June 8, 2016 Photojournalism Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake TribuneSean O’Connell works out at Jeremy Horn’s Elite Performance MMA in Sandy, Wednesday June 8, 2016. O’Connell was a walk-on linebacker at the University of Utah, too slow and undersized, who continued to pursue his dream of being a professional athlete through mixed martial arts. He likewise became a sports radio personality, working on a show in the Bay Area on which UFC President Dana White. O’Connell asked White, on air, if he could have a contract. White didn’t give him one. So O’Connell worked his way into a UFC contract the hard way, plowing ahead with a tough chin and hard strikes, while gaining a cult following on the Internet for his colorful weigh-in antics. Next week, in Ottawa, is a must-win fight for O’Connell as he vies to stay alive in the UFC. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Tags: composites, grids, MMA, portrait, sportsPeople: Sean O’Connell City: Sandy State: Utah Country: United States Camera: Nikon D4 Continue Reading Previous PostSoftball ChampsNext PostFreedom Parade, Hurricane You Might Also Like Real Salt Lake v Kansas City Wizards August 29, 2007 Skyline v Layton November 3, 2001 Photographer December 9, 2017 Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.