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# ufc - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

‘Professional sport is not purely about performing, it’s about entertaining’

The latest from John Kavanagh, Ireland’s top MMA coach, in his exclusive column.

# ufc - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

‘I’ll relish this’ – Cathal Pendred is heading to Mexico for his next UFC bout

The Dubliner will look to extend his undefeated streak to 12 bouts.

Missing your fix of McGregor? Here’s the trailer for the next episode of ‘The Notorious’ Small Screen This post contains videos

# ufc - Saturday 21 February, 2015

Chris Fields’ UFC hopes knocked back as he suffers devastating TKO after 23 seconds

Frenchman Cheick Kone proved too powerful for the Irish middleweight in Wolverhampton tonight.

It’s a big night ahead for Irish MMA as Chris Fields aims to seal a UFC deal

A win against Cheick Kone will move the Dubliner a step closer.

# ufc - Friday 20 February, 2015

Despite two failed drug tests, Anderson Silva insists he’s not ‘a cheater’

I’m an innocent man, says the UFC middleweight.

Some UFC fighters are paid less than the ring girls, according to champion Ronda Rousey

“I think that’s one thing that’s unfair.”

# ufc - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Woah! The UFC has announced a blockbuster card for Las Vegas in May

Jones, Johnson, Weidman, Belfort, Nurmagomedov, Cerrone and more…

# ufc - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

UFC backs 4-year doping bans, to introduce increased out-of-competition testing

Dana White and Lorenzo Feritta addressed its PEDs issue at a press conference this evening.

Still no Dublin date set but the UFC remain hopeful of a return in 2015

“It goes without saying we would like to return to Dublin soon.”

Second title fight added to UFC 189, but McGregor still tops the bill

A re-match between welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald will be the co-main event on 11 July.

UFC legend Chuck Liddell made a right mess of this interview about drugs in MMA

The UFC’s Vice President of Business Development didn’t do his research for this one.

An NFL player could lose his lucrative contract if he fights his UFC champion brother… for charity

New England Patriots’ Chandler Jones could be in breach of contract if he fights UFC champion brother Jon, as planned.

# ufc - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

12 of the best bits from last night’s episode of the Conor McGregor documentary

It was Vegas-Dublin-London-Rio for the jet-setting UFC fighter in Episode 4.

# ufc - Saturday 14 February, 2015

The size difference between tonight’s UFC headliners tells us why MMA fighters cut so much weight

Brandon Thatch towered above Benson Henderson at the UFC Fight Night weigh-ins.

Dieting advice, readers calling out Sonny Bill and more in our Comments of the Week

Also featuring Sean O’Brien’s body parts living in fear of Sean O’Brien.

‘When you’re not enjoying it and getting hit in the face it’s probably the worst job in the world’

The man most likely to increase the Irish presence in the UFC returns next weekend.

# ufc - Friday 13 February, 2015

‘It’s going to feel so good to beat the crap out of Conor’ says UFC rival Mendes Rattled This post contains videos

‘It’s going to feel so good to beat the crap out of Conor’ says UFC rival Mendes

Mendes and Ricardo Lamas can’t seem to get McGregor off their minds.

Aisling Daly’s next UFC fight will be against one of Aldo’s Brazilian team-mates

“Ais the Bash” returns to the Octagon on 11 April in Krakow.

# ufc - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Cage Warriors postpones its next event following the resignation of their CEO

Cork native Graham Boylan has stepped down from his role.

# ufc - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Cork native Graham Boylan has stepped down as CEO of Cage Warriors Exclusive

Boylan has resigned after being at the helm of Europe’s top MMA promotion since 2010.

# ufc - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

GSP believes Anderson Silva’s failed drug test ‘is just the tip of the iceberg’ for the UFC

The UFC’s former welterweight champion isn’t surprised by MMA’s current PED problems.

# ufc - Monday 9 February, 2015

10 of the best bits from tonight’s episode of the Conor McGregor documentary

The third instalment of the series follows The Notorious in the build-up to his fight against Dustin Poirier last September.

‘Before I went in to the UFC I was basically living out of my car’

We caught up with Cathal Pendred to reflect on his time in the UFC so far.

# ufc - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Conor McGregor’s remarkable journey in the UFC began on this day in 2013

‘The Notorious’ is celebrating two years with the world’s top MMA promotion today.

# ufc - Friday 6 February, 2015

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

Featuring, the Six Nations and Darren Fletcher’s new club.

# ufc - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Who said it: McGregor or a Hollywood villain?

Test your knowledge of some of the UFC star’s best one-liners.

# ufc - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

UFC confirm Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz both failed UFC 183 drug tests

The Brazilian tested positive before the fight while Diaz’s positive test came in the wake of Saturday’s contest.

# ufc - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

Cathal Pendred will fight next week if the UFC need a welterweight on short notice

As well as a Sean Spencer rematch, ‘The Punisher’ is also interested in taking on CM Punk.

# ufc - Sunday 1 February, 2015

One of the UFC’s most decorated fighters had a winning return to the Octagon last night

Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva was fighting for the first time since breaking his leg in 2013.

# ufc - Saturday 31 January, 2015

One of MMA’s all-time greats returns to UFC action tonight

Anderson Silva fights for the first time since December 2013 in the main event at UFC 183.

UFC should tackle drugs problem by joining WADA, says top Irish doctor MMA

UFC should tackle drugs problem by joining WADA, says top Irish doctor

We spoke to Dr Conor O’Brien, an expert on drugs in sport, about the UFC’s current position and Jon Bones’ positive test.

# ufc - Friday 30 January, 2015

# ufc - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Joseph Duffy will be training alongside the legendary Georges St-Pierre for his UFC debut

Duffy is off to Montreal next week to prepare for his 14 March bout.

# ufc - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Katie would ‘love to meet’ Conor McGregor but she won’t be the next Olympic medallist in the UFC

Don’t expect to see the five-time World Champion boxer challenging Ronda Rousey in the Octagon.

# ufc - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

# ufc - Monday 26 January, 2015

8 of the best bits from the new Conor McGregor documentary

The first of six episodes aired on RTÉ 2 tonight.

Senator Catherine Noone now backing MMA to be recognised by Irish Sports Council

The Fine Gael senator was speaking at an injury prevention event at the Royal College of Surgeons over the weekend.

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