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Mma - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Eddie Alvarez uses 'worst nightmare' McGregor loss to mentor struggling fighter TUF Times This post contains videos

Eddie Alvarez uses 'worst nightmare' McGregor loss to mentor struggling fighter

Alvarez relinquished his UFC lightweight title to McGregor at Madison Square Garden last November.

Cormier reinstated as UFC champion as Jones defeat overturned UFC

Cormier reinstated as UFC champion as Jones defeat overturned

Jon Jones’ win at UFC 214 struck out as doping test B sample comes back positive.

Mma - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Nelson's camp disappointed after appeal against controversial loss fails

The UFC welterweight felt illegal eye pokes were decisive in his recent defeat to Santiago Ponzinibbio.

Mma - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Ex-UFC champion Eddie Alvarez visits Gaelic footballer involved in serious car accident

Tyrone man Aaron Elliot was left severely-injured after being struck by a vehicle in Philadelphia.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk has potentially record-breaking title fight confirmed for UFC 217

The Polish sensation will break Ronda Rousey’s record for female title defences with a win.

Mma - Monday 11 September, 2017

McGregor facing lawsuit from security guard over Diaz press conference fracas

Bottles and cans were thrown ahead of the rematch between the rivals in Las Vegas in August 2016.

Mma - Sunday 10 September, 2017

Nunes defends UFC title as Shevchenko bemoans contentious decision

The women’s bantamweight title was on the line in last night’s main event in Canada.

Mma - Friday 8 September, 2017

Disaster for UFC 215 as Mighty Mouse's chance to make history cancelled

Title challenger Ray Borg pulls out of Saturday’s main event with a virus.

Mma - Thursday 7 September, 2017

UFC champ Cyborg obtains boxing licence and appears serious about switch to ring

Cyborg intends to compete in the 154-pound division.

Mayweather-McGregor gate receipts short of record

The controversial 26 August fight raked in $55.4m, well short of the $72.2m generated by the ‘Fight of the Century’.

Mma - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Diaz trilogy is what I'd prefer next — but another fight this year is unlikely

John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor’s coach, writes exclusively for The42.

Mma - Sunday 3 September, 2017

Frampton before the spotlight, Jim Harbaugh on Saved by the Bell and the week's best sportswriting

Plus there’s Conor McGregor – the man for all seasons – as well as a wonderful insight into Tony Keady.

Mma - Thursday 31 August, 2017

McGregor believes a longer training camp would have made the difference

“I think for the time we had, 10 weeks in camp, it had to be done this way,” the Dubliner said.

Katie Taylor could be in line for huge fight against MMA superstar Holly Holm

Promoter Eddie Hearn floated the idea of another big ‘crossover’ bout following success of McGregor v Mayweather.

Mma - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

McGregor is 'still the champ' in Robbie Keane's eyes despite Mayweather defeat

The legendary Ireland striker was pictured with the UFC star during his after-party in Las Vegas.

Mma - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

In candid admission of fading skills, Mayweather says he hopes McGregor doesn't box again

‘I want to see him continue in the UFC and do what he do best,’ Mayweather said of his dance partner.

'He is an exceptional fighter': Max Kellerman changes his tune after spirited McGregor effort Olive Branch This post contains videos

'He is an exceptional fighter': Max Kellerman changes his tune after spirited McGregor effort

‘I was wrong to say Conor wouldn’t land a punch – he landed several actual punches cleanly.’

Mma - Sunday 27 August, 2017

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

Here’s how the last seven days looked through the lens.

'Right now I'm a free agent': McGregor open to boxing again as he considers his next move

“People ask me what’s next, I’m not quite sure. I’ve multiple titles in the UFC to think about,” he said post-fight in Las Vegas.

Dana White: 'I'm proud of Conor tonight but I would rather he returned to MMA'

The UFC boss was speaking at the post-fight press conference.

'Tonight I chose the right dance partner to dance with. Conor McGregor, you're a hell of a champion'

Floyd Mayweather will now head into what he says is a permanent retirement with a perfect 50-0 record, one better than heavyweight legend Rocky Marciano.

'F*** it, it was some buzz' - McGregor takes the positives from Vegas display

“If anyone wants a knock give me a shout,” he said.

As it happened: Conor McGregor v Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas

IT was a long night for fight fans.

Mma - Saturday 26 August, 2017

Zlatan backing 'Ibrahimovic of martial arts' McGregor to stun Mayweather

The Manchester United striker believes the Irish UFC star is capable of springing a surprise in Las Vegas.

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Poll: Are you a fan of Conor McGregor?

The Irishman is one of the world’s most famous sportspeople.

'I definitely feel boxers hit harder. I wouldn't necessarily say if he lands a left hand it's game over'

Joe Duffy was 7-0 as a pro boxer before returning to MMA, and suggests The Notorious’ power isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Amir Khan fears for McGregor in Mayweather bout

The former light-welterweight world champion believes the mixed martial arts star could be hurt.

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.

Mma - Friday 25 August, 2017

'Every time he misses Mayweather he's going to lose energy. I see a stoppage in six or seven rounds' Close Calls This post contains videos

'Every time he misses Mayweather he's going to lose energy. I see a stoppage in six or seven rounds'

Eric Donovan, Jason Quigley, ‘Irish’ Joe Duffy and John Kavanagh drop knowledge bombs ahead of the big one in Vegas.

'We were surprised this bout was even sanctioned': Ringside doctors fear for McGregor's safety

The Association of Ringside Physicians have expressed some concern ahead of the big fight in Las Vegas.

Manny Pacquiao says Conor McGregor won't land 'a meaningful punch' against Mayweather

He’ll still be watching though, right?

More footage emerges from Conor McGregor's sparring with Paulie Malignaggi Mayweather-mcgregor This post contains videos

More footage emerges from Conor McGregor's sparring with Paulie Malignaggi

Another short clip shows McGregor enjoying a couple of exchanges with the former world champion.

Mma - Thursday 24 August, 2017

Rory McIlroy fears Mayweather and McGregor are conspiring behind the scenes

‘I just don’t know what that zero on Mayweather’s record is worth, and that’s the thing.’

We're ready to show the world of boxing that there's more than one way to skin a cat

John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor’s coach, writes exclusively ahead of the clash with Floyd Mayweather.

Undefeated and unloved, Floyd Mayweather eyes final payday

The 50th bout of the star’s career has been disparaged variously as a freakshow, publicity stunt or simply “bad for boxing.”

‘I’ll have to tell 40 Ballymunners that they’re not allowed on stage’ Fight Week This post contains videos

‘I’ll have to tell 40 Ballymunners that they’re not allowed on stage’

Episode 3 of UFC Embedded sees the fighters arrive at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for the grand arrivals.

Mma - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

The 'Money Belt' and McGregor vows to 'f*** this boy up' but overall, a tame final press conference

‘This is a lot more subdued, a lot more business like. The way I like it’