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Johnny Walker Open To Training At SBG Ireland If Tristar Doesn’t Work Out

Johnny Walker is giving Tristar Gym a shot but he's prepared to give SBG Ireland a go if things don't pan out. Walker hasn't been shy in expressing his past troubles with former coach Leo Gosling. Walker says he's always had problems with Gosling but his UFC 244 loss against...

James Gallagher Almost Pulled Out Of Bellator 223 Fight After Suffering From Panic Attacks

Bellator bantamweight, James Gallagher returned to the cage on Saturday at Bellator 223. He was taking on Jeremiah Labiano, where the SBG-Ireland product won the fight by decision. Gallagher admits it was not his best performance and that is because what happened before the fight. “Two weeks ago, I pulled...

John Kavanagh Says He’d Roundhouse Kick Drake If He Walked Into His Gym

In all of sports, many believe the Drake curse is real. Sports teams have banned him from events or taking pictures with their players. The so-called curse has gone on for years, and in combat sports, it could be legit. He walked out McGregor at his UFC 229 weigh-in,...

Striking Coach Owen Roddy Announces His Departure From SBG Ireland

Striking coach Owen Roddy is leaving SBG Ireland to focus on SBG Charlestown. Roddy has been a mainstay at SBG Ireland as a striking coach. Roddy has helped the likes of Conor McGregor and Gunnar Nelson prepare for bouts under the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) banner. While Roddy is still...

‘The Worst Refereeing I’ve Seen in 20yrs’ John Kavanagh Incredulous Following Bizarre Decision

SBG Ireland prospect Will Fleury took part in a South African MMA reality TV show modeled on the UFC's The Ultimate Fighter Fleury was one of ten undefeated fighters battling it out in the tournament simply branded ‘The Fighter’, which aimed to crown a champion from the select group...

SBG’s Makwan Amirkhani Recalls Knocking Out Unlucky Burglar

UFC featherweight Makwan Amirkhani took the law into his own hands when burglars broke into his friend's home earlier this month. Amirkhani recounted the experience with Ariel Helwani on Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour. The 145-pound fighter stated that he was spending time at home in Finland with family...

SBG Ireland’s Artem Lobov: “I Will Prove I Belong in Top Tier of UFC”

Lobov is currently unranked in the UFC, yet is gearing up to face off against one of the featherweight division's biggest names. ‘The Russian Hammer’ will square off against Cub Swanson UFC Fight Night 108 in Nashville on April 22nd. Lobov recently spoke with Newstalk in Ireland, claiming that he is...

SBG’s John Phillips Emotionally Recounts Arduous Road to UFC

SBG's Welsh fighter John Phillips will bring devastating KO power and big character when he faces off against Marcos Rogerio de Lima next week. Ex-BAMMA world middleweight champion Phillips will be only the third Welshman to fight in the UFC, when he makes his promotional debut against Brazilian Rogerio de Lima in Denver, on...

SBG’s John Kavanagh Tells Meryl Streep to ‘F**k Off’

Kavanagh gives Meryl Streep a dressing down, following her unexpected dismissal of MMA at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. The highly decorated actress delivered a critique of Donald Trump at the televised awards on Sunday, but has drawn major criticism from the world of Mixed Martial Arts for her attempt...

Cub Swanson Negatively Responds to SBG’s Artem Lobov

SBG Ireland featherweight Artem Lobov is looking towards bigger things in the UFC, namely Cub Swanson and Doo Ho Choi. Both fighters fought in an unforgettable scrap at UFC 206 in December, and ‘The Russian Hammer’ appears to want to test himself against both men. It appears, however, that Swanson has no...

Video: Conor McGregor Changes Sports in Bizarre New Advert

Conor McGregor decides to conquer new ground in funny advertisement for Pegasus World Cup Invitational. UFC's Dana White need not to worry, as the jewel of his stable is not going anywhere...for now. McGregor's latest jaunt into the world of advertisements sees him star alongside Hollywood actor Jon Lovitz ("The Wedding Singer",...

‘Criminal Proceedings’ Could See MMA Banned In Conor McGregor’s Ireland

The death of an MMA fighter in Dublin could spell the end for MMA in the home country of Conor McGregor. An Irish inquest has heard that an acute subdural haemorrhage following "blunt force trauma to the head" was responsible for the shocking death of fighter Joao Carvalho earlier this year. The Team...

Makwan Amirkhani Poised To Become A UFC Star

With the anticipated return of Anderson "The Spider" Silva (33-6) this Saturday all the focus has been on the main event. While the promotion leading up the event have been largely on the co-main and main event fighters, a fighter to look out for on Saturday is Makwan Amirkhani (12-2)...

Reebok Apologizes For Insensitive Ireland Map UFC Shirt

Yesterday, John Kavanaugh, the coach of Conor McGregor, announced on Twitter that Reebok (who the UFC signed an exclusive apparel deal with this year) was now sponsoring his Straight Blast Gym, which is a huge deal for him: https://twitter.com/John_Kavanagh/status/656179289222717440 https://twitter.com/John_Kavanagh/status/656516610346340353 Between the deal, UFC and Reebok heavily emphasizing nationalism in pushing the...