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#Irish MMA

# irish-mma - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

'I must hold myself to a higher standard': McGregor pens apology for conduct at Dublin MMA event
# Emotions
# Emotions

'I must hold myself to a higher standard': McGregor pens apology for conduct at Dublin MMA event

Nov 14th 2017, 6:14 PM 23,582 Views 33 Comments

‘I sincerely apologize for my behavior at last weekends fight event in Dublin,’ says McGregor.

# irish-mma - Monday 30 January, 2017

Cage Warriors confirms long-awaited Irish return after 3-year absence
# CW 81
# CW 81

Cage Warriors confirms long-awaited Irish return after 3-year absence

Jan 30th 2017, 12:25 PM 3,497 Views 0 Comments

Dublin’s 3 Arena will host the event on Saturday, 4 March.

# irish-mma - Monday 21 November, 2016

Sport snobbery: MMA is no more violent than boxing or rugby
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Sport snobbery: MMA is no more violent than boxing or rugby

Nov 21st 2016, 8:00 PM 2,139 Views 122 Comments

We find mixed martial arts distasteful because of our prejudices towards the working class, writes Frankie Gaffney.

# irish-mma - Friday 22 April, 2016

'Very positive first step' towards MMA recognition in Ireland as sports minister welcomes meeting
# Iapa
# Iapa

'Very positive first step' towards MMA recognition in Ireland as sports minister welcomes meeting

Apr 22nd 2016, 11:51 AM 10,931 Views 43 Comments

John Kavanagh is looking forward to ‘meaningful’ conversations about MMA in Ireland.

# irish-mma - Friday 8 April, 2016

SBG fighter gets title shot as BAMMA returns to the 3Arena this June
# Irish MMA
# Irish MMA

SBG fighter gets title shot as BAMMA returns to the 3Arena this June

Apr 8th 2016, 12:59 PM 4,538 Views 5 Comments

Chris Fields will take on Scot Paul Craig for the light heavyweight title.

# irish-mma - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Seven fighting prospects who could make 2016 another good year for Irish MMA
# Tips For The Top
# Tips For The Top

Seven fighting prospects who could make 2016 another good year for Irish MMA

Dec 27th 2015, 5:00 PM 24,538 Views 24 Comments

Keep an eye on these potential stars of the future.

# irish-mma - Monday 23 November, 2015

Massive medal haul for Irish athletes at European MMA Championships
# Takeover
# Takeover

Massive medal haul for Irish athletes at European MMA Championships

Nov 23rd 2015, 2:54 PM 5,274 Views 0 Comments

Ben Forsyth and Leah McCourt both won gold.

# irish-mma - Monday 9 November, 2015

'I believe I've put more into this game than probably anybody in Ireland'
# Heart
# Heart

'I believe I've put more into this game than probably anybody in Ireland'

Nov 9th 2015, 7:00 PM 20,440 Views 8 Comments

We sat down for a wide-ranging conversation with Neil Seery, Irish MMA’s perennial underdog.

# irish-mma - Sunday 20 September, 2015

One of SBG's newest fighters won with a devastating head kick at the 3 Arena last night
# Irish MMA
# Irish MMA

One of SBG's newest fighters won with a devastating head kick at the 3 Arena last night

Sep 20th 2015, 11:28 AM 9,135 Views 9 Comments

Coach John Kavanagh was there to see Paul Byrne earn a first round TKO at Bamma 22 in Dublin.

# irish-mma - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

The UFC have announced a show for Dublin this October
# Irish Invasion
# Irish Invasion

The UFC have announced a show for Dublin this October

Jul 1st 2015, 8:47 AM 7,424 Views 1 Comment

MMA’s largest organisation will return to the 3Arena.

# irish-mma - Thursday 15 January, 2015

The 'most marketable fighter of all time' has signed a deal with Reebok
# Party On Conor
# Party On Conor

The 'most marketable fighter of all time' has signed a deal with Reebok

Jan 15th 2015, 12:41 PM 9,734 Views 16 Comments

Conor McGregor joins UFC champions Jon Jones, Ronda Rousey and Anthony Pettis on the Reebok roster.

# irish-mma - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Fancy a behind-the-scenes look at the SBG gym? Step right this way
# Irish MMA
# Irish MMA

Fancy a behind-the-scenes look at the SBG gym? Step right this way

Jan 14th 2015, 5:19 PM 5,687 Views 0 Comments

Head coach John Kavanagh takes us inside the gym where Conor McGregor hones his craft.

# irish-mma - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Conor McGregor is 'the Irish Muhammad Ali', according to UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta
# The Greatest
# The Greatest

Conor McGregor is 'the Irish Muhammad Ali', according to UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta

Jan 13th 2015, 8:55 PM 7,384 Views 16 Comments

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

After watching this great video, Joseph Duffy's UFC debut can't come soon enough
# Special Talent
# Special Talent

After watching this great video, Joseph Duffy's UFC debut can't come soon enough

Jan 13th 2015, 7:32 PM 3,911 Views 1 Comment

Here’s a taste of what to expect from one of Donegal’s finest exports when he enters the octagon.

