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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

Mayweather Claims A Jump To ‘Barbarian Sport’ MMA Could Make Him A Billionaire

During a sometimes offensive, often bizarre online Q&A recently, Floyd Mayweather Jr. teased fans with the idea of a run in MMA that he claims could move him from the obscene multi-multi-millionaire category to billionaire status. The once again supposedly retired boxer isn’t exactly short of a few shillings after he welcomed Conor McGregor across from the opposite side of …

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Mark Hunt Set For Return To Action At UFC 221

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 04: Mark Hunt of Australia waits for a start of a round in a heavyweight bout against Alistair Overeem of the Netherlands during UFC 209 at T-Mobile Arena on March 4, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

After receiving medical clearance to fight again following a series of tests on his brain at the end of November, Mark Hunt has been booked to return to action. The popular, heavy-handed and hard-headed Kiwi has been added to the UFC 221 card on February 11th in Perth, Western Australia. His foe will be on-form American Curtis Blaydes. The UFC …

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Update On Rigondeaux’s Injury Makes Withdrawal From Lomachenko Bout Look Even Worse

Guillermo Rigondeaux did not suffer a broken hand in his WBO super-featherweight title fight with Ukrainian slickster Vasyl Lomachenko according to his promoters. The Cuban maestro chose to remain on his stool after the sixth round rather than going out to face his fellow two-time Olympic champion for a seventh at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York City …

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GSP Intended To Fight Whittaker, But Colitis May Now End His Career Says Coach

A couple of weeks ago, Dana White told reporters that he would be “super pissed” if then UFC middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre refused to face interim titlist Robert Whittaker and vacated the belt he won from Michael Bisping instead. Shortly after St-Pierre did exactly that, however, the UFC president claimed that his emotional response never quite reached those incandescent levels. …

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Northampton Saints Part Ways With Jim Mallinder

Northampton Saints confirmed today that they have parted ways with long-serving director of rugby, Jim Mallinder. According to a statement on the club’s website, the board made the decision to oust Mallinder, who took over at Northampton in 2007 and whose decade-long stint at the club’s helm is the longest of any director in the entire Aviva Premiership, due to …

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Kell Brook’s Opponent Announced Ahead Of March Return

Kell Brook will look to get his career back on track following back-to-back defeats as he competes in his third weight-class in as many contests on March 3rd. Brook took an audacious gamble last year, stepping up two divisions to take on Kazakh smashing machine Gennady Golovkin for the IBF and WBA middleweight titles. His toss of the dice didn’t …

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Darren Till Calls Out ‘Irish Boy’ Conor McGregor After Signing With Matthew Macklin’s MTK Global

Liverpool’s Darren Till not only has his sights set on the UFC welterweight title but also a future fight with the promotion’s lightweight champion Conor McGregor after becoming the first MMA fighter to sign with management company MTK Global. MTK, who have until now dealt exclusively with boxing talent, announced their signing of the undefeated 24-year-old UFC star on Monday, …

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