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Colin Keane

Zoology graduate,watcher of many sports, occasional heart breaker, Colin Keane spends his time contemplating the big questions in life. Like if flips flops would be half as popular if they were called flop flips.

UFC 214 Bumper Preview Part One: Lawler Vs Cerrone

This weekend sees what promises to be the best UFC card of the year. Now we must hope all the main players make it to the cage intact. No repeats of shady weight cuts, hit and runs or funky test results. If we can avoid all that we’ll witness three great title fights and a hell of a lot of entertainment.  …

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - APRIL 11: UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo of Brazil (L) and challenger Max Holloway of the United States face off during the UFC 212 press conference at Morro da Urca on April 11, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

UFC 212 Bumper Preview: Jose Aldo Vs Max Holloway

The UFC returns to pay-per-view this weekend in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After the excellent action in Stockholm just a week ago MMA fans are gifted with UFC 212 on Saturday night. This card is heavy with Brazilian talent, Brazilian legends and Brazilian champions. The crowd chant for death and winning on this soil isn’t easy for visitors. Check out …

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UFC 212 Bumper Preview: Part One

The UFC is back in Brazil. No Anderson Silva? No problem! The featherweight title fight, and a Brazilian-rich card, should make for a hectic night’s fighting. Don’t sleep on the featured prelim between bantamweight contender Raphael Assunção (24-5-0) and newcomer Marlon Moraes (18-4-1). A win here could catapult either man into title contention and Moraes’ debut is highly anticipated. For …

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UFC 211 Preview Part Two: Joanna Juggernaut To Continue

UFC 211 is finally upon us, with some huge fights set to take place in Dallas. Colin Keane is back with Part II of our UFC 211 Preview. _____ UFC 211 Preview Part 1: Alvarez To Punish Poirier, Edgar To Excel _____ The UFC has had a rough few weeks; chaos in the middleweight ranks, Al Iaquinta becoming possessed by …

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Interview: Dylan Meagher & The Future Of Irish Muay Thai

Ireland has always had a fascination with combat sports. Boxing has captivated the Irish nation at Olympic Games for decades. July 1972 saw the greatest of all time, Muhammad Ali, fight Alvin Lewis in front 25,000 baying fans at Croke Park. In recent years Katie Taylor has become a household name and inspiration; rom an often under-covered amateur to a …

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UFC 209 NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Tyron Woodley of the United States (left) fights against Stephen Thompson of the United States in their welterweight championship bout during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images )

UFC 209 Bumper Preview Part Two: Wonderboy To Finish The Job

Don’t let the middleweight title fight announcement distract you. Michael Bisping defending his title against the greatest welterweight of all time, George St. Pierre, is for another glorious night. UFC 209 lost one of the most anticipated match ups in recent memory when Khabib Nurmagomedov was carted off to hospital and Tony Ferguson was left without a dance partner. Weight …

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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 03: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been desaturated.) Mark Hunt poses during the UFC Fight Night media session at SKY TV Gym on September 3, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images) UFC 209

UFC 209 Bumper Preview Part One: Mark Hunt To Bounce Back

The first of a two-part preview of UFC 209. After all the controversy and boredom of UFC 208, the company has had some big wins in the last few weeks. The return of George St-Pierre had MMA fans match-making left, right and centre. All the fun and games took the attention away from the vindicated featherweight murderess, Chris Cyborg. We …

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UFC 208 Bumper Preview: Part 2

Christiane “Cyborg” Justino (17-1-0) is not fighting for the inaugural women’s featherweight title. Let that sink in and then ask yourself how relevant the title fight is then? “Cyborg” has ruled the world at 145lbs since 2009 and misses the title made for her because of those pesky USADA guys. The sketchy test results are down to a weight cutting …

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NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 30: Randy Brown of Jamaica looks on after fighting againstMatt Dwyer of Canada (not pictured) in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Prudential Center on January 30, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

UFC 208 Bumper Preview: Part One

Since Ronda Rousey was removed from relevance by Amanda Nunes we’ve also seen a legend fall again (BJ Penn), a new challenger to Nunes emerge (Valentina Shevchenko) and the dead walking in Houston (Anthony Hamilton and Korean Zombie). February’s pay-per-view pits Holly Holm against Germaine de Randamie for the brand new women’s featherweight championship. More on that and a pair …

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UFC 206 Bumper Preview: Part Two

Following on from part one of our UFC 206 Bumper Preview, we now give you Part Two. Toronto is the place to be Saturday night for UFC 206, and despite the card beginning at roughly 3am on this side of the Atlantic, keeping your eyes open shouldn’t really be a problem due to an exciting fight card, despite all the recent …

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 9: Kelvin Gastelum punches Johny Hendricks during the UFC 200 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

UFC 206 Bumper Preview: Part One

Writing a preview for UFC 206 can occasionally be compared to slapping your head off a wall. Injuries and weirdness everywhere. But this is the hurt game and fighters get injured in camps all the time. The main card first lost Tim Kennedy vs Rashad Evans, rescheduled from UFC 205, to another mysterious Evans medical failure. Then the American Kickboxing …

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Liverpool Vs Chelsea: A Tale Of Two Strikers

With Liverpool struggling and chelsea prospering this season, encapsulated in the Reds’ 2-1 defeat to Jose Mourinho’s men at Anfield last Saturday, Colin Keane looks at the differences in attack between the Blues and the Reds. Last weekend’s instalment of the Premier League provided a number of talking points. Potentially costly slips from Manchester City and Arsenal along with Manchester United’s continued …

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Jose Mourinho & The Chelsea Conundrum

A month has passed since the end of the Premier League season, a season which may go down as the best of all time. The cynic within will sneer and say we hear that at the end of every season, which is true, but this year’s Premier League season was without doubt one of the greats. So many issues arose …

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