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Mma - Yesterday’s News

UFC contender Tim Kennedy pens poignant statement to announce his retirement

Kennedy made his professional MMA debut over 15 years ago.

Mma - Monday 16 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie The Irish men and women who made the Forbes 30 Under 30 list G'wan You Good Things

The Irish men and women who made the Forbes 30 Under 30 list

It will come as no surprise that Conor McGregor made the list… but in the ‘entertainment’ category?

The UFC's newest champion will face a former team-mate in his first title defence

It’ll be Cody Garbrandt versus TJ Dillashaw for the 135lbs title following a season of The Ultimate Fighter.

A fresh featherweight contender emerged last night at the expense of a UFC legend

Yair Rodriguez enhanced his reputation with a resoundingly comprehensive victory over BJ Penn in Phoenix.

Mma - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Here's how to deal with the negative thoughts brought on by pressure

Mental skills coach Jason Brennan returns to look at internally produced psychological pressure.

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.

Mma - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Dana White offers Floyd Mayweather $25m to fight Conor McGregor

“I’ll tell you what Floyd, here’s a real offer and I’m the guy, I’m the guy that can actually make the offer and I’m actually making a real offer,” he said.

Mma - Friday 13 January, 2017

The UFC have booked an interim lightweight title fight in Conor McGregor's absence

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson have finally come to an agreement to square off in March.

Mma - Thursday 12 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'It made me the man I am today': New documentary highlights reality of living in Jobstown This Is Jobstown

'It made me the man I am today': New documentary highlights reality of living in Jobstown

The documentary focuses on some key characters in the community – and their struggles.

Mma - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

'It makes business sense': Mayweather counters McGregor with offer of $15M and cut of PPV

‘Of course, we’re the ‘A side.’ How can a guy talk about making 20 or 30 million if he has never made 8 or 9 million?’

Mark Hunt is suing the UFC for millions over Lesnar's failed drugs test

“I want the UFC to understand it’s not OK to keep doing what they’re doing.”

Mma - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

SBG veteran gets huge opportunity against former champion in Bellator main event

‘The biggest fight of my career’ – Chris Fields will take on Liam McGeary in Belfast next month.

Woodley's rematch with Wonderboy to headline the UFC's first Vegas PPV event of 2017

The pair fought to a draw in New York in November.

Mma - Friday 6 January, 2017

Minister for Sport Shane Ross vows to tackle 'disturbing' MMA

The sport has split the nation, particularly since the death of Joao Carvalho in April.

Mma - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Audio of Ronda Rousey's coach watching her get pummeled is a difficult listen

The writing was on the wall from the opening seconds of her UFC 207 bout with Amanda Nunes.

Retire or fight back? UFC stars offer advice to Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey is taking time off to ponder her future after her 48-second loss in her comeback fight at UFC 207.

Rousey breaks silence following UFC 207 loss to Nunes

Following her loss in just 48 seconds to Amanda Nunes, Ronda Rousey asked for time to consider her future.

Mma - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Cody Garbrandt lights up fan's night as he gives his belt to cancer survivor

The newly-crowned bantamweight champion shared his special moment with Maddux Maple.

'Donald Trump's other blood sport' and more of the year's best MMA writing

Also featuring Kevin ‘Kimbo Slice’ Ferguson, Nate Diaz and, of course, Conor McGregor.

AND STILL! Sensational Nunes ends Ronda Rousey's comeback in just 48 seconds

Cody Garbrandt stuns Dominick Cruz in an unforgettable finish to the UFC year.

The absolutely essential phrases that powered sport in 2016

Sure we might have said nothing at all if it wasn’t for the O’Donovans.

Blood, sweat and tears in the UFC and elsewhere: The MMA year in pictures

Take a look back through the highs and lows of 2016.

Mma - Friday 30 December, 2016

How's your memory of these UFC events?

This will separate the debutants from the veterans.

There's much more to tonight's UFC 207 card than Ronda Rousey's return

The UFC signs off on 2016 with a stacked card from Las Vegas which features two title fights.

Mma - Thursday 29 December, 2016

'Conor McGregor is not in my plans for the next 10 months'

“I’m not even thinking about Conor,” says Dana White amid uncertainty over what’s next for McGregor.

Dana White defends Ronda Rousey's refusal to speak to the media

Rousey has insisted on a media blackout ahead of her comeback fight tomorrow night at UFC 207.

Mma - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Her return is just 2 days away but Ronda Rousey is only conspicuous by her absence

Once an untouchable champion, Rousey hasn’t fought since a KO loss 13 months ago against Holly Holm.

Mma - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Quiz: Test your memory of the UFC in 2016

Let’s see how well you remember the past 12 months in MMA’s leading organisation.

Mma - Monday 26 December, 2016

'I’ve been spending a lot of time playing the UFC video game so I think that has prepared me well'

John Kavanagh on the origins of Straight Blast Gym Ireland.

Mma - Sunday 25 December, 2016

Only a rescheduled bout with Ian McCall stopped Neil Seery from retiring

The Irish flyweight postponed his plans to call it a day for a fight he’s been keen on for a long time.

Mma - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Mma - Friday 23 December, 2016

Cyborg reveals the drug she tested positive for but insists she wasn't doping

Justino says she used spironolactone to counter the effects of extreme weight cutting.

Recognition of MMA in Ireland, mandatory brain scans for SBG and what's next for McGregor

John Kavanagh brings us his latest exclusive column.

Mma - Thursday 22 December, 2016

UFC star Cristiane 'Cyborg' Justino gets potential Anti-Doping Policy violation

A statement from the organisation confirmed the news earlier this evening.

Blood, sweat and tears: The images that sum up the UFC year

Let these pictures provide a recap of an eventful year of action for MMA’s largest organisation.

Mma - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Quiz: How well do you remember Conor McGregor's year?

How well were you paying attention to Conor McGregor’s year?

Aldo claims his next fight will be for an interim UFC lightweight title

The featherweight champion had been expecting to fight Max Holloway in a unification bout in February.

Mma - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

John Phillips becomes the latest SBG fighter to be signed by the UFC

The middleweight knockout specialist will make his debut for the organisation next month.

6 Christmas gift ideas for the UFC fan in your life

Still mulling over what to get? We’ve got you covered.

Mma - Sunday 18 December, 2016

Waterson announced herself on UFC stage with submission win over VanZant

The No. 11 ranked strawweight controlled the contest from the outset.

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