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)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Related Tags: best-photojournalism, composite, grids, MMA, portrait, sportsPeople: Sean O’Connell City: Sandy State: Utah Country: United States Continue Reading Previous PostSoftball ChampsNext PostFreedom Parade, Hurricane You Might Also Like Madrid Street March 29, 2004 Wrestling Championships February 15, 2008 Barons Motorcycle Club May 3, 1999 Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.