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Joseph is a writer based out of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Previous incarnations of his work can be found at FOX Sports, SLAMOnline as well as other reputable outlets.

Kristian Ibarra is the lead MMA writer for the FanRag Sports Network. He also serves as the evening news desk editor. He graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in journalism and a minor in rhetoric and writing studies. His work has been featured on Bleacher Report, FOX Sports San Diego and the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Jason is a production assistant and on-air personality with Fox Sports Florida. He has contributed to several websites in the past and has covered football for several years at each level.

Ronnie Rowlands is a writer based in the north of England, and established himself as a prominent, respected student journalist at the University of Lancaster, specialising in student news and higher education. His CV boasts a wealth of experience, having cut his teeth as an investigative journalist, a cultural reviewer and a satirist in numerous local publications. He has also found occasional national prominence, having published his work in Private Eye magazine and lent his opinions to BBC Radio 4. Presently he is a contributing editor of 'subtext', a satirical community newsletter, and in previous lives he has worked as a waiter, a union official, a radio host and an undertaker. For all of his life, he has been a devoted fan of professional wrestling.

Daniel DeMarco is a graduate of California State University, San Bernardino, where he earned a B.A. in communication. He is a passionate fan of MMA, boxing, and pro wrestling; thus, much of his time involves at least one of the three. Writing about combat sports is one of the few things he could picture himself doing all his life, so that’s what he plans to do. You can email him at drdemarco92@gmail.com.

Adam O'Brien is a writer based out of Dublin, Ireland, currently studying Computing in Games Development in Dundalk Institute of Technology. You can find his other work at SLTD Wrestling, where he acts as a writer and an admin, and The Sportster. He has also written for WhatCulture in the past.

John Brown is a 2012 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh’s Master of Arts in Teaching program, and currently works as a high school English teacher. He began writing online in 2010 for Jenesis Magazine, an online magazine based out of Pittsburgh, PA. The comedy incorporated in his writing allowed him to transition into writing his “Tales of a Bouncer” series for WeDebate.it, a website which receiving attention from Google advertisements. His love for wrestling, however, became the focal point of his writing, as he then wrote for both TheDDT.com and Kult of Kayfabe, a website stemmed from the popular Facebook wrestling group that is currently at over 20,000 members. John has now brought his unique blend of comedy and wrestling knowledge to Today’s Knockout.

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Chris is a recent graduate of Arizona State University, where he majored in Journalism and Mass Communication. He has covered spring training, the Super Bowl, WWE and the MLB for a variety of websites in the past.

Jaime Eisner is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Jaime is a director of content and growth for FanRag Sports. Prior to his current position, Jaime began as a writer for FanRag Sports’ Today’s Slapshot before becoming the Today’s Pigskin site manager. Jaime has also written for MLB.com, Arizona Sports, KTAR, SB Nation and Arcadia News.

Andy Watkins is a recent journalism grad from Penn State. He's a lifelong Steelers fan and thinks he's always right. Thus, he decided the best career path would be to share his musings on sports with the masses. He's covered a multitude of sports for Penn State's Daily Collegian and Wilkes-Barre's Citizens' Voice. He also spent several months as a Steelers Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. In his down time, he enjoys bad horror movies, yelling and Tech N9ne.

Brandon is a recent graduate of West Virginia University, majoring in print journalism. He is a former WVU athlete, and previous work can be found on The Gold Mine, a WVU student blog.

The ultimate MMA enthusiast, mixed martial arts has been a passion of mine since I saw Chuck Liddell beat down Tito Ortiz in their first encounter. Since then, I have been hooked on the sport. That is not to say that I do not love other sports, as I am also a die hard Chicago Blackhawks fan. I have been that way since I was a kid, long before the Stanley Cup bandwagon hoppers that plague the United Center on a game to game basis. I am also a huge Chicago White Sox fan. As far as football is concerned, I root for the Chicago Bears and Tennessee Titans. Trolling Green Bay Packers fan may be the easiest/most amusing thing to do on Sundays, especially because I used to go to school five minutes from Lambeau Field.

Nicholas has been covering pro wrestling for over 12 years and is a co-founder and former host of long-running wrestling podcast, RBR Wrestling. He has been a wrestling fan for over 20 years.

Travis Wakeman is a WWE and MMA Features Writer for Today's Knockout. He has covered both the NFL and WWE since April 2012 for Bleacher Report, with some of his work being featured on ESPN Denver. He has served as Gameday Correspondent and NFL Draft Correspondent for the Denver Broncos for Bleacher Report for the last 3 seasons. Here at Today's Knockout, he hopes to bring informative and fun to read content related to WWE and MMA. An avid WWE fan since the late 80's, Travis has attended WrestleMania 3 times.

Joe Nocco is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, born and raised in the New York area. Previously a contributor to SB Nation, Football.com and his own website titled Joe Nocco Sports, among others, Nocco has experience covering a variety of sports having specialized in content surrounding the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB. You can follow Nocco at @JoeNoccoFRS on Twitter.

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