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# irish-mma - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

From The42 'I must hold myself to a higher standard': McGregor pens apology for conduct at Dublin MMA event Emotions

'I must hold myself to a higher standard': McGregor pens apology for conduct at Dublin MMA event

‘I sincerely apologize for my behavior at last weekends fight event in Dublin,’ says McGregor.

# irish-mma - Monday 30 January, 2017

From The42 Cage Warriors confirms long-awaited Irish return after 3-year absence CW 81

Cage Warriors confirms long-awaited Irish return after 3-year absence

Dublin’s 3 Arena will host the event on Saturday, 4 March.

# irish-mma - Monday 21 November, 2016

Sport snobbery: MMA is no more violent than boxing or rugby

We find mixed martial arts distasteful because of our prejudices towards the working class, writes Frankie Gaffney.

# irish-mma - Friday 22 April, 2016

From The42 'Very positive first step' towards MMA recognition in Ireland as sports minister welcomes meeting Iapa

'Very positive first step' towards MMA recognition in Ireland as sports minister welcomes meeting

John Kavanagh is looking forward to ‘meaningful’ conversations about MMA in Ireland.

# irish-mma - Friday 8 April, 2016

From The42 SBG fighter gets title shot as BAMMA returns to the 3Arena this June Irish MMA

SBG fighter gets title shot as BAMMA returns to the 3Arena this June

Chris Fields will take on Scot Paul Craig for the light heavyweight title.

# irish-mma - Sunday 27 December, 2015

From The42 Seven fighting prospects who could make 2016 another good year for Irish MMA Tips For The Top

Seven fighting prospects who could make 2016 another good year for Irish MMA

Keep an eye on these potential stars of the future.

# irish-mma - Monday 23 November, 2015

From The42 Massive medal haul for Irish athletes at European MMA Championships Takeover

Massive medal haul for Irish athletes at European MMA Championships

Ben Forsyth and Leah McCourt both won gold.

# irish-mma - Monday 9 November, 2015

From The42 'I believe I've put more into this game than probably anybody in Ireland' Heart

'I believe I've put more into this game than probably anybody in Ireland'

We sat down for a wide-ranging conversation with Neil Seery, Irish MMA’s perennial underdog.

# irish-mma - Sunday 20 September, 2015

From The42 One of SBG's newest fighters won with a devastating head kick at the 3 Arena last night Irish MMA This post contains videos

One of SBG's newest fighters won with a devastating head kick at the 3 Arena last night

Coach John Kavanagh was there to see Paul Byrne earn a first round TKO at Bamma 22 in Dublin.

# irish-mma - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

From The42 The UFC have announced a show for Dublin this October Irish Invasion

The UFC have announced a show for Dublin this October

MMA’s largest organisation will return to the 3Arena.

# irish-mma - Thursday 15 January, 2015

From The42 The 'most marketable fighter of all time' has signed a deal with Reebok Party On Conor

The 'most marketable fighter of all time' has signed a deal with Reebok

Conor McGregor joins UFC champions Jon Jones, Ronda Rousey and Anthony Pettis on the Reebok roster.

# irish-mma - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

From The42 Fancy a behind-the-scenes look at the SBG gym? Step right this way Irish MMA This post contains videos

Fancy a behind-the-scenes look at the SBG gym? Step right this way

Head coach John Kavanagh takes us inside the gym where Conor McGregor hones his craft.

# irish-mma - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

From The42 Conor McGregor is ‘the Irish Muhammad Ali’, according to UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta The Greatest

Conor McGregor is ‘the Irish Muhammad Ali’, according to UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

From The42 After watching this great video, Joseph Duffy's UFC debut can't come soon enough Special Talent This post contains videos

After watching this great video, Joseph Duffy's UFC debut can't come soon enough

Here’s a taste of what to expect from one of Donegal’s finest exports when he enters the octagon.

From The42 Tonight's UFC Rising show on Setanta Ireland looks unmissable Rising Star This post contains videos

Tonight's UFC Rising show on Setanta Ireland looks unmissable

The programme focuses on Conor McGregor and his build-up to this weekend’s clash with Dennis Siver.

# irish-mma - Thursday 8 January, 2015

From The42 ‘This is just the beginning’ – Joseph Duffy New Recruit

‘This is just the beginning’ – Joseph Duffy

Much is expected of the UFC’s latest Irish recruit but he says he’s ready to deliver.

# irish-mma - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

From The42 The UFC's new Conor McGregor promo has us counting down the days to Boston UFC Promo This post contains videos

The UFC's new Conor McGregor promo has us counting down the days to Boston

A win against Dennis Siver will secure a UFC featherweight title shot for ‘The Notorious’ fella.

# irish-mma - Monday 5 January, 2015

From The42 Five Irish MMA fighters you should be keeping track of in 2015 The New Batch

Five Irish MMA fighters you should be keeping track of in 2015

Expect to hear a lot more about these guys this year.

# irish-mma - Sunday 28 December, 2014

From The42 After years of graft, Irish MMA finally got recognition in 2014

After years of graft, Irish MMA finally got recognition in 2014

‘We’re not here to take part, we’re here to take over.’

# irish-mma - Saturday 4 October, 2014

From The42 Where can you watch Ireland's UFC fighters this weekend? Irish MMA

Where can you watch Ireland's UFC fighters this weekend?

Cathal Pendred, Paddy Holohan and Gunnar Nelson are all in action tonight.

From The42 'If your dreams don’t scare you, you’re not dreaming big enough' -  UFC fighter Paddy Holohan Irish Takeover

'If your dreams don’t scare you, you’re not dreaming big enough' - UFC fighter Paddy Holohan

The Dublin flyweight is in Canada as he steps into the Octagon for a second time later tonight.

