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Having built up a considerable interest in the world of mixed martial arts while training jiu-jitsu over the past two years, I’ve been putting pen to paper – or words to blog posts at for a while now.

The original idea was to launch blog with a focus on the MMA scene in Ireland, but I’ll be totally honest, there’s an awful lot happening on the ground.

From local shows around the country to the arrival of BAMMA, Bellator, the UFC and now Brave Combat Federation, things are really picked up in the Irish market.

My way of keeping up with developments? Write about them.

The Journey

It’s one thing I learned in my early days of blogging – if you want to learn about a subject, write about it. You don’t need to be an expert on it, but you can sure aim to become one.

It could have been July or August 2017 when I kicked things off, then let them slide out until they fizzled out in the last quarter of the year.

Flash forward to June 2018 and I’ve put a fire back under it, thanks in large part to coverage of Brave Combat Federation events and a number of Irish shows, or shows featuring Irish fighters.

Sure, there’s some much bigger, more active blogs on the sport (think of Severe MMA or the work Lydia does with MMA Connect TV) from an Irish point of view, but if you want in, you’ve got to start somewhere.

As the second half of 2018 warms up, the plan is to publish a few posts a week to build up the content base, keeping in with Brave, and covering events with strong Irish connections like BAMMA and Cage Warriors’ UK shows.

Join the small social following on Twitter via @mmacharge, check the MMA Charge Facebook page or visit for yourself.

If you’re thinking on starting your own mixed martial arts focused blog and you’ve got any questions, feel free to drop me a line. Email or find me here.

Ken McGuire

Award-winning podcaster, presenter and broadcast engineer at KCLR96FM; digital media head with a production eye on theatre, film and video; Read my Irish food blog, Ken On Food.

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