With much time passing since the Brophy family arriving on the MMA scene, many are eager to see where each Brophy family member will end up competing, and how they may fare in their experiences. It's time for an update on how each Brophy family member is currently faring, and the introduction of a new member
After finishing up in the Gangs of New York tournament, Bob would spend time in the gym rounding out his MMA game. He would take part in an exhibition fight with Grant Brophy Jr at one point, but remained focussed on his training. In late August, he would sign his first competitive contract with Tradition Fight Club and would receive a fight offer shortly after for the 16th September at Tradition LVI against Jonny Webbs.
Despite Webbs being the older fighter, and even having had more training time, Bob would dominate the fight as Webbs attempted to fight him inside the Clinch, where Bob is notorious for brutalising his opponents. After dominating the first round, the fight would end shortly in the second round as Bob again dominated from the Clinch, Rocking him, then Knocking him down before finally ending it with a series of strikes.
Bob would go an entire month without receiving a single fight offer, and as a result, used his inactivity clause to leave Tradition. Shortly thereafter, he would receive a contract offer and sign with Havoc Fighting League to compete in their Super Heavyweight division where he is currently awaiting his first matchup.
"The Prodigal Son" Grant Brophy Jr
Grant Brophy Jr has yet to commit himself to an ID restricted org just yet, as he has been dedicated to working in the gym in order to prepare for a long stay in MMA. Showing up for basic exhibition matches when he has been asked, his most recent fight saw him compete in Havoc to take on a grappler called Lenny Lukens Jr. Lukens Jr was able to avoid Grant's damaging strikes and pulled guard where he forced Grant to tap out to a Triangle Choke.
Despite the loss, Grant is looking confident for the future, and has dedicated himself to improving his grappling before he joins an org full time.
"Dutch Gold" John Brophy
John Brophy hasn't had a fight in 4 months, as he has identified a weakness in his wrestling which caused him to be dominated in the clinch in his last bout. Despite informing the ownership of New Age Cage Fighting of his need to improve his weakness, he would receive numerous fight offers from the matchmaker, and John would have to repeatedly explain the situation, to the point he would end up ignoring fight offers as a result.
Now after moving from the Light Heavyweight division to their Heavyweight division as part of a division merger, John is looking to get back in the KT cage soon, and show he is a fighter for the long run.
"The Swagicorn" Conor Brophy
Conor Brophy recently decided that he was ready to compete in an ID org setting, and despite asking for a contract from SPI Helsinki, and being told he would receive one, he would find himself still without an org or a contract offer a week later. As a result, he would ask other org owners, and would sign with Dissolution Fighting Championships in London.
He made his debut for the org at DFC Excursion 31 against Rogan Redban. Conor would dominate the fight everywhere, as he beat Redban with his striking, inside the clinch, and on the ground to earn a Unanimous Decision victory. He is now scheduled to face Izzy Beast, who is managed by Bowser Big Dog, at Excursion 34 in what is a tough challenge in the young career of Conor.
"The Drunken Brawler" Davie Brophy
After finishing the Clash of Alliances tournament, Davie was a hot prospect in the 270k ID range, and was stacked with offers from orgs. He would decline them as he was focussed on training and working on his weaknesses, something he was unable to do as a result of competing in the tournament.
With a single exhibition fight against fellow Brophy, Conor, Davie would find his interest piqued as he witnessed a fighter issue an open challenge, claiming himself to be the best 135lbs 270k fighter in the world. Davie would take offense to this, and stepped up to the challenge. He would compete against 3 Second Tan MMA champion Chesty Puller at Rise Above Hate #5.
For all Puller's smack talk, he was unable to back it up as Davie decimated him with a first round Submission (Strikes) victory in just 52 seconds. He has shown the world was he was capable of, and would return to the gym to train, but rumours are circulating he could be ready to commit to an org soon.
"Ragin" Ryan Brophy
Ryan Brophy competed in the Junior Grandmaster KT tournament held in the EFFA. He would earn a victory over Ali Ozturk, another fighter from a fighting family, to advance to the second round. Unfortunately, he would lose the fight to Scott Barretto but showed good resilience in the fight. He would be asked to compete in another KT fight, this time defeating Gerardo Pacheco via KO (Head Kick) in the second round.
He has been plagued with challenged from Ali Ozturk, but due to the fact he has an ounce of common sense in his brain, he has decided he will train before accepting the challenge, deciding to use his best training years while he can instead of wasting them.
Rumors are rife of more fighters joining the ranks of the Brophy family, but with no real understanding of the story behind them just yet, we cannot report on them for now.