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SBG’s Will Fleury Is Ready To Make A Name For Himself On New MMA Reality Show

It’s easy to understand why The Fighter, a new MMA reality show in the same mould as the UFC’s famed The Ultimate Fighter(TUF) series and run by South African promotion EFC, might appeal to Tipperary middleweight prospect Will Fleury. As Pundit Arena has documented previously, the SBG Ireland fighter’s professional progress has been seriously hampered by a scarcely fathomable run of …

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Carl Frampton looks on prior to the World Super-Bantamweight title contest against Scott Quigg at Manchester Arena on February 27, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Carl Frampton Confirms New Promoter, Reveals He Has Been Guaranteed Windsor Park Bout

Former super-bantamweight and featherweight world titlist Carl Frampton confirmed in his Sunday Life column this morning that he has signed a promotional deal with Frank Warren. According to Frampton, Warren just beat out Matchroom Boxing and Eddie Hearn in the hunt for his signature, meaning that the Belfast native’s future fights will be broadcast on BT Sport in the U.K. …

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Watch: Aaron Pico Rebounds From Debut Defeat With Chilling One-Punch KO At Bellator 183

After almost three years of hype, Aaron Pico’s professional debut back in June lasted a mere 24 seconds. That would have perfectly fine with his promoters, of course, had Pico been the one to carry out the lightning-quick demolition.  Pico, who was signed to a long-term contract by Bellator based upon his top-class wrestling and amateur boxing credentials when he …

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Artem Lobov Was Having None Of It When Khabib’s Manager Questioned His Irishness Recently

Artem Lobov got into a rather strange little Twitter skirmish on Friday, going toe to toe with esteemed MMA coach Mark Henry and Ali Abdelaziz – the manager of several UFC stars, including Khabib Nurmagomedov. What made it so strange was the fact that Lobov himself never really came under direct attack, with Henry and Abdelaziz offering him nothing but …

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Watch: Michael Conlan Absolutely Drills Previously Unbeaten Foe In Tuscon

In his fourth professional outing, Michael Conlan finally faced an opponent with a little ambition, an opponent who came to do more than merely survive, and the​ two-time Irish Olympian took advantage of Kenny Guzman’s game efforts to score the most spectacular finish of his career thus far. After each of his three previous fights, Conlan appeared frustrated despite picking …

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