Norman Parke

Norman Parke talks MMA coverage in Northern Ireland; hopes more up and comers will enhance exposure

Photo by Jorden Curran|MMA Plus  UFC lightweight ‘Stormin” Norman Parke (20-3-1) featured on this weeks’ episode of the Talking MMA Podcast ahead of his May 30 clash with undefeated Brazilian standout Gilbert Burns (10-0). Leading the way as Northern Ireland’s one and only mixed martial artist in the UFC, the Antrim native has previously expressed strong disappointment and frustration towards the lack of MMA exposure in his country, particularly when compared to that of the Irish Republic, a region where the sport may be growing faster than anywhere else in the world. Speaking to Talking Brawls’ Niall McGrath, Parke […]


UFC Fight Night: Henderson VS. Thatch Preview and Picks

UFC Fight Night 60 Preview by Philip Hanna This Saturday night the UFC travels to Broomfield, Colorado. The state where UFC 1 took place over 20 years ago will this time play host to Fight Night 60, a card that it’s fair to say looks rather underwhelming on paper. Two main events have fallen through due to injuries to Tarec Saffiedine and Stephen Thompson, in their place former lightweight champion Benson Henderson has stepped in to make his welterweight debut against Brandon Thatch. Benson Henderson VS. Brandon Thatch Benson ‘Smooth’ Henderson is a man on a mission of redemption. The former […]


Podcast -Talking Brawls Special – UFC Fight Night Boston: McGregor vs. Siver Preview

Niall McGrath is joined by Joe Reilly of, Fergus Ryan of Setanta MMA, Fig O’Farrell of Setanta MMA and Peter Carroll of Severe MMA, Fightland & the Irish Mirror to break down UFC Fight Night Boston. 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 . You can follow us on twitter here

Video: UFC Fight Night Stockholm Promo

Video: UFC Fight Night Stockholm Promo

Video courtesy of UFC No. 1 ranked light heavyweight Gustafsson and No. 3 ranked Johnson will meet at the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm on Saturday January 24th in a highly anticipated main event bout, which will determine the next UFC light heavyweight title challenger. More than 30,000 fans are expected to flock to the Tele2 Arena on the night; marking the second major stadium event in UFC history, and the first ever stadium event that the organisation has hosted in Europe. Tickets for the historic UFC FIGHT NIGHT: GUSTAFSSON vs. JOHNSON event will be available to the general public on […]

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Brad Pickett explains why nothing is certain ahead of Chico Camus Fight @ UFC Austin, Texas

December 12, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada Brad Pickett was one fight away from claiming a Bantamweight title shot against then Champion, Renan Barao. Fast forward 23 months. How life has changed for the Londoner: He’s dropped a weight class, got married, been involved in two fight of the nights, gone 2 & 2 in his last four (1-1 as a flyweight). It’s been nothing short of a roller coaster for the one known as “One Punch”. He’s endured a similar fate to that of his beloved Tottenham Hotspur F.C. This Saturday he will delve into his third flyweight bout against […]


#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 […]