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Mma - Saturday 13 June, 2020

'If you're looking for a fight I'm the guy': Rafael dos Anjos taunts McGregor
# Conor McGregor
# Conor McGregor

'If you're looking for a fight I'm the guy': Rafael dos Anjos taunts McGregor

Jun 13th 2020, 12:05 PM 9,856 Views 12 Comments

Brazilian Dos Anjos wants to fight McGregor even though the Irishman called time on his career last weekend.

Mma - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

Three title fights to kick off UFC's series of 'Fight Island' events in Abu Dhabi
# Adu Dhabi Do
# Adu Dhabi Do

Three title fights to kick off UFC's series of 'Fight Island' events in Abu Dhabi

Jun 10th 2020, 9:18 AM 5,419 Views 2 Comments

The MMA organisation has confirmed it will stage events in the UAE on 11, 15, 18 and 25 July.

Mma - Sunday 7 June, 2020

The key questions as Conor McGregor announces yet another retirement
# The End
# The End

The key questions as Conor McGregor announces yet another retirement

Jun 7th 2020, 3:30 PM 11,608 Views 21 Comments

We explore the issues surrounding McGregor’s latest decision to quit.

Nunes cements position as one of the greatest fighters in MMA history
# UFC 250
# UFC 250

Nunes cements position as one of the greatest fighters in MMA history

Jun 7th 2020, 8:48 AM 6,862 Views 5 Comments

The two-weight champion defended her featherweight title by battering Felicia Spencer.

Conor McGregor says he is retiring from fighting (again)
# The Notorious
# The Notorious

Conor McGregor says he is retiring from fighting (again)

Jun 7th 2020, 8:14 AM 13,007 Views 42 Comments

The 31-year-old Dublin man has previously made the same claim.

Mma - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

'Conor McGregor vs Anderson Silva is bigger than Ngannou vs Jones'
# The Notorious
# The Notorious

'Conor McGregor vs Anderson Silva is bigger than Ngannou vs Jones'

Jun 3rd 2020, 2:20 PM 9,962 Views 12 Comments

Former world champion Daniel Cormier reckons clash between Irishman and superstar Silva could make millions on pay-per-view.

Mma - Sunday 31 May, 2020

UFC returns to Las Vegas as Burns dominates former welterweight champion Woodley
# Behind Closed Doors
# Behind Closed Doors

UFC returns to Las Vegas as Burns dominates former welterweight champion Woodley

May 31st 2020, 9:15 AM 8,161 Views 4 Comments

The Brazilian announced himself as a contender with the biggest win of his career in the main event.

Mma - Saturday 16 May, 2020

‘Conor McGregor is the No1 welterweight contender’
# Plans
# Plans

‘Conor McGregor is the No1 welterweight contender’

May 16th 2020, 1:59 PM 13,910 Views 17 Comments

Former MMA star Chael Sonnen reckons Dubliner is still the biggest draw in his sport.

Mma - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Teixeira scores upset victory as UFC presses ahead with another US event
# Results
# Results

Teixeira scores upset victory as UFC presses ahead with another US event

May 14th 2020, 11:41 AM 5,186 Views 0 Comments

The 40-year-old continued his resurgence by stopping Anthony Smith in the headline bout in Florida.

Mma - Sunday 10 May, 2020

Gaethje crowned interim UFC lightweight champion after downing Ferguson in five-round epic
# And The New...
# And The New...

Gaethje crowned interim UFC lightweight champion after downing Ferguson in five-round epic

May 10th 2020, 8:55 AM 17,032 Views 19 Comments

The event in Jacksonville was held amid strict hygiene guidelines.

Mma - Saturday 9 May, 2020

More controversy surrounds this weekend's UFC return as fighter and cornermen test positive for Covid-19
# EEK
# EEK

More controversy surrounds this weekend's UFC return as fighter and cornermen test positive for Covid-19

May 9th 2020, 12:05 PM 51,691 Views 47 Comments

Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza’s fight is off but as of now, UFC 249 is still going ahead.

Mma - Friday 8 May, 2020

Justin Gaethje looking to put on a show for the fans at UFC 249 despite criticism of event
# UFC
# UFC

Justin Gaethje looking to put on a show for the fans at UFC 249 despite criticism of event

May 8th 2020, 8:36 AM 5,585 Views 5 Comments

Gaethje faces Tony Ferguson on Saturday night.

Mma - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Dana White insists UFC’s return this weekend is ‘as safe as it can possibly be’
# Back In Action
# Back In Action

Dana White insists UFC’s return this weekend is ‘as safe as it can possibly be’

May 7th 2020, 7:47 PM 6,247 Views 3 Comments

UFC 249 takes place in Florida on Saturday night.

Mma - Friday 24 April, 2020

UFC 249 to take place behind closed doors in Florida on 9 May
# Rescheduled
# Rescheduled

UFC 249 to take place behind closed doors in Florida on 9 May

Apr 24th 2020, 9:28 PM 7,475 Views 13 Comments

Justin Gaethje has replaced Khabib Nurmagomedov as the headline opponent to Tony Ferguson.

