Owen Roddy

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Paddy Holohan, former UFC fighter and Sinn Féin councillor in his Gym in Tymon North, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

On the wall of the Straight Blast Gym (SBG) in an industrial estate in Dublin 24, there’s a huge picture of the gym’s owner, the red-bearded MMA fight(...)

Conor McGregor  during a press conference for UFC 229 at Park Theater at Park MGM  in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has changed a lot in its 25 years of existence, but one thing remains true – styles make fights, and Conor McGregor(...)

Mike Sheridan during an MMA training session. Photograph: Paul Fogarty

Today it’s one of Ireland’s most talked about sports, but I initially became aware of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) in the 2000s thanks to my older brother(...)

Philly McMahon: “We don’t know how well our tactics are going to work, the same with them [Tyrone] So we can only prepare as best we can.” Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Philly McMahon reckons he’ll have to give the McGregor-Mayweather fight a miss early on Sunday morning. He’s an MMA enthusiast and, but for his commi(...)