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Mma - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

New contract makes Nurmagomedov 'the highest-paid athlete in the UFC'

The lightweight champion has inked fresh terms with the UFC as he prepares to face Dustin Poirier.

Mma - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

UFC announce September title defence for lightweight champion Khabib

The undefeated Russian will take on interim title-holder Dustin Poirier in a unification bout in Abu Dhabi.

'I'm interested in winners' - Diaz dismisses prospect of McGregor trilogy

The 34-year-old UFC star is due to return from a three-year lay-off to face Anthony Pettis in August.

Mma - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Dos Anjos spoils Lee's welterweight debut with stoppage victory in New York

The former lightweight champion returned to winning ways in last night’s UFC Fight Night 152 headliner.

Mma - Thursday 16 May, 2019

'In the UFC, there was a lot of pressure. If you lost, you were only getting half your money'

Norman Parke chats to The42 about bare-knuckle boxing, life after the UFC and closing in on title glory ahead of his KSW bout this weekend.

Mma - Monday 13 May, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Charges dropped against Conor McGregor in alleged phone-snatching case Miami

Charges dropped against Conor McGregor in alleged phone-snatching case

Local media reported an out-of-court settlement.

Anderson Silva, Rose Namajunas facing six-month medical suspensions

The pair are facing lengthy lay-offs after they were knocked out at UFC 237 in Rio.

Mma - Sunday 12 May, 2019

Andrade lifts UFC gold after controversial slam finish against 'Thug Rose'

The Brazilian celebrated her win in front of a home crowd at UFC 237.

Ferguson set to face 'Cowboy' Cerrone as lightweight title picture takes shape

In his first bout since October, El Cucuy will take on one of the UFC’s most in-form fighters at 155lbs.

Mma - Sunday 5 May, 2019

Cerrone takes convincing win over Al Iaquinta, calls on McGregor to fight in July

The 36-year-old won on a unanimous points decision.

Mma - Sunday 28 April, 2019

'I am a force to be reckoned with': Hermansson lands biggest UFC win of his career Underdog This post contains videos

'I am a force to be reckoned with': Hermansson lands biggest UFC win of his career

Swede Jack Hermansson secured the biggest victory of his career by beating Ronaldo Souza in Florida.

Mma - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Dana White to finally 'make moves' in boxing after summer

Dana White isn’t impressed by how the best aren’t fighting the best in boxing, and hopes to change it later this year.

Mma - Saturday 20 April, 2019

First round TKO sees 38-year-old veteran Overeem beat Oleinik at UFC St. Petersburg Knockout This post contains videos

First round TKO sees 38-year-old veteran Overeem beat Oleinik at UFC St. Petersburg

Overeem extended his winning streak on Saturday in the Russian capital.

'I couldn’t even hold my kids. But if I've to break both hands again to get the win, I will'

With one fight left on his current contract, Wexford’s Brian Moore is fighting to secure his future with MMA promotion, Bellator.

Mma - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Poirier outlasts Holloway in UFC classic and immediately calls out Khabib

Elsewhere on the card, Israel Adesanya proved himself on the biggest level by defeating Kelvin Gastelum.

Mma - Saturday 13 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Conor McGregor is 'paying for his mistakes' says longtime coach John Kavanagh

Conor McGregor is 'paying for his mistakes' says longtime coach

John Kavanagh said he does not condone the mistakes made by the former UFC champion.

Mma - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Conor McGregor pleads not guilty after Miami arrest Florida

Conor McGregor pleads not guilty after Miami arrest

McGregor was not present at today’s hearing.

Mma - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

Former UFC champion TJ Dillashaw suspended for two years after testing positive for EPO

Dillashaw willingly relinquished his bantamweight championship last month.

Mma - Thursday 4 April, 2019

UFC boss warns Khabib and McGregor over 'unacceptable' social media spat

The pair have traded insults during an online feud that Dana White has said will not be tolerated.

Mma - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Third anti-doping violation sees UFC heavyweight banned for life

Ruslan Magomedov is the first fighter to receive a lifetime ban under the USADA-administered programme.