Mma - Friday 10 April, 2020

Dana White belatedly postpones UFC 249
# DISNEY PUSH
# DISNEY PUSH

Dana White belatedly postpones UFC 249

Apr 10th 2020, 9:55 AM 10,212 Views 19 Comments

Originally slated for New York, white was pushing for the18 April event to go ahead in California.

Mma - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Namajunas withdraws from UFC 249 after death of two family members following coronavirus
# RIP
# RIP

Namajunas withdraws from UFC 249 after death of two family members following coronavirus

Apr 9th 2020, 9:12 PM 11,312 Views 9 Comments

The former strawweight champion was due to face Jessica Andrade in the controversial card’s co-main event on 18 April.

Mma - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Dana White close to securing private island to host UFC fights
# UFC
# UFC

Dana White close to securing private island to host UFC fights

Apr 7th 2020, 8:21 AM 12,300 Views 11 Comments

Meanwhile, Justin Gaethje has replaced Khabib Nurmagomedov as Tony Ferguson’s opponent in the interim lightweight championship bout at UFC 249.

Mma - Thursday 2 April, 2020

'Put yourself in my shoes': Khabib won't break quarantine to fight at UFC 249
# No Go
# No Go

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

Apr 2nd 2020, 9:51 AM 8,913 Views 8 Comments

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

Mma - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Your support for The42 means more than ever
# Next Chapter
# Next Chapter

Your support for The42 means more than ever

Apr 1st 2020, 4:38 PM 11,615 Views 7 Comments

We’re committed to telling the story of Irish sport each day despite these uncertain times.

UFC champion Jones avoids jail time but vows to address 'unhealthy relationship with alcohol'
# Keeping Up With The Jones
# Keeping Up With The Jones

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

Apr 1st 2020, 11:30 AM 4,687 Views 6 Comments

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
# Ufc 249
# Ufc 249

Curse continues as Khabib v Ferguson nears cancellation for fifth time

Mar 30th 2020, 7:12 PM 6,225 Views 5 Comments

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
# On The Box

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

Updated Mar 27th 2020, 5:18 PM 66,001 Views 36 Comments

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
# New Mexico
# New Mexico

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

Mar 26th 2020, 9:34 PM 8,549 Views 9 Comments

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
# Best Laid Plans
# Best Laid Plans

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

Mar 26th 2020, 11:17 AM 11,079 Views 7 Comments

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
# Ufc 249
# Ufc 249

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

Mar 24th 2020, 9:49 AM 8,866 Views 7 Comments

‘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
# MMA
# MMA

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

Mar 21st 2020, 10:54 AM 6,360 Views 4 Comments

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
# About Time
# About Time

UFC postpones next three events after coronavirus clampdown

Mar 17th 2020, 10:13 AM 5,127 Views 7 Comments

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
# Safety Measures
# Safety Measures

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

Mar 16th 2020, 10:43 AM 4,031 Views 2 Comments

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'
# Latest
# Latest

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

Mar 15th 2020, 12:40 PM 12,359 Views 18 Comments

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
# King Charles
# King Charles

Oliveira calls for lightweight title shot after impressive stoppage of Lee

Mar 15th 2020, 9:51 AM 5,018 Views 3 Comments

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
# Title Shot
# Title Shot

McColgan handed chance to join list of notable Irish champions

Mar 13th 2020, 6:07 PM 3,524 Views 1 Comment

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
# Do Bronx Tale
# Do Bronx Tale

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

Mar 13th 2020, 4:20 PM 5,395 Views 3 Comments

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
# Showdown
# Showdown

Dalton gets late-notice opportunity to upset former champion Pimblett

Mar 11th 2020, 1:03 PM 3,158 Views 1 Comment

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
# Change Of Plan
# Change Of Plan

London no longer calling for Garry as attention turns to Belfast

Mar 10th 2020, 11:31 AM 5,575 Views 0 Comments

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
# October Test
# October Test

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

Mar 9th 2020, 5:53 PM 4,602 Views 1 Comment

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
# Defence
# Defence

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

Mar 8th 2020, 9:34 AM 9,240 Views 7 Comments

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
# Results
# Results

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

Mar 1st 2020, 10:06 AM 5,089 Views 0 Comments

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
# Heavy Burden
# Heavy Burden

Botched weight cut costs Figueiredo his shot at UFC title

Feb 28th 2020, 5:33 PM 6,698 Views 1 Comment

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
# Og
# Og

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

Feb 27th 2020, 10:33 AM 5,200 Views 1 Comment

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
# Ready To Go
# Ready To Go

Henry Cejudo to defend bantamweight title against Jose Aldo - reports

Feb 24th 2020, 11:59 PM 3,874 Views 3 Comments

ESPN report that the fight is set to happen.