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Exploring Irish MMA: Part V – James Gallagher

In this edition of Exploring Irish MMA, we focus on the man who could well stand as the country of Ireland’s brightest prospect, James ‘The Strabanimal’ Gallagher. Nurturing a promising youngster in a game as ruthless as mixed martial arts can be a delicate process. If there is, in fact, an invisible line that separates the prospect and the genuine contender you …

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Exploring Irish MMA: Part IV – Richard Kiely

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In this edition of Exploring Irish MMA, we speak to one of the finest strikers in this country, Bellator’s newest welterweight signing, Richard Kiely. The dreams and goals of a professional fighter often revolve around the glory that comes with hoisting a championship belt over your shoulder or the immortality that a picture-perfect finishing sequence can bring about. But even though these thrills are …

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Exploring Irish MMA – Part III: Will Fleury

In this edition of Exploring Irish MMA, we caught up with middleweight Will Fleury who makes his Bellator debut against Alen Amedovski on July 14. It’s a known fact that a fruitful career in mixed martial arts is a path that very few can sustain and ultimately reap the rewards of. Talent, of course, is the key ingredient to success but perseverance, …

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Exploring Irish MMA – Part II: Richie Smullen

Last week we had the opportunity to chat with Blaine O’Driscoll as he edges towards a BAMMA flyweight title-shot and in this, the second edition of Exploring Irish MMA, we spoke to unbeaten lightweight Richie Smullen ahead of his UFC debut in Las Vegas on July 6.  This series is intended as a means of shining a spotlight on the current …

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