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Seamus Raftery
Seamus is the Lead MMA Writer at Pundit Arena and you can reach him via [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @SeamusRaftery

Watch: Conor McGregor Rides ‘Stark Boll*ck Naked’ In Latest Installment Of ‘The 13th Jockey’

Conor McGregor 13th

The latest installment of the rather bizarre ‘The Thirteenth Jockey’ series, which stars UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and veteran U.S comedian Jon Lovitz, was released on Wednesday. And thankfully the new vignette seems to answer a question we have long been asking here at Pundit Arena H.Q; What exactly was going on when this photo was taken? always in …

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Top Rank Name Michael Conlan’s Opponent Ahead Of Pro Debut

Rio 2016 Olympic Games Day 11, Riocentro Pavilion, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 16/8/2016 Men's Bantamweight 56kg Quarter-Final Michael Conlan (Red) vs Vladimir Nikitin (Blue) Ireland's Michael Conlan following his defeat to Vladimir Nikitin of Russia Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Really, the opponent doesn’t matter. The selling point of Top Rank’s St. Patrick’s Day show in New York is that it will be headlined by the professional debut of world amateur champion and Olympic medallist Michael Conlan. Still, it’s nice to see that Conlan’s opponent is no longer listed as TBA. Those three letters have now been replaced by the …

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Chris Eubank Jr. Claims He Once Gave James Degale A ‘Complete Pasting’ In Sparring

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Chris Eubank Jnr makes his ring entrance for the British Middleweight title against Tom Doran at The O2 Arena on June 25, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Leigh Dawney/Getty Images)

Chris Eubank Jr. makes his super-middleweight debut on February 4th against unheralded Australian Renold Quinlan at the Olympia in London. The bout will be aired on ITV Box Office, the British broadcaster’s new Pay-per-view service. Quinlan has a decent looking record at 11-1 and in his last bout the 27-year-old scored a KO win over former middleweight titlist Daniel Geale. …

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‘It’s A Slap In The Face’ – Heavyweight Champ Stipe Miocic Feels UFC Have Treated Him Unfairly

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 10: Stipe Miocic punches Alistair Overeem during the UFC 203 event at Quicken Loans Arena on September 10, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

When Stipe Miocic ended Alistair Overeem’s challenge for the UFC heavyweight title with a flurry of vicious punches on September 10th at UFC 203, Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena descended into utter chaos. The hometown boy was still heavyweight champion of the world. On the night, some 18,875 fans paid a combined $2.6 million at the gate and it was obvious …

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Michael Chiesa Doesn’t Believe Conor McGregor Will Be UFC Lightweight Champ At The End Of 2017

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 10:  Michael Chiesa celebrates his win over Jim Miller in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on December 10, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

If Conor McGregor returns to the lightweight division after his hiatus ends later this year, he is going to be faced with an extremely tough task. One way, or another. Russian menace Khabib Nurmagomedov and a rampaging Tony Ferguson are set to face-off in March of this year to determine an interim titlist at 155lbs. Whomever emerges with that trinket …

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Watch: Floyd Mayweather Jr. Reminds ‘Tough Guy’ Dana White Of Humble Beginnings

Mayweather White

Apart from his “Call me C.J. Watson” tweet, Conor McGregor has remained relatively quiet regarding the whole Floyd Mayweather Jr. situation in recent weeks, leaving the tent door open for his promoter Dana White to enter the circus. The UFC president has always been quick to dismiss the possibility of a boxing match between Mayweather and McGregor, but during an …

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Twitter: No-Nonsense Khabib Nurmagomedov Sends Tony Ferguson A Very Simple Message


Over the last couple of months, top lightweight contenders Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson have exchanged plenty of trash-talk over social media. The back-and-forth was stimulated by Nurmagomedov’s decision to veto a January fight with ‘El Cucuy’ and it dragged on after Ferguson subsequently refused to accept a bout with the Russian menace in March at UFC 209 unless he …

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Anderson Silva: I Want To Test Myself Against…What Is That Boy’s Name…Conor McGregor

UFC 183: Silva v Diaz

When one considers the fact that Anderson Silva’s last fight took place at 205lbs and that Conor McGregor’s was a 155-pound title-bout, it seems utterly ridiculous that ‘The Spider’ chose to essentially call the Irishman out during a recent interview with Planet SporTV. “Now I’m an old man, I’m starting to challenge everyone,” Silva told the Brazilian media outlet, before …

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Cody Garbrandt And T.J. Dillashaw To Fight For Title Following Stint As Coaches On TUF 25

Cody TJ

Super-fights will have to wait, because Cody Garbrandt has some business to settle in the UFC bantamweight division. After he topped Dominick Cruz to claim the promotion’s 135-pound title at UFC 207 in December, Garbrandt said that he was interested in bouts with UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and lightweight kingpin Conor McGregor. However, those divisions are in a mess …

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