The Irish MMA scene has been abuzz since UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor smashed his way to super stardom. Th infamous Irish trash talker has certainly influenced mixed martial arts across the board with the amount of eyes he’s brought to the screen,but his native scene has never experienced this much attention, and perhaps never will again.
Throughout his three year stint as a UFC fighter, ‘The Notorious’has paved the way for future stars of the sport from his own country, or at least you would think that.
‘We’re not here to take part, we’re here to take over!’ was the slogan being painted around the current featherweight champion, but is all this talk beginning to fall away? As it does, many argue it exposes a cold truth about the game of MMA.
This sport is extremely fickle, and superstars are born through a complicated algorithm which is born both from a long and undefeated streak, which requires so many variables itself, and also a big promotion to set up your hype. As we saw in the case of Ronda Rousey, it can all go very badly wrong.
Now with the UFC seemingly standing against McGregor, as the Irishman looked as though he was starting to become bigger than the promotion, one Irish MMA prospect has given an extremely interesting take on the scenario…