Matthew Eugene O'Neil (born March 7, 1976 in Newton, Massachusetts) was selected for Air Force Martial Arts program on Schriever AFB in 1997.He was instructed in boxing, wrestling, and kung-fu punching. He integrated full body integrated weight training with a stretching a running system, He knocked out Jeffrey Naquin for a ten count. Naquin was on the 1991 and 1993 LSU National Baseball team.O'Neil tko'd 1997-1998 All Army superheavyweight champion Preston Hartzog in 1999. Hartzog was in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program. Hartzog won fifteen professional boxing matches and he only lost one close decision. Hartzog had a draw with UFC pioneer Patrick Smith. Hartzog beat Wesley "Cabbage" Correira in a MMA fight. Correira competed in four UFC events from 2002 to 2004.
The positive results of the Naquin and Hartzog bouts were brought back to the national soccer league that O'Neil competed in as a youth. In 2013 and 2014 Plymouth, Massachusetts recieved its first NCAA Division 1 baseball scholarships for their high school program.O'Neil was selected for the Air Force Martial arts program on Schriever Air Force Base in 1997 and he used the facility for three years making a positive production result back to the town he was recruited from. O'Neil ran for Clark County Commission in Nevada in 2006 against Rory Reid. Reid ran for governor of Nevada four years later. He worked for Harvard University at the age of twenty five in their development office. He graduated from Colorado Christian University with a B.S. in 2001 and from Regis University in 2004 with a MBA.He was employed with Northfield Leads Inc. for 43 months finishing with agency acquisition for Nationwide Insurance in 2017 and 2018.
☀On June 7, 2018 O'Neil was contacted by telephone by Nick Meeker of The Wyoming State Board of Mixed Martial Arts and offered a license to compete as an athlete based upon his athletic, academic, and professional credentials.