Shane Connelly

Shane Connelly is a journalism student at Penn State with a passion for sharing the stories of MMA fighters.

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Demian Maia and Ben Askren shake hands before UFC Singapore
Ben Askren and Demian Maia share mutual respect leading up to UFC Singapore

The leadup to UFC Singapore’s headlining bout, which features Ben Askren and Demian Maia, has…

Alexander Gustafsson weighs-in at UFC Fight Night Stockholm
Alexander Gustafsson ‘talking with UFC’ about return, wants Luke Rockhold fight

After losing to Anthony Smith in front of a home crowd in Stockholm, Sweden, Alexander…

Robert Whittaker accepts the Sportsman of The Year award during the GQ Australia Men of The Year Awards Ceremony
Robert Whittaker opens up about depression: ‘I was just tired of it all’

From the outside, fighters often appear to be unbreakable. Their willingness to go to battle…

Jessica Andrade of Brazil celebrates after her knockout victory over Rose Namajunas
Jessica Andrade: ‘My dreams are much bigger than being a champ champ’

Jessica Andrade hopes to earn her first title defense of the strawweight belt at UFC…

Anthony Hernandez has his hands wrapped backstage before UFC debut
Anthony Hernandez is ‘hungry as f**k again’ after first professional loss

Losing wasn’t the worst thing in the world for Anthony Hernandez. The first blemish on…

Paulo Costa not interested in being backup for Whittaker vs. Adesanya at UFC 243

Paulo Costa believes his unanimous decision win over Yoel Romero at UFC 241 is enough…

Dana White on UFC Africa: ‘We can and probably will do a fight there’

Sodiq Yusuff’s first-round TKO finish of Gabriel Benitez on the main card of UFC 241…

Stipe Miocic celebrates with the UFC Heavyweight Championship after UFC 241
UFC 241: Stipe Miocic reclaims heavyweight title, Daniel Cormier contemplates retirement

After a year of waiting for the rematch he so desperately yearned for, Stipe Miocic…

Manel Kape vs. Yasaku Nakamura in RIZIN
Manel Kape questions Takeya Mizugaki’s motivation prior to RIZIN 18 bout

Manel Kape is well aware of what he’s fighting for. The 25-year-old fighter has his…

Tony Gravely earns a win at CES MMA
Tony Gravely hopes to inspire others with win on Contender Series

Being a professional athlete means more than just achieving fame and fortune for Tony Gravely.…