Joao Carvalho (right) died following a mixed martial arts fight in Dublin last Saturday
Last night Michael Ring (acting tourism and sports minister) spoke to Joe Molloy of Newstalk’s Off The Ball programme in relation to the regulation or the lack thereof of mixed martial arts fighting events in Ireland.
It was a slog.
He saw it coming, he says.
Previously: Losing The Fight
Immodest Mixed Martial Arts maestro Conor McGregor in a full length documentary [ from RTE’s Reality Bites strand] filmed over six months and documenting Conor’s journey from Dublin gyms to the threshold of becoming UFC’s Ultimate Fighter.
The Notorious : Reality Bites – RTÉ Two, Thursday, March 13th at 9.30pm
Previously: Conor McGregor on broadsheet
Thanks Melanie O’Connor and Kevin Whitty
A prickly month closes.
The Fresh Prince of Kildare writes:
The final week of Movember is upon us! Here’s a little video I was part of with the mixed martial artists from Straight Blast Gym [Long Mile Road] Dublin who supported Movember throughout the month. People can still register on Movember.com, it’s not too late…
Conor McManus writes:
I know you don’t normally talk about MMA [Mixed Martial Arts] but I was wondering if you could spread the word about Dubliner Conor McGregor (above right) who is fighting Marcus Brimage (left) in the UFC tomorrow night in Sweden.
Conor is a legend: a 12-2 record (11 wins by KO), held two world titles in two separate men’s divisions and has the gift of the gab (check out his twitter account @TheNotoriousMMA for that). MTV also did a documentary about him recently.
He is fighting at around 6pm and it can be watched for free on the UFC’s Facebook page. Please show your support for Irish MMA as it continues to rise at a rapid rate and for sure we will see more Irish fighters join Conor in the ranks of the UFC.
We’re literally on the fence.