Duffy took on Ivan Jorge at the Glasgow event on Saturday, and not only did he record another finish, he impressed many in the way he did so. The lightweight secured the win by tapping the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt out with a triangle choke in the opening round. That’s not easy…
After the bout, here is what Duffy had to say about his future, and what he hopes comes next (quote via MMA Junkie.com):
“I just quietly do my own thing,” Duffy said. “I know in time, I’m going to keep putting in those performances and they’ll take note. That’s what we’re in the game for – we’re here to fight the top guys in the world. So whoever they put in front of me, I’ll be glad to be on that Dublin card, whoever it is. … That’s a dream come true if I headline Dublin. That’s the kind of fight I want to be in.”
If you’re wondering, once again Duffy said he’s not interested in making the drop to 145. The lightweight continues to field questions about fighting at featherweight, since he’s the last man to defeat McGregor. The latter has said he’d like to avenge that defeat, but clearly if it happens, the bout will go down at 155. After all, McGregor has repeatedly said he intends to move up at some point, and if Duffy becomes a contender, well, it’s a fight that will move tickets no?
The 27 year-old Duffy made his Octagon debut in March and took out Jake Lindsey with strikes in the opening round. “Irish Joe” currently holds a record of 14-1.