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Mma - Saturday 6 October, 2018

McGregor, with a tricolour-wielding Drake in his corner, clashes with Khabib during final face-off UFC 229 This post contains videos

McGregor, with a tricolour-wielding Drake in his corner, clashes with Khabib during final face-off

Rap and R’n'B star Drake accompanied Conor McGregor to the stage for a spicy staredown with champion Khabib.

Mma - Friday 5 October, 2018

McGregor half a pound under limit as both fighters make weight for Las Vegas showdown UFC 229 This post contains videos
On the ground in Vegas - UFC 229 preview Return Of The Mac This post contains videos

On the ground in Vegas - UFC 229 preview

Gavan Casey dials in from Nevada with all the latest news ahead of McGregor’s comeback.

All the info you need to watch Conor McGregor's fight this weekend

Khabib Nurmagomedov will put his lightweight title on the line against Conor McGregor in Las Vegas.

McGregor expects $50m payday from UFC 229 blockbuster fight

The Dubliner says he will earn a small fortune from this weekend’s lightweight title bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

'I always say you should aim for peace, but if you can't get peace, you should aim between the eyes'

Khabib Nurmagomedov wasn’t waiting around for Conor McGregor at Thursday’s final press conference for UFC 229.

Mma - Thursday 4 October, 2018

'Conor saw me, we locked eyes, and he was like, 'Oh sh**' - I saw that in him' Fight Talk This post contains videos

'Conor saw me, we locked eyes, and he was like, 'Oh sh**' - I saw that in him'

Tony Ferguson says he felt fear in Conor McGregor when they met in Los Angeles last year.

LIVE: Nurmagomedov v McGregor in the UFC 229 pre-fight press conference Talk Is Cheap This post contains videos

LIVE: Nurmagomedov v McGregor in the UFC 229 pre-fight press conference

The Notorious is aiming to win back the lightweight belt this weekend, and they are scheduled to face the media at 11pm Irish time.

'What about the Irish language?' - Nurmagomedov has a pop at McGregor fans Cúpla Focail This post contains videos

'What about the Irish language?' - Nurmagomedov has a pop at McGregor fans

The Dagestani fighter attempted to rile travelling supporters during the UFC 229 workouts.

Darren Till officially switches focus to UFC's middleweight division

While he didn’t rule out a return to welterweight one day, Till looks set to mix it with the best in the 185lbs division.

'I'm coming for Khabib's head' – McGregor predicts devastating KO

The Dubliner is convinced he will come out on top on his Vegas return this weekend.

Mma - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Nurmagomedov's ability to implement gameplan can tip balance in his favour

Professional fighter Joseph Duffy breaks down the meeting of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor.

'I was scared s***less but the best part about that was, you guys laugh about it' UFC 229 This post contains videos

'I was scared s***less but the best part about that was, you guys laugh about it'

Episode 2 of UFC Embedded sees the fighters gearing up for a massive weekend in Nevada.

Mma - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

History suggests the potential impact of mental warfare shouldn't be dismissed

Sugar Ray Leonard learned the importance of keeping one’s emotions in check when he faced Roberto Duran.

Mma - Monday 1 October, 2018

‘No Irish team, no Irish whiskey, nobody can stop me’ UFC 229 This post contains videos

‘No Irish team, no Irish whiskey, nobody can stop me’

In Episode 1 of the new UFC Embedded series, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor step up preparations for their Las Vegas bout.

Nurmagomedov vows to make McGregor humble in Saturday's UFC headliner

“It’s going to be a long night for him. I’m going to make him tired and maul him inside the cage.”

O'Malley pulled from Khabib-McGregor undercard due to failed drug test

The undefeated bantamweight was scheduled to face Jose Quinonez in Las Vegas this weekend.

McGregor admits he 'fell out of love with the game' during UFC hiatus

A 23-month absence from the octagon will end for the Dubliner this Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Mma - Sunday 30 September, 2018

Mousasi topples MacDonald as Bellator broadcast scuppered by Peppa Pig

The live TV coverage of one of Bellator’s biggest ever fights was interrupted by a fictitious farm animal.

The return of the man the UFC couldn't afford to live without

Conor McGregor doesn’t need the fight game. But the fight game needs him, writes Jeremy Botter.

Mma - Saturday 29 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Meath MMA event cancelled following Shane Ross's statement over safety concerns Claremont Stadium

Meath MMA event cancelled following Shane Ross's statement over safety concerns

Ross had expressed concern that the event is being held without a number of safety precautions.

