Who We Are

MMA-Insider.com was founded in July, 2011 by John Moorehouse. The intent of the site is to provide a quality media outlet for mixed martial arts. In our first year of existence, we've gone from a domain name and a dream to cover events in the Tri-Cities and Southwest Virginia, as well as Knoxville, Nashville and Charlotte. Meanwhile, the scope of the site's audience has expanded to draw significant traffic from all over Tennessee, plus Virginia, western North Carolina, Atlanta and even Chicago and parts of Florida. 

MMA-Insider is a non-partial media outlet that strives to provide quality coverage of mixed martial arts. It's our believe that this impartial approach is what sets apart MMA-Insider as a high quality media outlet.

John Moorehouse, Owner/Editor

John Moorehouse is the owner/editor of MMA-Insider.com

Moorehouse brings more than 15 years' experience in deadline journalism to the table. Before starting MMA-Insider, which is a property of Moorehouse Media, he worked full-time for the Kingsport Times-News for almost 11 years. During that tenure, he covered the Virginia Tech football team for one season and the Tennessee Vols football team for seven seasons.

In addition to his duties running this website and overseeing the content and staff, he also works as a freelance writer and is trying to complete his first full-length book.

When he's not working, he likes to spend time with his wife and dogs, travel, and suffer through watching his beloved Chicago Cubs play.

Roy Sanders, Contributor

Roy Sanders is an experienced amateur fighter whose primary responsibility is writing predictions columns for events that MMA-Insider covers.

He's been training and competing in MMA since 2008, participating in 25 amateur fights before recently turning pro, while also raising a family and completing his Bachelor's in Education. A fan of the UFC since his teenage years, Sanders has good relationships with many of the gyms in the Tri-Cities as well as Southwest Virginia. A strong proponent of cross training, he's worked with various instructors in the region.

 

Randy Stamey, Contributor/Webmaster

Stamey currently trains at Mountain Empire in Bristol, Va., under Chris Massie and Josh Booher, and is an active fighter at the amateur level. He covers live events for MMA-Insider, in addition to contributing preview articles and interviews, and assisting on the administrative duties of the site.

Stamey is married and has three children.

 

Daniel Margotta, Contributor

 

JASON KING, CONTRIBUTOR

Jason King has been involved with martial arts for nearly 20 years. He started out as an accomplished traditional martial artist earning his 4th degree black belt in Taekwondo, and then made the switch to MMA in 2008 under Tuco O Tapa and their head coach, Brenden Bohannon. 

After Jason graduated from East Tennessee State University in 2010, he was able to devote more of his time to training and went on to earn a blue belt in both no-gi submission grappling and Sambo (all under Coach Bohannon). Jason currently holds an amateur MMA record of 3-2, and is the current Absolute Cage Fights welterweight champion. King works both as an account manager for a local Tri-Cities business as well as the head kickboxing instructor for TOT.

 

DENIS GORMAN, CONTRIBUTOR

Based in New York City, Denis Gorman is a veteran writer who has covered the UFC, NHL, NBA, NFL, Major League Baseball, College Football and College Basketball. He has written for the Associated Press, Metro Newspaper in New York City, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, Toronto Sun and Yahoo! Sports. 

Denis covers the major MMA scene -- UFC in particular -- while eagerly awaiting the day the sport is legalized in the Big Apple.  

You can follow Denis on Twitter @DenisGorman.

 

Now Hiring

MMA-Insider is now accepting guest articles on a volunteer basis. Article topics must be pre-approved, and articles must adhere to our current content standards and guidelines. If you're interested, contact editor@mma-insider.com for more information.