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Mma - Thursday 2 April, 2020

'Put yourself in my shoes': Khabib won't break quarantine to fight at UFC 249

UFC president Dana White has repeatedly announced his intention to stage the show.

Mma - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

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UFC champion Jones avoids jail time but vows to address 'unhealthy relationship with alcohol'

He reached a plea deal in his case for driving while intoxicated.

Mma - Monday 30 March, 2020

Curse continues as Khabib v Ferguson nears cancellation for fifth time

Sixth time’s a charm?

Mma - Friday 27 March, 2020

TV Wrap - Dana White among the last of the deluded as sport's irrelevance is made clear On The Box This post contains videos

TV Wrap - Dana White among the last of the deluded as sport's irrelevance is made clear

The realisation is dawning more slowly for others that sport just isn’t important in the face of a pandemic.

Mma - Thursday 26 March, 2020

UFC light heavyweight champion Jones arrested for drink driving and firearm charge

The 32-year-old has had his fair share of trouble outside the cage.

UFC boss aiming to stage the 'baddest card' in MMA history during global pandemic

UFC 249 had originally been set for 18 April in Brooklyn.

Mma - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Khabib-Ferguson venue 99.9% set, no fans to attend - Dana White

‘We are having this fight,’ the UFC boss says.

Mma - Saturday 21 March, 2020

Bad night for the Irish at Cage Warriors 113 as McColgan loses out to Jones

The Belfast man was aiming to be the first Irish figher since Conor McGregor to hold the organisation’s lightweight title.

Mma - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

UFC postpones next three events after coronavirus clampdown

President Dana White has confirmed the postponements.

Mma - Monday 16 March, 2020

British fighter Edwards pulls out of headline UFC bout with ex-champion Woodley

The welterweight says he has been forced to withdraw after UFC president Dana White revealed that the event will be moved from London’s O2 Arena.

Mma - Sunday 15 March, 2020

UFC boss Dana White: 'The fights will go on, we're not stopping'

The UFC are attempting to move next weekend’s London event to a new venue elsewhere.

Oliveira calls for lightweight title shot after impressive stoppage of Lee

The 30-year-old Brazilian has now won seven fights in a row following last night’s submission victory.

Mma - Friday 13 March, 2020

McColgan handed chance to join list of notable Irish champions

The Cage Warriors lightweight title vacated by UFC-bound Jai Herbert will be at stake in London.

Kevin Lee misses weight but tomorrow's UFC main event still goes ahead

The 27-year-old American is scheduled to take on Charles Oliveira behind closed doors in Brasilia.

Mma - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Dalton gets late-notice opportunity to upset former champion Pimblett

The Belfast native will take on the popular Liverpudlian at Cage Warriors 113 in London.

Mma - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

London no longer calling for Garry as attention turns to Belfast

Having been scheduled to fight on 20 March, the undefeated Dubliner has postponed his return to action.

Mma - Monday 9 March, 2020

SBG's Peter Queally booked for big Bellator main event in Dublin

The Waterford native is set to take on former lightweight title challenger Patricky ‘Pitbull’ Freire.

Mma - Sunday 8 March, 2020

Adesanya beats Romero at UFC 248 but crowd are left wanting more

During an often bizarre contest, boos rang out across the arena as the two fighters kept contact to a minimum.

Mma - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Benavidez comes up short in his latest bid to become a UFC champion

Deiveson Figueiredo was victorious at UFC Fight Night 169 but the flyweight title remains vacant.

Mma - Friday 28 February, 2020

Botched weight cut costs Figueiredo his shot at UFC title

Deiveson Figueiredo weighed in above the 125-pound limit ahead of his clash with Joseph Benavidez.

Mma - Thursday 27 February, 2020

Return to action in April for one of the trailblazers of Irish MMA

Former middleweight champion Chris Fields has been booked for the Cage Warriors card in Birmingham.

Mma - Monday 24 February, 2020

Henry Cejudo to defend bantamweight title against Jose Aldo - reports

ESPN report that the fight is set to happen.

Mma - Sunday 23 February, 2020

Belfast's Leah McCourt wins historic headliner at Bellator Dublin

Belfast featherweight beat Judith Ruis by unanimous decision in the 3Arena.

Mma - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Ex-rugby star Haskell booked for MMA debut on card headlined by Irish fighter Gallagher

The former England international will fight at Wembley Arena in May.

Mma - Thursday 13 February, 2020

UFC to return to Dublin this August

The organisation will end a five-year Irish absence when it returns to the 3Arena on 15 August.

Mma - Sunday 9 February, 2020

Jones makes UFC history despite question marks over contentious decision

Dominick Reyes was adamant that he did enough to dethrone Jon Jones last night in Houston.

Mma - Sunday 26 January, 2020

Defeat for two former champions on last night's UFC bill

Curtis Blaydes called for a title shot after his stoppage of Junior dos Santos in the main event in Raleigh.

Mma - Monday 20 January, 2020

TV Wrap - UFC and Vegas get rich selling Conor McGregor's redemption, but are you buying it?

The Dubliner took less than a minute to finish off Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone on Saturday night.

Mma - Sunday 19 January, 2020

McGregor stops Cerrone in just 40 seconds on UFC return

McGregor wins in the Octagon for the first time since November 2016.

Mma - Thursday 16 January, 2020

McGregor predicts KO of Cerrone, insists no bad blood between pair

They face off at UFC 246 on Saturday.

Mma - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

'The people who believe in me and support me, they deserve better and I wish to give them that'

Conor McGregor ends his 15-month UFC absence this weekend.

Mma - Monday 13 January, 2020

'His head seems to be right' - White happy with McGregor's form ahead of UFC return

The Dubliner will take on Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone on Saturday.

Mma - Friday 3 January, 2020

'His whole story is a lie. You know he didn’t have it as hard as he tries to sell'

Paulie Malignaggi discusses his relationship with Conor McGregor in this extract from Ewan MacKenna’s new book.

Mma - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

UFC boss tells McGregor it's 'a bad idea' to pursue a fight with Masvidal

The Dubliner is due to make his UFC comeback against Donald Cerrone later this month.

Mma - Friday 20 December, 2019

UFC title fight lined up for February as Cejudo relinquishes flyweight belt

The Olympic gold medallist will now focus entirely on his defence of the UFC bantamweight title.

Mma - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Usman stops Covington with 50 seconds left in UFC welterweight epic

Alexander Volkanovski stripped Max Holloway of his featherweight title in the UFC 245 co-main event.

Mma - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Conor McGregor set for UFC return

The Irish MMA star previously hinted at a comeback and Dana White confirmed he had signed a contract to compete.

Mma - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Irish youngster Gallagher to headline third Bellator show in Dublin

The 23-year-old will take on Cal ‘Pacino’ Ellenor in a bantamweight bout.

Mma - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

'I'd smash him for free' - Tyson Fury hits back at UFC boss Dana White

Fury has dismissed comments made by White over his suitability to compete in mixed martial arts.