After a nearly three-year hiatus to pursue a professional boxing career, Joseph Duffy returned to MMA armed with a skilled set of hands as well as his usual dangerous submission game. read news >>
A lot’s happened in MMA since Irish lightweight Joseph Duffy last strapped on four-ounce gloves.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
Undefeated Irish flyweight Patrick Holohan looks back and his memorable UFC debut last month and what's next. read news >>
Outside the Octagon is a weekly column from UFC.com editorial director Thomas Gerbasi, who has covered the sport since 2000 and has authored the official UFC encyclopedia. read news >>
There are few things on the MMA landscape currently generating more heat than Irish MMA.
With a band of talented and rowdy fighters in two, and the success of the UFC's return to Dublin still echoing, the spotlight has fallen on "The Emerald Isle." While that type of broad-scope attention can create an added amount of pressure, the mixed martial artist coming out of the Irish scene appear to be right at home in the fire of hype and expectation.
In the now-famous words of rising featherweight sta read news >>
Cage Warriors returns to Ireland on Aug. 16, and ahead of the event, the promotion has released a slick video detailing its past, present and future in the fight-centric republic.Filed under: Cage Warriors, Featured Videos, News, Videos read news >>
Days after headlining a UFC show in his home country, Irish featherweight Conor McGregor is headed for Las Vegas to make his PPV debut.
After Conor McGregor (15-2) dispatched Diego Brandao in the UFC Fight Night Dublin main event, the Irishman moved into the top 10 of the featherweight rankings -- well, technically 11th if you count the champion Jose Aldo -- and fans were left wondering what was next for the outspoken and highly entertaining prospect. It took only 3 days for us to find out the a read news >>
Five years ago, Tom Egan was the first (true) Irishman to fight in the UFC. His debut coincided with the UFC’s inaugural visit to Dublin, the capital city, at UFC 93. When Egan came out for his fight with Brit John Hathaway, he was given a hero's welcome from the partisan crowd. Until then, and even after, Irish MMA presented itself in the surrogate form of Marcus "The Irish Hand Grenade" Davis, an American.And in a sense, the UFC’s return to Dublin this past Saturday at UFC Fight Night 46 had a read news >>
Tom Egan, the first Irish fighter to compete in the UFC, looks back at the magical UFC Dublin show on Saturday. read news >>
UFC Fight Night 46 had a lot to offer. The Irish fans were something to behold, the Irish fighters themselves put on a hell of a show and leading man Conor McGregor did everything he promised to do.
Yet, not everything about Saturday's show was wonderful. The amount of UFC ads become intolerable and the over reaction to the level of talent on display was almost comical.
It's time to separate the winners from the losers, the best from the worst and the signal from the noise. 1. Eye Opening Moment read news >>
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Because "The Diamond" wants to silence "Notorious" for the entire 145-pound weight class and prove to the world that the Irishman isn't who they they think he is. I take it he knows who he is now.
A feud between Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contenders Dustin Poirier and record-setting Conor McGregor has been brewing for quite some time, as "The Diamond" was one of the first men to ever feel the "Notorious" verbal wrath of the spunky Irishman.
And with Conor's first-round te read news >>