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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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SBG Welterweight Charlie Ward To Battle Galore Bofando At UFC Glasgow

Late last month, Conor McGregor confirmed via Instagram that longtime training partner Charlie Ward will make his second appearance in the UFC at the promotion’s show in Glasgow on July 16th, but ‘The Notorious’ UFC lightweight champion did not identify Ward’s opponent in the post. View this post on Instagram I am happy to announce that Charlie Ward will have …

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Fans Attack Conor McGregor Stat After John Kavanagh Criticises Number Of UFC Interim Champions

Mixed martial arts fans rounded on Conor McGregor following a seemingly tongue-in-cheek tweet from John Kavanagh following UFC Fight Night 105 on Sunday night. Watching from Iceland, the famous coach and patriarch of Dublin’s Straight Blast Gym, Kavanagh decided to throw a jovial dig at the UFC and the interim title concept that appears to have taken hold in recent …

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Top MMA Analyst Heaps Praise On Artem Lobov, Warns The World Not To Underestimate Him

SBG Ireland powerhouse Artem Lobov has been praised heavily by top MMA analyst, Robin Black ahead of his upcoming featherweight showdown with Cub Swanson. The word ‘mismatch’ is one that is thrown around a lot in sports but to be honest, you’d be forgiven for using the phrase when describing UFC Fight Night 108’s featherweight clash between the #4-ranked Cub …

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Irish Strawweight Aisling Daly Retires From Professional Competition After Brain Scan Showing ‘Abnormality’

Irish MMA star Aisling Daly has unfortunately announced her retirement from all professional MMA competition due to an abnormality found during a brain scan as a result of a prior brain haemorrhage.  Today is, unfortunately, a sad day for Irish sport as SBG Ireland’s Aisling Daly has announced her retirement from all professional mixed martial arts competition, effective immediately. Daly, who appeared on …

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McGregor’s Training Partner Dillon Danis Believes He Would Submit Jon Jones In Under 8-Minutes

In one of the stranger rivalries to emerge in recent times, Dillon Danis has fired back at the UFC’s former light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones, claiming he would make short work of him if they ever met in a grappling contest. The brash personality of Dublin’s Conor McGregor has seemingly started to rub off on his SBG Ireland teammates (with the …

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Inside SBG – ‘If You Don’t Want To Be The Best I Don’t Even Want To Talk To You’

UFC Featherweight champion Conor McGregor has done an awful lot of great things for the sport of mixed martial arts in a relatively short space of time. He has set UFC records for both gate receipts and pay-per-view sales, he has redefined what is financially and commercially possible for a mixed martial artist, and he’s also paved the way for fellow Irish fighters …

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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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UFC 202: Nick Diaz Must Pay Massive Price In Order To Corner Brother Nate Tonight

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 31: Nick Diaz stands in the Octagon after taking a hit from Anderson Silva in a middleweight bout against Anderson Silva during UFC 183 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 31, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Silva won by unanimous decision. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Following the incidents which unfolded in the run-in to UFC 202, the tension which has manifested itself between Nate Diaz’s ‘Skrap Pack’ and Conor McGregor’s ‘Straight Blast Gym’ teammates will surely endure beyond tonights proceedings. To that end, the presence of their respective band of brothers will play an imperative role in the fighter’s own personal preparation as McGregor and …

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Charlie Ward To Return To Fighting For First Time Following Death Of Joao Carvalho

Straight Blast Gym welterweight and Conor McGregor teammate Charlie Ward will return to competitive fighting this weekend for the first time since the untimely death of Portuguese fighter Joao Carvalho in April this year. The Dubliner will be competing in the co-main event at Adrenalin Fight Night: Swansea in Wales on Saturday night, stepping into the cage with Gareth Williams, according …

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IAPA Start Crowd Funding Initiative To Offer Financial Support To Joao Carvalho’s Family

On Tuesday, SBG head coach John Kavanagh pledged the assistance of the Irish Amateur Pankration Association, of which he is president, in any investigation process that arises from the death of Joao Carvalho. Kavanagh and the IAPA, the organisation that oversee’s MMA in Ireland, have also offered their support to the family of the Portuguese fighter, by setting up a …

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