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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

Video: Messi Eat Your Heart Out, Barcelona Teen Scores Astounding Individual Goal


The FC Barcelona Under-19 team progressed to the quarter-final stage of the UEFA Youth League this evening, unceremoniously dumping Borussia Dortmund out of the competition. The Barca youngins, who were playing at home, actually went a goal behind early on (per Bleacher Report), but roared back to score four goals of their own without reply. The big talking point of …

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There Has Been Yet Another Change To The Main Event Of Bellator’s Belfast Show


For the second time this week, the main event of Bellator 173, which takes place at the SSE Arena in Belfast on Friday night, has been altered. On Monday, SevereMMA broke the news that SBG Ireland veteran Chris Fields(11-7-1) had been forced to withdraw from the show’s headliner and that Serbia’s Vladimir Filipovic(8-2) was stepping in to face Liam McGeary(11-1) …

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Exclusive: ‘I Never Feel Like I’m That Guy Who Is Going To Break’ – SBG’s Will Fleury Talks BAMMA 28

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At some point over the last few months, even the least superstitious member of MMA’s international community must have briefly wondered what vengeful deity is intent on sapping the remaining glow from the twilight of poor Ian McCall’s career, such is the unfathomable nature of his recent run of bad luck. Similar thoughts must have popped into the heads of …

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Watch: Robbie Keane Leaves Goalie Son No Chance With Backyard Screamer, Celebrates Like Shearer

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The look on young Robert Keane’s face at the end of this video screams, ‘Somebody, please get this man a club.’ His father, the Republic of Ireland’s record international goalscorer Robbie Keane, left MLS franchise LA Galaxy when his contract ended at the close of 2016, but made it clear that he had no intention of retiring at that point. …

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Jose Aldo Sums Up His Thoughts On Max Holloway As A Fighter

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Though the UFC title situation at 145lbs made a bout between he and Max Holloway inevitable, Jose Aldo’s eye has never really seemed on the job. The Brazilian, who was promoted from interim featherweight titlist to champion when Conor McGregor was stripped of that status late last year, has talked more about McGregor than new interim titlist Holloway in recent …

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Freddie Roach Details Conversation He Had With Floyd Mayweather About Conor McGregor Fight

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Like so many others, Freddie Roach was deeply skeptical about all the Conor McGregor/Floyd Mayweather talk when it first began in the spring of last year and for months thereafter. In fact, during an appearance on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, the celebrated boxing coach admitted that he once thought it would be¬†impossible to bring the pair together inside …

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James Gallagher Claims That He Will Now Headline Bellator’s Belfast Show, Promotion Says Otherwise

Dublin , Ireland - 16 December 2016; James Gallagher ahead of his featherweight bout at Bellator169 in the 3 Arena in Dublin. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Updated 20/02/17 19:45 Though it started promisingly, with a submission win in February, 2016 was a terribly frustrating year for SBG Ireland’s Chris Fields. ‘The Housewives’ Choice’ was supposed to compete in September at BAMMA 26 and December at BAMMA 27, but on both occasions his opponents were forced to withdraw. 2017 started much more positively, as it was announced …

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