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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

Joseph Duffy Hopeful Of Late 2018 Return To The Octagon Following Surgery

UFC lightweight Joseph Duffy underwent successful shoulder surgery on Monday but it’s likely to be six months before the Irishman can even throw a punch in training again. During an appearance on Severe MMA’s Talking Brawls podcast earlier this month, Duffy revealed that his shoulder had been causing him problems and early indications were that he had suffered a tear to …

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Artem Lobov To Take On Alex Caceres At UFC 223

SBG Ireland featherweight Artem Lobov will return to action on April 7th, as he has been booked to take on Alex Caceres, or ‘Bruce Leeroy’ as he is also known, at UFC 223 in Brooklyn, New York. The Mac Life reported last month that the match-up was in the works for an undetermined date, though the site suggested that March …

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Red-Hot UFC Prospect Magomedsharipov Calls Out A Host Of Names For Refusing To Fight Him

Zabit Magomedsharipov was one of the most promising additions to the UFC roster in 2017. The Dagestani featherweight arrived in the promotion with a fearsome reputation and he has backed it up with two straight submission wins inside the octagon. In September, Magomedsharipov acquired the tap from Mike Santiago with a second-round rear-naked choke before squeezing Sheymon Moraes into submission …

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Members Of France Squad Were Interviewed As ‘Potential Witnesses’ After Reports Of An Incident In Edinburgh

Reports that members of the France rugby squad were being questioned by authorities in Edinburgh about an alleged brawl in the city on Sunday night have proven to be false. In line with those earlier reports, the squad’s flight home to Paris was indeed grounded by police earlier today and several players did speak with officers in regards to an …

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Members Of France Rugby Squad Taken In For Questioning Over Alleged Brawl In Edinburgh

***Update*** Police Scotland have since confirmed that French players were actually being interviewed as “potential witnesses” after reports of an incident in Edinburgh in the early hours of Monday morning. Police in Edinburgh have grounded a plane scheduled to carry the France rugby squad back home following their NatWest Six Nations defeat to Scotland at Murrayfield on Sunday and have taken a …

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Bernard Brogan’s Season Could Be Over Due To Knee Injury

Bernard Brogan was initially named in the Dublin team to face Donegal in Croke Park on Saturday evening, but shortly before the Allianz Football League Division 1 clash, it was announced that the star forward would not actually play a role, either as a starter or a substitute. Brogan was replaced on the team-sheet by St. Brigid’s club man Paddy Andrews. …

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