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Paddy Holohan announces retirement

Irish flyweight Paddy “The Hooligan” Holohan has announced his retirement from MMA. The SBG fighter (12-2-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC) released a statement on his Facebook page this afternoon. Holohan revealed he’s been forced to retire due to a rare blood factor. The statement read: “I’ve known this announcement was coming for a week or more now and it has only felt worse the more I have thought about it. I am forced to retire from MMA. I was born with a factor missing in my blood called Factor XIII. I never disclosed it then or now, it came to the UFC’s […]


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

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Ben Rothwell talks Miocic and Moment of ‘Clarity’

Ben Rothwell has established himself as one of the perennial contenders in the UFC’s heavyweight division. Rothwell is on a three-fight winning streak as he prepares for the biggest fight of his career against Stipe Miocic on 24th September in Dublin, Ireland. Rothwell’s skill set has never been in question. The Wisconsin native possess a large repertoire in his arsenal, and “Big Ben” believes it’s no coincendence the streak has come to fruition, pointing to a moment of ‘clarity’ during the third round of his impressive tko defeat of Brandon Vera at UFC 164. “I’ve held myself back. In the […]

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Episode 86 of the Talking Brawls Podcast featuring:’s James Lynch, BAMMA’S Matt Bourne & AKA Head Coach Javier Mendez

Andreas Georgiou from steps in to co-host this week’s show with Niall McGrath. First up on the show this week we talk about the debacle that was Anderson Silva’s NSAC hearing. James lynch from, & host of the Parting Shot Podcast back on the show to talk about the Canadian market and break down UFC Saskatoon: Holloway vs. Oliviera which goes down this Sunday night. (7:30 mins) We then turn our attention to a number of big fight announcements this week. Including; Weidman vs. Rockhold, Jacare vs. Romero, Bisping vs. Whittaker & Lawler vs. Condit. Head coach […]

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UFC Dublin 2015 set for Three Arena

UFC have confirmed they will return to Dublin in October. It will be the third event the promotion have held in the nation’s capital. Dana White confirmed the promotions return to Talkingbrawls’ Niall McGrath at ‘UFC 189: World tour press conference,’ last March. Speaking last May on Talkingbrawls MMA Podcast, now former UFC EMEA Senior-Vice president David Allen confirmed the promotions would return to Three Arena. Joe Carr, Vice President of International for UFC commented: “Ireland has been such an important market to the UFC and we couldn’t let a year go by without delivering another spectacular event for the fans […]

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Episode 78 of the Talking Brawls Podcast featuring: Catherine Costigan & Paul Redmond

Niall McGrath & Fergus O’Farrell are back with a big line up on the show this week. First up Niall and Fergus review UFC Krakow. Catherine Costigan then joins Niall to talk about being signed by Invicta FC. Costigan will make her debut on the July 10th card during international fight week in Las Vegas. Niall & Fergus are then joined on the line by UFC featherweight Paul Redmond. “Redser” looks back at the last three months since his UFC debut and talks about what the future holds for him, Irish MMA & more. Last, but not least, we preview […]


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 […]

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Video – UFC Fight Night Boston: McGregor vs. Siver Preview

Niall McGrath of Talking Brawls & Fergus Ryan of Setanta MMA preview UFC Fight Night Boston: McGregor vs. Siver at Team Ryano MMA/BJJ Video: talkingbrawls mma youtube You can Follow on twitter here