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Watch: Dillon Danis Submits Former World Champion At Polaris Pro 4

With just two weeks to go before Conor McGregor’s super-fight with UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez at Madison Square Garden, the SBG Ireland camp received a nice little morale boost on Saturday night at Polaris Pro 4. The submission grappling event, which took place in Poole, England, was headlined by a match-up of Brazilian jiu-jitsu legends Fernando ‘Terere’ Augusto and …

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Coach John Kavanagh: The Day I ‘Beat The Sh*t Out Of’ Conor McGregor

Without Conor McGregor coach John Kavanagh would not be the household name he has become. However, more importantly, without Kavanagh, McGregor, the UFC featherweight champion, would never have been as successful.  It, therefore, seems incredible to think that when they first met at Kavanagh’s Straight Blast Gym back in 2007, their future success story started with McGregor receiving a full-blooded …

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MMA Insider Who Broke Conor McGregor KO Story Taps Out on Twitter

The world of MMA is slowly getting back to normal following this evening’s dramatic revelations that suggested Conor McGregor had been knocked out today during a sparring session. The news was first brought to the masses by top MMA insider @TalkMMA, who reported via Tiwtter that, I was told by someone close to SBG, McGregor was allegedly knocked out cold …

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Conor McGregor’s Jiu-Jitsu Coach Issues Challenge To Every UFC Fighter

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 18: UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor arrives at an open workout for UFC 202 at Rocks Lounge at the Red Rock Casino on August 18, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor is scheduled to fight Nate Diaz in a welterweight rematch at UFC 202 on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor brought in some top level guys for his training camp leading up to his UFC 202 rematch with Nate Diaz in August, among them multiple Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion Dillion Danis. The Marcelo Garcia black belt is fresh from winning double gold at the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s No-Gi Pans in New York this past …

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Confirmed: Neil Seery To Face American Opponent As He’s Added To UFC Belfast Card

UFC flyweight Neil Seery will fight Ian McCall at UFC Belfast after the UFC confirmed the fight on their UFC Europe Twitter account on Tuesday morning. Seery’s scheduled fight with McCall is the third confirmed fight for the UFC’s return to Belfast with SBG’s Gunnar Nelson set to headline the event against Dong Hyun Kim in the main event, while Women’s Strawweight fighters Amanda Cooper and Anna Elmose have …

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BAMMA 26 Showed Irish MMA Has Plenty Of Promise But The Show Lacked Polish

BAMMA 26 was Irish MMA’s first real chance to announce itself to the Irish sporting world. The glamour and the spectacle of the UFC will naturally create interest and attention wherever the promotion decides to go, but BAMMA cater for the Irish and European MMA fan. The homegrown supporter who backs Irish talent and attends the local shows to see what’s on offer, and …

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Watch: John Kavanagh Reveals Fascinating New Insight Into Conor McGregor’s UFC 202 Preparation

Just a couple of weeks before his rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202, Conor McGregor posted a picture to Instagram in which he could be seen sitting on a stool between rounds of sparring. “Round four hundred and twelve,” McGregor wrote alongside the photo. “They’ll study this camp.” Round four hundred and twelve. Against middleweights. They’ll study this camp. …

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Gunnar Nelson Officially Announced As UFC Belfast Headliner

SBG Ireland’s Gunnar Nelson will face Korea’s Dong Hyun Kim in a welterweight bout on the 19th of November at the SSE Arena in Belfast. The announcement of the main event concludes days of speculation that Icelandic fan favourite Gunnar Nelson would headline an Irish UFC event for the first time, following in the footsteps of SBG teammates Conor McGregor and Paddy Holohan. …

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John Kavanagh Gives His Opinion On Conor McGregor’s Next Fight, A Trilogy, And Croke Park

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 18: UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor (R) laughs as he works out with his head coach John Kavanagh during an open workout for UFC 202 at Rocks Lounge at the Red Rock Casino on August 18, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor is scheduled to fight Nate Diaz in a welterweight rematch at UFC 202 on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Conor McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh took to Twitter this evening to address several questions regarding the fall-out of UFC 202 and the future of the featherweight champion. 1 – dont know whats next. decision made over the next 2 weeks i’d imagine. personally i’d like 55 title….but we’ll see what happens. — Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) August 24, 2016 2 …

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John Kavanagh Plays Down Significance Of Press Conference Fiasco, Supposed Diaz Psychological Victory

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 17: UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor grabs two cans during the during the UFC 202 Press Conference at David Copperfield Theater in the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on August 17, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Amongst Conor McGregor fans, the episodes of UFC 202 Embedded that were released following the wild events of Wednesday’s pre-fight press conference must have made for uncomfortable viewing. The Irish fighter’s impulsive decision to fire full cans of Monster Energy at Nate Diaz and his entourage, who were dangerously close to spectators, members of the media and security staff, led …

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John Kavanagh Feels He Can Describe Exactly How McGregor V Diaz 2 Will Unfold After ‘Flawless’ Preparation

The term ‘win or learn’ has long formed the core of John Kavanagh’s coaching philosophy, but when the Dubliner’s most famous student Conor McGregor faces into the first rematch of his entire MMA career later this month at UFC 202, the pair have the chance to prove how capable they are of putting that theory into practice. It’s been five …

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The Irish Martial Arts Commission Is Against MMA Regulation In Ireland

The chances of mixed martial arts becoming a recognised sport in Ireland took a significant hit this week, as the Irish Martial Arts Commission opposed any form of regulation in its current state. The news comes from documents obtained by RTÉ recently, where it was revealed the Irish Martial Arts Commission contacted the Olympic committee board by letter earlier this year asking …

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In-Depth: MMA Roundtable – The History Of MMA In Ireland

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History would suggest that Limerick kickboxing coach Dermot McGrath was the founder of Irish MMA. McGrath, who was the head coach at Limerick kickboxing club Pankration Kickboxing, ran the first ever MMA event in Ireland at the Moyross Community Centre in September of 1999 and was also responsible for hosting the first organised MMA event in the country. In a behind-closed-doors …

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