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Episode 105 of Talking Brawls Podcast featuring: Steve Carl, Densign White & Lou Giordano

Niall McGrath & Andreas Georgiou talk UFC 200, Holohan, Irish sports minister meeting between IAPA/IMMAF, Duffy, Titan FC & loads more. Plus interviews with Titan FC 38 headliner Steve Carl, IMMAF CEO Densign White (Audio from our exclusive interview about the meetings which took place on Wednesday between John Kavanagh, Densign White and Irish sports minister) & Lou “Loutrition” Giordano. You can also listen to the show by subscribing to The Talking Brawls Podcast on iTunes: audio feed here; Download previous episodes here , via TuneIn here & via Stitcher here . (for mobile phone listening download the Podomatic, […]


Exclusive: IMMAF CEO & IAPA’s John Kavanagh to meet Minister Michael Ring on Wednesday

IMMAF CEO Densign White has confirmed he will be in Dublin tomorrow for talks alongside IAPA President John Kavanagh. The duo will meet with Minister of Sport Michael Ring, CEO of Irish Sports Council John Treacy and other officials, for further discussions in relation to regulation of MMA events in the Rep. of Ireland. The issue has come to the fore after the tragic and premature passing of Portuguese fighter Joao Carvalho at TEF 1 event in Dublin, April 9th. The IMMAF CEO revealed exclusively to Niall McGrath of Talking Brawls that talks will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, April 27th. […]

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Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski Hires Weight Management Specialist Louis Giordano

Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski has hired weight management specialist Louis “Loutrition” Giordano for his Main Event against Alistair Overeem at UFC Fight Night 87. Arlovski released a statement via KingLevCommunications: “Louis has certainly made a name for himself due to his work with former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and many other fighters over the course of the past year. I was able to learn about “Loutrition” firsthand because he was in New Mexico the past 10 weeks working with Jon. It didn’t take long to make the decision to have Lou start managing […]

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Paddy Holohan announces retirement

Irish flyweight Paddy “The Hooligan” Holohan has announced his retirement from MMA. The SBG fighter (12-2-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC) released a statement on his Facebook page this afternoon. Holohan revealed he’s been forced to retire due to a rare blood factor. The statement read: “I’ve known this announcement was coming for a week or more now and it has only felt worse the more I have thought about it. I am forced to retire from MMA. I was born with a factor missing in my blood called Factor XIII. I never disclosed it then or now, it came to the UFC’s […]


Conor McGregor, UFC 200 and the tweet that started a war.

It all began with a tweet. Less than 150 characters were enough to send the MMA world into turmoil, the McGregor effect in action. Here are the now infamous words,  165,770 retweets later: ‘I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya’s later.’ – Conor McGregor. The immediate reaction was one of amusement mixed with a dash of bewilderment. It wasn’t long before various sources were confirming that it wasn’t a joke. Something was going down up in Iceland. Later that night, UFC president Dana White went on live television to announce that he was pulling Conor McGregor […]


McGregor pulled from UFC 200 main event

Hours after Conor McGregor tweeted his retirement from the sport. UFC chief Dana with confirmed the fighter is out of July’s UFC 200 event. I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya’s later. — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 19, 2016 UFC chief Dana White said on Tuesday on ESPN’s SportsCenter that McGregor has been pulled from the card because he refused to attend a pre-fight press conference this week in Las Vegas. Dana White shares what he knows about Conor McGregor’s immediate future with UFC. — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 20, 2016 “Obviously we still have […]

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Exclusive: Paul Redmond vs. Jack McGann set for BAMMA 26

Dublin’s Paul Redmond will make his BAMMA debut against Jack McGann in a lightweight bout at BAMMA 26. The event takes place in Dublin’s 3Arena, June 4th. BAMMA officials confirmed the news exclusively with Talking Brawls. Redmond hasn’t fought since losing to Robert Whiteford at UFC Fight Night Glasgow, last July. The UFC veteran (10-6 MMA, 0-0 BAMMA) went 0-2 in his stint with the promotion, competing in the featherweight division. Video: Talking Brawls Youtube Redmond now returns to lightweight for the fight with Liverpudlian, McGann. The Team Ryano stand-out believes it’s a fantastic fight for the fans. “He’s a highly touted […]

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Ian McCall on Octagon return: “I’ve made peace with the fact that I may never fight again.”

Speaking on this week’s Talking Brawls podcast, Ian McCall (13-5-1 MMA, 3-2-1 UFC) said he is still unsure if he will ever return to the Octagon. The top-ranked flyweight said it’s probably ‘wishful thinking,’ but is still aiming at getting back in the cage. McCall joined Niall McGrath to talk about an number of issues, including; Jon Jones, business, Demetrious Johnson, family life & more. The Orange County native has endured a number of injuries since his UFC debut back in 2012, and has also undergone the knife on his hip, hand and most recently, shoulder. “We have really […]

Brad Pickett sets the record straight: “I don’t want to fu****g retire, I love my job.”

Brad Pickett sets the record straight: “I don’t want to fu****g retire, I love my job.”

Brad Pickett joined Niall McGrath on episode 102 of the Talking Brawls podcast to talk about his first wins in two years, future plans, frustration with the media, his new promotion & lots more. You can listen to the full episode of 102 of the Talking Brawls podcast below: Lots to talk about on this week’s show as Simon Head returns to the fold with Niall McGrath. First up, we talk about the legalisation of MMA in New York, UFC Brisbane, McGregor/Diaz 2 & talk about Neil Seery vs. Kyoji Horiguchi which has been confirmed for UFC Rotterdam. […]

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Frankie Edgar’s Coach, Mark Henry: “Conor McGregor is straight out afraid of Frankie, he won’t fight Frankie.”

Mark Henry, striking coach for UFC featherweight Frankie Edgar, has put Conor McGregor and the UFC on blast. The New Jersey based coach said featherweight champion, Conor McGregor, is ‘straight out afraid’ of a fight with Frankie Edgar. The famed striking coach also believes the reported rematch against Nate Diaz makes no sense. Henry spoke with Niall McGrath on the Talking Brawls Extra Podcast. “Well, first of all. It’s expected. I think Conor is straight out afraid of Frankie, he won’t fight Frankie, even off this last injury they called Nate before they called Frankie. You heard off Nate that […]