Sinéadh ‘The Grenade’ Ní Nualláin 0-3-0 is an Irish amateur Mixed Martial Artist currently competing in the Bantamweight division, representing SBG Ireland. She has competed for IMMAF, Clan Wars and is due to make her debut for Innferno FC on June 11th.
I’d like to start this off by thanking you for taking the time to speak to me today Sinéadh, and also to congratulate you on your upcoming inclusion to the Innferno FC 5 card.
I hope training camp has been going well in the build-up to your scheduled return to the cage?
“Hi Aaron, It’s been going great. I don’t really do fight camps, I like to stay ready all year round. The only thing that changes is the diet comes a little stricter for the weight cut.”
With June 11th fast approaching, and the fine-tuning of your camp at an end. It must give you great confidence knowing you have the backing of one of the biggest gyms within the MMA community in your corner.
What does it mean to you to be part of the well-oiled machine that is SBG Ireland?
“John & Dave needs no introduction, I couldn’t ask for better coaches in John Kavanagh & Dave Roache. Always there for me since I joined the team.”
Every athlete in your profession has that one teammate in the gym they call their partner in crime. That one person they just click with and aspire to make each other a better version of themselves. Is this the case for you at SBG Ireland?
“I couldn’t ask for Better teammates in my team in SBG, especially the girls. They are always there for spars leading up to fights/drilling/extra rounds whatever. I’m grateful for the girls, as I know many gyms don’t have this advantage!”
We are just days away from witnessing your 4th outing as an amateur when you take on ranked opponent Katharina Rychkova.
What do you make of Katharina in the build-up to your meeting in the cage?
“I know of Katharina from IMMAF tournaments. I didn’t look into her too much, as I’m going to implement my game & that’s all I’m concentrating on. I respect her hugely as she’s a huge challenge for me! But if you know me, I love a challenge!”
Your career thus far has shown that you are always looking to compete against top tier competitors in the proverbial Lion’s den in the UK. Austria seems to be no exception, when given the opportunity to take the walk is the elite warrior always on your mind?
“Yeah, of course, every single one of my fights is tough, high-level opponents. I want the toughest of them all. I know I can fight them to the best of my ability. My record really doesn’t show What I can do, it’s more about my resume lol.”
Many exceptional bouts have been set in stone for Innferno’s 5th card to date. Other than your inclusion on the night are there any matchups in particular that you’re looking forward to witnessing?
“My fellow Irish fighter Andreeas. He’s a force to be reckoned with! Can’t wait to see him bring the belt home.”
I wish you all the best for Saturday Sinéadh and I look forward to witnessing your career unfold.
Last but not least do you have a message for the fans that will be in attendance and anybody you’d like to give a shout-out to?
“My family, SBG Team Ireland 🇮🇪 and everyone that helped me with camp. I really appreciate it.”