'No bad blood' between Seery and Smolka after thrilling UFC bout

The Irish flyweight was defeated tonight at UFC 189.

– Paul Dollery reports from Las Vegas

THEY MAY HAVE traded verbal blows on Twitter in the past but there’s ‘no bad blood’ between Louis Smolka and Irish UFC flyweight Neil Seery.

Smolka was awarded a unanimous-decision victory over Seery tonight after a thrilling bout at UFC 189 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Afterwards, Seery took to Twitter to let fans know that there’s certainly no hostility between the pair.

“He was a lot quicker than I expected and he was excellent in the scrambles,” Seery said. “His tank of gas was better than mine. Just an all-round tough bloke. I’m happy for him and I hope he goes very far in the UFC.”

Smolka said: “We game-planned perfectly for him. I was stoked I got to show off my grappling — this is the first time I’ve been able to do so in the UFC — but if you watch my fights prior to coming to the UFC, you’ll see that I’m a very well versed grappler.”

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