When you look at Conor McGregor’s meteoric rise to prominence in the UFC, it’s prudent to look back to his past in Cage Warriors. Conor McGregor has two blemishes on his record, one of which was in Cage Warriors to Joseph Duffy. This was a huge fight for the UK and Irish MMA scene at the time, which saw Joseph Duffy defeat Conor McGregor via a first round submission. Many saw Joseph Duffy as a rising star until a loss in 2011 saw him step away from the cage.
Cage Warriors in their latest Legends of Cage Warriors series profiles the rise of Conor McGregor leading the rise of the Irish MMA scene in the UFC, while the man who beat him years ago, Joseph Duffy, is making his return to the ring on August 16th at Cage Warriors. Duffy had stepped back into the ring in the realm of Boxing, but his heart wasn’t in it, he wanted to return to MMA and now he’ll do so. So watch this tremendous look at the pressures that Joseph Duffy has to face on returning to Cage Warriors in Legends of Cage Warriors: Eire.