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Seamus Raftery

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: 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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Former UFC Heavyweight King Frank Mir Signs With Bellator MMA

On Tuesday evening, Frank Mir, who was twice crowned UFC heavyweight champion in the noughties, announced that he has signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA. Mir made the announcement during an episode of Phone Booth Fighting, a podcast that he regularly co-hosts with Richard Hunter. MMAFighting journalist Ariel Helwani, as is his wont, was the first to report that …

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Dana White: Tony Ferguson Will Face Kevin Lee For UFC Interim Lightweight Title In October

On Tuesday evening, MMAFighting journalist Ariel Helwani reported that the UFC were targeting an interim lightweight title bout between Tony ‘El Cucuy’ Ferguson and ‘The Motown Phenom’ Kevin Lee at UFC 216 on October 7th in Las Vegas. According to the report, the fight had been agreed upon but not officially signed. Speaking to the media following the latest episode …

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Tony Bellew Not Opposed To Fighting Michael Bisping – In The Ring Or The Octagon

In recent months, Liverpool boxer Tony Bellew has been connected with an astounding array of potential opponents.  ‘The Bomber’ stepped up from cruiserweight to heavyweight in March and caused a major upset when he stopped David Haye in the 11th round of a dramatic scrap in which ‘The Hayemaker’ suffered a ruptured Achilles. Bellew hasn’t fought since, but everything from …

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Georges St-Pierre Must Defend Middleweight Strap If He Defeats Michael Bisping At UFC 217

The UFC have apparently taken measures to ensure that Georges St-Pierre won’t throw the middleweight division into yet further chaos by pursuing potentially lucrative bouts outside of the weight-class should he dethrone reigning middleweight champion Michael Bisping at UFC 217 on November 4th. “I have to defend my title,” St-Pierre told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. …

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Video: Jose Aldo Spars With Rio Olympian Under Watchful Eye Of Renowned Boxing Coach

Check out footage from a recent sparring session between Jose Aldo and Lindolpho Delgado below… Just days after clips of Conor McGregor’s second sparring session with Paulie Malignaggi grabbed headlines, footage from another recent spar between an MMA fighter and a professional boxer has hit the net. Lacking the searing heat, the intensity, the drama, the controversy and the intriguing …

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