- Birth Name Matthew Steven Mitrione
- Birth Place Springfield
- Famous Name Matt Mitrione
- Salary $225,000
- Nationality American
- Ethnicity white
- Currently Working For NFL
- Currently Married Yes
- Married to Tina Mitrione
- Divorce Tina Mitrione (Div.2014)
Matt Mitrione whose full name is Matthew Steven Mitrione is an American mixed martial artist and former American football player, who competes in Bellator MMA. Professionally in National Football League (NFL), he played with New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings. He also played college football at Purdue University.
Early Life and Education
Matt Mitrione was born on July 15, 1978, in Springfield, Illinois, United States. He is American. His ethnicity is white. His Star sign is Cancer. He is the son of the Irish mother, Cecelia, and Italian father Robert.
Matt Mitrione attended Sacred Heart-Griffin High School where he excelled in football, swimming, diving, and track & field. Upon completing graduation, he attended Purdue University where he played football for his college team.
Matt Mitrione was a perfect football player. However, severe injuries have affected his career. He started his NFL career with New York Giants in 2002 and ended in 2005.
Professional MMA Career
Matt Mitrione made his professional MMA debut at The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale. On his debut fight, he defeated Marcus Jones via KO early in the second round. After defeating Marcus, he faced Kimbo Slice at the event of UFC 113 and won the fight via TKO punches in the second round.
On March 14, 2016, he signed with the Bellator MMA. On June 24, 2016, he made his debut at Bellator MMA against Carl Seumanutafa. He won the fight via KO (punch) in the second round. Next, he faced Oli Thompson at the event of Bellator 158. He won the fight via TKO (punches) in the second round. He holds an MMA record of eleven wins in the sixteen matches. His wins include ten by knockouts and one was by decisions
Personal Life, Affair, and Body Measurements
Matt Mitrione was previously married but is divorced now. He has two sons and a daughter from his former wife, Tina Mitrione. He divorced with Tina after 9 years of their marriage in December 2014. He is a close friend with NFL tight end Jeremy Shockey.
Matt Mitrione is the philanthropist. He involved with several UFC fighters as a part of a Toronto area anti-bullying program. He has never been the part of the controversy.
This popular MMA fighter has reached the age of 38 now. Matt Mitrione has a very good height and personality. He has a perfect height of 6 feet and 3.5 inch, which is around 192 cm. His weight is around 115 kg.
Salary, Net worth, and Facts
Matt Mitrione widely admired by his fans and followers. Numerous of his fans follow him on social networking sites. One can go through his tweets on Twitter. He is also available on Instagram.
Matt earns a decent amount of salary. He is paid around $644,000 per year from UFC at current. He had the salary of minimum $225,000 in 2002 playing in NFL.