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#mixed martial arts

# mixed-martial-arts - Yesterday’s News

Mayweather accepts Khabib's challenge: 'We're fighting'

Khabib Nurmagomedov has challenged Floyd Mayweather Jr. to a fight and the retired boxing star says he wants the bout.

# mixed-martial-arts - Monday 15 October, 2018

Get the chequebook out! Floyd Mayweather talks up potential Khabib clash

Khabib Nurmagomedov called out Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday night and it did not take the American long to respond.

Conor McGregor throws pass for Cowboys before big Dallas win

The UFC star was a guest of the NFL side as they defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

# mixed-martial-arts - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Putin sympathises with UFC champion Nurmagomedov over brawl after McGregor fight The Spy Who Loved Me This post contains videos

Putin sympathises with UFC champion Nurmagomedov over brawl after McGregor fight

The Russian president met with the undefeated fighter and congratulated him on his victory at UFC 229.

# mixed-martial-arts - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Mayweather, no stranger to brawls in Nevada, expects huge fine for 'unprofessional' Khabib

After the scenes that marred UFC 229, Floyd Mayweather Jr believes Khabib Nurmagomedov can expect a hefty fine for his antics.

# mixed-martial-arts - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Dana White dismisses claim UFC should shoulder blame for Khabib's actions

UFC’s promotional videos should not have influenced Khabib Nurmagomedov’s actions after beating Conor McGregor, says president Dana White.

# mixed-martial-arts - Sunday 7 October, 2018

White will not rule out Khabib-McGregor rematch despite UFC 229 chaos

The two fighters could renew their rivalry, according to the UFC chief.

# mixed-martial-arts - Friday 5 October, 2018

McGregor expects $50m payday from UFC 229 blockbuster fight

The Dubliner says he will earn a small fortune from this weekend’s lightweight title bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

# mixed-martial-arts - Thursday 4 October, 2018

'I'm coming for Khabib's head' – McGregor predicts devastating KO

The Dubliner is convinced he will come out on top on his Vegas return this weekend.

# mixed-martial-arts - Friday 21 September, 2018

Conor McGregor signs 6-fight UFC deal, Dana White confirms UFC

Conor McGregor signs 6-fight UFC deal, Dana White confirms

Terms were not disclosed but the deal does include McGregor’s new whiskey being a sponsor in all of the Dubliner’s fights.

# mixed-martial-arts - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

McGregor 'very close' to agreeing UFC comeback

Conor McGregor said he would “love” to make his return at Madison Square Garden, but expects to fight in Las Vegas this year.

# mixed-martial-arts - Monday 16 July, 2018

'Putin one of the greatest' - UFC star McGregor praises Russia president after World Cup final

The Dubliner was invited to the Moscow showpiece by Vladimir Putin as France defeated Croatia 4-2 on Sunday.

# mixed-martial-arts - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Ronda Rousey to be the first woman inducted into UFC's Hall of Fame

The former bantamweight champion was the first female fighter to win a bout in MMA’s largest organisation.

# mixed-martial-arts - Thursday 5 April, 2018

'Yeah, Brock Lesnar is coming back' - Dana White

The UFC could soon welcome back another star, with Conor McGregor lined up for a return according to president Dana White.

# mixed-martial-arts - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Conor McGregor set to lose his UFC lightweight belt

The lightweight belt will go to the winner of Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov’s fight at UFC 223.

# mixed-martial-arts - Friday 9 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross: MMA bosses must stop 'dragging their feet' on safety after inquest into death of fighter Joao Carvalho

Shane Ross: MMA bosses must stop 'dragging their feet' on safety after inquest into death of fighter

Joao Carvalho died on 11 April 2016 after he was knocked out during an MMA fight in the National Boxing Stadium.

# mixed-martial-arts - Monday 29 January, 2018

Ronda Rousey joins WWE, refuses to say she's retired from MMA

The athlete confirmed she has signed a full-time deal with the organisation after making a surprise appearance during Sunday’s Royal Rumble.

# mixed-martial-arts - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Defend or vacate: White gives McGregor deadline to put UFC title up for grabs

“I don’t think Conor wants to fight until August… around two years since the belt has been defended… that can’t happen.”

# mixed-martial-arts - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Dana White says Floyd Mayweather Jr in talks for UFC deal

And you thought 2017 was mad.

# mixed-martial-arts - Friday 8 December, 2017

McGregor will 'blow through boxing money' instead of UFC return, claims Woodley

Spending money and featuring in films will be more attractive to the Dubliner than a UFC return, according to Tyron Woodley.

