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Jonny Byrne is an aspiring MMA Journalist who loves all things MMA. He's currently studying Law in Ireland and is Station Manager of his University Radio Station. Follow him on twitter - @MMATakeover_


Anderson Silva Says He Will Retire Unless This Fight is Made

By Jonathan Byrne / May 2, 2017

A UFC legend, a Brazillian MMA pioneer, an all-time record title holder – has issued an ultimatum.  It hasn’t exactly been plain sailing for Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva as of late. A former Middleweight champion, tied with Mighty Mouse as the longest reigning champion in UFC History, fell from grace due to back-to-back TKO losses […]


Al Iaquinta and Mike Perry trade hilarious insults on Twitter

By Jonathan Byrne / April 30, 2017

Did somebody say potential fight?  Fresh off the face of a first round KO last weekend, Al Iaquinta has been dropping bombs on twitter on pretty much everyone. He’s called out UFC President Dana White, apple crusher Sage Northcutt and now knockout artist ‘Platinum’ Mike Perry. Perry saw Iaquinta and his verbal tirade and wanted […]


WATCH Ronda Rousey beat up action star in NBC drama series

By Jonathan Byrne / April 27, 2017

If you ever wanted to see Ronda Rousey back in an Octagon, this might be the next best thing.  NBC is airing a series called ‘Blindspot’, set in a state prison. Former UFC Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is making a guest appearance on the show airing on May 3rd. In a short promo for the […]


12-year-old set to fight woman twice her age in MMA fight in Japan

By Jonathan Byrne / April 26, 2017

Yes, this is unfortunately legit.  MMA in Japan has always been a spectacle. Historically it has been known for pitting David vs. Goliath type fights, but maybe this has gone a step too far. Deep Jewels 16 announced that 12 year old ‘MoMo’ will fight 24 year old Momoko Yamazki on May 20th. MoMo will […]


Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier 2 set for UFC 214 in July

By Jonathan Byrne / April 21, 2017

We are finally going to see the Jones/Cormier rematch.  UFC insider Ariel Helwani reported that the company is targeting Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier 2 for UFC 214 in July. The event takes place in Anaheim, California on July 29th. It is yet to be determined whether this is the main-event of the card. Dana […]


BREAKING Ronda Rousey announces engagement to Travis Browne

By Jonathan Byrne / April 20, 2017

The MMA power couple have decided to tie the knot! Former UFC Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has revealed to private sources that she is now engaged to fellow fighter Travis Browne. Rousey and Browne have been together since 2015. Reports say Browne popped the question under a waterfall in New Zealand, presenting a massive diamond […]

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