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VIdeo: Ireland's Newest UFC Star Predicts A Big Win For McGregor Over Aldo

Conor O'Leary
By Conor O'Leary
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Ireland's latest UFC star, Joseph Duffy made a spectacular UFC debut last night, as he looks to shed the title of "The Last Man To Beat McGregor" and forge his own career in the UFC.

Duffy's win inside 90 seconds after a TKO against Jake Lindsey in UFC 185 last night was phenomenal, as the UFC debutant looked calm and composed throughout displaying much of the skills that helped him during a 7-0 stint as a professional boxer.


He did have quite a post fight interview though, and predictably, the topic of conversation came to Conor McGregor.

He is the last man to beat McGregor, but now that they are both in the UFC people seem to forget that he isn't in the same weight division as McGregor. When asked if that could change, whether Duffy would go down to 145, or if he could see McGregor go up to 155; he laughed.

I spoke with Eric O'Keefe and Frans during this camp, and they think I can make 145 quite comfortably. I've been working with George Lockhart, which is the first time I've worked with someone of that calibre, so I think over the next few months we'll have a good idea of where I'm going to be based, and we'll go from there.

There's a chance (that his next fight is at 145), nothing's definite. I kind of put it to the back of my mind for now, because I wanted to make sure I was fully focused on this fight.

Duffy's reluctance to deny the possibility of the "money fight" with McGregor is exciting for Irish UFC fans, who will no doubt be looking forward to seeing McGregor and Aldo come to Dublin.


Speaking about that fight, Duffy said (7.30 in the video below):

 I've said it from day one, I think Conor takes him out inside three. Conor's got incredible timing, he sees shots well, you know southpaw's definitely an issue. Obviously Jose likes his inside kicks, but the way Conor stands he'll check them kicks. I think Conor's more relaxed and his cardio will see him through also.

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