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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: Gennady Golovkin’s Trainer Brands Andre Ward “A Liar”

Gennady Golovkin’s trainer, Abel Sanchez, didn’t take too kindly to recent comments made by Andre Ward. Andre Ward recently claimed that Gennady Golovkin’s team turned down an offer to fight him earlier this year. The fighter sarcastically referred to the Kazakh as “Little G” as he explained to Fight Hub TV how the Golovkin camp rebuked a “50/50” offer. Golovkin’s coach, Abel Sanchez, …

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Video: The Ultimate Fighter’s Sascha Sharma Explains Why He Ignored Conor McGregor’s Advice

Team Europe’s Sascha Sharma recently spoke about the performance that had Conor McGregor foaming at the mouth. The most dramatic moments of The Ultimate Fighter 22 so far occurred in episode 3, when Conor McGregor famously lost his cool during Sascha Sharma’s bout with Chris Gruetzemacher. “The Notorious” was driven to the point of madness by Sharma’s frustrating performance, during which the German …

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Video: New UFC Dublin Promo Will Give You Chills

We were already pretty pumped for UFC Dublin, but this promo has taken the excitement to another level. The UFC are well-known for their epic video packages. Their show opening montages featuring The Who’s “Baba O’Riley”, which are only played in the arena and not on television, are damn near works of art. Though this UFC Dublin promo isn’t quite …

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Boxing Holds The Answer To The UFC’s Weight-Cutting Woes

The UFC have a problem, but perhaps the WBC have the solution. Unless you were the beneficiary of a generously packed brown envelope, it is unlikely that you would make a habit of championing any directive of the World Boxing Council. The WBC are, along with the rest of boxing’s woefully corrupt and greedy governing bodies, roundly detested by knowledgeable …

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Video: A Closer Look At One Of The UFC’s Hottest Prospects – Sage Northcutt

There is a huge amount of hype surrounding the upcoming UFC debut of 19-year-old Sage Northcutt, which takes place this Saturday night in Houston, Texas. At the end of last month, we reported on Northcutt’s signing. Since then the youngster has garnered massive attention online. Much of this, though, has centred around Northcutt’s look, physique, marketability and overall star potential, …

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Conor McGregor Hit Me Harder Than Anyone Else Ever Has Claims Cathal Pendred

Conor McGregor’s formidable striking power is well illustrated by the 16 stoppages he has scored in 18 professional fights, but recent comments from a certain UFC welterweight, formerly a middleweight are sure to further “The Notorious” Irishman’s destructive reputation. When a big puncher moves up in weight, be it a boxer or a mixed martial artist, one of the questions …

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Even With Manny Pacquiao On The Horizon Amir Khan Can’t Stop Thinking About Floyd Mayweather

Amir Khan is still clinging desperately to the possibility of a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. At the beginning of August, I speculated that Floyd Mayweather’s retirement may bring the welterweight division back to life. The main point of my thesis was that without the possibility of a mega-money Mayweather fight to inspire hesitance and cautious match-making, the best welterweights in …

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Andy Lee Treats Limerick Fans To Exhibition To Make Up For Thomond Disappointment

Andy Lee treated fans in Limerick to an exclusive exhibition on September 19th, as he attempted to make up for the bitter disappointment resulting from the collapse of his Thomond park title fight with Billy Joe Saunders. Okay, a sparring exhibition at Frank Hogan’s car showroom, on Limerick’s Dublin Road, isn’t quite a world title fight at a packed Thomond …

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Ronda Rousey “Belongs In The Kitchen” Says UFC Legend

The dinosaurs of MMA have been out in full force against Ronda Rousey in recent weeks. First, Tank Abbott grabbed headlines by challenging Ronda, or any woman for that matter, to fight him. He even offered to compete for free, and added a pair of stipulations. “If I win — which is going to happen, and you’re going to get …

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