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Extended preview: Conor Mcgregor VS Nate Diaz

The next chapter of the McGregor era will be written this Saturday night, live once again from the MGM Grand Garden arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Conor McGregor will now face UFC veteran and fan favourite Nate Diaz, at welterweight. The eyes of the combat sports world are firmly set on UFC 196. Nate Diaz has competed in the UFC since 2007, he is 18-10 overall in MMA. He’s gone 2-3 in his last five fights and is currently ranked number 5 in the Lightweight division after an impressive win against Michael Johnson in December. Nate possesses high level technical […]

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UFC 189 – What’s On the Line?

   After a hiatus of sorts, TalkingBrawls’ resident column is back. This Saturday, is undoubtedly the biggest fight in Irish MMA history. #3 UFC Featherweight “The Notorious” Conor McGregor attempts to be the first Irish fighter & fourth European to win a UFC title. Featherweight #1 contender Chad “Money” Mendes steps in on two & a half weeks notice for the Champion Jose Aldo due to the latter having to withdraw from the contest due to a controversial rib injury. Despite the fight being relegated from a Featherweight World Championship to an Interim Championship match up, the bout has retained […]

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Hendricks Injury Gives UFC Chance to Find Challenger

On Saturday night, Johny Hendricks went to war with a resurgent Robbie Lawler to decide who’d be the successor to GSP’s welterweight throne. The heavy-handed fighters did not disappoint the Texan crowd and stood toe-to-toe for 25 minutes, consistently landing bombs, most of which would put the average mixed martial artist to sleep. After sharing the spoils of the first four rounds, Hendricks scored a vital takedown in the fifth and emerged victorious with his swollen, bloodied hand clutching the UFC belt. What made his feat more impressive was that he did it all which a torn bicep. Hendricks told […]