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Coach Owen Roddy Announces Departure From SBG Ireland

SBG Ireland’s long-time striking coach Owen Roddy has officially parted ways with the gym after a period of 13 years. Roddy is one of the most prominent figures in the Irish MMA scene – notably coaching some of the country’s top fighters, including the former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor among others. In recent times, he has been focussing on …

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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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Watch: Coach John Kavanagh Pro-MMA Bout From 2002

During his brief run as a professional mixed martial artist, John Kavanagh compiled a record of 3-3. Watch his most dominant performance below. The man who is known as the ‘godfather of Irish MMA’ truly found his calling when he devoted himself to teaching rather than fighting but during his time spent inside the cage, he was still able to display …

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Old SBG Sparring Partner Recalls Training With ‘Narcissistic’ Conor McGregor

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Myles Price is a former training-partner of Conor McGregor’s in SBG Ireland, one who seemingly has some less-than-positive memories of working with the UFC superstar. Price has since aligned himself with standout gym AKA – home to Conor’s UFC 229 opponent Khabib Nurmagomedov, and in a recent interview with MMAFighting’s Eurobash podcast he broke down his experiences with the former dual-weight world …

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SBG Ireland’s Peter Queally Signs For Bellator MMA

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SBG Ireland’s Peter Queally has become the latest in a long line of Irish mixed martial artists to have signed for Bellator MMA. Scott Coker’s promotion announced the signing of several Irish MMA fighters a few weeks ago. Dipping deeply into BAMMA’s pool of talent, all of a sudden, Bellator have become something of a hotspot for the country’s up-and-comers. Now, one …

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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

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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