ever since. Corey attends Austin Peay State University, where he majors in Communications with a focus on journalism. When he's not covering MMA, Corey is still writing on many sports with both local and campus newspapers. His favorite sports teams are the Atlanta Braves and Denver Broncos. Follow him on Twitter at the link below.
Dale De SouzaDale De Souza is a 22-year-old kid straight out of Texas, who grew up around Professional Wrestling but embraced the beauty of Mixed Martial Arts and Combat Sports at a young age. Dale is a Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report MMA, a writer at The MMA Corner, and by his own admission, he prides himself as "The Human Torch of MMA Journalism". Stalk him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter if you think you can stand the heat he throws or the hot fire he spits about MMA, sports, and everyday life!
David MasseyDavid Massey studied Humanities and Art History at the University of Central Oklahoma. He first found interest in MMA from the first TUF show and has been hooked ever since. He began posting on mmajunkie then submitting Sunday Junkie entries and that began his interest in writing about MMA. Through twitter David found other MMA enthusiasts and began contributing articles to marqueemma.com. He looks forward to growing as a writer and being a part of the sport he loves.
Eric ReinertEric Reinert has been writing and podcasting about mixed martial arts since 2010. Outside the world of caged combat, Eric has spent time as a news reporter, speechwriter, campaign strategist, tech support manager, landscaper and janitor. He lives in Madison, Wis.
Gianni Grippo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ContributorGianni Grippo is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Marcelo Garcia and trains at the Marcelo Garcia Academy in New York City. Besides being a big fan of the sport, Gianni is also an avid competitor and has ranked among the best in the World from blue to brown belt winning 6 IBJJF World titles and 7 Pan Championships. Still at 21, Gianni looks to continue to compete for many years to come as his main goals are to win the World championships at black belt and win the ADCC title.
Greg ByronGreg Byron started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu after his brother introduced him to a local MMA fighter/coach when he was just 16 years old. Greg has trained for nearly a decade in both BJJ and MMA, competing in several grappling events within the UK. In addition to MMA, Greg possesses a law degree and works for a firm in northern part of England.
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Gregory ChaseGregory Chase is an MMA enthusiast and aficionado. He is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report (MMA), a Featured Columnist at Sports-at-Work, a Contributor for The MMA Corner, and is the Connecticut MMA Examiner for Examiner.com. Chase also trains in MMA, focusing on a mixture of striking disciplines, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He writes to promote thought, give perspective and provide a coherent analysis on topics, while maintaining a smooth read and educating/entertaining. He lives by his motto of “MMA: Live it. Breathe it.”
Jason SchielkeJason Schielke is an I.T. professional who has had a life-long passion for mixed martial arts. In his spare time, he enjoys beating his kids so badly at Mario Kart that they cry, playing League of Legends, and being the worst Call of Duty player on the planet. Send all hate mail to JasonSchielke at gmail dot com.
Joe ChaconJoe Chacon is a Southern California writer that has also spent time as a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report, as well as a Staff Writer for Operation Sports. Joe has a passion for the sport of MMA, as well as most other sports.
Justin FullerJustin Fuller is the warrior of the wasteland, the Lord Humungus, and MMA's Ayatollah of rock-and-rollah. He is a producer and on-air personality on 1490 AM The Game in Hampton, VA, a ring announcer and sports commentator, and hosts his own podcast "The Fuller Fight Factor LIVE" available on iTunes focusing on combat sports, fitness, and health science.
Kyle SymesKyle is a recent graduate of Aurora University, where he obtained a Bachelor's in Communications. Kyle resides in Illinois, just outside of Chicago. He played baseball and football in both high school and college, but is now focusing on an amateur MMA career.
Monta WileyMonta Wiley is an aspiring sports journalist that has covered the world of MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He has been a regular contributor to US Combat Sports. Monta has a Bachelor's degree in Aviation Administration from California State University-Los Angeles. Outside of his writing, you can find Monta at the gym honing his BJJ technique.
Neil Rooke, Australian WriterLocated in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Neil Rooke has been writing about the sport of MMA since 2011. In the past, Neil has written for Cage Junkies and has written for Fight! Magazine as well as Fist! Fight Magazine. Neil is also a regular contributor to Fight! Magazine Australia.
