TUF: Cathal Pendred opens up about Monaghan's offensive message

Image courtesy of Cathal Pendred and Michele McGrath

TUF 19 contest and and rising Irish MMA star, Cathal Pendred gives insight as to why he found Todd Monaghan's preaching offensive on last week's TUF episode.

Rising Irish MMA star and TUF 19 contestant, Cathal Pendred has been all over the news lately. With Season 19 in full swing and his recent act of heroism in trying to save a baby dolphin, fans are becoming quite enamored with the young Irishman. Anytime you have gossip mogul, Perez Hilton singing your praises instead of reporting that you cut a line of soccer moms and grannies at Starbucks in Hollywood, it's generally viewed as a good thing.

MMA Sentinel recently caught up with Cathal for a quick interview and got the details on his disappointment with fellow contestant, Todd Monaghan from last week's Episode 3. Here's what he had to say:

At the end of the day, I stand by what I said. The guy was preaching, and I was curious about what he had to say, so I voluntarily went along to his little sermon. I just didn't happen to agree with his message. I think it was a quite insulting and offensive thing that he said, that God will give "good people" money. I know a lot of people that are very poor that struggle to put food on the table, but they're good people, religious people, and they live a life of God's message.

You look at people in Africa who are very religious, and live a life through God, as he would say, and they don't even have clean water to drink. I just thought it was quite an insulting thing to say, and that's why I said what I did. I can't go into much more detail than that because it could be considered a spoiler for the show.

You can catch Cathal on tonight's Episode 4 of The Ultimate Fighter.

Follow Cathal on Twitter via @PendredMMA

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