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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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Confirmed: James Gallagher To Meet Ricky Bandejas At Bellator 204

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Unbeaten Irish fighter James Gallagher will look to extend his record to 8-0 with a win over the highly-touted bantamweight, Ricky Bandejas. The Strabanimal is back! Ireland’s own James Gallagher has been slowly establishing himself as one of Bellator’s most consistent finishers in the lower weights and with this latest matchup, will take on a real threat to his perfect …

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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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Watch: 2013 Interview Shows Conor McGregor Explaning How He Will Use The Media To His Advantage

A recently re-uploaded YouTube interview from 2013 shows Conor McGregor explaining exactly how he plans to use the media to his advantage. 2013 was the year and a young future featherweight champion by the name of Conor McGregor was about to make his UFC debut in the promotion’s latest trip to Stockholm, Sweden – taking on the former-Ultimate Fighter contestant …

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Exclusive: Will Fleury Remains Confident Despite Enduring The Harsh Realities Of Rising Through The Ranks

  One of the top prospects in Irish MMA right now Will Fleury spoke to us here at Pundit Arena and gave some insight into the harsh realities that come with trying to make a career out of martial arts. Professional records in combat sports serve as a simple and effective way of charting one’s progress in their fighting career. You take …

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Joseph Duffy Hopeful Of Late 2018 Return To The Octagon Following Surgery

UFC lightweight Joseph Duffy underwent successful shoulder surgery on Monday but it’s likely to be six months before the Irishman can even throw a punch in training again. During an appearance on Severe MMA’s Talking Brawls podcast earlier this month, Duffy revealed that his shoulder had been causing him problems and early indications were that he had suffered a tear to …

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The Top 5 Irish MMA Prospects To Watch Out For In 2018

As week one of 2018 draws to a close, we present a list of the most promising Irish professional MMA talents you should be keeping an eye out for over the next fifty-one and beyond. Note: The list below is one of the country’s best prospects, so the likes of James Gallagher, who has already established himself as a legitimate …

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Watch: Old Cage Warriors Conor McGregor Compilation That Shows Just How Notorious He Has Always Been

The ‘Notorious’ Conor McGregor was notorious far before his days as an A-list star within the UFC, something that is evidenced by some of his most memorable moments from back in Cage Warriors. He may seem like an unavoidable fixture right now, but there was, of course, a time when the UFC’s lightweight champion Conor McGregor was a small-time fighter, …

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