Brian D’Souza at the Humber Athletics Lakeshore Banquet, April 2015

Brian J. D’Souza grew up in the picturesque rural area of Caledon, Ontario. There, his voracious appetite for reading fed his imagination and seeded many dreams that power him forward to this very day. He attended Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts.

For Pound for Pound, he traveled from the gyms of Montreal to the academias of Curitiba, Brazil to the MMA training grounds of Los Angeles and many locales in between to capture the spirit and heart of the modern gladiators of MMA. He has written for,,, FIGHT! Magazine, Sportsnet Magazine and, among others.

He won “Best MMA Writing of 2013” from and was awarded an Ontario Arts Council Writers’ Reserve grant in 2011.

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