It is with great sadness that we at Cage Burn today wave goodbye to a legendary Irish pioneer in the arena of no-holds-barred unarmed combat with an honourary posting to the halls of MMAeth.
Paddy Holohan has just announced his retirement and – all joking aside – this sudden and unexpected news has robbed the MMA community of a unique and inspirational figure.
Paddy ‘The Hooligan’ Holohan has proven to be an immense source of pride to the youth of Tallaght, precisely because of how he sidestepped the allure of heroin – at epidemic levels in the West Dublin suburb – to find success in Mixed Martial Arts.
‘The Hooligan’ is a particularly noteworthy figure amongst the Faces of MAAeth primarily because he so ably demonstrates that, no matter what your background, social strata or reasons for retiring…that if you truly embrace the MMAeth lifestyle…you will eventually reach a point at which no-one can even tell whether or not you are actually on the MAAeth.
Respect to the man – Insha’Allah, your future endeavours will be a huge success.