Felder’s nickname, “The Irish Dragon”, doesn’t sit well with McGregor, who claims that Felder is not Irish, but German. 8 ranked lightweight said that he is not Irish, but identifies himself as an American. Felder was born in Philadelphia, United States, to parents who had partial ancestry from Ireland.Jan 15, 2021
Paul Felder, a fan favorite and staple of the UFC’s lightweight rankings for years, announced his retirement from mixed martial arts on Saturday. Felder (17-6), of Philadelphia, broke the news during Saturday’s broadcast of UFC Fight Night, on which he was serving as a commentator.May 22, 2021
Due to his karate background, he was given the nickname “The Irish Dragon”, a reference to his Irish heritage and fellow karate practitioner Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida. Felder initially pushed back against the nickname, but it caught on and he stuck with it.
The long-time UFC lightweight contender has decided to retire and put an end to his 10-year career as a professional fighter. Felder (17-6 MMA, 9-6 UFC) made the announcement on Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 188 broadcast while working as a color commentator.May 22, 2021