About Me

Sometimes I think human beings learn to harden like concrete.

-Donald Murray-

As a teacher, I prefer to speak with a level of authority, instead of authoritatively, on topics. I realized, after countless writing lessons with my students, the act of completing the writing process, publishing for a specific audience, remained elusive. Mixed martial arts offered me the opportunity to cage this missing piece.

Knowing our writing will have an audience (and be heard) influences our motivation to write.

-Jeff Anderson-

Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 8.00.09 AMOutside of lesson plans and the four walls housing several super heavyweights worth of children, MMA captivates my attention. No matter the promotion, matchup, or rankings, a level of intrigue ignites passion when two corners collide in the center of the canvas, creating the most explosive fireworks in sports. There was no way I was alone with these intense feelings—I couldn’t be. This is what I told myself before my fingers hit the keyboard, and the words that normally hibernated behind the screen of my laptop appeared in cyberspace for fight fans to spear and, hopefully, enjoy.

There is only one trait that marks the writer. He is always watching.

-Morley Callaghan-

Currently, I savor witnessing Northern California’s prizefighters appear in plain view of the world. One young fight team, MMAGOLD, invited me on board to participate in their journey and share their stories, which can be found at: mmagoldblog.com, as they shatter the boundaries of the local landscape. In addition to pumping out as much content as possible about Nor Cal’s regional scene—there’s simply too much good stuff, I often appear as a co-host
on the podcast: Funky Monkey MMA to discuss the fastest growing sport with a buffet of profile pic 2personalities.

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5 thoughts on “About Me

    Rachael Ritchey said:
    October 22, 2015 at 2:28 am

    Hey Dave! Pleasure to meet you. I’ll attempt to be as unredundant as possible! I’d hate to be the cause of any sneezing or itchy, watery eyes. Oh! Not to mention hives. *cringe* So, if I didn’t already say it, pleasure to meet you. heh heh 🙂

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      DMaddenMMA responded:
      October 22, 2015 at 2:37 am

      Your varied symptoms demonstrate your versatility. It’s a pleasure to meet you as well!

      Liked by 1 person

    rob meade said:
    July 27, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    Dave Madden is an excellent person to work with and has been a phenomenal co-host on Funky Monkey MMA Radio. He is driven to succeed and always shows up ahead of time.

    -Rob Meade
    Founder & CEO of http://www.FunkyMonkeyMMA.com

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    Emily "The Warrior" Watson said:
    August 25, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    THANK YOU for my very first PODCAST EXPERIENCE! You are a wonderful soul… NorCal MMA %100

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