Joe Duffy

Birth Day February 18th, 1988
Birth Place Donegal
Age 36 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius

About Joe Duffy, MMA Fighter

An Irish retired Mixed Martial Artist (MMA), is known for ''Joseph Duffy'', who competed in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He made his UFC debut in March 2015 with a knockout winning over Lindsey. A professional since 2008, Duffy has formerly competed for Cage Warriors and was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs Team Koscheck. Joseph is also a former professional boxer. Joseph is a big Rugby fan and he grew up playing rugby as well as training in taekwondo and jiu-jitsu. Duffy had previously been a part of The Ultimate Fighter 12 in 2010 but didn't earn a spot in the organization after losing his first fight on the show. On 19th July 2020, Duffy had faced ''Joel Alvarez'' at UFC Fight Night 147 but lost the fight via a guillotine choke in round one. Joseph has announced a retirement from MMA competition after the fight. Scroll more to know about his full biography including his career records, MMA stats, UFC, salary, height, weight, famous for, girlfriend, wife, child, nickname, age, facts, birthday, wiki, and more. 

Famous For

  • Being a professional MMA Fighter.
  • Being one of only four fighters to defeat the former UFC lightweight champion ''Conor McGregor'' in a professional bout.

Joe Duffy lost against Joel Alvarez


Early Life of Joseph Duffy

Joseph Duffy was born on 18th February 1988. The birthplace of Duffy is Donegal, Ireland. He is also nicknamed as Irish Joe. He belongs to Irish nationality whereas his star sign is Aquarius. He belongs to African-Americans. His race is White. Joseph celebrates his birthday on 18th August of every year and he celebrated his 32nd birthday as of 2019. He is from Meenbanad, Burtonport, County Donegal. Duffy's family emigrated when he was young to the industrial town of Ebbw Vale in Wales, from where they traveled back and forth to Burtonport regularly. He had also played the sport through his youth, and despite captaining his school's rugby team, which was martial arts that always occupied the majority of Joseph's time.

Career of Joseph Duffy

Joe Duffy, a former professional MMA Fighter


  • Joseph started with Taekwon-Do before progressing to traditional jiu-jitsu, a foundation that eventually led him to a career in professional MMA.
  • He kickoff his career as a welterweight, fighting in various regional promotions across the United Kingdom.
  • He cited the opportunity to work with one of the best coaches in the boxing world as the main reason for his switch, and the chance to spar with some of the best fighters in the world like; James DeGale, Andy Lee, George Groves, Chris Eubank, Jr. something he deemed priceless.
  • He is one of only four fighters to defeat the former UFC lightweight champion, Conor McGregor, in a professional bout.
  • Joseph also defeated Northern Irishman ''Norman Parke'', who later went on to join the UFC, then he signed with ''Cage Warriors'', the biggest MMA promotion in Europe.
  • He was announced as a cast member of The Ultimate Fighter 12 where he competed as a lightweight but he lost to Kyle Watson via rear-naked choke in the first round in the first night and was subsequently eliminated from the show.
  • While fighting under the CWFC banner he made his name and rose to prominence.
  • He earned a Cage Warriors title shot against Ivan Musardo in 2011 and lost the fight by breaking his hand in the third round and being subsequently submitted in the fourth.
  • His first fight back was against Frenchman, Damien Lapilus which he won the fight.
  • The UFC announced that they had signed Joseph Duffy in January 2015.
  • On 14th March 2015 at UFC 185, he was expected to make his promotional debut against ''Vagner Rocha'' but Rocha pulled out of the bout in early February citing injury and was replaced by ''Jake Lindsey''.
  • Manager ''Graham Boylan'' revealed that Joseph had signed a new seven-fight contract with UFC on 13th July 2017.
  • Joseph was expected to face ''Ross Pearson'' in 2nd December 2018 at UFC Fight Night 142 however, Pearson announced in 7th November that he was out of the bout due to a broken nose and subsequent surgery to correct the injury and Duffy was replaced by newcomer M-1 Global Lightweight Champion Damir Ismagulov.
  • On 19th July 2020, Duffy had faced ''Joel Alvarez'' at UFC Fight Night 147 but lost the fight via a guillotine choke in round one.
  • Joseph has announced a retirement from MMA competition after the fight.
  • The mixed martial artist announced his decision after his loss to Spanish opponent Joel Alvarez by submission at Saturday night's UFC Fight Night in Abu Dhabi.
  • As per his MMA records, he has fought 21 matches till now in which he won 16 matches and lost 5 matches. 

Conor McGregor who won against Conor McGrego Retires


Awards and Achievement of Joseph Duffy

  • Performance of the Night (One time) vs. Ivan Jorge
  • Submission of the Month July 2015 vs. Ivan Jorge

Personal Life of Joseph Duffy

Duffy keeps his personal and love life private. Joseph has not exposed his private life to any social media. He is mainly focusing on his career to make it successful. He is assumed to be a married man as there is a lot of photos in his Instagram profile. Also, he can be seen with a child in his profile. His sexual orientation is straight. He is living his life happily. 

Joe Duffy with baby

Source: @duffymma

Net Worth of Joseph Duffy

Professional Mixed Martial Artist, Joseph's net worth is estimated at about $1 million. He had earned millions of dollars from his MMA career. As of 2019, his net worth is about $1 million to $ 5 million. His net worth as of 2020 is believed to have in millions. He is earning a cool amount of salary from his work. Hope it will be also exposed soon in social media. Joseph's main source of income is from an MMA career.

Body Measurement of Joseph Duffy

Joseph Duffy is a handsome person. He has a very charming smile. His looks attract a lot of people. His body build is strong. He has got a perfect height matching with his body weight. The height of Joseph Duffy is 5 feet and 10 inches whereas his weight is about 70 kg which is about 155 pounds. Up to the date, he has a healthy body. 

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