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Seery to Enjoy Dublin Crowd After Last Year’s Tragic Family Loss

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One of the lasting memories of last year’s UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs Brandao was Neil ‘2 Tap’ Seery dedicating his win over Phil Harris to his nephew who tragically passed away six days before the historic Dublin event.

Seery’s usual stone-faced demeanor was nowhere to be seen as he told his hometown crowd about the newborn’s passing in an emotional tribute. UFC left it late this year to reveal the former Cage Warriors flyweight champion on the card, and while Seery was leaving himself open to a number of locations for potential matchups, the Dubliner is glad he will get to walk out in front of his hometown crowd once again next Saturday night.

“I would’ve preferred this card over all of them to tell you the truth,” said Seery. “Look, I did the biggest card of the year over there in Las Vegas and that didn’t work out, so I’m looking forward to feeling the atmosphere in Dublin again, I think that’s key.

“There’s a difference when you walk out here. I got to walk out in Stockholm in the Tele 2 Arena. I was the second fight of the night and there wasn’t as much of ….View original article