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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: Blaydes Shows Great Chin, Real Heart To Survive Early Crisis And Beat Hunt At UFC 221

Once-beaten American heavyweight prospect Curtis Blaydes scored the most significant win of his career thus far in Perth, Western Australia on Saturday night, beating Mark Hunt via unanimous decision over three rounds in the co-main event of UFC 221. If it wasn’t for his phenomenal chin, resiliency, heart, and composure, however, Blaydes wouldn’t have even made it out of the …

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Video: Hunt & Others Star In Hilarious ‘Things Never Said While Watching UFC’ Sketch

Several UFC stars feature in this new comedy sketch from Troy Kinne & Co. Ahead of the UFC 221 event in Perth this weekend, Australian comedian Troy Kinne teamed up with some of the top UFC talent from down under and put together a cracking comedy sketch called ‘Things never said while watching UFC.’ The video features commendable comic performances from Aussie …

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Tributes Pour In For Former Ireland Midfielder Liam Miller

Tributes have been pouring in for former Ireland international midfielder Liam Miller who died on Friday following a battle with cancer aged just 36 Miller’s former clubs, Manchester United, Celtic, Hibernian, Sunderland, Leeds United, and Cork City have extended condolences to the Cork native’s family in the last few hours, while a host of other clubs from the League of …

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Watch: Insane Schmozzle Breaks Out At Georgian Rugby Game

 It may only be February but Georgian sides Kharebi Rustavi and Armazi Tbilisi look to have the Rugby Schmozzle of the Year award all sewn up. Saturday’s mid-table clash between Kharebi Rustavi and Armazi Tbilisi in the Didi 10, the top division of Georgia’s domestic rugby league, erupted into a chaotic brawl featuring pretty much every player on the pitch. …

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Fights Added To UFC 222 But Card Seemingly Remains In Crisis

Next month’s UFC 222 card has officially gained a bantamweight bout and seems also to have gained a women’s featherweight contest but neither fight will solve the show’s main event crisis. The Las Vegas Review-Journal confirmed on Tuesday that bantamweights John Dodson and Pedro Munhoz will do battle at the T-Mobile Arena on March 3rd. That fight was originally scheduled …

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Tyron Woodley Says Conversations Underway For Fight Between He And Nate Diaz

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, who underwent successful shoulder surgery in December, revealed last month that he aims to return to action at UFC 226 during the annual International Fight Week festival in July. Woodley, who hasn’t fought since July of last year when he scored a five-round decision win over submission ace Demian Maia, suggested in the same interview …

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Spike O’Sullivan Looks Set To Miss Out On Big Opportunity, As Jacobs Close To Fight With Polish Foe

Cork’s Gary ‘Spike’ O’ Sullivan looks set to miss out on a big opportunity stateside, as reports suggest that former WBA middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs is close to signing a deal to fight undefeated Pole Maciej Sulecki at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 28th. ESPN’s Dan Rafael reported the news on Monday. Both O’Sullivan(27-2) and countryman Andy Lee …

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Dana White Isn’t Buying Nate Diaz’s Offer To Save UFC 222

UFC president Dana White doesn’t see Nate Diaz as a realistic option to help save the stricken UFC 222 card on March 3rd in Las Vegas. After it emerged that UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway had been forced to withdraw from the show’s headliner, a title bout with former lightweight kingpin Frankie Edgar, Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times spoke …

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