In the latest episode of The Player’s Chair Richie chats to former MMA fighter Paddy Holohan, who is now a businessman, a coach, a politician, and an author.

Paddy discusses his troubled childhood, being in a coma, his absent dad, and why fighting in a cage for a living was the least risky option he had.

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Why go for MMA when he knew he had a rare form of haemophilia? What is he thinking as he walks to the octagon? How does he control his inner chimp? And why he believes there is “something” after death.

Plus there’s Ken on getting hit on the face, Richie’s shoplifting, and the benefits of ayahuasca.

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