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Exploring Irish MMA: Part VIII – Sam Slater

In this, the eighth entry to the series Exploring Irish MMA, I had the opportunity to speak to one of this country’s most promising prospects, Sam Slater. Those who have been close to the Irish mixed martial arts scene and its growth were no doubt delighted by February’s Bellator Dublin and the manner in which it played out. A card …

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Bellator London’s Full Confirmed Lineup So Far

Bellator London promises to continue the promotion’s strong start to their new plans for the European scene, as a host of talented Irish and UK fighters appear alongside some revered veterans. After the incredible success of Bellator Dublin in the Irish capital in February, several of those who made appearances on that night are set to return to the Bellator …

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James Gallagher To Return On Bellator London Main-Card

James Gallagher is poised to make his return to the Bellator cage as he joins middleweight headliners Gegard Mousasi and Rafael Lovato Jr. on June 22. The Strabanimal made good on his promise of a dominant win in front of his home-crowd at Bellator Dublin in February – submitting his opponent Steven Graham with ease within the opening minutes of …

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Deciphering The Abrupt ‘Retirement’ Of Conor McGregor

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Conor McGregor grabbed the headlines once again on Tuesday morning after abruptly announcing his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts. Taking to his official Twitter page, McGregor gave a short statement concerning his future in the sport. Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as “Mixed Martial Art” today.I wish all my …

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UFC London Preview: Gunnar Nelson’s Top-5 UFC Submissions

Gunnar Nelson is quietly one of the UFC’s most potent finishers, something that is highlighted by his devastating, but technical, body of work to date. Earlier this week, we delved into why this is such a huge fight for Nelson’s push towards reaching his long-expected potential. And it’s very true. As one of the best pure jiu-jitsu practitioners on the …

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Conor McGregor Breaks Top-5 In ESPN’s Famous Athletes List

Conor McGregor is now in the company of some of the world’s most famous athletes according to his placement in ESPN’s World Fame 100 list. The list, which can be viewed in full here, is compiled using a formula based off of search-engine results, endorsements, and social media following. With only global superstars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, LeBron James, Lionel Messi, …

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Dillon Danis Confirms Return To Bellator Cage For May 11

Dillon Danis announced to the world via Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show that he will be making his return to the Bellator cage on May 11. Danis’ pro-MMA debut saw him come away with an impressive first-round submission victory over Kyle Walker at Bellator 198. After pulling guard on his opponent, the difference in their skill-levels on the ground became very …

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The Day Conor McGregor Walked Away From Mixed Martial Arts

For all of the wealth, admiration and success Conor McGregor has accumulated over the years, one moment of uncertainty and doubt became the key ingredient to his inimitable drive and self-belief. The consistent rise of the former UFC lightweight champion and his power over the world of combat sports has hit something of a speed-bump in recent times, a process that …

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Blaine O’Driscoll On Nathan Greyson: “I’ll Put The Last Nail In His Coffin”

The newly-crowned WWFC flyweight champion Blaine O’Driscoll is looking to settle the score with the man who should have shared the cage with him for his first world-title shot late last year. O’Driscoll was set to compete against then-Cage Warriors flyweight champion Nathan Greyson at CW99 last November before his opponent pulled out, claiming that he was unable to make weight for …

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