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Conor McGregor loses a MMA fight – deal, or no big deal?

On Saturday night Nate Diaz took home the most prized scalp in all of MMA when he submitted Conor ‘The Notorious’ McGregor at UFC196. The result was a huge shock for the majority of MMA fans and prayed for by the rest, but should McGregor’s defeat stain the current featherweight champion’s legacy? The answer is no, not one bit. The following is an extract taken from Conor’s Facebook account which the Irishman posted

Scottish MMA star Paul ‘Bearjew’ Craig set for BAMMA title shot

Widely regarded as Scotland’s top MMA prospect, Airdrie fighter Paul Craig is set for the biggest contest of his career so far when he squares off against Marcin Lazarz for the BAMMA light heavyweight championship on November 14th at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham. Fighting out of one of Scotland’s most respected MMA Gyms, ‘Scottish Hit Squad’, Paul made his BAMMA debut in Dublin on Saturday September 19th where he increased

Three more bouts added to UFC Fight Night: POIRIER vs. DUFFY

Ireland’s Paddy “The Hooligan” Holohan will meet Louis “Da Last Samurai” Smolka in a flyweight bout, which both fighters themselves requested. Holohan, who comes into the fight on the back of a dominant win over England’s Vaughan Lee in July, will be looking to replicate the success he enjoyed in his home country in 2014, when he steps into the Octagon on October 24. Smolka, meanwhile, heads into the fight

Poirier vs. Duffy set to headline UFC Dublin

After last year’s highly successful Fight Night: Mcgregor vs Brando, the UFC will make its return to Dublin. The42 reported this morning that Ireland’s own Joseph Duffy will take on 14th ranked lightweight Dustin Poirier. The two are set to headline Dublin’s card, set to take place Saturday, October 23rd at the 3arena. Duffy (14-1), the 27 year old Tristar fighter is widely known for being “The last man to