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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 […]

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Episode 102 of Talking Brawls 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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A Brief History of Aldo Part 3: Frankie Edgar

December 12th, 2015. Conor McGregor will finally get his shot at the long time featherweight king, Jose Aldo. Aldo hasn’t lost an MMA fight in over 10 years, he’s the only featherweight champion in UFC history and he has successfully defended his title 7 times against the best competition in the world at 145 pounds. In short, he’s really good at fighting. In the run up to UFC 194, we are taking a look back at some of  Aldo’s prior UFC match ups. To separate the facts from the fiction, the stats from the hype, and the man from the […]

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UFC Fight Night 66: Preview and Picks

The UFC travels to The Philippines for the first time this weekend as Fight Night 66 takes place in the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, part of the greater metropolitan region of Manila. It’s a middle of the road card with a great main event and plenty of potential for some fun fights throughout. Viewers in Ireland will be able to watch the entire event live on Fight pass starting at 12 noon with the main card kicking off at 15:00. The Main event In the main event Urijah Faber will return to featherweight to take on perennial […]


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 […]


#67 Talking Brawls Podcast featuring: Brad Pickett & Heidi Fang

First up on the show this week is Heidi Fang from MMA Fight Corner. Heidi stops by to talk about “Time is Now” press conference, review UFC 180 & more (16:30).  Next up on the show is Brad ‘One Punch” Pickett. Brad joins Niall  to talk about his fight vs. Chico Camus this weekend at UFC ‘FIGHT NIGHT’ Austin, Texas. Pickett also talks about his tenure in the flyweight division, weight classes & more (51:45). Niall McGrath & guest co-host Joe Reilly also talk press conferences, UFC 180 and preview UFC ‘Fight Night Austin’ & more. You can also listen […]


#58 Talking Brawls Podcast: featuring Tor Troeng, Phil Harris & Zak Cummings

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New TUF 19 Trailers Featuring Cathal Pendred & Chris Fields

New trailers have been released today for the upcoming 19th season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ which confirm the involvement of Irish MMA stalwarts Cathal Pendred (13-2) and Chris Fields (10-5). The season, which is set to air on April 16th, will see both B.J. Penn (16-9-2) and Frankie Edgar (16-4-1) assume the roles of coaches for the show, with both headlining a TUF Finale card July 6th in Las Vegas. It has also been confirmed that BT Sport will air this season of TUF live and with no delay, at the same time the United States sees it on Fox […]