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As Irish MMA continues to wade into unchartered territory, the rapid ascent and borderline omnipresence of Conor McGregor, has, perhaps, obscured the notable progression made by some of his compatriots, who are in action this weekend at UFC on FOX 14.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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With his rise toward the top of the 145-pound division, Conor McGregor has put Irish MMA on the map. McGregor's biggest impact on Irish MMA may not be felt for years, when younger Irish athletes who enter MMA competition hoping to follow in his footsteps make their way up the ladder. That said, McGregor's success has had an immediate effect on Irish MMA as well. Other Irish fighters are beginning to receive much more attention than they had previously, and the number of Irish individuals on the read news >>

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Irish journalist Peter Carroll recaps Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver and looks ahead to McGregor vs. Jose Aldo. read news >>

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Irish fighter Joseph Duffy, the last man to defeat McGregor, talks about recently signing with the UFC. read news >>

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Not surprisingly, Irish phenom Conor McGregor and streaking lightweight Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone topped the $800,000-plus UFC Boston fighter payroll. read news >>

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Irish featherweight Paul Redmond makes his debut against Mirsad Bektic at UFC Fight Night Stockholm. Here he talks about how his dreams have now become reality in the UFC. read news >>

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Forbes has slammed the UFC and their 'inexpensive' TV rights after their 'Irish Ali' comparisons to Conor McGregor. Prior to his bout against Dennis Siver this past weekend, the UFC has been pushing this "Irish Ali" comparison to Conor McGregor. Most fans have found the marketing push to be absurd, and even McGregor himself has gone on record to distance himself from the comparison. "For me, Muhammad Ali is a special individual," McGregor said. "He is out on his own and I cannot lay claim to som read news >>

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The Irish Invasion continues on Saturday, March 14, as Donegal lightweight "Irish Joe" Duffy debuts at UFC 185 in Dallas against veteran Vagner Rocha. read news >>

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The UFC has announced that Irish lightweight Joe Duffy will debut for the organization against Vagner Rocha at UFC 185.The event takes place Saturday, March 14 in Dallas, Texas. Joe Duffy, 26, debuts in March and brings a 12-1 record to the UFC with him, eight of his wins being by submission and three by KO/TKO. His last seven fights have been in the highly-respected European organization CageWarriors, which has long been a key platform for producing talent which goes on to find success in the U read news >>

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Hours after Conor McGregor’s win over Dennis Siver, which earned him a shot at UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, the UFC has announced the details of Joseph Duffy’s Octagon debut. Duffy, who is the last man to beat McGregor, is set to meet Brazilian lightweight Vagner Rocha at the UFC 185 pay-per-view card in Dallas on March 14. Duffy (12-1), who defeated "The Notorious" by submission in 38 seconds in 2010, returned to competition in 2014 after almost three years away from MMA, scoring back- read news >>

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Recently signed Irish prospect Joe Duffy will make his Octagon debut against Vagner Rocha at UFC 185 “Pettis vs. Dos Anjos.” read news >>

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You can blame the Irish whiskey he was sipping but Conor McGregor didn't need it to open up about fellow featherweight contender Ricardo Lamas. Enjoying a drink at the UFC Fight Night: Boston post-fight presser, McGregor expressed his disapproval for a satirical video Lamas released during fight week. Playing a character called 'Conrad McGillicutty,' Lamas managed to mock everything from the Irishman's mantras to his suits and fighting style in under seven minutes. "People seem to think it's all read news >>

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BOSTON -- Patrick Holohan addressed the media after his unanimous decision win over Shane Howell at UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Siver on Sunday. Holohan talked about how yoga has helped his training, the toughness of Howell and how the Irish invasion of MMA has only just begun. read news >>

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Irish eyes are clearly smiling on a Sunday night in Boston. Boston-born Dubliner Cathal Pendred was the beneficiary of a controversial decision in a welterweight fight at UFC Fight Night 59. The scores at TD Garden for his fight against Sean Spencer were 29-28 and an incomprehensible pair of 30-27s in favor of Pendred. In the opening round, Spencer (13-4) blasted Pendred and rocked him. It was the sort of shot that would finish most men, but Pendred, who has exhibited a high degree of toughness read news >>

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