Mma - Sunday 31 March, 2019

Gaethje lights up lightweight division with impressive first-round KO win in Philly

The American defeated Edson Barboza in the main event at Wells Frago Center.

Mma - Thursday 28 March, 2019

UFC book trio of summer title bouts involving Jones, Nunes and Cejudo

Henry Cejudo will have an opportunity to become a two-weight champion at UFC 238 in Chicago.

Mma - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Conor McGregor announces his retirement from MMA Notorious

Conor McGregor announces his retirement from MMA

“Proper Pina Coladas on me fellas,” the UFC star tweeted early this morning.

Mma - Sunday 24 March, 2019

Wonderboy stopped for the first time by stunning Pettis 'Superman' KO Showtime This post contains videos

Wonderboy stopped for the first time by stunning Pettis 'Superman' KO

The former lightweight champion made a big statement in his UFC welterweight debut in Nashville.

Mma - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

'I didn't give Khabib his respect, I marched forward and got caught,' says McGregor

The Dubliner said because he had reached such an elite level of fighting, he was lacking motivation at UFC 229.

Dillashaw's reign as UFC champion over after revealing 'adverse' drug test

The 33-year-old announced today that he is ‘voluntarily relinquishing’ the UFC bantamweight title.

Mma - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Dana White promises 'incredible things' after signing seven-year UFC contract extension

The organisation’s president is going nowhere for now.

Mma - Sunday 17 March, 2019

Masvidal stuns Till in London to derail UFC comeback

The Liverpudlian suffered a second-round knockout on Saturday night, while there was also defeat for Ireland’s Joseph Duffy.

Mma - Saturday 16 March, 2019

Duffy 'buzzing' for tonight's UFC return after 'dark days' during lengthy lay-off

The Donegal lightweight faces Marc Diakiese, having not competed in the octagon since November 2017.

Mma - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie McGregor charged with 'strong arm robbery and criminal mischief' after alleged altercation with fan Miami

McGregor charged with 'strong arm robbery and criminal mischief' after alleged altercation with fan

Miami Police said McGregor slapped a phone out of the man’s hand and then stomped on it several times.

From TheJournal.ie Conor McGregor arrested in Miami after alleged altercation with fan McGregor

Conor McGregor arrested in Miami after alleged altercation with fan

He was arrested earlier today.

Mma - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Dos Santos eyeing another heavyweight title shot after quick stoppage against Lewis UFC Wichita This post contains videos

Dos Santos eyeing another heavyweight title shot after quick stoppage against Lewis

Brazilian makes light work of Saturday’s main event at UFC Wichita.

Mma - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Jon Jones dominates Smith to retain title and Usman writes history at UFC 235 Saturday Night Fights This post contains videos

Jon Jones dominates Smith to retain title and Usman writes history at UFC 235

It was a busy one in Vegas.

Mma - Thursday 28 February, 2019

MMA star Jon Jones still clear to fight at UFC 235 despite atypical drug test results

The Nevada State Athletic Commission have released a statement.

Mma - Monday 25 February, 2019

McGregor's teammate Danis hit with seven-month suspension over UFC 229 brawl

The Bellator fighter has also been fined $7,500 over the incident.

Mma - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Irish youngster Gallagher scores stunning first-round victory in headline bout at 3Arena Just Like That This post contains videos

Irish youngster Gallagher scores stunning first-round victory in headline bout at 3Arena

The Straight Blast Gym fighter got back to winning ways after losing his first professional bout last August.

UFC 236 headliner set with Holloway and Poirier going head-to-head for interim title

Featherweight champion Max Holloway will move up to lightweight.

Mma - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Big weekend for Irish MMA as Sky Sports broadcast Bellator card live from Dublin

The likes of James Gallagher, Peter Queally and Paul Redmond will all compete at the 3Arena on Saturday.

UFC legend St-Pierre announces retirement after failed Khabib negotiations

The 37-year-old was a UFC champion in both the welterweight and middleweight divisions.