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Saturday 21 October 2017

Duffy, the man who beat McGregor, wants more

Joe Duffy
Joe Duffy

The fight isn't until July 11 in Las Vegas but Conor McGregor is assured of a packed house when the UFC promotional tour of eight cities and five countries rolls into Dublin's Convention Centre on March 31.

The hype will have begun in Rio de Janeiro in the home country of the reigning UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (25-1) 12 days earlier.

The Brazilian has already defended his title successfully nine times. With a record of 17-2, the Dublin featherweight could be meeting the champion at the right time. Aldo, who's described McGregor as "a court jester", has held his title for five years and is considering moving up a weight division. But The Notorious might have witnessed his nemesis announce himself to the UFC with a stunning headkick in Dallas on the weekend. Donegal lightweight Joe Duffy, one of just two fighters to have defeated McGregor, has UFC boss Dana White drooling. "The kid is really good. We're excited to have him here," said White

Duffy's coach claims his man will drop down a weight to defeat McGregor again.

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