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This Bearded, Tattooed MMA Fighter Is The Definition Of Daddy AF

Oh, and he's a Potterhead, too.

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Shane is a model and MMA fighter from Dublin, Ireland, who is — yes — very, very, hot.

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Shane's competed in MMA, Muay Thai, boxing and jiu jitsu, and says that mixed martial arts completely changed his life.


"I got into mixed martial arts when I was 19. I was an out of shape guy — over 230 pounds and lacking confidence," he told BuzzFeed.

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"I went along to a class and I never looked back. I started to lose weight and my passion for the sport grew. What I love about martial arts is that it's always challenging yourself and helping you improve yourself. It also humbles you and forces you to find solutions."


Kingsley is named after Kingsley Shacklebolt from the Harry Potter series. Shane is obviously a big fan.

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"I recently went to the midnight launch of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and got two copies, one for me and one for my son," he told BuzzFeed. "I wrote a letter in his copy and plan on giving it to him when he's older."

"I am often asked if I want him to fight when he's older, and I always answer I want him to pursue his dreams and I will help in any way," Shane told BuzzFeed.

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"So I will be in every crowd at every show or game he is in, regardless if it's fighting, ballet or a spelling bee."

"My father unfortunately was not there for me, so I never want my son to experience that and in a way I guess I want to experience with him what I never experienced as a son."


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