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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

Footage Of Tony Bellew & Eddie Hearn Headbutting Each Other After AJ’s Win Over Klitschko Is Pure Gold

Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko might not have been the only ones to wake up with headaches the morning after their titanic tussle last April, as a clip of the post-fight celebrations that has been doing the rounds online shows a hilarious clash of heads between AJ’s jubilant promoter Eddie Hearn and former WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew. Joshua had …

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Johnson Not At All Pleased With How The UFC Have Positioned Him On Next Weekend’s Card

Michael Johnson is not at all pleased with the way in which his fight against Darren Elkins has been positioned on next weekend’s UFC Fight Night 124 card in St. Louis, Missouri.  The show, which is the UFC’s first of 2018, is headlined by a mouth-watering scrap between featherweight warmongers Jeremy Stephens and Doo Ho Choi, while the co-main event …

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Woodley Waxes Lyrical On Nurmagomedov, Thinks Russian Is Top 5 Pound For Pound

UFC welterweight champion and FOX Sports analyst Tyron Woodley had surprisingly never seen an entire Khabib Nurmagomedov fight prior to UFC 219 last weekend, but after watching him brutalize Edson Barboza for fifteen minutes ‘T-Wood’ has already bought into the hype surrounding the Russian lightweight in a big, big way. In fact, during a recent appearance on TMZ’s The Hollywood …

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The Top 5 Irish MMA Prospects To Watch Out For In 2018

As week one of 2018 draws to a close, we present a list of the most promising Irish professional MMA talents you should be keeping an eye out for over the next fifty-one and beyond. Note: The list below is one of the country’s best prospects, so the likes of James Gallagher, who has already established himself as a legitimate …

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Cyborg Claims She Has Already Accepted A Big Fight For Next Month

UFC 221, which is scheduled to take place in Perth, Western Australia on February 11th, might be about to get a second title bout, as Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino claims she has agreed to fight Invicta FC featherweight champion Megan Anderson at the event. Justino is only days removed from a taxing five-round unanimous decision win over former UFC bantamweight queen …

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UFC Ban JacksonWink Photographer From Future Events Over ‘Cyborg’ Comments

After being urged to do so by Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino, the UFC have banned JacksonWink media director and photographer Mark Aragon from future events. Justino scored a unanimous decision win over JacksonWink star Holly Holm in the main event of UFC 219 on Saturday night, retaining her women’s featherweight title in the process. Just hours later, Aragon took aim at …

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Why Conor McGregor Is The Answer To The Khabib Nurmagomedov Conundrum

By thoroughly mauling poor Edson Barboza en route to a gaping unanimous decision victory at UFC 219 in Las Vegas on Saturday night, Khabib Nurmagomedov brought an emphatic close to a frustrating chapter of his career. Over the fourteen months or so that Nurmagomedov was inactive prior to the Barboza fight, his detractors had plenty of ammunition with which to …

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Cyborg Leads The Way As Five Fighters Receive Six-Figure Disclosed Payouts For UFC 219

UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino topped the list of disclosed salaries for UFC 219 in Las Vegas on Saturday night, receiving a flat payout of $500,000 for her main event turn, while fellow headliner Holly Holm and three other fighters also earned six-figure sums. ‘Cyborg’, who showed patience, poise and characteristic power to overcome Holm via unanimous decision, …

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