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Episode 100 of the Talking Brawls Podcast featuring: Damon Martin, Jeff Aronson & Joseph Duffy

Big UFC 196 preview on this week’s show. Niall McGrath & Andreas Georgiou break down the card in detail, talk UFC London & more. We also welcome Damon Martin from Fox to give an U.S perspective on this weekend’s massive event. Jeff Aronson also stops by to talk about Titan FC’s card which takes place this Friday Night on UFC Fight Pass. Irish lightweight Joseph Duffy stops by to talk about all thing Tristar, Montreal, UFC 196 & what he wants next. You can also listen to the show by subscribing to The Talking Brawls Podcast on iTunes: […]

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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 […]


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, […]


Fantasy Matchmaking – UFC Dublin 2015

The UFC will return to Dublin on October 24th 2015. The 3Arena will again play host to the event and after last years incredible success, there are no shortage of fighters clamouring for a spot on the card. No bouts have been announced thus far, however with the majority of Ireland’s UFC talent having competed in the last two weeks, we can expect the official announcements to begin soon. Until then we take a look at how the card might shape up, from the fights we expect to see, to the fights we want to see. Some may be more […]


Joseph Duffy will consider dropping to featherweight following UFC debut

Irish lightweight standout Joseph Duffy (12-1) will make his long awaited UFC debut this weekend on the undercard of UFC 185 when he takes on the USA’s Jake Lindsey (9-2) at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. ‘Irish Joe’ is set to break into the UFC 155lb division, and boasts an impressively well rounded game that seems tailor made for mixed martial arts success. Of his twelve career wins, eleven have come by way of stoppage – ten in the opening round, including eight submissions, and most recently, a powerful knee strike that knocked out Julien Boussuge in just […]