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MacKenna On Monday: Emigrated Irish Only Important When They Win

“I only mention it because sometimes there’s a man… I won’t say a hero, ’cause, what’s a hero? But sometimes, there’s a man. And I’m talkin’ about the Dude here. Sometimes, there’s a man, well, he’s the man for his time and place. He fits right in there.” – The Stranger, The Big Lebowski There’s always been something smug about …

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Seven Future UFC Contenders You Need To Know

Get to know some of the UFC fighters who could well be one or two fights away from finding themselves within their division’s upper echelons. Gregor Gillespie – 155lbs – (12-0) UFC record: 5-0 Gregor ‘The Gift’ Gillespie really is a handful at 155lbs. Unbeaten over twelve fights, this guy is a tenacious a fighter as you will ever see …

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Dublin Boxer Victor Rabei Gives Insight Into His Training-Camp

Moldovan-born Dublin boxer Victor Rabei (5-0) spoke to the For Fit Sake podcast about the ins and outs of a fighter’s preparation and mindset during training camp. It’s very easy for the average combat sports fan to take every fight at face-value. You get to see the fiery interviews, the heated staredowns, and, of course, the fights themselves but the work …

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Exploring Irish MMA: Part V – James Gallagher

In this edition of Exploring Irish MMA, we focus on the man who could well stand as the country of Ireland’s brightest prospect, James ‘The Strabanimal’ Gallagher. Nurturing a promising youngster in a game as ruthless as mixed martial arts can be a delicate process. If there is, in fact, an invisible line that separates the prospect and the genuine contender you …

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Khabib Vs. McGregor: A Career Comparison

With the biggest fight in the history of the UFC looming, we take a look at the careers of the two men involved and compare their respective resumés. Five rounds, five categories, and only one eventual winner. The scoring criteria will follow the ’10-Point Must’ system, meaning that the winner of each round will receive 10 points, while the loser gets …

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Creating The Perfect UFC 229 Fight-Card From Top-To-Bottom

Last week we had a crack at constructing the perfect UFC 229 main-card and with the first fight-announcements approaching, we had attempted to create a fantastic fight-card from start-to-finish. We already created our ideal main-card last week and with the four fights that have been reported but not yet confirmed, we add another four to create a full lineup that would no …

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Constructing The Perfect Main-Card For UFC 229

No fights have yet been confirmed for October 6’s blockbuster UFC 229 in Las Vegas so with that in mind, we had a crack at forming the perfect lineup. Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) vs. Conor McGregor (#1) – UFC lightweight title No surprises with this one, of course. There isn’t a fight in history that could relegate this scintillating lightweight clash to …

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