Richard WilcoxonAn East Coast native, Richard Wilcoxon grew up a die hard fan of traditional team sports. In the early 1990's, he stumbled onto the sport of MMA and has been hooked ever since. He started writing about the sport on his Sporting News member blog in 2005 where he worked to spread his passion for the sport. He eventually became an official staff writer for Sporting News' "The Rumble" MMA/boxing blog before joining The MMA Corner.
Riley KontekRiley Kontek is a Chicago-land native that has been an addict of mixed martial arts since the first Chuck Liddell-Tito Ortiz encounter. He has been writing on MMA for the last year and is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report MMA. In addition to that, he used to host a weekly radio show on MMA. Though he has no formal training in mixed martial arts, Riley is a master in the art of hockey fighting.
Robby CollinsRobby Collins considers himself a johnny-come-lately to the sport of MMA. He was introduced to it less than three years ago but has since delved into the sport at all levels. As an aspiring fiction writer, Robby adapted his skills to promote his latest passion and landed with The MMA Corner by way of personal initiative and auspicious timing. Robby has dabbled in karate and wrestling, and is currently learning to kickbox.
Sal DeRoseSal hails from New Jersey and is currently training for his first MMA fight. He hopes to use his knowledge and insight to generate articles that interest and entertain you. Outside of MMA, Sal is a big fan of every other sport. He's a diehard New York sports fan, with the exception of cheering for the Packers.
Trey DowneyA Central Florida native, Trey Downey's interest in MMA came after a trip to Blockbuster and the rental of UFC 47 on VHS. He has been blogging about the sport since 2011 and hosted a podcast called The TD Experience focusing on football and MMA (touchdowns and takedowns). Trey studied radio and television at the University of Central Florida and will soon be attending the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Trey enjoys watching sports, pro wrestling and is an avid runner.
Vince CareyVince Carey has been writing about the sport of mixed martial arts since 2010. Although he is just 21 years old, the Omaha-based writer is looking to provide readers with interesting content on all things related to MMA.
Jade Kimmel, PhotographerJade Kimmel is a photographer and videographer based out of the Midwest. She's covered the sport since 2010 and has contributed to sites like Fighter Girls and Women's MMA Round-Up. Outside of MMA, she works in various aspects of graphic design and web development, as well as social media and search marketing for businesses, and has also worked as a video game journalist for various independent websites. Jade trains in kickboxing, Taekwondo, and Krav Maga.
Jeff Vulgamore, Photographer/ContributorBased in Kansas City, Jeff has been an avid follower of the sport of mixed martial arts for years. He has supported nearly every promotion to visit the Midwest. Jeff recently began shooting events for The MMA Corner, so check out the photos section for more of his work.
Phil Lambert, PhotographerPhil has been capturing the world with a lens over the last decade. He has shot numerous sports including ice hockey, motocross and rodeo. However, Phil's true calling has come in the form of shooting combat sports. Check out the photos sections for Phil's work on The MMA Corner that includes UFC, Strikeforce, and regional MMA events.
Kyle Delaney, Video ContributorKyle provides video MMA analysis, including predictions, breakdowns and recaps. In the past, Kyle has written for CouchFighter. Kyle is a family man with nothing but the upmost respect for the entire MMA community and a firm believer in "fighting to finish."
Rob Hinds, Guest ContributorRob Hinds has refereed over 4,200 MMA bouts and judged more than 750. He has refereed for organizations on all levels including: UFC, Bellator MMA, Invicta FC, KOTC, IFL and Adrenaline MMA. Rob has an extensive background in martial arts, including both lengthy amateur and professional fight careers. Along with being a tenured referee and judge, Rob dedicates much of his time to researching and updating rules, regulations and procedures to keep not only himself, but the sport's officials current.
Shayna Baszler, TUF 18 BloggerShayna Baszler, also known as the “Queen of Spades,” is a veteran fighter and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt who is competing on season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter. She made her professional debut in 2003 and has appeared in such notable promotions as Strikeforce, Invicta FC and EliteXC. Baszler has faced many of the sport’s most notable names, including Tara LaRosa, Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino, Sarah Kaufman, Sara McMann, Julie Kedzie, Roxanne Modafferi and Sarah D’Alelio. Training with Josh Barnett at CSW, she has a background in catch wrestling and is widely considered to be a top-10 bantamweight fighter. Outside of the cage, the South Dakota native is a certified EMT and counts roller derby and heavy metal among her interests.