Don’t forget to listen to The Couch Pundit Podcast So here we go. The fight has happened, the results are out the furore and madness of the post-fight melee is bouncing around social media, and the middle aged people of Ireland are delighted that they can finally ‘say I told you so’.
Don’t forget to check out The Couch Pundit Podcast In the words of our favourite ring announcer, HERE WE GO! Fight week excitement is real and is where we sit as we wait for fight night on Saturday, as we wait for the biggest fight in the history of MMA (until the next one) and we … More McGregor v a monster,UFC 229 and predictions.
Brought to you by The Couch Pundit Podcast (Itunes link) (Stitcher – Link) (Podbean – Link) We are on the run in to the finish of the 6 Nations 2018. As we stand, Ireland are in the driving seat with the Scots coming to Dublin this weekend followed by a St Patricks day match against the old … More Ireland v Scotland – a preview
Brought to you by The Couch Pundit Podcast Changing tack slightly and moving away from the oval ball game into the cage and into the world of Conor McGregor. The man who is the most bankable star in the history of the young sport. The man who has brought the sport further into the main … More Conor McGregor, the future and serving all masters.
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Brought to you by The Couch Pundit Podcast Following on from a podcast opinion theory rant on The Couch Pundit podcast I have been asked to go into more detail on my thoughts on Conor McGregor. So here goes, and will be followed by many unfollows/unfriending and other general social media hatred.
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So the biggest fight in combat sports history (until the next one) took place on Saturday night. I thought I should wait a while before reviewing it, partly due to sleep deprivation and also the need to rewatch it. Upon first viewing there were a few things made clear. Firstly that McGregor got in there … More #Maymac round by round, Awkwardness and Business.
So we are in the middle of fight week, the biggest fight in the history of sport (until the next one) is nearly upon us. Much like everyone everywhere, I have my opinions. Here they are, and open to challenge.
I thought I would let the dust settle, let everyone get it out of their system so I can try and have a rational, serious and sensible debate about the ‘greatest female MMA fighter of all time’ the woman who ‘brought women’s MMA to the world’, Ronda Rousey. Much like all sport, this is a … More Ronda Rousey, being elite, arrogant and the first.
The stage was set. Irelands biggest arena welcome Europe’s biggest MMA promotion and they had just joined forces with the second biggest promotion in America for this show. That being BAMMA and Bellator. Being that the show was in Ireland, the card was packed with a lot of great Irish fighters. The crowd was ready, … More BAMMA, The Irish and The Future.
The amount of new in MMA lately is hard to digest. Just so much of it. This week we are looking at the return of Ronda Rousey. The saviour of women’s MMA (don’t mention Gina Carrano) makes a return to the cage for the first time since losing her title to Holly Holm, who has … More The Return of Ronda Rousey
Just like every other sports blogger, I tuned into the UFC Fightpass app at midnight last night to watch Conor McGregor and then have the blog written for me based on his performance. Again, he didn’t disappoint, but this time we could see the effect on the whole press conference, his opponent and the other … More Mcgregor, Alvarez, UFC 205 and Mind Games
Another week and another massive MMA weekend lays ahead of us. I’ll be honest; I am getting burnt out with the big shows one after another. It is a real first world problem isn’t it? This weekend we get to see Stipe Miocic defend again ‘the Reem’ Alistair Overeem. Along with seeing CM Punk take … More UFC 203, Punk and big punchers
In the words of our favourite ring announcer…..HERE WE GO! The countdown is more than on. We are just over 72 hours away from a night of revenge. Or another night of heartbreak. For Irish combat sports, this can be a big weekend of positive rejuvenation, or it can be another kick in the nuts … More Rematches,Mystique and UFC 202
This week it is a strange one. I got a phone call from Newstalk (an Irish radio station) asking to come on and talk about the Irish Martial Arts Council (IMMC) comparing MMA to pornography and being sadistic. I of course said yes, any chance I have to pretend my opinion is important will be … More MMA, Porn and acronyms
Another week on from the craziest UFC event (in terms of drug test failures) and a week closer to the next biggest card of all time, that being UFC202. In between the two there is a lull in the events. More bad decisions from Holly Holms management, mixed with her complete loss of confidence have … More Bad business, UFC using pro wrestling and the countdown to McGregor v Diaz
So now it is time to exhale. Last week was a roller coaster of emotion in MMA and the relaxing of this week is like an ice bath after training. It feels strange but good. I’ll be honest with you. I didn’t stay up. I was training on Saturday and was on the verge of … More UFC 200, Emotional Rollercoasters, Beasts and Underestimation
So, have you heard any news lately? If someone came up to you and said that the main event of UFC200 is off due to a failed drugs test, you wouldn’t believe it. You wouldn’t believe that a fighter would be so stupid as to put themselves in a position to cost them a frightening … More Fights, Failures, Fragility and Legacy
As you can imagine, every time I have been ready to press the submit button on this blog over the last 3 weeks, something crazy has happened. So, no matter what happens in the next 15 minutes, this will be submitted and this is, Keego on, retirement, regulation and the sport business. When I started … More Regulation, Retirement and the Sport Business.
Another week has gone by and the business of fighting has taken over the sport of fighting. There has never been a time where the act of fighting your way up the ladder to the title has been less important. The sport of MMA is still ruled by the man from Crumlin who talks everyone … More More fight business, Gimmicks and sport
Another week and another big fight on the near to mid horizon. But let’s look at the aftermath of UFC 196. Not talking about the backlash against anyone, end of the day, he went up 25lb to fight a serious fighter at that weight. Won the first but wasn’t used to the weight and was … More Business, Sport and UFC 196 Aftermath
After an internet ordered few weeks of silence I am back. And what a time to come back. The dust is still settling on UFC 196 and people are rubbing their eyes in disbelief. Some are rubbing their hands in glee, but that is another story. Going into the event there where 2 main events. … More UFC 196, McGregor, The bandwagon and working the gimmick.
Yet another massive Irish sporting weekend is in the books and yet again, naysayers have taken to social media to undermine and begrudge the achievements of the soon to be greatest sportsperson in Irish history.
Here we go! The words of Bruce Buffer will echo around every fight fans television this weekend. This is the biggest weekend in MMA history (until the next biggest weekend ever). This weekend we will see Conor McGregor takes his place atop the UFC, or…………well let’s not think about that.
Another week another event and this time I just had no interest. I kind of wanted to relax from MMA for a few days. Which makes coming up with something on deadline day, a bit more difficult. Someone sent me a link to Joe Rogan talking about Jiu jitzu and the experience people would have … More Sparring, drowning and camaraderie.
Another mega event, another unexpected result… This is Keego on Rousey v Holm from Australia.
Reposted from July 2015: Coming to you live from the house opposite the island, this is Keego with round 2 of ‘Musings from a white belt’.