Elias Cepeda has covered boxing, mixed martial arts, as well as public and cultural affairs since 2005 as a writer and editor. Before joining FOX Sports, he wrote for Yahoo! Sports' boxing and MMA pages, and edited their Cagewriter blog. Elias most enjoys trying to highlight shared humanity and connect common experiences from seemingly different worlds in his writing. Elias has also struggled mightily while training and competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA since 1999, which has prepared him for his role as punching bag on the FOX Sports web instructional series, MMA Bread n Butter.