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Former Invicta champ Michelle Waterson feels her speed will be key against UFC Strawweights

The Talking Brawls MMA Podcast caught up with the ‘Karate Hottie’ Michelle Waterson following the news that she had departed top Women’s MMA promotion Invicta FC in order to join the UFC’s Women’s Strawweight division. As one of the ‘original Atomweights’, Waterson (12-4) established herself as a marquee name as the Invicta FC Atomweight title holder. Fighting out of the renown Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Waterson accumulated a six fight win streak from 2010-2014 which included three submissions and two TKO’s. However, Waterson lost the coveted Invicta Championship to Brazilian submission machine Herica Tiburcio in December. While Waterson has always […]

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Norman Parke talks MMA coverage in Northern Ireland; hopes more up and comers will enhance exposure

Photo by Jorden Curran|MMA Plus  UFC lightweight ‘Stormin” Norman Parke (20-3-1) featured on this weeks’ episode of the Talking Brawls.com MMA Podcast ahead of his May 30 clash with undefeated Brazilian standout Gilbert Burns (10-0). Leading the way as Northern Ireland’s one and only mixed martial artist in the UFC, the Antrim native has previously expressed strong disappointment and frustration towards the lack of MMA exposure in his country, particularly when compared to that of the Irish Republic, a region where the sport may be growing faster than anywhere else in the world. Speaking to Talking Brawls’ Niall McGrath, Parke […]

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Urijah Faber declined Dillashaw fight during 25 second phone call with Dana White

The ongoing talk of a bout between Team Alpha Male fighters Urijah Faber and T.J. Dillashaw was put to bed recently when it was announced that the featherweight legend would venture back to 145lbs for a headline contest in the Philippines on May 16 with former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar. Leading in to the new year, ‘The California Kid’ had once again established himself as a legitimate contender for the 135lb title and had been frequently questioned throughout the start of 2015 as to if he would face his team mate and reigning UFC Bantamweight Champion, T.J. Dillashaw. While […]

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Joseph Duffy will consider dropping to featherweight following UFC debut

Irish lightweight standout Joseph Duffy (12-1) will make his long awaited UFC debut this weekend on the undercard of UFC 185 when he takes on the USA’s Jake Lindsey (9-2) at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. ‘Irish Joe’ is set to break into the UFC 155lb division, and boasts an impressively well rounded game that seems tailor made for mixed martial arts success. Of his twelve career wins, eleven have come by way of stoppage – ten in the opening round, including eight submissions, and most recently, a powerful knee strike that knocked out Julien Boussuge in just […]

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Max Holloway believes he will be world champion in the near future

Photo by Jorden Curran via MMAPLUS Featherweight firecracker Max Holloway is snatching his way up the UFC rankings, and aims to kick off his 2015 campaign with victory following a menacing run in 2014 that saw the 23-year-old go 4-0 with consecutive stoppages. Currently the featherweight division’s #13 ranked contender, Holloway (11-3) was last defeated in 2013 by current title challenger Conor McGregor via unanimous decision. Prior to then, Holloway lost a split-decision to Dennis Bermudez , also in 2013, and encountered the first loss of his career at the age of just 20 against top-10 ranked Dustin Poirier. As […]

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Exclusive: Ian McCall is dying to inflict sadistic punishment on John Lineker

Photo by Jorden Curran via MMAPlus Ian McCall is not a fighter who battles against the grain with noticeable effort; unlike Conor McGregor, Tito Ortiz, or Chael Sonnen, he will not stand on a box and raise his voice to attract an audience, but will take a seat, lean back, and cross his legs before delivering his unfiltered analysis of the topic at hand with a calculated grin on his face, because as a free thinker he is well aware that the only man capable of governing his thoughts is himself. This weekend, he aims to solidify his status as the most […]

Exclusive: Urijah Faber talks Dillashaw, Aldo, Assuncao, potential fight with McGregor in 2015

Exclusive – Uriah Faber breaks down potential fight with Conor McGregor in 2015

On March 21, UFC bantamweight Uriah Faber will meet Brazilian Raphael Assunção in a battle between two top-5 ranked contenders when they headline UFC Fight Night 62 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. However, the question that currently looms over Faber (32-7) is what direction will he take if victorious, and whether or not he will face the reigning UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw, who he considers a good friend and team mate at the Alpha Male camp in California. Dillashaw is currently scheduled to face Renan Barão in a rematch for the bantamweight crown on April 25 at UFC 186. Speaking exclusively […]