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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: Terence Crawford Unifies 140-Pound Division With Vicious Body Shot KO

Last night, at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska, just an hour’s drive down the road from his hometown of Omaha, Terence Crawford dismantled Namibia’s Julius Indongo inside three rounds to unify boxing’s super-lightweight division. Indongo came into the bout riding a wave of momentum after back to back title victories. The long, rangy southpaw crushed the previously unbeaten …

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Watch: Conor McGregor Explains His State Of Mind One Week Out From Floyd Mayweather Bout

When he was asked during a recent media day if there was concern in the Conor McGregor camp that embittered former sparring partner Paulie Malignaggi might reveal some tactical information to Floyd Mayweather Jr. ahead of August 26th, striking coach Owen Roddy was confidently dismissive. “You can’t prepare for what’s coming,” Roddy told Ariel Helwani. “[Mayweather] won’t know what Conor brings. …

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Watch: Garry Tonon Busts Out Conor McGregor Impression After Beating Dillon Danis At Polaris 5

After topping Dillon Danis in a grudge rematch at last night’s Polaris 5 grappling event in London, Danaher Death Squad member Garry Tonon busted out a less than convincing impression of Danis’s friend and training partner Conor McGregor. Tonon and Danis first fought at the Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championship back in 2015. On that occasion, Tonon …

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Watch: UFC Release Free Conor McGregor Fight From Before He Even Joined The Promotion

With a week to go before Conor McGregor’s professional boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the UFC have released footage of the last time that the Irishman competed outside of the promotion’s famed octagon. On December 31st 2012, McGregor fought Slovakia’s Ivan Buchinger at The Helix on the Dublin City University campus. McGregor …

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Watch: Former Liverpool Striker Goes Nuclear In Epic Post-Match Interview

Former Liverpool youth striker Marvin Pourie, who left the Merseyside club in 2009 after failing to push on and make the first-team, went on a nuclear rant on Danish television yesterday after his side, Randers FC, let a first-half lead slip at home to mid-table outfit Silkeborg. Pourie provided the assist for Marcus Moldvadgaard to score Randers’ first-half goal, but a …

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‘He’s Going To Get Himself DQ’d’ – Malignaggi Says McGregor Still ‘Confused’ About Boxing Rules

Despite bringing in Hall of Fame referee Joe Cortez to oversee all of his sparring sessions as if they were real bouts, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor still hasn’t gotten to grips with the rules of boxing. That’s according to McGregor’s former sparring partner Paulie Malignaggi. Malignaggi left the McGregor camp several weeks ago after a well-documented spat over the …

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Watch All Access Mayweather – McGregor: ‘I’m Going To Rip His Head Off And Play Football With It’

The latest episode of Showtime’s All Access Mayweather vs. McGregor aired last night and you can watch it in its entirety below… “If ever there’s a contest to be motivated by, this is it.” Conor McGregor has long claimed that the doubts and nays of others provide him with added motivation. The above statement then, is indeed accurate. McGregor may have …

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Dana White Explains How Malignaggi Won Two Sparring Rounds Vs. McGregor

Dana White has told multiple media outlets recently that he witnessed a “one-way beating” when he attended the now infamous second sparring session between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and former two-weight boxing titlist Paulie Malignaggi behind closed doors at the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago. Speaking from the centre of a media scrum on …

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