Tonight's UFC Rising show on Setanta Ireland looks unmissable
# Rising Star
# Rising Star

Tonight's UFC Rising show on Setanta Ireland looks unmissable

Jan 13th 2015, 11:36 AM 5,316 Views 2 Comments

The programme focuses on Conor McGregor and his build-up to this weekend’s clash with Dennis Siver.

# irish-mma - Thursday 8 January, 2015

‘This is just the beginning’ – Joseph Duffy
# New Recruit
# New Recruit

‘This is just the beginning’ – Joseph Duffy

Jan 8th 2015, 7:14 AM 21,403 Views 20 Comments

Much is expected of the UFC’s latest Irish recruit but he says he’s ready to deliver.

# irish-mma - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

The UFC's new Conor McGregor promo has us counting down the days to Boston
# UFC Promo
# UFC Promo

The UFC's new Conor McGregor promo has us counting down the days to Boston

Jan 6th 2015, 2:23 PM 7,004 Views 10 Comments

A win against Dennis Siver will secure a UFC featherweight title shot for ‘The Notorious’ fella.

# irish-mma - Monday 5 January, 2015

Five Irish MMA fighters you should be keeping track of in 2015
# The New Batch
# The New Batch

Five Irish MMA fighters you should be keeping track of in 2015

Jan 5th 2015, 3:42 PM 28,069 Views 12 Comments

Expect to hear a lot more about these guys this year.

# irish-mma - Sunday 28 December, 2014

After years of graft, Irish MMA finally got recognition in 2014

After years of graft, Irish MMA finally got recognition in 2014

Dec 28th 2014, 11:00 PM 4,822 Views 5 Comments

‘We’re not here to take part, we’re here to take over.’

# irish-mma - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Where can you watch Ireland's UFC fighters this weekend?
# Irish MMA
# Irish MMA

Where can you watch Ireland's UFC fighters this weekend?

Oct 4th 2014, 8:30 AM 4,254 Views 6 Comments

Cathal Pendred, Paddy Holohan and Gunnar Nelson are all in action tonight.

'If your dreams don’t scare you, you’re not dreaming big enough' -  UFC fighter Paddy Holohan
# Irish Takeover
# Irish Takeover

'If your dreams don’t scare you, you’re not dreaming big enough' - UFC fighter Paddy Holohan

Oct 4th 2014, 7:15 AM 2,628 Views 2 Comments

The Dublin flyweight is in Canada as he steps into the Octagon for a second time later tonight.

# irish-mma - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Conor McGregor claims he's fighting Diego Sanchez next, Dana White says he's not
# Irish MMA
# Irish MMA

Conor McGregor claims he's fighting Diego Sanchez next, Dana White says he's not

Oct 2nd 2014, 9:47 AM 11,370 Views 6 Comments

‘The Notorious’ tweeted this morning that he is heading to Mexico, but it seems unlikely.

# irish-mma - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Ireland's Neil Seery heading Down Under for latest UFC fight
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# TEAM RYANO

Ireland's Neil Seery heading Down Under for latest UFC fight

Sep 30th 2014, 3:34 PM 2,949 Views 1 Comment

’2 Tap’ is off to Sydney to face Richie Vaculik in November.

Paddy Holohan gets a change of opponent for second UFC bout
# Irish MMA
# Irish MMA

Paddy Holohan gets a change of opponent for second UFC bout

Sep 30th 2014, 2:56 PM 3,337 Views 1 Comment

The 26-year-old SBG fighter features on the main card of Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night in Canada.

# irish-mma - Monday 29 September, 2014

McGregor has got the ability to be world champion - Kieran McGeeney
# Irish MMA
# Irish MMA

McGregor has got the ability to be world champion - Kieran McGeeney

Sep 29th 2014, 5:29 PM 8,830 Views 4 Comments

The Armagh manager recently talked about his love for Brazilian jiu-jitsu and his hopes for Ireland’s MMA fighters.

# irish-mma - Saturday 27 September, 2014

McGregor faces biggest test yet as Poirier awaits in Sin City
# Preview
# Preview

McGregor faces biggest test yet as Poirier awaits in Sin City

Sep 27th 2014, 7:15 AM 5,925 Views 6 Comments

Ireland’s top MMA fighter has heaped more pressure on himself ahead of UFC 178 tonight. He talks the talk but will he continue to walk the walk?

# irish-mma - Friday 26 September, 2014

Where can you watch Conor McGregor's fight this weekend?
# UFC 178
# UFC 178

Where can you watch Conor McGregor's fight this weekend?

Sep 26th 2014, 7:45 AM 56,690 Views 22 Comments

We’re planning to stay up extra late on Saturday. Will you be doing the same?

