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#MMA

# mma - Today’s News

McGregor releases statement on 'fair and square' defeat to Nurmagomedov

The 30-year-old Dubliner was comprehensively beaten by the UFC lightweight champion on 6 October.

# mma - Thursday 18 October, 2018

# mma - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

SBG's Mulpeter gets huge opportunity against former UFC welterweight

Philip Mulpeter is set to clash with ex-champion Nicolas Dalby on the Cage Warriors 100 card.

'We worked it out' - UFC chief plays down Khabib's quit threat

The champion vowed to leave the UFC if the Las Vegas brawl had consequences for his team-mates.

# mma - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Former McGregor title rival Eddie Alvarez leaves UFC for Asian MMA promotion

Alvarez becomes “one of the biggest athlete signings in the history of ONE Championship”.

# mma - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Mike 'The Savage' Kimbel equals Bellator record with lightning six-second KO Bellator 207 This post contains videos

Mike 'The Savage' Kimbel equals Bellator record with lightning six-second KO

Elsewhere on the card, Dublin’s Sinead Kavanagh was stopped after one round due to a cut.

# mma - Friday 12 October, 2018

McGregor and Khabib handed initial suspensions ahead of UFC brawl investigation

The pair will appear before the Nevada State Athletic Commission on 24 October.

# mma - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Khabib Nurmagomedov tells UFC he'll quit if team-mate is axed

Zubaira Tukhugov was scheduled to fight Artem Lobov, Conor McGregor’s training partner, later this month.

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.

McGregor's team-mate denies sparking UFC 229 brawl with religious slur

Dillon Danis was Khabib Nurmagomedov’s target when he leapt from the cage after defeating Conor McGregor.

Jones to return in December as Cormier set to be stripped of light-heavyweight belt

Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson will meet again at UFC 232.

# mma - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

McGregor takes a tumble in UFC rankings as Khabib climbs to second place

The lightweight champion has taken a big leap forward following his win in Las Vegas last weekend.

UFC 230 loses Diaz-Poirier but gains heavyweight title bout

Injury has ruled Dustin Poirier out of his lightweight clash with Nate Diaz at Madison Square Garden.

# mma - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

McGregor's coach expects Khabib rematch next but would love Diaz trilogy

John Kavanagh says summer 2019 is the realistic return date for a return to the octagon.

# mma - Monday 8 October, 2018

UFC dig hole for themselves but strike PPV gold with potential Khabib-McGregor fallout

Don’t be surprised to see Saturday night’s events used to promote a rematch in a few months’ time.

# mma - Sunday 7 October, 2018

On the ground in Vegas: Reaction as McGregor's UFC return turned to chaos Return Of The Mac This post contains videos

On the ground in Vegas: Reaction as McGregor's UFC return turned to chaos

Gavan Casey joins us from Sin City with the latest news from a manic night in the T-Mobile Arena.

Open thread: how do you see Nurmagomedov v McGregor going tonight?

Let’s have those predictions.

# mma - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Poll: Will Conor McGregor regain the UFC lightweight title tonight? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will Conor McGregor regain the UFC lightweight title tonight?

The Irishman faces defending champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

# mma - Friday 5 October, 2018

All the info you need to watch Conor McGregor's fight this weekend

Khabib Nurmagomedov will put his lightweight title on the line against Conor McGregor in Las Vegas.

# mma - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Nurmagomedov's ability to implement gameplan can tip balance in his favour

Professional fighter Joseph Duffy breaks down the meeting of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor.

# mma - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

History suggests the potential impact of mental warfare shouldn't be dismissed

Sugar Ray Leonard learned the importance of keeping one’s emotions in check when he faced Roberto Duran.

# mma - Monday 1 October, 2018

‘No Irish team, no Irish whiskey, nobody can stop me’ UFC 229 This post contains videos

‘No Irish team, no Irish whiskey, nobody can stop me’

In Episode 1 of the new UFC Embedded series, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor step up preparations for their Las Vegas bout.

