Jonathon O'Connor

Jonathon O'Connor

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I've been a sports fan for as long as I can remember. I grew up on the Atlanta Braves, watching games from my grandmother's couch, back in the days when Dale Murphy was the guy to watch. Sometime around 1987, I stumbled upon a World Wrestling Federation program that centered on Hulk Hogan's now legendary feud with Andre The Giant... and I've been hooked on professional wrestling, for better or worse, ever since.

In 1994, at my local Video Warehouse, I saw something called "UFC 3" in the sports section. I rented it out of sheer curiosity, and was immediately turned into a life-long fan of mixed martial arts. When I want entertainment, I watch wrestling. When I want to see two athletes kick the living daylights out of each other, I watch MMA. I could, and sometimes do, sit around and watch either one all day long. I'm not sure what exactly draws me to the two shows, but whatever the case, it's an obsession that I doubt I'll ever "grow out of." Don't get me wrong, I'll pay a pretty good bit of attention to "regular" sports (mainly NFL & MLB) every season too, but combat sports have always been my bread and butter. They probably always will.

As far as a Bleacher Report bio goes, there's not much else to say. I'm a sports fan in general, and a fight fan in particular. Most of my time will be spent in the MMA or Professional Wrestling sections of the site, and I can't wait to see what's waiting around the next corner now that I have a columnist account...

... here we go...

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