# irish-mma - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Conor McGregor is getting six more RTÉ documentaries
# Notorious
# Notorious

Conor McGregor is getting six more RTÉ documentaries

Sep 16th 2014, 4:24 PM 15,399 Views 20 Comments

The half-hour programmes will be aired from January.

# irish-mma - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Ireland's Aisling Daly bidding for UFC title in latest season of reality TV show
# TUF20
# TUF20

Ireland's Aisling Daly bidding for UFC title in latest season of reality TV show

Sep 10th 2014, 11:39 AM 3,053 Views 0 Comments

The Dublin strawweight is one 16 fighters taking part in the new series of The Ultimate Fighter, which begins tonight.

# irish-mma - Thursday 28 August, 2014

'He’s got good hair' - Ireland's Paddy Holohan handed second UFC bout
# #Irishtakeover
# #Irishtakeover

'He’s got good hair' - Ireland's Paddy Holohan handed second UFC bout

Aug 28th 2014, 7:21 PM 3,885 Views 1 Comment

The Dublin flyweight takes on Louis Gaudinot in Canada on 4 October.

# irish-mma - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

3e announces deal to show free-to-air UFC fights
# MMA
# MMA

3e announces deal to show free-to-air UFC fights

Aug 27th 2014, 5:45 PM 7,749 Views 9 Comments

The news was revealed at the launch of TV3′s autumn schedule earlier today.

# irish-mma - Friday 22 August, 2014

Conor McGregor nominates Hugh Hefner, Sinead O'Connor and Eamon Dunphy for ice bucket challenge
# Good Cause
# Good Cause

Conor McGregor nominates Hugh Hefner, Sinead O'Connor and Eamon Dunphy for ice bucket challenge

Aug 22nd 2014, 3:34 PM 6,825 Views 9 Comments

Georgia Salpa, Aengus Mac Grianna and Arnie… you’ve all got 24 hours too.

# irish-mma - Friday 25 July, 2014

Cathal Pendred's best mate fulfils promise and gets tattoo with (wrong) date of UFC debut
# Whoops
# Whoops

Cathal Pendred's best mate fulfils promise and gets tattoo with (wrong) date of UFC debut

Jul 25th 2014, 5:01 PM 6,176 Views 1 Comment

The poor lad should really have double-checked those Roman numerals…

# irish-mma - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Paddy Holohan borrowed Robbie Keane's 2002 celebration for his UFC debut win
# Irish MMA
# Irish MMA

Paddy Holohan borrowed Robbie Keane's 2002 celebration for his UFC debut win

Jul 22nd 2014, 12:02 AM 5,619 Views 2 Comments

The Irish flyweight paid tribute to another Tallaght sportsman after his victory over Josh Sampo.

# irish-mma - Monday 21 July, 2014

'Violent and disturbing' - Ray D'Arcy interviews Cathal Pendred, clearly isn't an MMA fan
# Criticism
# Criticism

'Violent and disturbing' - Ray D'Arcy interviews Cathal Pendred, clearly isn't an MMA fan

Jul 21st 2014, 5:00 PM 57,498 Views 111 Comments

The Irish middleweight had to debunk a number of myths about mixed martial arts on Today FM this morning.

# irish-mma - Saturday 19 July, 2014

As it happened: UFC Fight Night Dublin
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: UFC Fight Night Dublin

Jul 19th 2014, 9:05 PM 52,584 Views 61 Comments

Conor McGregor and Diego Brandao headline in the O2 Arena on a huge night for Irish MMA. Join us to find out how it unfolds.

Holohan, Pendred and Seery make it a perfect start for the Irish at UFC Dublin
# MMA
# MMA

Holohan, Pendred and Seery make it a perfect start for the Irish at UFC Dublin

Jul 19th 2014, 8:15 PM 5,575 Views 8 Comments

It was three wins from three heading into tonight’s main card.

# irish-mma - Friday 18 July, 2014

The former Irish football referee who's running the show at UFC Dublin
# MMA
# MMA

The former Irish football referee who's running the show at UFC Dublin

Jul 18th 2014, 8:00 AM 22,328 Views 16 Comments

We sat down with UFC director of brand, communications and events David Allen to talk about fight week and his past in the League of Ireland.

# irish-mma - Thursday 17 July, 2014

'Work is business, fighting is pleasure. And I’m loving every minute of it!' - Ireland's Seery
# Irish MMA
# Irish MMA

'Work is business, fighting is pleasure. And I’m loving every minute of it!' - Ireland's Seery

Jul 17th 2014, 4:26 PM 2,786 Views 1 Comment

The experienced flyweight can’t wait for his second UFC bout in Dublin on Saturday night.

'People can talk all they want' - McGregor's opponent Brandao calls him a 'clown'
# Back And Forth
# Back And Forth

'People can talk all they want' - McGregor's opponent Brandao calls him a 'clown'

Jul 17th 2014, 2:21 PM 7,049 Views 16 Comments

Watch the headline pair exchange words at the UFC Dublin pre-fight press conference.

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