The man who put a blemish on the careers of, arguably, the two top MMA prospects from Ireland has resigned with Cage Warriors FC. Joseph Duffy (10-1), who holds wins over Conor McGregor and Norman Parke, has scrapped his perfect 7-0 boxing career for a return to the cage.
Duffy has signed an exclusive five-fight deal with CWFC that will bind him to the promotion for a minimum of 18 months.
“It’s been a hard few weeks and I’ve had some huge decisions to make, but I’ve decided to make a return to the cage,” said Duffy.
Duffy left MMA behind in 2011 after losing the first fight of his career to Ivan Musardo but insists that his heart was always in mixed martial arts.
“I was fortunate to have the opportunity to train under a world-class boxing trainer in John Tandy, but it’s hard to escape the fact that my heart will always be in MMA.”
Duffy notably tried-out for The Ultimate Fighter: Season 12 but lost his elimination fight to Kyle Watson. However, with the growth of Irish mixed martial arts, and the fact that he holds wins over the two Irish fighters currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Duffy might just get another chance yet.
“I’m really excited about competing for Cage Warriors again, and my plans are to add a few KOs to my record and then mix it up with the guys at the top.”