The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its fourth class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the fourth dinner gala to be held at the beautiful La Quinta Inns & Suites on December 4, 2015.

On December 4th, David Weinberg will be inducted as Media.

David Weinberg, a 30-year member of The Press of Atlantic City's sports department, began covering mixed martial arts in 2004, when the UFC staged a card at Boardwalk Hall featuring former standouts such as Tito Ortiz and Matt Hughes. Over the years, he has  chronicled the sport's growth in the Atlantic City area with stories about the UFC, Ring of Combat and Vineland-based Cage Fury Fighting Championships, as well as features on MMA's top fighters, officials, promoters, and referees.

Some of his articles in the MMA field included stories on Frankie Edgar, Kimbo Slice, Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller, as well as local MMA fighters such as Jeff Lentz, Mike Wilcox and Tim Williams, plus referee Gasper Oliver and judge Jose Tabora.

Earlier this year, Weinberg was also selected for induction into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame.

Weinberg, 57, is a graduate of Lower Cape May Regional High School and Appalachian State University (N.C.). He resides in North Cape May with his wife of 33 years, Karen. The couple also has two children, Ashley and Kyle, and are about to become grandparents for the first time in February.

We hope you will join us on December 4, 2015. Mark your calendars now and purchase your tickets early so you can be sure to be a part of New Jersey martial arts history. Call 201-538-4843 or visit www.njmmaawards.com and get your ticket and join us in a historic night for New Jersey and for martial arts. It is certain to be a terrific night with family, friends, fun, and music.

Here is the complete list of award winners:

Felix Martinez - MMA Promoter

Dave Mastrogiovanni - MMA Promoter

Carl Mascarenhas - Amateur MMA Promoter

Mark Shopp - Pioneer Fighter

Dave Sholler - Public Relations

Larry Cureton - Kickboxing

Paul Querido - Trainer / Cutman

Brett Hlavacek - Muay Thai Fighter

Dave Weinberg - Media

Sam Marji - Amateur MMA Trainer

Tom DeBlass - Grappling

Gary Gudzak - Inspector

Brian Blue - Conditioning

Steve Rivera - Wrestling Coach

Derek Riddick - Kickboxing Promoter

Mike Massenzio - MMA Fighter

Rico Rodriguez - Pioneer MMA Fighter

Frank Savahna - Boxing

Lyman Good - MMA Fighter

Kevin Thompson - Kickboxing



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