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VIDEO: Conor McGregor Spars With Pro-Boxer

With all the talk lately about how Floyd Mayweather Jr might fare against Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey, we thought it might be a good time to remind our readers of a gem of a video from 2013. In the clip below Conor’s head coach, John Kavanagh, films “The Notorious” as he has a little MMmess about with Irish professional …

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Ireland Vs England Match-Up Confirmed For UFC Dublin

The Irish Sun today confirmed another fight for the big UFC card in Dublin this October. According to the newspaper, Conor McGregor’s Straight Blast Gym teammate Cathal Pendred will take on undefeated Englishman Tom Breese. The Birmingham born fighter is 8-0 thus far as a professional, but only one of those wins has come inside the UFC’s octagon. That victory …

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SBG – The Big Fish in Irish MMA’s Ever-Growing Pond

UFC Welterweight Cathal Pendred extended his record to 4-0 inside the octagon at UFC 188 this past weekend, when the proud Dubliner defeated Augusto Montano on Sunday morning in Mexico City. Pendred is just one of many Irish fighters to climb the UFC ranks in recent times, and proudly represents Ireland’s most prominent MMA gym SBG, where he joins the likes …

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What’s Next for Cathal Pendred?

Irish UFC Welterweight Cathal Pendred extended his UFC record to 4-0 inside the octagon after a unanimous decision victory over Mexican challenger Augusto Montano at UFC 188. But despite the win, there are still many question marks over Pendred’s ranking within the welterweight division and if his wins will result in bigger fights for the Dubliner. After winning Fight of the Night honours …

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Conor McGregor, We Love You But Don’t Be An Idiot

We love Conor McGregor because he is cocky, because he inspires and because he is crushing everything the UFC puts before him. But Conor, don’t make us hate you. Trash-talking is what Conor does, he excels at it. Anyone who followed the build-up to the Dustin Poirier fight witnessed a masterclass in winning the fight before even stepping into the …

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UFC Boston: SBG Duo Join McGregor On Card

Irish MMA fans who have already purchased their flights for Boston in January will be happy to hear that two more home grown fighters will be making the journey stateside early next year. Conor McGregor (16-2) headlines the event against German kickboxer Denis Siver (22-9) and the Dubliner will be joined by fellow SBG team mates, Cathal Pendred and Paddy …

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Irish MMA: Future Shines Bright

With a fairly bare weekend for mixed martial arts, Shane Saunders switches his focus to the rise of Irish MMA in such a short space of time. It’s hard to argue that Conor McGregor has not single-handedly dragged MMA from a seemingly underground sport to a towering pedestal for all to see. Well, in this part of the world anyway. A …

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Tuesday Takedown: Bellator 127, UFC Fight Night 53 & 54

It’s Tuesday yet again and as is now customary on Pundit Arena, we take a look at the best mixed martial arts action from this past weekend. Bellator 127 kicked things off and the main event produced a 54 second TKO victory for Daniel Straus. Straus, a former featherweight champion had his eyes firmly focused on retaining his belt and may …

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Cathal Pendred Out To Prove A Point

Cathal Pendred is looking to make a statement at welterweight on Saturday when he faces Gasan Umalatov in Stockholm. Pendred, who recorded victory at UFC Fight Night Dublin at middleweight, is now fighting at welterweight and wants to prove that this is the division where he belongs. Speaking to UFC.com, Pendred said the following: “I’m making my UFC debut in MY …

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Gunnar Nelson Looking To Finish Story’s Chapter

Ireland’s favourite adopted MMA son, Gunnar Nelson, is in confident mood ahead of his headline UFC clash with Rick Story in Stockholm on Saturday. Nelson faces a tough opponent in Story, a veteran of the MMA game that has recorded wins over some big fish, most notably current champion Johny Hendricks. ‘Gunni’ is aware of the challenge he faces, but the rising welterweight …

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Ben Forsyth Blog – The 100 Metres

The ever popular Ben Forsyth Blog is back with a bang. Following the disappointment of his last fight being cancelled, Ben finally got the chance to show his worth. They say in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts that anything can happen. This is true in many ways, and even more true in life. The last few months have been …

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Great News For Irish MMA As TUF 20 Cast Is Revealed

Aisling Daly has been included in the cast for the upcoming season of the Ultimate Fighter. The 26-year-old Dublin native will battle it out with 15 other women to become the inaugural UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion. Tryouts for TUF 20 took place at the end of April with Daly one of the most impressive competitors. She will become the first …

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2014 is the year for Conor McGregor & Irish MMA

When the UFC first held an event in Ireland back in January 2009, CEO Dana White described it as “pound-for-pound, the best place we’ve ever played. The Irish are crazy!” Five years later and they are finally returning. So why has it taken so long? White summed it up best himself during a visit to Trinity College last year. Answering …

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Ben Forsyth Blog: Final Thoughts Before The Fight

In the final blog post before his hugely-anticipated debut fight for SBG, Be Forsyth discusses his final thoughts as he makes the step into the unforgivable abyss known as the octagon. I’m just over one week away from my first fight for Straight Blast Gym Ireland.  Anyone that has been following the blog will know that it’s been a long …

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