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UFC 180 Takes Another Heavy Shot

The UFC’s much anticipated debut in Mexico next month has been hit with two heavy blows in quick succession this week. News broke late on Tuesday night that current UFC heavyweight and current ‘TUF: Nations” coach, Cain Velasquez (13-1) has had to withdraw from his bout against Fabricio Werdum (18-5-1). It was unclear for a while as to the extent …

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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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Mendes: I Want To Punch Conor McGregor In The Face

Chad Mendes has not held back when speaking about Conor McGregor, expressing his desire to “punch (him) in the face”. Speaking to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, Mendes spoke about his upcoming bout with Jose Aldo and a potential match-up for the winner with Conor McGregor. The Notorious is riding the crest of a wave at present following his first-round TKO …

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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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Fight Night Preview: Bellator 127, UFC: Holohan, Pendred, Nelson

It’s been almost seven days since Conor McGregor defeated Dustin Poirier but the ‘Irish Take Over’ continues this weekend with Cathal Pendred, Paddy Holohan and adopted son, Gunnar Nelson all in action this Saturday night. Bellator’s latest season continues this Friday night and the most intriguing fight takes place in the main event. Former Bellator featherweight champion Daniel Straus (22-5) …

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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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The Hooligan – Irish UFC Focus Switches To Paddy Holohan

Irish MMA fans will switch their focus to Paddy Holohan this weekend as he looks to make it two wins on the bounce in the UFC. With Conor McGregor dominating the media after his heroics last weekend, one could be forgiven for forgetting that Paddy Holohan is fighting this Saturday night. ‘The Hooligan’ is unbeaten in eleven professional fights and will …

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UFC Rankings: Conor McGregor Surges To Top 5

The latest UFC rankings are out and Conor McGregor has broken into the top five thanks to his devastating destruction of Dustin Poirier. McGregor’s rise through the featherweight rankings has been nothing short of mesmeric, as the Dubliner continues to make light work of everything Dana White throws in front of him. It’s no secret that The Notorious is after that …

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MMA Memories: Conor McGregor’s Stunning Cage Warriors KO

What a week it has been for Conor McGregor. The Dubliner’s Las Vegas win over Dustin Poirier has elevated the SBG fighter to UFC superstardom. Many people believe McGregor’s rise to the forefront of mixed martial arts was the result of an overnight success. The opposite could not be more true. Check out this stunning KO over Ivan Buchinger from Cage …

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UFC President: Conor McGregor Is Bigger Than Brock Lesnar & GSP

The praise keeps on coming for the UFC’s brightest star Conor McGregor, with UFC President Dana White saying The Notorious is “bigger than any of the fighters we’ve ever had.” Speaking to Ariel Helwani on FOX Sports, White spoke about McGregor being the real deal and that his meteoric rise was unheard of in the UFC and sport in general. …

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Conor McGregor: Ireland’s Greatest Athlete?

He may come off as cocky, brash and arrogant but ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor may just be the best athlete the Republic of Ireland has ever produced. Controversial? Perhaps, but the Dubliner has captured the hearts and minds of a nation and has arguably single-handedly brought mixed martial arts to the foreground in Irish media and with fellow SBG fighters, Cathal …

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VIDEO: Poirier on Conor McGregor: “I’ve Never Disliked Somebody This Much”

Dustin Poirier has hit out at Conor McGregor ahead of their eagerly anticipated clash in Las Vegas on Saturday. In a video uploaded to the UFC’s official YouTube channel , Poirier expresses his disgust at McGregor’s behaviour following a tense stand off in the MGM Grand. “I’ve never disliked somebody that much. There’s a time to be professional. I mean, in …

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Fight Night Preview: Bellator 126, Conor McGregor & UFC 178

Resident MMA expert Shane Saunders is here to to preview a massive weekend in which Conor McGregor faces his biggest challenge yet. This weekend’s UFC PPV event is arguably the card of the year for the behemoth organisation. Despite the loss of its original main event in Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, the card still boasts some mouthwatering fights including …

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UFC Star: “Conor McGregor Reminds Me of Tyson & Ali”

UFC star Demetrious Johnson was full of praise for Conor McGregor ahead of the Irishman’s fight with Dustin Poirier this coming weekend. The current UFC Flyweight Champion likened ‘The Notorious’ to legends such as Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali. “I really, truly appreciate Conor McGregor’s style — his fighting style and the way he talks,” Johnson said on Monday’s edition of The …

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Tuesday Takedown – Bellator 125, UFC Fight Night 52

It’s Tuesday yet again which means that Pundit Arena’s ‘Tuesday Takedown’ takes a look back at all the best mixed martial arts action over the past weekend and this week is no different with some big fights and fighters to boot. We start with Friday night and Bellator 125. Before I go on any further, I feel I need to …

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Fight Night Preview: Bellator 125, UFC Fight Night: 52

It’s Friday and as is now customary on Pundit Arena, Shane Saunders will take a look ahead to the best MMA action, including Bellator 125 and UFC Fight Night: 52, both coming your way over the course of the weekend. It’s usually fair to do things chronologically but this week I am making an exception and skipping right ahead to Saturday …

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Tuesday Takedown-Bellator 124, Cage Warriors 72, UFC FN 51

Welcome to the first edition of ‘The Tuesday Takedown’ on Pundit Arena. Every Tuesday once the dust has settled on UFC, Cage Warriors or Bellator, Shane Saunders will take a look at some of the highlights from the best fights of the weekend. This weekend saw three big cards taking place across North America, Wales and Brazil with some fantastic …

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