With the growth of MMA in the UK, it can come to no shock that people are getting involved in the sport at a younger age, this is likely because of the Conor McGregor factor. His popularity has certainly seen a rise in training MMA in Ireland and the UK. Popular figureheads are often responsible for this, training professional wrestling in Scotland is now more popular than ever because of the success from local talent Grado and WWE villain Drew Galloway (McIntyre), so there cannot be much of a shock that this also happens in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts with talent like Conor McGregor and Michael Bisping becoming very successful in their careers, both picking up UFC gold along the way.
One of the top young talents in Scottish MMA has just become 2-0 as an amateur MMA fighter, in his first fight he steamrolled his opponent without much hassle and in his second fight at Evolution of Combat he overcame some adversity, showing submission defence after giving up a takedown, eating more shots than he had previously done he was able to escape the submission attempt and finish his opponent in the second round via (T)KO. This brings the young Higher Level MMA prospect Sean Clancy to a unique position, he is rising in the rankings of his amateur division and at such a young age there will be a consistent threat as he is developing at a very fast rate.
Under the tutelage of top MMA coach James Doolan and a solid fight team, with his age needing to be taken into consideration he has placed himself into a position that very few find themselves at his age, not only is he training at an age when most are not training, he is also undefeated in the sport.