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Last man to beat Conor McGregor returns to MMA after spell in boxing

Donegal-born Joseph Duffy has signed a five-fight contract with Cage Warriors.

Duffy after his win over Conor McGregor.
Duffy after his win over Conor McGregor.

AFTER A THREE-year absence, Joseph Duffy will make his MMA comeback later this year.

The 26-year-old lightweight (10-1), who was the last man to defeat Irish UFC fighter Conor McGregor in November 2010, made a name for himself as a Cage Warriors title contender but chose to switch to boxing in 2011 and trained with coach John Tandy in London.

However, he has signed a five-fight contract with Cage Warriors and is scheduled to return on 16 August when The Helix in Dublin hosts CWFC 70.

“It’s been a hard few weeks and I’ve had some huge decisions to make, but I’ve decided to make a return to the cage,” Donegal-born Duffy said.

“I was fortunate to have the opportunity to train under a world-class boxing trainer in John Tandy, but it’s hard to escape the fact that my heart will always be in MMA.

“I’m really excited about competing for Cage Warriors again, and my plans are to add a few KOs to my record and then mix it up with the guys at the top.”

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