Kilkenny fighter Myles Price wins over fans after coming out on top in ‘biggest fight in Irish MMA history’
KILKENNY fighter Myles Price oozed class he paid tribute to rival Peter Queally after he come out on top in what had been described by as “the biggest fight in Irish MMA history”.
Price was magnanimous in victory after he won by a split decision at the 3 Arena in Dublin last night.
The Kilkenny fighter drew the ire of many fight fans over his decision to train with the American Kickboxing Academy and for backing Khabib Nurmagomedov to come out on top against Conor McGregor last October.
Price, who used to train out of Straight Blast Gym and once lived with McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh, became public enemy number one for a period and there was huge animosity in the build up to last night’s showdown with Queally, regarded as one of SBG’s toughest veterans.
But the Kilkenny fighter won many fans over with his performance. And speaking after the fight, Price had nothing but words of praise for his defeated foe.
“At the end of the day after the fight, its all done and dusted, we’re all athletes at the end of the day and I’ve nothing but respect for Peter. He’s a tough opponent. I didn’t take him lightly going into this fight,” he said.
“I know this crowd was against me but at the end of the day I represent Ireland and I put my heart on the line for Ireland and I fight for this country. You know, we’re country-men at the end of the day and let bygones be bygones, let’s leave it at that.”
Coach John Kavanagh had described the showdown as “the biggest fight in Irish MMA history” in the build-up to last night’s event.