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, while also contributing to MMAinterviews.tv. He has also worked as a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report and the news manager for MMADieHards. 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 has been following mixed martial arts since the first Ultimate Fighting Championship in 1993. He currently holds a brown belt in a mixed martial arts system, consisting of both traditional and modern arts, such as Kenpo, Silat, Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Grappling, Boxing, Kickboxing, Thai Boxing, and various weapons arts. He teaches martial arts part-time and has previous training in Taekwondo, Judo, and Hapkido. In addition to covering MMA, Dan also writes articles on sustainable landscaping for Examiner.com.
Aline Baktchejian Djehdian, 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 blog about all of her MMA experiences.
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 is a young guy, but has a good knowledge of the sport. He gives high praise to Josh Davis for giving him the opportunity to write for the site, and is looking forward to making it one of the top MMA websites on the web. Corey is a student at Austin Peay State University, where he will further improve his writing skills by majoring in communications. In his spare time, Corey enjoys going to church, watching his Braves and Broncos play, and spending time with friends and family.
Dale De SouzaDale De Souza is a 21-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 about mixed martial arts since 2010. Along with his work at The MMA Corner, Eric hosted the now-defunct Whitebelt MMA Podcast and has been involved in various other publishing ventures. Outside the world of MMA, 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 is a brown belt under Renzo Gracie in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and he has been training and competing for over nine years. At only 19 years old, he has had the opportunity to travel to many places and compete in some of the World's most prestigious Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling events. Gianni is a five-time World Champion (IBJJF) and is a nine-time overall World's medalist. He is a four-time Pan American Champion and a six-time Pan medalist. In the future, Gianni wants to qualify for, and win, ADCC and become one of the few Americans to win the World's at black belt. Also, Gianni hopes to continue his writing career and someday be able to open up his own academy, preferrably in Nyack, N.J.
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.”
Jake MartinJake attends Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La., where he studies Mass Communication in print and public relations. He is also the sports editor of his school newspaper, The Nicholls Worth. Jake works at the Concordia Sentinel in Ferriday, La. during the summer.
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Joe ChaconJoe Chacon is a Southern California writer that has 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.
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.
Marcus SchmidliMarcus Schmidli has covered MMA on an international level since 2011, having been the featured English columnist for GroundandPound.de as well as their quarterly magazine. He's also been a columnist for MMAInterviews.tv, the co-host of The MMA Cutmen radio show and worked with local sports radio shows in the Seattle metro area. Marcus holds a degree in Radio Broadcasting and attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. When he's not writing, doing interviews or covering live shows, Marcus is either working at his regular job as an Associate Producer/Board Operator or spending time with his daughter. Outside of MMA, he's a huge fan of horse racing, soccer and boxing.
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 addition to his work with The MMA Corner, Neil's work can be found on Cage Junkies.
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.
Vince CareyVince Carey has been writing about the sport of mixed martial arts since 2010. In addition to his work with The MMA Corner, Vince is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report MMA. Although he is just 20 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.