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Conor McGregor, UFC 200 and the tweet that started a war.

It all began with a tweet. Less than 150 characters were enough to send the MMA world into turmoil, the McGregor effect in action. Here are the now infamous words,  165,770 retweets later: ‘I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya’s later.’ – Conor McGregor. The immediate reaction was one of amusement mixed with a dash of bewilderment. It wasn’t long before various sources were confirming that it wasn’t a joke. Something was going down up in Iceland. Later that night, UFC president Dana White went on live television to announce that he was pulling Conor McGregor […]

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McGregor pulled from UFC 200 main event

Hours after Conor McGregor tweeted his retirement from the sport. UFC chief Dana with confirmed the fighter is out of July’s UFC 200 event. I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya’s later. — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 19, 2016 UFC chief Dana White said on Tuesday on ESPN’s SportsCenter that McGregor has been pulled from the card because he refused to attend a pre-fight press conference this week in Las Vegas. Dana White shares what he knows about Conor McGregor’s immediate future with UFC. pic.twitter.com/RtkcOsAFRJ — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 20, 2016 “Obviously we still have […]

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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 MMA.com 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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Episode 101 of the Talking Brawls MMA.com podcast featuring: Petesy Carroll, Paul Redmond & Art Davie

Episode #101 of the Talking Brawls MMA.com podcast. Niall McGrath and guest co-host Andreas Georgiou look back at UFC 196 and talk about potential matches for UFC 200. Petesy Carroll from Fightland, Irish Mirror & Severe MMA.com joins Niall to give his thoughts on UFC 196 & what’s next for Diaz and McGregor. Next up, Paul Redmond stops by to talk about signing for BAMMA, weight cutting, his return to lightweight & more. UFC creator and potential UFC Hall of fame inductee Art Davie joins Niall to talk about his upcoming movie based on his book, modern day promotion of […]

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Podcast: UFC 196 review LIVE show replay

Listen to Sunday’s live show replay. Niall McGrath & Andreas Georgiou give their immediate reaction to the events that took place at UFC 196. Make sure to follow us on MIXLR for future live broadcasts 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 . (for mobile phone listening download the Podomatic, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio or iTunes apps) You can follow us on twitter here Make sure you subscribe to our Youtube channel here for exclusive video […]

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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 MMA.com 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 […]