Dann Stupp (born in Springfield, Ohio; September 14, 1978) is the managing editor for MMA and boxing at The Athletic. [1]

He co-founded the popular mixed martial arts website MMAjunkie.com in 2006 and was its editor in chief until 2018. It is the five-time World MMA Awards "Best Media Source" winner (2008-2011, 2014) and a former content partner of Yahoo! Sports.

In November 2011, Stupp sold the company to USA Today.[2] He continued to work as MMAjunkie.com's editor-in-chief, and he was also named USA Today's senior MMA editor until he left in 2018.[3]


Stupp is the former interim president of the Mixed Martial Arts Journalists Association. [4]

Stupp was the weekly MMA columnist for the Dayton Daily News/Cox Ohio Newspapers from 2007–2011.

He was formerly Creative Services Manager for the Cincinnati Reds before devoting himself full-time to MMA. He is co-author of Tom Browning's Tales from the Reds Dugout (2006, Sports Publishing LLC, ISBN 1-59670-046-7), and author of Opening Day at Great American Ball Park (Sports Publishing LLC, ISBN 1-58261-724-4, 2003).

Stupp graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism with honors in 2003.

He has previously written for ESPN, San Francisco Chronicle, Cincinnati Reds Magazine and MLB.com. He is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research.


  • Tom Browning and Dann Stupp (2006). Tom Browning's Tales from the Reds Dugout. Sports Publishing LLC. ISBN 1-59670-046-7