# irish-mma - Thursday 2 October, 2014

From The42 Conor McGregor claims he's fighting Diego Sanchez next, Dana White says he's not Irish MMA

Conor McGregor claims he's fighting Diego Sanchez next, Dana White says he's not

‘The Notorious’ tweeted this morning that he is heading to Mexico, but it seems unlikely.

# irish-mma - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

From The42 Ireland's Neil Seery heading Down Under for latest UFC fight TEAM RYANO

Ireland's Neil Seery heading Down Under for latest UFC fight

’2 Tap’ is off to Sydney to face Richie Vaculik in November.

From The42 Paddy Holohan gets a change of opponent for second UFC bout Irish MMA

Paddy Holohan gets a change of opponent for second UFC bout

The 26-year-old SBG fighter features on the main card of Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night in Canada.

# irish-mma - Monday 29 September, 2014

From The42 McGregor has got the ability to be world champion - Kieran McGeeney Irish MMA

McGregor has got the ability to be world champion - Kieran McGeeney

The Armagh manager recently talked about his love for Brazilian jiu-jitsu and his hopes for Ireland’s MMA fighters.

# irish-mma - Saturday 27 September, 2014

From The42 McGregor faces biggest test yet as Poirier awaits in Sin City Preview

McGregor faces biggest test yet as Poirier awaits in Sin City

Ireland’s top MMA fighter has heaped more pressure on himself ahead of UFC 178 tonight. He talks the talk but will he continue to walk the walk?

# irish-mma - Friday 26 September, 2014

From The42 Where can you watch Conor McGregor's fight this weekend? UFC 178

Where can you watch Conor McGregor's fight this weekend?

We’re planning to stay up extra late on Saturday. Will you be doing the same?

# irish-mma - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

From The42 Conor McGregor is getting six more RTÉ documentaries Notorious

Conor McGregor is getting six more RTÉ documentaries

The half-hour programmes will be aired from January.

# irish-mma - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

From The42 Ireland's Aisling Daly bidding for UFC title in latest season of reality TV show TUF20

Ireland's Aisling Daly bidding for UFC title in latest season of reality TV show

The Dublin strawweight is one 16 fighters taking part in the new series of The Ultimate Fighter, which begins tonight.

# irish-mma - Thursday 28 August, 2014

From The42 'He’s got good hair' - Ireland's Paddy Holohan handed second UFC bout #Irishtakeover

'He’s got good hair' - Ireland's Paddy Holohan handed second UFC bout

The Dublin flyweight takes on Louis Gaudinot in Canada on 4 October.

# irish-mma - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

From The42 3e announces deal to show free-to-air UFC fights MMA

3e announces deal to show free-to-air UFC fights

The news was revealed at the launch of TV3′s autumn schedule earlier today.

# irish-mma - Friday 22 August, 2014

From The42 Conor McGregor nominates Hugh Hefner, Sinead O'Connor and Eamon Dunphy for ice bucket challenge Good Cause

Conor McGregor nominates Hugh Hefner, Sinead O'Connor and Eamon Dunphy for ice bucket challenge

Georgia Salpa, Aengus Mac Grianna and Arnie… you’ve all got 24 hours too.

# irish-mma - Friday 25 July, 2014

From The42 Cathal Pendred's best mate fulfils promise and gets tattoo with (wrong) date of UFC debut Whoops

Cathal Pendred's best mate fulfils promise and gets tattoo with (wrong) date of UFC debut

The poor lad should really have double-checked those Roman numerals…

# irish-mma - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

From The42 Paddy Holohan borrowed Robbie Keane's 2002 celebration for his UFC debut win Irish MMA

Paddy Holohan borrowed Robbie Keane's 2002 celebration for his UFC debut win

The Irish flyweight paid tribute to another Tallaght sportsman after his victory over Josh Sampo.

# irish-mma - Monday 21 July, 2014

From The42 'Violent and disturbing' - Ray D'Arcy interviews Cathal Pendred, clearly isn't an MMA fan Criticism

'Violent and disturbing' - Ray D'Arcy interviews Cathal Pendred, clearly isn't an MMA fan

The Irish middleweight had to debunk a number of myths about mixed martial arts on Today FM this morning.

# irish-mma - Saturday 19 July, 2014

From The42 As it happened: UFC Fight Night Dublin Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: UFC Fight Night Dublin

Conor McGregor and Diego Brandao headline in the O2 Arena on a huge night for Irish MMA. Join us to find out how it unfolds.

From The42 Holohan, Pendred and Seery make it a perfect start for the Irish at UFC Dublin MMA

Holohan, Pendred and Seery make it a perfect start for the Irish at UFC Dublin

It was three wins from three heading into tonight’s main card.

# irish-mma - Friday 18 July, 2014

From The42 The former Irish football referee who's running the show at UFC Dublin MMA

The former Irish football referee who's running the show at UFC Dublin

We sat down with UFC director of brand, communications and events David Allen to talk about fight week and his past in the League of Ireland.

# irish-mma - Thursday 17 July, 2014

From The42 'Work is business, fighting is pleasure. And I’m loving every minute of it!' - Ireland's Seery Irish MMA

'Work is business, fighting is pleasure. And I’m loving every minute of it!' - Ireland's Seery

The experienced flyweight can’t wait for his second UFC bout in Dublin on Saturday night.

From The42 'People can talk all they want' - McGregor's opponent Brandao calls him a 'clown' Back And Forth

'People can talk all they want' - McGregor's opponent Brandao calls him a 'clown'

Watch the headline pair exchange words at the UFC Dublin pre-fight press conference.

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