Former Air Force Operator Turned Rising MMA Star Talks Journey From War To The Octagon

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Former Air Force combat controller Connor Matthews has a wild life story.

The combat veteran turned rising MMA star joined me on the latest episode of “American Joyride” to talk about his time as a CCT in the Air Force, deploying to Afghanistan, working with other elite units, becoming a pro MMA fighter and gunning for a UFC contract.

Check it out below. He’s an awesome dude.

For those of you interested, Connor fights March 15 at Encore Boston Harbor to get his shot at landing a UFC deal. Given his fascinating background, there’s no doubt he’d make a great addition to Dana White’s lineup.

While you’re here, also check out some other episodes of “American Joyride.”

Written by David Hookstead

David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture.

He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics.

Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

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