Luke Irwin, or BVandDietPepsi, as MMA blog-geeks may know him, is just a man with a dream. Whiskey pond. But his other dream is perfecting the art of hazily rambling about how Pernell Whitaker was robbed against Julio Cesar Chavez. God help you for clicking into his carnival.
Hello fellow combat sports fans, how’s it hanging? My name is Benjamin Michael Kohn but yo umay refer to me as Ben. What got me into martial arts was getting my ass beaten down throughout HS. About as cliche as it gets right there no? Anyway long story short, some MMA training got me into seriously training BJJ at Marcelo Garcia’s academy in NYC (that’s right, be jealous) and now I could not be happier with what I am doing. I am currently a blue belt and I have no intentions of ever stopping my training. I look forward to having deep and meaningful conversations with all of you about everything personal in your liv…wrong blog my bad. Let’s talk MMA bitches!!! I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
I was introduced to MMA by my older brother and father in late 2008. By mid 2009, I was never missing a UFC event, and soon after startedfollowing other promotions. I’ve always enjoyed writing both fiction and opinion pieces. I enjoy focusing on statistics, trends, marketing, promotion and various forms of data as they relate to the ever evolving sport of Mixed Martial Arts. There is a 99.9% chance that I’ll be the only person writing on this site who doesn’t booze up every other night. I can be reached at email@example.com.
Trey Castle is a 22 year old working towards his business degree at Virginia Tech. By night Trey trains Brazilian Jiu Jitsu where he holds the rank of blue belt and assists with kids classes. Trey rounds out his down time enjoying bourbon, League of Legends, and preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Jordan Gonzalez, and no I don’t speak Spanish. I’m a relatively new mma fan, becoming die hard and dedicated just as UFC 98 happened, where my then favorite fighter Rashad Evans was famously knocked out. Sounds pretty masochistic now that I mention it. I’m articulate, more passionate about mma than anything else, and eager to express my ideas to other people. I center my life around self improvement and looking forward to growing together with you fine folks.
Josh Hall is an aspiring novelist and general sports nerd. His martial arts background includes 8 years of Okinawan Goju Ryu karate that he has forgotten how to use, and a few years of high school wrestling that he never knew how to use in the first place. Josh loves MMA and kickboxing, but will watch any sanctioned event where participants get to legally beat the hell out of each other or attempt limb removal with submission attempts. Josh is not here for his technical acumen or incredible vernacular, just so Undercard Superstar can have one the best beards in combat sports coverage.
Lifelong Chicago native, holding a masters degree in public administration, beer snobbery, and whiskey sipping. Former professional lacrosse practice squad player, black belt in tae kwon do, K1 level white belt in jiu-jitsu, and one-time grappling partner of Clay Guida. Lover of all things absurd, combat sports related, and snark. Considers Ron Swanson, Jeff Winger, and Sterling Archer to be personal heroes.
Tim Hickey’s early love affair with MMA started in the mid 90′s when a friend showed him a tape of UFC 1. Not sure what he was looking at, he watched UFC’s 1 thru 5 but could go no futher as the videos disappeared from his local video store. Fast forward to 2005 and the first season of the Ultimate Fighter and suddenly this sport he once enjoyed was on TV and easily excessible via PPV. Utilizing this newfangled thing called the Internet, he gobbled up everything he couldof both the UFC as well as Pride and began buying every PPV from UFC 65 onward. A fight and comic book nerd, his dream is to perhaps one day armbar a bear (or man in a bear costume, but it isn’t a sex thing, I just want to feel like a big man).
Taylor (T.C.) Engel is a 19 year old college student from Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Canada. His first experience with combat sports was seeing Scott Smith vs. Pete Sell on a UFC Unleashed rerun, immediately watched UFC 83 (St. Pierre vs. Serra II) with a friend, and was hooked immediately. He’ll watch any combat sports you put in front of him, but is primarily a fan of MMA and boxing, and if you say anything negative about Carlos Condit or Brandon Rios, bad things will happen. Apart from combat sports, he enjoys basically anything else to do with sports, primarily baseball and hockey. He is not the best writer on the site, the funniest writer on the site, or the most Jewish writer on the site, so keep your expectations low. He can be reached at email@example.com
Tim Bernier is a lazy college student sports fan from the Midwest. He’ll fiercely defend the things he’s passionate about, like his unfortunate undying loyalty to the Chicago Cubs, the Central time zone, Chicago style pizza, or the fact that Joe Lauzon has never lost a round in his MMA career. Ever. He got into MMA with the help of BROCKLESNAR and Dan Henderson’s right hand at UFC 100, but took the dive into the MMA waters and consumed everything he could get his eyes on. He likes the business side of MMA almost as much as the sporting aspect itself, and would one day like to work in that field. He can be reached on Twitter @TimBernier31
Connor Dillon is a mildly amusing fellow, with a taste for martial arts and combat sports. He enjoys writing scripts and has played through a great amount of video games. He currently works three jobs along with going to college full-time. He hopes to graduate in with Bachelor degrees in History and Dramatic Media before going to Graduate school for a Masters in both. He can be reached on Twitter @connorhavok
He is often found on MMA blogs under the alias of Sweet Scientist, mostly lamenting about the early retirement of Genki Sudo preventing him to witness the greatness that would have been a fight with Joachim Hansen or fulmining about the over hyping of some kickboxing accomplishments and backgrounds when the owners of said backgrounds transition to MMA (AKA the Wonderboy effect). He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and on twitter @lucas_bourdon.
Nolan Howell is a college student looking to make a splash in journalism. He loves sports, including anything with a hint of combat; Whether it be pro wrestling, boxing, MMA, or anything in between. Howell came over on the Brock Lesnar wave to MMA fandom and has never looked back. For any comments or concerns, reach him at email@example.com.
Daniel Galvan is a 17 year-old high school senior who has aspirations of remaking 2 Girls 1 Cup. In the meantime, he likes to write about Mixed Martial Arts, root for the Texans, Rockets, and Rangers, and talk about himself in third person. He also has an extensive background with cows. Daniel writes for Undercard Superstar, so that he can tell hot girls that he writes for a website. Dan can be reached at @danielgal
He occasionally uses the twitting thing @Krmtdfrog, and if you aren’t incredibly stupid, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org