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Michael Batts Jr.

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CEO/Executive Producer

Michael Batts Jr. & Crew deliver the latest news in the Boxing, MMA, and the Action Movie industry.  He wants to support you, whether you are an amateur or a pro! 

Rosy Monarrez

Lead Web Designer


Rosy Monarrez graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor's in web design. She has always had a passion for design and is very tech savvy, so she figured web design would be perfect for her. She also has experience in user experience/user interface design, coding, and video editing. She joined Fightlete in hopes to gain more knowledge and hands-on experience. Some of her other interests include traveling, going to concerts, photography, and listening to music.

Drew Pierce


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Drew Pierce is a senior journalism student at Ball State University and joins the Fightlete team in hopes of expanding his writing experience into combat sports. Through diversity in coverage and effective storytelling, he plans to give a voice to the voiceless and give readers quality content. In his personal life, he enjoys collecting sports memorabilia and fishing.

Halston Greenlay

Managing Editor

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Halston Greenlay is a junior at Purdue University who is majoring in English and Minoring in computer science. Her little brother told her that if she didn't take a job reporting on the MMA that he would never talk to her again. Halston is helping the company to become more efficient and to make sure that we're only turning out the highest quality of news for you. She is hoping that her time with Fightlete will aide her in her growth as a writer and editor.

Zachary Lerner

Assistant Editor

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With a bachelor’s degree in English from Drake University, Zachary Lerner hopes to learn more about MMA fighting and editing through this editing internship at Fightlete. While Zachary may not be very good at playing the sport he is good at watching and reading about them. He hopes that this experience will make him a better writer, editor, and sports fan.

Patryk Stepien



Patryk Stepien is currently a Journalism student at the University of Strathclyde in Glascow, Scotland. Some of Patryk's interests include reading and writing. In his spare time, he also enjoys boxing, which is what lead him to come across Fightlete. With his time at Fightlete, he hopes to learn some valuable skills that he can use in his field of work! 

Chris Murphy

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Chris Murphy has been a writer for a few years now and has experience in sketch comedy. He is excited to step into a new field and try something different. 

Michael Donius


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Michael Donius is a Junior at the College of the Holy Cross and has been an avid fan of mixed martial arts since he was 15. He joined Fightlete hoping to combine his passion for combat sports with his writing abilities to bring strong news and content to other MMA fans.



Kirien (he/him) is a junior studying Journalism with an emphasis in reporting and strategic communication. He is also earning a certificate in Sports Communication. He hopes to one day become a beat writer for a professional baseball team. For fun, Kirien loves all things sports: playing, watching, reading, writing or talking about them.



Henry is a senior at Colorado State University majoring in Journalism. Prior to attending Colorado State, Henry took a break from school and moved to Los Angeles where he worked as a Boxing and Muay Thai coach at JFM Boxing Club in Venice Beach. Henry trained pro and amateur fighters while also training in both disciplines himself. After two years in California Henry returned to Colorado to finish his degree and pursue a career in sports journalism. Henry hopes to bring his passion for both boxing and MMA to his Fightlete articles. Henry still trains in Muay Thai and boxing and is also a member of the Colorado State Men's Lacrosse team.


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Johan Blanco is a senior journalism student at the University of Central Florida and joins the Fightlete team as an intern in hopes to get his foot in the door as a combat sports writer. He has a background in taekwondo with 15 years of experience in the martial art. He is an avid fan of boxing and MMA since the age of 4 years old. Johan hopes to use his experience on the Fightlete team as learning lessons as he works towards becoming a fight analyst for both mma and boxing.


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I grew up loving sports. At a young age I began playing soccer for many years. I enjoyed participating in many sports such as soccer, basketball, and recreational football. I also enjoyed watching mixed martial arts and boxing which led to me training MMA for a short period of time. This just expanded my love for combat sports. I heard about the fightlete Report online through a friend. An internship spot was open for an MMA & Boxing writer. It sounded perfect because as I continue my journey in life a goal of mine is to become an MMA analyst.


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My name is Gary Mosley. I am 22 years old and I recently graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in communications. I started watching WWE when I was 11, but dropped it for a little bit after 2014, re-igniting my passion in 2018. When I’m not writing about wrestling, you can typically find me playing video games or enjoying time with some friends!


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My name is Justin Degan and I am a graduate journalism student. I joined fightlete to pursue an opportunity to break out of my comfort zone and to explore a new area of journalism in sports. I look forward to growing my skills during my time here.

Jenna Mendez

Social Media Manager/ Graphic Designer

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Jenna is so excited to be a part of the Fightlete team. Jenna graduated from Aurora University with a Bachelor’s in Graphic Design in 2020 and is currently pursuing her master’s in Digital Marketing and Design and will graduate in 2021. In her free time, she loves to sketch, bowl, and hang out with her three dogs while binge watching “The Office”.

Nate Rogers

Social Media & Community Manager 

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Nate Rogers is an undergraduate student in the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. He plans to major in Marketing with a minor in the Business of Sports. Nate is also a fervent combat sports fan with a specific interest in MMA. Although he played and watched team sports like baseball and hockey growing up, the combination of art and athleticism in combat sports converted him into a hardcore fan. He joined Fightlete to put his passion for combat sports together with his business skills, developing those skills in the process and helping to grow the uniquely great organization of Fightlete.

Colin Coleman

Graphic Designer


Graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design. Originally from Orlando, Florida, moved to Colorado for a change of scenery. A lifelong athlete, played lacrosse for Colorado State University Men’s Team. Joined The Fightlete Report to pursue a passion of creating graphics for a well-respected sports media outlet.

Kurt Konodi

Video Editor/ Production Assistant

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Kurt decided to join the Fightlete Report because he is a big MMA fan. He thought that this would be a great opportunity to learn more about video production, while being surrounded by the sport.

Jake Vodden

Video Editor

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Jake joined the Fightlete Report to explore his passion for video editing and production in action sports. He is graduating in May of 2022 with a degree in Media and Cinema Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. He is excited to gain more experience in the industry and to push Fightlete to a brighter future.

Neil Galivan

Video Editor

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I am a DePaul student with in Associate’s in Arts, and am studying for a Film/Television major.  I joined The Fightlete Report to use and further hone my skills in video editing, for which I will pursue a career.

Clifton Davis Jr.

Video Editor

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My name is Clifton Davis Jr. I’m 27 years old and a senior at Eastern Michigan University. I’m pursuing a degree Simulation, Animation, and Gaming. In my spare time I draw and practice guitar. I joined The Fightlete Report to improve and hone my skills as a video editor.

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