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Next Conor McGregor could be a Laois man

Philip Mulpeter and John Kavanagh with Conor McGregor's UFC belt
Philip Mulpeter and John Kavanagh with Conor McGregor's UFC belt

The next Conor McGregor will come from Laois, the man in charge of the new Straight Blast Gym in Portarlington has boldly claimed. Philip Mulpeter, who is the head coach at the biggest Mixed Martial Arts facility outside of Dublin, believes that there is no reason why the next big UFC star can’t come from…


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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.