Timothy John (T.J.) Hitchings is a sophomore at Rutgers University, studying Sports Journalism and Media Studies. He is originally from Long Island, New York, but currently lives in Plainsboro, New Jersey. Unlike many millennials, T.J. is not new to the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. His first memories of the sport come from the early 2000’s, including Randy Couture vs Chuck Liddell 1 at UFC 43, and Vitor Belfort vs Randy Couture 2 at UFC 46.
After watching the sport for nearly 15 years, T.J. went to his first live MMA event, UFC 205. He was exposed to the production side of the sport, and has set a goal to work in the industry by 2020.
T.J. is also a huge NY Sports fan, repping the Yankees, Giants, and Rangers.