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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 […]

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Episode 103 of Talking Brawls Podcast featuring: Dave Allen & Ian McCall

Niall McGrath & Simon Head are back with episode 103 of Talking Brawls podcast. IMMAF’s director of commerce and branding Dave Allen stops by to talk about his new role and everything you need to know about MMA’s governing body. Next up, UFC flyweight Ian McCall joins Niall to talk about what’s been going on in his life during the past few months since he last joined the show. Ian also talks about his new podcast, business ventures, potential retirement & more. We also talk about Jon Jones arrest and pending charges, Cyborg joining the UFC & lots more. […]


Ian McCall: “I’d love to fight Neil Seery.”

UFC flyweight Ian McCall has cited Ireland’s Neil Seery as a potential opponent if he makes a return to the Octagon in 2016. The Team Oyama fighter is currently on the sidelines recovering from shoulder surgery, albeit unsure about his fighting career, due mounting injury problems. He’s still hopeful of making a return and title charge in 2016


Exclusive: Ian McCall is dying to inflict sadistic punishment on John Lineker

Photo by Jorden Curran via MMAPlus Ian McCall is not a fighter who battles against the grain with noticeable effort; unlike Conor McGregor, Tito Ortiz, or Chael Sonnen, he will not stand on a box and raise his voice to attract an audience, but will take a seat, lean back, and cross his legs before delivering his unfiltered analysis of the topic at hand with a calculated grin on his face, because as a free thinker he is well aware that the only man capable of governing his thoughts is himself. This weekend, he aims to solidify his status as the most […]

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# 73 of the Talking Brawls Podcast featuring: Sebastian Vendel -Martinez of & Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall

First up on the show this week, fresh back from UFC Sweden, Niall is joined by Swedish MMA journalist Seb Vendel-Martinez of, Seb joins us from Los Angeles to review UFC ON FOX 14: Gustafsson vs. Johnson and preview UFC 183:Silva vs. Diaz. Andrew McGahon and Niall McGrath then turn their attentions’ to UFC 183 to break down the fight card. Next up, Niall is joined by Ian McCall to talk about his fight at UFC 183 against John Linker. Last but not least we talk about Conor McGregor’s title fight vs. Jose Aldo, we talk potential dates and […]

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#66 of The Talking Brawls Podcast: featuring Eddie Bravo

On this week’s show Niall McGrath welcomes in special guest co-host from Mixed Martial (UG) Jonathan Shrager. First up we talk about the UFC Boston card, potential permutations that may arise from it, Ufc announcements & more. Next up on the show Niall is joined by 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu founder, Eddie Bravo(25:35). Eddie talks about the fall out with Royce Gracie, BJJ in MMA, Kyron Gracie, the Gracie family, his recent arrest & more. In the final part of this week’s show we Preview UFC Sydney & UFC Uberlandia. You can also listen to the show by subscribing to The […]


Podcast: & Setanta MMA Show UFC Dublin Preview & Setanta MMA Show joined up  this week for a co-production preview of UFC Fight Night 45: McGregor vs. Brandao. Niall McGrath, Fergus Ryan & Stephen Lowry are joined by Peter carroll of the Irish Mirror & Severe MMA & Damon Martin senior MMA writer for FOX preview to UFC Dublin. 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 .