Paul Felder working with ‘incredible’ Coach Mark Henry ahead of Burkman fight at UFC Fight nIght 88

Paul Felder returns to the Octagon Sunday night against Josh Burkman in Las Vegas at UFC Fight Night 88, in what is sure to be ‘one’ of many potential FOTN contenders. The fiery lightweight has switched up his training camp and headed close by to New Jersey to link up with standout striking coach, Mark Henry. He has also spent time sparring in Nick Catone’s gym. Felder’s hometown team is Renzo Gracie Philadelphia, where he trains under his BJJ coach, Daniel Gracie (Who is currently away in Boston). The “Irish Dragon” previously trained in Donald Cerrones’ BMF ranch in New […]

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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 MMA.com 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 […]

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Episode 102 of Talking Brawls MMA.com podcast featuring: New York MMA journalist Jim Genia & Brad Pickett

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. Guests include, New York MMA Journalist Jim Genia who joins Niall to talk about the legalisation of MMA in the state. Brad Pickett also returns to the show to talk about what’s next for him in the UFC, his new promotion ROC 2 and lots more. You can also listen to […]

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Paul Felder on McGregor’s title shot, believes potential Dustin Poirier fight would ‘guarantee’ fight of the night honours.

Paul Felder believes a potential match up with Dustin Poirier would guarantee fight of the night honours. Felder also thinks the upcoming lightweight title bout at UFC 197 between Rafael Dos Anjos and Conor McGregor is positive exposure for the division. The “Irish Dragon” is coming off a third round submission victory over Darron Cruickshank, last week at UFC fight night Boston. Felder joined Niall McGrath on last week’s Talking Brawl MMA.com podcast to discuss a number of issues, including a potential clash with Dustin Poirier. “If you want to talk about a fight the UFC can push and sell the […]


Episode 97 of the Talking Brawls MMA.com Podcast featuring: Paul Felder & Mike Winkeljohn

Niall McGrath & Simon Head talk UFC 197 presser, Felder, Jones, Bantamweight division, review UFC Boston and more. Paul the “Irish Dragon” Felder also stops by to talk about his victory over Darron Cruickshank at UFC Boston, McGregor, a potential fight against Dustin Poirier and more. One of the world’s best MMA coaches Mike Winkeljohn also stops by to talk about Jon Jones, Holly Holm, Allistair Overeem, Carlos Condit, BJ Penn and lots more. You can also listen to the show by subscribing to The Talking Brawls MMA.com Podcast on iTunes: audio feed here; Download previous episodes here , via […]


Episode 95 of the Talking Brawls MMA.com Podcast featuring: Jose Aldo’s main sparring partner Jonas Bilharinho

Niall McGrath & Simon Head are back with episode 95 of the Talking Brawls MMA.com Podcast. Simon & Niall talk UFC Korea, Benson Henderson, UFC 194, UFC London, TV deals, Makwan Amirkhani & more. Jose Aldo’s main sparring partner Jonas “Speed” Bilharinho also stops by with Niall for an exclusive interview. Jonas talks about his upcoming fight this Sunday, and in detail about Jose Aldo’s mindset and training camp ahead of his UFC 194 clash with Conor McGregor. Jonas Biharinho video interview will also be available on our youtube channel later tonight. You can subscribe here You can also listen […]

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Jessica Eye: “Bethe, this isn’t a call-out. Let’s make some money and put on a show.”

UFC Bantamweight Jessica Eye is hoping for a return to the Octagon in early 2016. Eye (11-4-0-1 MMA, 1-3-O-1 UFC) is coming off two-straight losses against Miesha Tate and Juliana Pena. Jessica says she will fight anyone in the top ten, but likes the idea of fighting Bethe Correia. “I’m pushing man, like I’ve already been saying some things online. Someone said: ‘just call Bethe Correia out,’ that would be an awesome fight, right”! Eye told Niall McGrath on last week’s Talking Brawls MMA.com podcast. The Cleveland native said she would fight any one in the top 10 and believes a match […]

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Episode 81 of the Talking Brawls MMA.com Podcast featuring: Damon Martin of FOX Sports.com & UFC EMEA Chief Dave Allen

Niall McGrath welcomes in Jorden Curran as guest co-host on the show this week. Being a rare quiet week in the world of MMA we kick back and talk Mayweather vs. Paquaio, which went down last weekend in Vegas. First guest on the show is our good friend from Fox Sports.com, Damon Martin. Damon joins Niall to talk about a number of the week’s issues including Maywether, Jon Jones, UFC Berlin, UFC Adelaide & more. (13 mins) Next up, Jorden & Niall talk about the fighter compensation for the new Reebok deal. We then turn our attention to UFC EMEA. […]