UFC lightweight Joe Duffy is set to make his return at this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 107 in London and with that in mind, the time seems right to take a moment to look at what is still perhaps his most high-profile finish to date.
‘Irish’ Joe Duffy is set to make his fifth walk to the UFC octagon this weekend when he takes on Reza Madadi over three rounds just before Saturday’s main card gets underway. With four bouts now under his belt in the promotion, Duffy has recorded three finishes and despite one loss to top-10 lightweight Dustin Poirier, still possesses all of the skill necessary to find himself ranked in the near future.
With only one fight remaining on his UFC contract, however, Duffy will know that he’ll need to make a huge statement going into this one but when you consider that he owns a black belt in both taekwondo and Japanese jiu-jitsu as well as a purple belt in BJJ under the mighty Firas Zahabi, it’s pretty clear that the Donegal-native – who also went unbeaten as a pro-boxer – has all the potential in the world.
Now, with us just days out from what will hopefully not be his last appearance in the UFC, a moment should be taken to look back at perhaps his most famous victory to date, his first-round submission win over the UFC’s current lightweight champ Conor McGregor back in 2010.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena