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Paul Felder: “If Michael Johnson wants to earn fight of the night bonus, let’s throw down.”

UFC lightweight Paul ‘The Irish Dragon’ Felder wants to replace the injured Benson Henderson and fight Michael Johnson at the up coming”TUF Finale” in Las Vegas, July 12. #july12 #ufc still need a replacement?? @Ufc @danawhite — Paul Felder (@felderpaul) May 28, 2015 The standout lightweight spoke with TalkingBrawlsMMA to confirm his desire to fight on the July card. The unbeaten lightweight is determined to get a fight with Johnson after being forced out of a scheduled bout against Jim Miller, penciled for last April’s “UFC ON FOX 15” fight card. “Going into that fight I had a really, really, really […]

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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. […]

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Episode 76 of the Talking Brawls MMA.com Podcast featuring: Tommy Quinn & Urijah Faber

First up on the show this week Niall McGrath & Joe Reilly talk UFC 185. Next up Irish welterweight Tommy Quinn Joins us to talk about his return to the action against Lew Long at “Made for the Cage” on the 23 May in Newcastle & more. (17:00) Next up we discuss Brock Lesnars‘ decision to sign a new contract with the WWE, ruling out a return to MMA. The “California Kid” Urijah Faber then joins Niall to talk about his upcoming fight against Frankie Edgar at UFC Manilla in May. Faber also talks about Conor McGregor, TJ Dillashaw, Jose […]

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Talkingbrawls MMA.com Podcast – Golden Oldies Rewind: Conor McGregor Interview from Episiode #5

In the first episode of our Golden Oldies Rewind. We go back to 26 Aug, 2012 to an interview with Conor McGregor when he was CWFC featherweight champion. Listen to ‘Mystic Mc” predict the future. 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 TuneIn here & via Stitcher here . You can follow us on twitter here

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No Off Season – Four Big Irish MMA Fights in November

No Offseason – Four Big Irish MMA Fights in November Now that the dust has settled on Conor McGregor’s heroics in Las Vegas at UFC 178 and Gunnar, Paddy and Cathal going to war in the UFC one week later; you may expect a lull in Irish MMA. However the beautiful thing about this sport is its year round continuity. Over the next 30 days; four of Ireland’s top martial artists will take to the cage to continue building the legacy of Irish MMA and cement what has already been a glorious year for the sport in our country. Over […]

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Off The Brawl Episode 2: A Look at the Japanese MMA Scene with Zach Arnold

In the second episode of Off The Brawl, coming off UFC Fight Night in Japan, we discussed the Japanese scene with long time investigative journalist Zach Arnold. Zach has covered both Professional Wrestling & Mixed Martial Arts out of Japan for years. Zach’s work has been on sherdog.com with his regular home over at FightOpinion.com Zach & Joe take a look back at how the Japanese scene started, how it became as big as it was & what led to it’s demise. We also looked at the fallout of UFC’s latest trip over to the land of the Rising Sun […]