5 Reasons Why You Should Train In Martial Arts
By Marc O'Loughlin July 21, 2019 (No)
Nowadays, the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Martial Arts is fighting, of course it is. With MMA becoming popular all around the world, you see these top athletes train hard and put in a lot of hours to achieve their goals and master their skills. What if I told you that you can train in any Martial Art, and enter a world that you might be surprised about. There is much more to Martial Arts than just fighting, it’s a way of life and mind set. Training in one, or a few, might be exactly what’s missing in your life. You can start Martial Arts at […]
UFC 238 – The People’s Fight: Tony Ferguson vs Cowboy Cerrone
By Marc O'Loughlin June 6, 2019 (No)
Don’t make us choose! The first of, 3 rounds! Put simply, that is not enough for this fight. The upcoming encounter between Tony Ferguson and Cowboy Cerrone is the people’s main event at this weekend’s UFC 238. It is exactly what the fans have wanted for a very long time. Why didn’t it happen in the past? Not too sure, but it is happening now. The People’s Main Event The UFC 238 fight card was already in place. It already had two title fights in the card with Henry Cejudo taking on Marlon Moraes for the vacant Bantamweight title. The other fight at the top of the bill see’s Valentina […]
The Top Dogs of Straight Blast Gym – James Gallagher, BDK & Peter Queally
By Marc O'Loughlin June 4, 2019 (No)
We’re taking a look at some of the most established MMA names that have come out of Straight Blast Gym (SBG) in recent times. We have 3 top Irish fighters to focus on, and we’re going to see where they’ve been, what they have achieved to date and what we think the future holds. 1. Peter Queally Peter ‘The Showstopper’ Queally is a Veteran in MMA having competed in many promotions around the world. The Waterford native is one of the main training partners of Conor McGregor. He started with boxing at a young age and then took that skill and transitioned it into MMA. Peter trained at Waterford Muay […]
Mayweather vs. McGregor: Who Benefits More, Boxing or MMA?
By Andy Leech June 21, 2017 (No)
Last week, the rumours were confirmed and the media went into a frenzy. We retweeted, liked and shared until our thumbs bled, and sports accounts with the word Lad in their names almost imploded. Very quickly, articles began to appear celebrating the mega-fight that would reignite this current generation’s interest in boxing, let Mayweather prove to the world that he is indeed the ‘G.O.A.T.’, and shoot Conor McGregor towards unrivalled stardom. Soon followed the articles and opinions that weren’t conjured by sexually frustrated fourteen year olds, as more balanced views of this fight were expressed. Concerns were raised about the general lopsided nature of the fight, given the fact that […]
Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather – Who’s Got More To Lose!
By Evan Coughlan March 28, 2017 (No)
Ever since Conor McGregor billion-dollar-strutted his way out of the Octagon in November 2016, after becoming the first two weight world champion in UFC history, he has had a lot to say about the man he wants to fight next. You’d be forgiven for thinking ‘The Notorious One’ wanted to complete his trilogy with Nate Diaz or move up another weight division and take on Welterweight champ Tyron Woodley, but no, McGregor has his sights set on another man, in another sport entirely! And that man just so happens to be one of the greatest boxers of all time, Floyd Mayweather. With a boxing bout between McGregor and Mayweather looking […]
Round 4: The Conor McGregor Bandwagoner’s Guide To UFC 209!
By Darren Bates March 4, 2017 (No)
Welcome back Conor McGregor Bandwagoner to another edition of the “Conor McGregor Bandwagoner’s Guide” and this time we’re pointing our peepers in the direction of UFC 209. UFC 209, which takes place in the early hours of Sunday morning in Las Vegas (for all of us watching in this part of the world), was set to be the biggest UFC event of 2017 by a country mile, but sadly the news broke, on Friday, that the eagerly anticipated matchup between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson is off. Damn! Nurmagomedov had no choice but to withdraw, citing weight management medical issues and it’s highly unlikely that, at this late stage, Ferguson […]
Georges St-Pierre is Back… But What’s Next?
By Andy Leech February 24, 2017 (No)
You just can’t beat the UFC when it comes to drama. I mean, sometimes the whole spectacle reminds me of my early teens, staying up late, watching Monday Night Raw while swilling a can of Fosters down my gullet (I was mature for my age). Boy, the UFC fans sure are excited about the return of Georges St-Pierre, and sure why wouldn’t they be? The Canadian’s often included in the ‘greatest fighters of all time’ discussion, and with the sport’s popularity hitting never seen before heights, we’re all looking forward to hopping aboard the GSP hype-train. Not many leave their chosen sport in a blaze of glory, but St-Pierre definitely […]
Will Bellator Ever Be Able To Compete With The UFC?
By Andy Leech January 31, 2017 (No)
You were a bit nervous clicking on this link, but you closed your eyes and went for it anyway. You know you love the UFC, and you really enjoy telling all your mates about how much of it you watch. “Conor McGregor is bleeding deadly at UFC, isn’t he, boys?” you’d say, hoping there’d be no follow up questions from your one mate who just happens to know more about MMA than Coach John Kavanagh! So, you saw this headline, noticed it had something to do with the UFC, and went ahead and clicked on it, but there’s one question that still hasn’t been answered for you. What The F*CK […]
Round 3: The Conor McGregor Bandwagoner’s Guide To UFC 207!
By Darren Bates December 29, 2016 (No)
While Conor McGregor takes a well-deserved break from carrying the weight of the entire UFC on his shoulders, you, being a McGregor Bandwagoner (and trust me, there’s no shame in it), probably couldn’t be arsed watching any other lads (or ladies) bate the shite out of each other, but take my word for it – UFC 207 is an absolute must watch! What makes UFC 207 a must watch? The reason why UFC diehards and casual MMA spectators will be watching in their droves is for one reason and one reason only; to watch the return of the UFC’s prodigal daughter, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey. Ronda hasn’t been seen inside the Octagon […]
Round 2: The Conor McGregor Bandwagoner’s Guide To UFC 205!
By Darren Bates November 8, 2016 (No)
For all you Conor McGregor Bandwagoner’s out there, we at thesharpe.com have put together a definitive guide to yet another UFC event, and this time it’s the granddaddy of them all, UFC 205. Why has UFC 205 been so hyped? UFC 205 is easily one of the most anticipated UFC events of recent memory, if not of all time, and there are a couple of reasons for this. Conor McGregor is on the card, obviously! Let’s face it, the fact that ‘The Notorious One’ is on this card increases the entire event’s appeal one hundred-fold. Conor himself has said that fighters are “blessed” to feature on a preliminary card alongside […]