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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

From TheJournal.ie Meath MMA event cancelled following Shane Ross's statement over safety concerns Claremont Stadium

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 - Thursday 27 September, 2018

BT Sport lose out as Eleven Sports secure UFC broadcasting rights for Ireland and the UK

The online streaming platform will show MMA’s premier promotion from January 2019.

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 - 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.

McGregor and Khabib come face to face in presser that resembles bad sitcom with no laugh track UFC 229 This post contains videos

McGregor and Khabib come face to face in presser that resembles bad sitcom with no laugh track

Unsurprisingly, Conor McGregor did most of the talking, but tonight’s UFC 229 press conference played out to echoes instead of fans.

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 - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Conor McGregor sued by UFC fighter after Brooklyn bus attack

Michael Chiesa was forced to withdraw from his fight at UFC 223 due to injuries sustained during the incident.

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.

Mma - Monday 27 August, 2018

Nate Diaz tells Bruce Buffer to 'get off the UFC's nuts' after comments about his attitude

Buffer told TMZ that Diaz should stop complaining about his employers after earning $7m in his last fight.

Mma - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Ferguson to return against former lightweight champ on Khabib-McGregor card

Ferguson will take on Anthony Pettis as the ‘co-main event’ in Vegas.

Mma - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Two UFC champions to clash on December card in Las Vegas

The women’s featherweight title will be on the line when ‘Cyborg’ takes on compatriot Amanda Nunes.

Mma - Monday 20 August, 2018

Artem Lobov to make UFC return against Khabib Nurmagomedov's team-mate

The Dublin-based featherweight, who trains alongside Conor McGregor, will take on Zubaira Tukhugov.

Mma - Saturday 18 August, 2018

James Gallagher suffers brutal first-round KO against Ricky Bandejas MMA

James Gallagher suffers brutal first-round KO against Ricky Bandejas

It was the 21-year-old’s comeback bout.

Mma - Friday 17 August, 2018

Big night ahead for Gallagher as unbeaten 21-year-old eyes world title shot in Dublin

A shot at the bantamweight belt is at stake at Bellator 204, according to the Irish fighter.

Mma - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Tickets for McGregor's return go on sale this week and the cheapest will set you back €180

The Dubliner is set to take on Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.

Mma - Sunday 12 August, 2018

McGregor's return headlines UFC 229 but here's how the rest of the card is looking

Khabib Nurmagomedov will defend his lightweight title against McGregor in Las Vegas on 6 October.

Mma - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Khabib Nurmagomedov: From wrestling bears to conquering the UFC

Conor McGregor will aim to give the UFC lightweight champion his first taste of defeat on 6 October.

Mma - Sunday 5 August, 2018

No such thing as bad publicity for UFC as McGregor makes swift return from long hiatus

The MMA organisation should spare us the lip service about codes of conduct when their stars step out of line.

Demetrious 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson loses flyweight title after first defeat in nearly seven years UFC 227 This post contains videos

Demetrious 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson loses flyweight title after first defeat in nearly seven years

Henry Cejudo becomes only the second UFC flyweight champ, while Dillashaw defends his bantamweight crown against Garbrandt.

Mma - Friday 3 August, 2018

Return of the Mac! Conor McGregor booked to fight for UFC title in October

In his first MMA bout in two years, McGregor will take on lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Nate Diaz set to return against another former Conor McGregor rival

A lightweight bout between Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier has been booked for the UFC 230 card.

'He doesn't deserve this title shot': Khabib demands big payday for McGregor bout

‘If they want to make millions using my name, no way. They want a money fight? Please pay me.’

Mma - 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.

Mma - Monday 30 July, 2018

BT Sport reportedly set to lose rights to show UFC and NBA

Eleven Sports set to snap up UFC rights for Ireland and Britain.