# mixed-martial-arts - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Whittaker, not Woodley, next up for two-division champion GSP UFC

Whittaker, not Woodley, next up for two-division champion GSP

Georges St-Pierre admitted he is no natural middleweight, but a stint at 185lbs looms after beating Michael Bisping for the belt at UFC 217.

# mixed-martial-arts - Saturday 26 August, 2017

Everything went as you'd expect at the much-anticipated Las Vegas weigh-in last night

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. came face-to-face.

# mixed-martial-arts - Thursday 24 August, 2017

# mixed-martial-arts - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

UFC champ Jon Jones' career hangs in the balance after another doping controversy

The fighter has been informed of a possible anti-doping violation following his recent win over Daniel Cormier.

# mixed-martial-arts - Monday 21 August, 2017

Pacquiao's conqueror: May-Mac is a circus and I'd beat them both

Jeff Horn is not enthused by Floyd Mayweather’s bout with Conor McGregor this Saturday night.

# mixed-martial-arts - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I am not a fan': Shane Ross says he probably won't watch the McGregor vs Mayweather fight ROSS ON SPORT

'I am not a fan': Shane Ross says he probably won't watch the McGregor vs Mayweather fight

Ross has been critical of MMA in the past and has vowed to bring in regulations.

# mixed-martial-arts - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Switch to lighter gloves will tip the fight in McGregor's favour - Dana White

The Dubliner would have the upper hand over Floyd Mayweather if 8oz mitts are used, according to the UFC president.

# mixed-martial-arts - Friday 11 August, 2017

Donald Trump invited to Mayweather-McGregor fight

The Donald has a ringside seat reserved if he wants it, according to the Money camp.

# mixed-martial-arts - Thursday 10 August, 2017

St-Pierre signs to fight Bisping at UFC 217 GSP

St-Pierre signs to fight Bisping at UFC 217

Georges St-Pierre – who last fought in 2013 – will step into the octagon with Michael Bisping in November.

# mixed-martial-arts - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Jon Jones ruins Daniel Cormier after head-kick to reclaim title

Jon Jones finished Daniel Cormier with a kick to the head in the third round of the main event at UFC 214.

# mixed-martial-arts - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Mayweather-McGregor to be shown in US cinemas

Let’s hope it lasts longer than the trailers.

# mixed-martial-arts - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Bet your whole fight cheque! McGregor and Mayweather trade verbal blows in Toronto Press Tour This post contains videos

Bet your whole fight cheque! McGregor and Mayweather trade verbal blows in Toronto

The pleasantries continued last night.

# mixed-martial-arts - Friday 21 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Sport snobbery: 'McGregor still has a tough fight if he wants to win over the home crowd' Column

Sport snobbery: 'McGregor still has a tough fight if he wants to win over the home crowd'

Conor McGregor’s success has made mixed martial arts a viable outlet for children around Ireland, writes Lorraine Courtney.

# mixed-martial-arts - Sunday 29 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Imagine what we could do': Ireland's new generation of MMA fighters Mixed Martial Arts This post contains videos

'Imagine what we could do': Ireland's new generation of MMA fighters

TheJournal.ie spent some time this week with young people who are learning MMA in one of the country’s newest gyms.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should MMA be regulated in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should MMA be regulated in Ireland?

Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh says the current situation means “anybody can run an MMA event … to whatever standard they see fit”.

From TheJournal.ie How close is Shane Ross to regulating mixed martial arts in Ireland? Safety

How close is Shane Ross to regulating mixed martial arts in Ireland?

Meetings over the next few weeks will determine whether the sport needs its own governing body – something that could significantly delay the process.

# mixed-martial-arts - Sunday 15 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Half of Irish people want MMA to be recognised as a legitimate sport UFC

Half of Irish people want MMA to be recognised as a legitimate sport

It’s often a heated debate around the dinner table – but here’s how the rest of the country feels.

# mixed-martial-arts - Saturday 20 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'MMA is more of a game of chess than a sport for brutes - and regulated properly, it's extremely safe' Opinion

'MMA is more of a game of chess than a sport for brutes - and regulated properly, it's extremely safe'

Mike Sheridan argues it’s time that mixed martial arts was recognised as an official sport in Ireland.

# mixed-martial-arts - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

'This is fighting. Anything can happen' - the latest episode of Embedded is out

McGregor looks lightning quick as he trains ahead of Saturday’s fight.

# mixed-martial-arts - Saturday 16 July, 2016

The Irishman whose quest to lose weight brought him all the way to the UFC

Paul Redmond’s time at the top was halted in 2015 but he’s never been more enthusiastic about his career.

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