Neil Seery is a man that Irish fans simply love to see fight.
He's may not be the biggest name on the card when he is booked, but he will always show up and leave everything he has in the Octagon. Furthermore, he is immensely likable because he is incredibly Irish in every sense of the word.
Case in point, he was having a moan about the 1916 Centenary celebrations on Facebook.
In an excellent interview with Petesy Carroll for SevereMMA, Seery told of a bizarre turn of events that saw him accidentally run alongside the parade he had spent the afternoon complaining about, and he did so with great pleasure.
I was watching the 1916 centenary anniversary thing on the television and I was giving out shit. I’m looking at all them tramps, that’s what I always call politicians, and they’re up there patting each other on the back for destroying our country. Those tramps were sitting up there, front and centre, where normal people should be. That fuckin’ pisses me off. I was losing my mind at these tramps and then my missus tells me to get out and get some fresh air, so I went out running.
I always run up by the canal and then I come out at the Porterhouse, but when I came out on Sunday I ran straight into the middle of a parade with a marching band and the whole lot. I had my dog and I was just after taking the muzzle off him and I just knew he was going to get agitated
As I was thinking that, some little Jack Russell locked on to his harness and his owner just starts screaming ‘ahhhhhhhh ahhhhhhh’. So I was like ‘get off him you bastard’ to the Jacker and when he let go I put the muzzle back on my own dog. Then another lad went by and he was trying to pet him but I swear my dog only missed him by about a centimeter when he tried to put his hand on him.
I started to pick up the pace as I was running by the marching band, and just when I turned a corner I see this camera. Straight away I’m thinking, ‘this is RTE’.
I had been giving out all morning about the parade and I was just imagining my head coming up on the news running with my dog beside some copper while it was going on!
That is just brilliant.
Seery is the heavy underdog for this upcoming fight with #6 ranked Kyoji Horiguchi, but in typical fashion, he doesn't really give a shit about that.
We highly suggest giving the full article a read over on SevereMMA.com, we'll be tuning in on May 8th hoping for a big upset.