NJ MMA News Podcast episode eight: The Return

On episode eight of the NJ MMA News Podcast, MMA fighter Sharif Jones re-joins as a co-host to talk about his past fight against Will Martinez at Art of War 2 June 2. NJ MMA News Editor Connor Northrup and Jones talk to Art of War President Mike Bickings about the card and what the future holds for the new organization. Ring of Combat bantamweight champion Merab Dvalishvili stops by to discuss his title defense at Ring of Combat 59 and his recent signing with the UFC.

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.