A Boston-born son of Irish parents who lived most of his life in Dublin,
Ireland, Cathal Pendred was a serious rugby player who had little time
for much else, including his growing interest in mixed martial arts.
Then, after finishing his secondary school career with one of the
country's top rugby programs, Pendred found himself staying with a
friend in San Diego for a year. There, MMA was hard to escape, and he continued his training back in Ireland.
Since, the 23-year-old has quick