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Exploring Irish MMA: Part VII – Brian Moore

In this, the seventh edition of Exploring Irish MMA, we speak to SBG Ireland featherweight Brian ‘The Pikeman’ Moore as he prepares for perhaps the biggest fight of his career to date. Moore’s only setbacks since signing for Bellator two years ago have come against the former two-time Bellator title-challenger Daniel Weichel and one of the brightest 145lb up-and-comers in …

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Bellator’s Brian Moore On Inspirational Irish Amateur Medal Haul

Ireland managed to take home the second-largest medal tally during this year’s IMMAFs and the inspirational performances from those who won has left many of the country’s mixed martial artists inspired, according to SBG’s Brian Moore. Moore spoke to us here at Pundit Arena MMA about how the medal haul by the Irish amateurs has sent a real buzz throughout the country’s …

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Exploring Irish MMA – Part VI: Declan Kenna

In the sixth edition of Exploring Irish MMA, I spoke to fighter, coach, and promoter/owner of the prominent Irish mixed martial arts show, Cage Legacy, Declan Kenna. Fighter. Coach. Promoter. Most people struggle to find the right balance as they navigate through the challenges that come with pursuing even one of these paths. Declan Kenna spoke to us here at Pundit …

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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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Exploring Irish MMA – Part I: Blaine O’Driscoll

In this, the very first edition of Exploring Irish MMA, we spoke to SBG’s flyweight prospect Blaine O’Driscoll as he edges closer to his first BAMMA title-shot. The Irish mixed martial arts scene just doesn’t seem to be slowing down in its growth and with this generation of rising stars, there are more than a few who have shown championship …

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