Fresh from his victory by unanimous decision last week in Boston, Paddy 'The Hooligan' Holohan has been making some interesting comments, comparing MMA fighters to their colleagues in other sports. Speaking to RTÉ's Game On, Holohan says the sports fighters are the most dedicated athletes in the world;
As us being athletes and as dedication goes, we're by far the most dedicated athletes on the planet.
I do listen to footballers and I have cousins who are footballers, I played football myself, and this pre-season that goes around, you wanna come over to our side and check out preseason.
There's no such thing as before and after the season, no such thing as I'm getting good now and not getting good now, you're always getting good.
Holohan goes onto state his cousin is a footballer with Longford, without saying whether GAA or soccer, so he has somewhat of an insight into what is required to play the game before leaving with one last dig at footballers.
Pre-season is casual running, that's what it is, I do pre-season on my days off.
With continued debate around the exerts needed from amateur inter-county players, Holohan's comments will only add flames to the fire.