Nurmagomedov vows to make McGregor humble in Saturday's UFC headliner

“It’s going to be a long night for him. I’m going to make him tired and maul him inside the cage.”

O'Malley pulled from Khabib-McGregor undercard due to failed drug test

The undefeated bantamweight was scheduled to face Jose Quinonez in Las Vegas this weekend.

McGregor admits he 'fell out of love with the game' during UFC hiatus

A 23-month absence from the octagon will end for the Dubliner this Saturday night in Las Vegas.

# mma - Sunday 30 September, 2018

Mousasi topples MacDonald as Bellator broadcast scuppered by Peppa Pig

The live TV coverage of one of Bellator’s biggest ever fights was interrupted by a fictitious farm animal.

The return of the man the UFC couldn't afford to live without

Conor McGregor doesn’t need the fight game. But the fight game needs him, writes Jeremy Botter.

# mma - Saturday 29 September, 2018

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Meath MMA event cancelled following Shane Ross's statement over safety concerns

Ross had expressed concern that the event is being held without a number of safety precautions.

# mma - Friday 28 September, 2018

Conor McGregor makes generous donation to fund sick Irish boy's treatment

The UFC superstar donated €10,000 to Bryan Buckley yesterday.

# mma - Sunday 23 September, 2018

UFC veteran's retirement fight ends with brutal knee-to-the-body knockout Results This post contains videos

UFC veteran's retirement fight ends with brutal knee-to-the-body knockout

Francesco Trinaldo stopped Evan Dunham in Sao Paulo, while Thiago Santos was victorious in the headliner.

# mma - Thursday 20 September, 2018

LIVE: UFC 229 press conference with Nurmagomedov and McGregor Fighting Talk This post contains videos

LIVE: UFC 229 press conference with Nurmagomedov and McGregor

Ahead of next month’s fight, the pair are scheduled to address the media in New York at 10pm Irish time.

With Jon Jones back in the picture, who is in the running to headline UFC 230?

Jones’ retroactive suspension means he will be available to fight come the end of October, but will he feature at Madison Square Garden?

Jon Jones handed 15-month backdated doping ban... which expires a week before UFC 230 UFC

Jon Jones handed 15-month backdated doping ban... which expires a week before UFC 230

Dana White plays down speculation that Jones will return in November, saying he expects to see him “early next year”.

# mma - Monday 17 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie After branding battle, Conor McGregor will call his whiskey Proper No. Twelve Not Notorious

After branding battle, Conor McGregor will call his whiskey Proper No. Twelve

The MMA fighter’s new product will initially launch in Ireland and the US.

# mma - Saturday 15 September, 2018

'One of my first tattoos says, ‘Your faith must be greater than your fear.’ My fear is to lose my 0'

Bellator’s AJ McKee on his rivalry with James Gallagher, a return to Ireland, and the promotion’s European recruitment drive.

# mma - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Former UFC champion Werdum banned for two years following failed doping test

Brazilian, 41, tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid.

# mma - Sunday 9 September, 2018

Welterweight champ Woodley hands Till first pro defeat in UFC 228 main event Tyron's Time This post contains videos

Welterweight champ Woodley hands Till first pro defeat in UFC 228 main event

Fourth successful defence marks Woodley as one of the great welterweights.

# mma - Friday 7 September, 2018

It's on! Till and Woodley make weight for championship showdown

Tomorrow night’s co-main event in Dallas, however, will not go ahead.

# mma - Thursday 6 September, 2018

'He's the one that should answer questions': Woodley unfazed by Darren Till's weight cut

Woodley puts his UFC title on the line again on Saturday night.

SBG's Peter Queally inks deal with Bellator MMA

SBG's Peter Queally inks deal with Bellator

The Irish fighter will now join team-mates James Gallagher and Sinead Kavanagh at the promotion.

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