October 6th, 2008
Damo and Micky win MMA fights @ Ultimate Conflict Ireland
It was a big night for Tiger Muay Thai and MMA at the Ultimate Conflict Ireland event in Newry as two members went 2-0. First up on the bill was Micky Brady, a relative beginner to MMA who would be making his semi pro debut. Coming out slowly, Micky got rocked early but recovered and took over the fight from start to finish like a true pro. Securing takedown and moving from side to mount in an attempt to get a submission. Eventually less than two minutes in he sli[[ed on a slick guillotine choke that forced his opponent to tap and got Micky got his first win.
Next on the card was Damien Rooney who was fighting a skilled Thai boxer in Husen Mohamid. Damien controlled the fight from start to finish with his good movement and powerful kicks, eventually stopping his opponent with low kicks late in the second round. Damien looked very relaxed and always in control and the commentator announced that they had just witnessed a ‘Muay Thai clinic’ put on at the hands of Rooney. Moving Damien to 2-0 in his professional MMA career.
I would like to send a big thanks out to Tiger Muay thai for all of their help, none of this would have been possible without them and i owe it all to the trainers, training partners and management.
Thanks to Will for taking the chance to bring me over and offer me the opportunity that many wouldnt, will try and repay you with every chance i get.
Thanks to Ray who is a great fighter, a great coach, and a great friend and who pushed me on and showed confidence in my abilities, I owe so much to you Ray and want to say a big thanks. A special shout out to the new structure of the MMA class which really ensured that my striking was through the roof, and i have never felt so comfortable on my feet.
Thanks to Nazee, make sure someone tell him this. The man took me from knowing no muay thai and in my many trips to tiger has worked as hard as me and has helped me lift my game so much.
And lastly a big shout out to all my training partners cause without them there is no way i would be able to show up to training day in and day out and get ready for fights, Hutch, Andreas, Wictor, Chad, Robin, Jason, Adam, Tony, Demetrius, Ngoo and to anyone else im forgetting thanks so much……………..of course i wont forget you sarah!lol.
See you all again soon