Local man one step closer to UFC after signing five-fight contract
Damien ‘The Rage’ Rooney has signed a five-fight exclusive contract with the Cage Warriors Fighting Championship.
The popular Newry man fights out of Team Torres but has also trained with the HIT Squid (America) and a number of times in Thailand.
Damien’s last appearance saw him capture the Cage Contender Bantam Weight belt via a guillotine submission against Alan ‘The Apprentice’ Philpott.
Damien ‘The Rage’ Rooney is scheduled to make his first Cage Warriors Fighting Championship appearance early next year.
A delighted Rooney told Newry Times, “I’m very excited to be signing with Cage Warriors Fighting Championship. The promotion showcases the best talent in Europe and I believe I deserve to be among that.
He added, “I believe I’ll pose a threat to anyone in the flyweight division, regardless of where the fight goes, and have my sights on getting the CWFC flyweight title and bringing it back to Newry.”
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