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SBG Tallaght Confirms The Departure Of Coach Paddy Holohan

DUBLIN, IRELAND - OCTOBER 23: Paddy Holohan of Ireland weighs in during the UFC weigh-in at 3Arena on October 23, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

SBG Tallaght head coach Paddy Holohan has left the Dublin branch, the organisation has confirmed. In a post on Facebook, SBG confirmed that Holohan departed for what they are calling a ‘staffing issue,’ expressing their best wishes to the former UFC flyweight and giving assurances that the 28-year-old will be replaced in due course. The statement reads: “To all our members. …

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Fans Attack Conor McGregor Stat After John Kavanagh Criticises Number Of UFC Interim Champions

UFC 205, Madison Square Garden, New York, USA 12/11/2016 Coach John Kavanagh Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tom Hogan

Mixed martial arts fans rounded on Conor McGregor following a seemingly tongue-in-cheek tweet from John Kavanagh following UFC Fight Night 105 on Sunday night. Watching from Iceland, the famous coach and patriarch of Dublin’s Straight Blast Gym, Kavanagh decided to throw a jovial dig at the UFC and the interim title concept that appears to have taken hold in recent …

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Top MMA Analyst Heaps Praise On Artem Lobov, Warns The World Not To Underestimate Him

SBG Ireland powerhouse Artem Lobov has been praised heavily by top MMA analyst, Robin Black ahead of his upcoming featherweight showdown with Cub Swanson. The word ‘mismatch’ is one that is thrown around a lot in sports but to be honest, you’d be forgiven for using the phrase when describing UFC Fight Night 108’s featherweight clash between the #4-ranked Cub …

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Exclusive: James Gallagher Talks New Money, Online Hate And Chasing World Titles

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December 16 2016 was the biggest night of James Gallagher’s blossoming young career. ‘The Strabanimal’ submitted the wildly unorthodox Anthony Taylor with a rear-naked choke 1:52 into the third round to secure his fifth professional win and his fourth pro victory via submission. As Gallagher leapt up off the canvas following referee Marc Goddard’s intervention, the 20-year-old sprinted towards the opposite side of …

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Irish Strawweight Aisling Daly Retires From Professional Competition After Brain Scan Showing ‘Abnormality’


Irish MMA star Aisling Daly has unfortunately announced her retirement from all professional MMA competition due to an abnormality found during a brain scan as a result of a prior brain haemorrhage.  Today is, unfortunately, a sad day for Irish sport as SBG Ireland’s Aisling Daly has announced her retirement from all professional mixed martial arts competition, effective immediately. Daly, who appeared on …

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Opinion: Why Tony Ferguson Is A Much Scarier Matchup For Conor McGregor Than Khabib Nurmagomedov

UFC 209’s co-main event has finally been set in stone. Khabib Nurmagomedov will face off against Tony Ferguson for the interim lightweight championship but out of the two, who exactly poses the greatest threat to the undisputed champ, Conor McGregor? At UFC 205 late last year, the featherweight champion Conor McGregor made history when he dismantled top-tier lightweight veteran and …

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John Kavanagh Describes How Conor McGregor May Prepare For Floyd Mayweather Fight

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SBG head coach John Kavanagh may be facing a radically different challenge in training Conor McGregor if the proposed boxing bout with Floyd Mayweather goes ahead. Though the prospective showdown remains a pipe dream for the UFC lightweight champion, the money that would potentially be made, along with the remote chance of knocking out one of boxing’s greats, means that John …

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Steve Collins Believes He And Brother Paschal Can Show Conor McGregor How To Beat Floyd Mayweather


Irish boxing great Steve Collins claims that he and his brother, well-regarded trainer Paschal, have already pieced together a game plan that could help Conor McGregor inflict the first blemish on the professional boxing record of Floyd Mayweather Jr. Collins, a WBO titlist at both middleweight and super-middleweight in the mid-1990’s, made the claim during a recent interview with The …

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