Mma - Friday 28 September, 2018

Conor McGregor makes generous donation to fund sick Irish boy's treatment

The UFC superstar donated €10,000 to Bryan Buckley yesterday.

Mma - Thursday 27 September, 2018

BT Sport lose out as Eleven Sports secure UFC broadcasting rights for Ireland and the UK

The online streaming platform will show MMA’s premier promotion from January 2019.

Mma - Sunday 23 September, 2018

UFC veteran's retirement fight ends with brutal knee-to-the-body knockout Results This post contains videos

UFC veteran's retirement fight ends with brutal knee-to-the-body knockout

Francesco Trinaldo stopped Evan Dunham in Sao Paulo, while Thiago Santos was victorious in the headliner.

Mma - Friday 21 September, 2018

Conor McGregor signs 6-fight UFC deal, Dana White confirms UFC

Conor McGregor signs 6-fight UFC deal, Dana White confirms

Terms were not disclosed but the deal does include McGregor’s new whiskey being a sponsor in all of the Dubliner’s fights.

McGregor and Khabib come face to face in presser that resembles bad sitcom with no laugh track UFC 229 This post contains videos

McGregor and Khabib come face to face in presser that resembles bad sitcom with no laugh track

Unsurprisingly, Conor McGregor did most of the talking, but tonight’s UFC 229 press conference played out to echoes instead of fans.

Mma - Thursday 20 September, 2018

LIVE: UFC 229 press conference with Nurmagomedov and McGregor Fighting Talk This post contains videos

LIVE: UFC 229 press conference with Nurmagomedov and McGregor

Ahead of next month’s fight, the pair are scheduled to address the media in New York at 10pm Irish time.

With Jon Jones back in the picture, who is in the running to headline UFC 230?

Jones’ retroactive suspension means he will be available to fight come the end of October, but will he feature at Madison Square Garden?

Jon Jones handed 15-month backdated doping ban... which expires a week before UFC 230 UFC

Jon Jones handed 15-month backdated doping ban... which expires a week before UFC 230

Dana White plays down speculation that Jones will return in November, saying he expects to see him “early next year”.

Mma - Monday 17 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie After branding battle, Conor McGregor will call his whiskey Proper No. Twelve Not Notorious

After branding battle, Conor McGregor will call his whiskey Proper No. Twelve

The MMA fighter’s new product will initially launch in Ireland and the US.

Mma - Saturday 15 September, 2018

'One of my first tattoos says, ‘Your faith must be greater than your fear.’ My fear is to lose my 0'

Bellator’s AJ McKee on his rivalry with James Gallagher, a return to Ireland, and the promotion’s European recruitment drive.

Mma - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Former UFC champion Werdum banned for two years following failed doping test

Brazilian, 41, tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid.

Mma - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Conor McGregor sued by UFC fighter after Brooklyn bus attack

Michael Chiesa was forced to withdraw from his fight at UFC 223 due to injuries sustained during the incident.

Mma - Sunday 9 September, 2018

Welterweight champ Woodley hands Till first pro defeat in UFC 228 main event Tyron's Time This post contains videos

Welterweight champ Woodley hands Till first pro defeat in UFC 228 main event

Fourth successful defence marks Woodley as one of the great welterweights.

Mma - Friday 7 September, 2018

It's on! Till and Woodley make weight for championship showdown

Tomorrow night’s co-main event in Dallas, however, will not go ahead.

Mma - Thursday 6 September, 2018

'He's the one that should answer questions': Woodley unfazed by Darren Till's weight cut

Woodley puts his UFC title on the line again on Saturday night.

SBG's Peter Queally inks deal with Bellator MMA

SBG's Peter Queally inks deal with Bellator

The Irish fighter will now join team-mates James Gallagher and Sinead Kavanagh at the promotion.

Mma - Monday 27 August, 2018

Nate Diaz tells Bruce Buffer to 'get off the UFC's nuts' after comments about his attitude

Buffer told TMZ that Diaz should stop complaining about his employers after earning $7m in his last fight.

Mma - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Ferguson to return against former lightweight champ on Khabib-McGregor card

Ferguson will take on Anthony Pettis as the ‘co-main event’ in Vegas.

Mma - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Two UFC champions to clash on December card in Las Vegas

The women’s featherweight title will be on the line when ‘Cyborg’ takes on compatriot Amanda Nunes.