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Poll: Should UFC fights be banned from Ireland?

One Senator has asked for the title fight not to be held in Dublin.

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THERE HAVE BEEN calls this morning for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to be stopped from coming to Ireland to hold fights.

Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone told The Herald* that she has written to the Minister for Sport “seeking his views on allowing this vile so-called sport to be given a platform”.

There have been suggestions from the top brass in the UFC of a potential title fight featuring Dublin’s own Conor McGregor being held in Croke Park.

Do you agree with her? Should UFC fights be banned from Ireland?

Poll Results:

No (11183)
Yes (1861)
I don't know (418)

*[Update]: Catherine Noone has backed down today, tweeting: “Hands up – jumped the gun re UFC/MMA – lots of offers of training/education which I’ll take up!”

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