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Joseph Duffy looking at Summer return, predicts McGregor to finish Diaz in the first

Speaking on this week’s Talking brawls podcast Joseph Duffy says he’s looking to return to the Octagon this Summer. Duffy also believes Nate Diaz will not make it out of the first round against Featherweight champion Conor McGregor this weekend at UFC 196. The Montreal based Irishman is coming off the first loss of his UFC tenure against Dustin Poirier at UFC 194, last January. Duffy said he’s leaning towards a Summer return but the final decision will rest with his coaches’ Firas Zahabi and Eric O’keefe. “ I’m not sure at the minute. I’m taking one step at a […]

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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 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 […]


Joseph Duffy out of UFC Dublin headliner with concussion, Poirier wants bout rescheduled for UFC 195

Devastating news tonight for both fighters and Irish MMA fans as Joseph Duffy has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled ‘UFC Fight Night 76’ main event against Dustin Poirier. The Irishman was forced to withdraw due to a concussion sustained in sparring last weekend. “Having learned that Duffy received a strike to the head during training earlier this week, UFC sent him for medical tests in Ireland for precautionary purposes. The results determined that Duffy suffered a mild concussion and due to the proximity of the fight this Saturday UFC will not permit him to compete. The health and safety […]

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Episode 91 of the Talking Brawls Podcast featuring: Tom Bresse, Cathal Pendred, Ais Daly, Norman Parke, Paddy Holohan, Darren Till, Dustin Poirier & Joseph Duffy

Stacked line on this week’s show ahead of UFC Dublin this weekend. Niall McGrath & Fergus Ryan preview the fight card along with interviews with eight fighters from the card. Tom Bresse (8mins 15secs), Cathal Pendred (24mins), Ais Daly (41mins),Darren Till (60mins),Norman Parke (80mins), Paddy Holohan(100mins), Dustin Poirier (116mins) & Joseph Duffy (128mins). 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, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio or iTunes apps) You can follow us on twitter here

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Episode 84 of the Talking Brawls Podcast featuring: Adriano Albuquerque of Combate & UFC Featherweight Mirsad Bektic

Our first podcast since returning from UFC 189 & UFC Fight Night San Diego. Niall McGrath is joined by Jorden Curran from MMA We talk T.J Dillashaw, UFC ON FOX 16, BAMMA 22, Jose Aldo, Conor McGregor & UFC Dublin 2015 after Joseph Duffy vs. Dustin Poirier was announced as main-event. Two guests also stop by. First up, Adriano Albuquerque from Brazil’s premiere MMA website Combate joins us to talk Renan Barao, McGregor/Aldo, UFC 190 & more. (13 mins) UFC Featherweight Mirsad Bektic also stops by to talk about representing Bosnian people, his desire to become a featherweight champion, […]

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Fight Preview: Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier @ UFC 178

It seems like only a few weeks ago that July 19th heralded in the most significant night in Irish MMA history. Then, Conor McGregor headlined the now legendary UFC Fight Night event that saw Dublin regain its crown as the “pound for pound loudest UFC crowd on the planet”. The Dubliner took less than an a round to decimate Cole Miller’s replacement Diego Brandao to bring him to 3-0 in the UFC. This weekend is a lot different though, with McGregor (15-2, 3-0 UFC) now fighting a legitimate top 10 UFC featherweight in Dustin Poirier (16-3, 8-2 UFC) on one […]