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Cian Cowley: The Future Of Irish MMA?

“No shoes or egos beyond this point” Everybody who approaches the mats at Dublin’s famed Straight Blast Gym is greeted by a sign with these words emblazoned on it. It is a reminder to all, that this is a place where personal pride will not be allowed to get in the way of personal growth. For the camp’s latest high-profile …

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Conor McGregor’s Sports Psychologist Gives An Insight Into A “Notorious” Mind

Conor McGregor’s mental strength is arguably his greatest attribute, but it isn’t something that is purely natural. MMA fans have been given plenty of insight into the life and routine of Conor McGregor since he burst onto the world scene. The UFC’s Embedded vlogs and RTE’s The Notorious series, as well as a whole host of other documentary style shows, have bared Conor …

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Irish UFC Star Plans Move To Boxing

An Irish fighter currently signed to the UFC has today revealed plans of trying his hand at boxing. Irish MMA star, Cathal Pendred, today tweeted that he plans on taking a six month hiatus from fighting in the cage to pursue a professional boxing contest. Pendred, who lost to John Howard last Saturday night on the huge UFC 189 card, …

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VIDEO: A Day In Dublin With Conor McGregor

MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani spent a day with Conor McGregor prior to his big night in Dublin. McGregor spoke about everything from his upbringing, to his days as a plumber and the debt of gratitude he owes to Coach Kavanagh. In a fantastic insight into the life of Ireland’s hottest star, Conor McGregor talks candidly about his life in the buildup …

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Conor McGregor Breaks Top 10 In UFC Rankings

A fantastic week for Conor McGregor just got better, with the news that ‘The Notorious’ has broken into the top ten in UFC rankings for the first time. McGregor was in devastating form in Dublin when he easily saw off Diego Brandao with a first round win in front of a raucous Irish crowd. The O2 Arena was packed to the rafters …

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Time To Shine For Conor McGregor In Dublin

This Saturday night the UFC will finally make its highly anticipated return to our shores for UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao. Irish fans have been clamouring for the UFC to return to Dublin since UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson, over five years ago. There is some terrific Irish talent on the bill with the likes of Cathal Pendred, Neil …

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Ben Forsyth Blog: When The Smoke Has Cleared

Following the crushing blow of his fight being cancelled on the night of the big event, Ben Forsyth gives us an insight into the battles that he has been fighting in and outside of the ring over the last month. It’s been over a month since I have written anything.  Partly because I wasn’t sure what I was going to …

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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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