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UFC fighters arrive in Dublin, then show off their hurling skills

Conor McGregor’s opponent Diego Brandao could do with some practice.

IT’S THE BIGGEST week in the history of Irish MMA as Saturday night sees Dublin’s 02 Arena host the UFC for the second time ever — with five Irishmen competing at the event.

Ahead of tomorrow’s media and fan day at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, fighters have been arriving in the capital today to check-in with the UFC.

And while they were waiting around, a few decided to try out the art of hurling for the first time.

Here’s the man Conor McGregor will face — Diego Brandao:

Middleweight Trevor Smith, who faces Tor Troeng. Not a bad effort:

Welterweight Zak Cummings, whose opponent is Gunnar Nelson:

Ian McCall’s got decent technique:

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Ireland’s Cathal Pendred and Norman Parke show them how it’s done:


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