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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]punditarena.com or follow him on Twitter @SeamusRaftery

The Most Bizarre Preparation Methods Of Fighters Down Through The Years

Seamus Raftery examines some of the most bizarre ways in which fighters have prepared themselves for combat down through the years. The Rocky movies are responsible for popularizing the idea that prizefighters utilize all manner of bizarre methods to turn themselves into weapons of destruction. The Italian Stallion was as open minded a pugilist as there has ever been, in …

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What Next For Conor McGregor?

Last night Conor McGregor captured the interim UFC featherweight title with a rousing victory over Chad Mendes, in front of a raucous crowd, at the MGM, in Las Vegas. Going into the fight there were a number of questions being asked of McGregor. How would the Irishman fare against a world class wrestler? Would his chin stand up to the …

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Wow! Jose Aldo Lost Out On A Huge Payday!

There has been widespread criticism of Jose Aldo since it emerged that he was pulling out of the UFC 189 main event. While that criticism might be stinging the wounded champion, surely nothing will be hurting more than the knowledge that he has lost out on a monster payday. The exact amounts that he, and Conor McGregor, were set to …

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Jessie Vargas Seeks To Have Timothy Bradley Defeat Overruled.

At the end of last month, there was a great deal of controversy over the conclusion of the fight between Timothy Bradley and Jessie Vargas, in Carson, California. Dan Rafael of ESPN.com, is today reporting that Vargas and his team have formally filed an official appeal with the California State Athletic Commission. Their hope is that they can get the …

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UFC 189 Preview: Robbie Lawler Vs Rory MacDonald

There has been a major contrast in the build up to UFC 189, between the frenetic, intense energy surrounding the main event, and the serene calm exuded by the combatants involved in the co-feature. The welterweight title rematch between Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald is a worthy main event in it’s own right. Neither man, however, is the type to …

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