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Conor Is Conor, And I Am James – Gallagher Plays Down McGregor Comparisons Ahead Of Bellator Debut

Promising young Irish fighters, and the results of last week’s IMMAF World Championship attest that their are plenty, will have to get used to being compared to Conor McGregor. After all, he is the first Irishman to really succeed in the world’s premier MMA organisation, the UFC, and he has come to define the sport in his country. Given McGregor’s …

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John Kavanagh Identifies The Biggest Mistakes That Conor McGregor And The Team Made Before UFC 196

SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh identifies some of the biggest mistakes that were made in Conor McGregor’s preparation for UFC 196 and that famous loss to Nate Diaz in an excerpt from his autobiography that was recently published on the42.ie. Being perfect and being a trailblazer don’t often go hand in hand. When someone pushes through boundaries, they are …

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John Kavanagh Releases Statement Regarding Tragic Death Of Joao Carvalho

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Straight Blast Gym Ireland head coach John Kavanagh has released a statement via Facebook, regarding the tragic death of Portugal’s Joao Carvalho. Carvalho was admitted to Beaumont hospital in Dublin on Saturday night, shortly after he lost via 3rd round TKO to Charlie Ward at the first ever Total Extreme Fighting event, which was held at the National Stadium. This …

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SBG Ireland Prospect Is On His Way To Bellator MMA

The burgeoning scene of Irish MMA has just gotten more interesting, with the impending announcement of an Irish star on Bellator’s roster. Straight Blast Gym head coach John Kavanagh revealed the exciting news, with one of his charges poised to compete in MMA’s second largest promotion. Announcement this weekend! Time for another @SBG_Ireland fighter to hit the big stage….but who?? pic.twitter.com/jNnMQXrI7f …

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Gunnar Nelson’s Next Fight Has Been Announced And It’s Another Tough One

It has been announced that SBG fighter and honorary Irishman Gunnar Nelson will take on the highly-touted Albert Tumenov at UFC Fight Night: Rotterdam on May 8th. BREAKING! Gunnar Nelson ?? vs. Albert Tumenov ?? announced for #UFCRotterdam! Tickets: https://t.co/ygOVwkatM9 pic.twitter.com/aypAGYpp0v — UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) March 1, 2016 Nelson will hope to recover from his disappointing unanimous decision loss at UFC …

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Conor McGregor’s Personality Hasn’t Changed Since His First Day At SBG Says John Kavanagh

John Kavanagh has long been saddled with the thankless task of explaining and defending MMA to the Irish public, as well as the mainstream media. In days past, Kavanagh’s appearances on radio or television may have been weighted more towards the former, but in the wake of Conor McGregor’s rise to prominence less explanation is necessary. Or so one would …

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Watch: Gunnar Nelson Absolutely Hammers Some Unfortunate Sparring Partners

Gunnar Nelson is an intense individual. The Icelandic fighter, who splits his time between Dublin’s Straight Blast Gym and Mjölnir MMA in Reykjavik, had spent some time helping good friend Conor McGregor prepare for his upcoming super-fight with Rafael dos Anjos over the last couple of weeks, a fact evidenced by several posts from the social media accounts of both fighters. …

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