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Exploring Irish MMA – Part II: Richie Smullen

Last week we had the opportunity to chat with Blaine O’Driscoll as he edges towards a BAMMA flyweight title-shot and in this, the second edition of Exploring Irish MMA, we spoke to unbeaten lightweight Richie Smullen ahead of his UFC debut in Las Vegas on July 6.  This series is intended as a means of shining a spotlight on the current …

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Ali Abdel-Aziz Claims John Kavanagh Would Have Gotten ‘Wooped’ Had He Been With Artem Lobov Pre-UFC 223

Ali Abdel-Aziz, the controversial manager of Khabib Nurmagomedov, has explained how John Kavanagh’s presence in Brooklyn last week may have caused trouble. Ali Abdel-Aziz is someone who has been becoming an increasingly vocal presence in the sport of mixed martial arts for some time now. As the manager of the unbeaten lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, among others, he has found …

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Following UFC Dublin Reports, John Kavanagh Was Straight In With Cracking Main Event Suggestion

After the emergence of a report suggesting that the UFC is planning to make its long-awaited return to Dublin in the not too distant future, SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh was quick to put one of his gym’s biggest names forward as a candidate for the main event slot. MMAFighting reported on Friday that the world’s premier MMA promotion will …

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Watch: John Kavanagh Addresses Conor McGregor’s Status As UFC Lightweight Champion

The longtime coach and mentor of the UFC’s lightweight champion sat down with theMacLife in a recent interview and gave some insight into how the fans should view UFC 223’s lightweight title fixture. UFC 221 may not have had the star-power designated to some of the fight-cards that came before it over the course of the last six months but when all …

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John Kavanagh Provides Frustrating Update On Gunnar Nelson’s Status For UFC London

Gunnar Nelson’s head coach, John Kavanagh, has given a rather frustrating update regarding the stoic Icelandic submission savant’s status for UFC Fight Night 127, which takes place in London on March 17th. Nelson hasn’t fought since suffering a brutal and controversial first-round stoppage defeat to hard-hitting Argentine welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio last July in Glasgow, but on a recent edition of The …

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Red-Hot Canadian Prospect Joins SBG Ireland Ahead Of UFC Debut

In large part due to the staggering success of it’s most famed member, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, the SBG Ireland gym on the Naas Road in Dublin has become the mecca of European MMA in recent years, attracting aspiring and already established fighters from all over the continent. As a result, it’s pro team has swelled significantly, bolstered by …

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