Irish boy from infamous Dublin presser readies for PFL bout

Nate Kelly, the energetic lad from the Conor McGregor versus Jose Aldo Dublin presser, is readying for an MMA fight in PFL.

Close to a decade ago, during the media cycle for the initially scheduled McGregor vs Aldo bout, a young lad hoisted up on a man’s shoulders endeared himself to make. The kid in question was Nate Kelly, and he made claims about being ‘the new breed in the UFC’ and for Dana White to give him an advance on a future paycheque so he could attend UFC 189.

Ariel Helwani mentioned the news of this unique looming PFL Europe bout on his X account earlier today.

Helwani said,

“Remember Nate “The Great” Kelly? The young @TheNotoriousMMA fan we met met all those years ago? Well, he’s 19 now and will make his @PFLEurope debut on December 8 at the 3Arena in Dublin in a special amateur bout, I’m told.”

Check out Helwani’s tweet on the looming MMA debut below

MMA journey of Nate Kelly

Nate Kelly recently received his purple belt in jiu-jitsu from John Kavanagh at SBG Ireland early this Summer. He also has WAKO credentials to show the well-roundedness of his MMA game.

Kelly has mixed martial arts experience competing on European amateur circuits as well as representing Ireland on the IMMAF stage last Summer.

Nate ‘The Great’ Kelly reacted to the breaking news on his personal Instagram. Kelly said,

“What a moment 19 years of age competing in the 3arena for one of the worlds leading mma organisations @pfleurope a dream come true ! This has been a long time coming built off of years of hard work I’m extremely grateful for this opportunity and I’m ready to show the world how good I am.”

“thank you to everyone who has helped me on my journey so far @coach_kavanagh @thenotoriousmma @sbgireland @tma.kickboxing only up from here we’re taking over ! Video by : @tommydicksonphotography @justanedit1”

Check out the throwback video of Nate ‘The Great’ Kelly below

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