My name is Mitch Ciccarelli and Mixed Martial Arts is my passion. I've been a martial artist for most of my life. I've studied Shaolin Kempo Karate for 10 years and in the summer of 2008 I began training in all aspects of MMA, focusing mostly on Muay Thai.

I am currently serving in the United States Air Force, stationed in Kirtland AFB in Albq, New Mexico. I have been serving proudly for the past three years.

My work has been featured on SI.com, FoxSports.com, HeavyMMA.com and other websites. You can read some of my stories that have been published to Sports Illustrated's website at the links below:

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If you ever have any questions, comments or concerns regarding all things MMA related on Bleacher Report feel free to contact me at any time at mitchciccarelli@gmail.com

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  • Abbaz Jones posted 2450 days ago

    Abbaz Jones

    You're an awesome writer,Mitch!

  • Sammy Leach posted 3164 days ago

    Sammy Leach

    Lol, thanks Mitch. You're an awesome writer!

  • Josh Campfield posted 3168 days ago

    Josh Campfield

    No problem, man. It's a fine line sometimes. Generally, if it would make the reader stop in midsentence, it's probably a no-no. Just for future reference :P

  • Mike D posted 3228 days ago

    Mike D

    Mitch - LONG TIME BUDDY - all I need are your 50 fighters... I'll take care of the rest - take a shot !!!


  • Diego Montero posted 3293 days ago

    Diego Montero

    ice post. I learn something more challenging on different blogs everyday. It will always be stimulating to read content from other writers and practice a little something from their store. I’d prefer to use some with the content on my carros blog whether you don’t mind. Natually I’ll give you a link on your web blog. Thanks for sharing.

  • Dale De Souza posted 3318 days ago

    Dale De Souza

    Your opinions are always welcome, Captain Sexypants:


  • G D posted 3318 days ago

    G D

    Mitch I just wrote an article about the Best 5 UFC Fights of the Summer. Hope you like it man! http://bleacherreport.com/articles/813959-ufc-power-ranking-the-5-best-fights-of-the-summer

  • Mike D posted 3642 days ago

    Mike D

    Mitch, got time to waste ?


  • Spencer Tucksen posted 3701 days ago

    Spencer Tucksen

    How are you not a Senior Analyst or FC by now? You write great articles and are always good with the comments. Hell, I got analyst most likely because my commenting habits.....almost 8,000 written in six months.....but you do both and seem to be a bit screwed, in my eyes. I hope to see more work out of you in the future.

  • Spencer Tucksen posted 3713 days ago

    Spencer Tucksen

    You look very different in this picture compared to the old one. Now you look a lot like the guy from All that remains, due to the facial hair style. lol