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#UFC 229

# ufc-229 - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Lobov determined to exact revenge on Tukhugov over cheap shot on McGregor

Artem Lobov faces Michael Johnson this weekend but he hasn’t forgotten about Zubaira Tukhugov.

# ufc-229 - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

McGregor releases statement on 'fair and square' defeat to Nurmagomedov

The 30-year-old Dubliner was comprehensively beaten by the UFC lightweight champion on 6 October.

# ufc-229 - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

'We worked it out' - UFC chief plays down Khabib's quit threat

The champion vowed to leave the UFC if the Las Vegas brawl had consequences for his team-mates.

# ufc-229 - Friday 12 October, 2018

McGregor and Khabib handed initial suspensions ahead of UFC brawl investigation

The pair will appear before the Nevada State Athletic Commission on 24 October.

# ufc-229 - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Khabib Nurmagomedov tells UFC he'll quit if team-mate is axed

Zubaira Tukhugov was scheduled to fight Artem Lobov, Conor McGregor’s training partner, later this month.

McGregor's team-mate denies sparking UFC 229 brawl with religious slur

Dillon Danis was Khabib Nurmagomedov’s target when he leapt from the cage after defeating Conor McGregor.

# ufc-229 - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

McGregor's coach expects Khabib rematch next but would love Diaz trilogy

John Kavanagh says summer 2019 is the realistic return date for a return to the octagon.

# ufc-229 - Monday 8 October, 2018

UFC dig hole for themselves but strike PPV gold with potential Khabib-McGregor fallout

Don’t be surprised to see Saturday night’s events used to promote a rematch in a few months’ time.

# ufc-229 - Sunday 7 October, 2018

On the ground in Vegas: Reaction as McGregor's UFC return turned to chaos Return Of The Mac This post contains videos

On the ground in Vegas: Reaction as McGregor's UFC return turned to chaos

Gavan Casey joins us from Sin City with the latest news from a manic night in the T-Mobile Arena.

Nevada Commission withholding Khabib's purse for role in post-fight violence

The UFC lightweight champion has apologised to the Commission for his actions after beating Conor McGregor.

'Three of Khabib's guys are on the way to jail' says disgusted Dana White

The UFC boss says he’s sick about the crazy conclusion to UFC 229.

Conor McGregor tapped out by Khabib Nurmagomedov before event descends into mayhem

Khabib stays unbeaten but there’ll be repercussions for the champion after he kicked off ugly scenes in Vegas.

Tony Ferguson wins wild scrap as broken hand ends Anthony Pettis' night

The corner called a halt to an instant classic.

Open thread: how do you see Nurmagomedov v McGregor going tonight?

Let’s have those predictions.

# ufc-229 - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Poll: Will Conor McGregor regain the UFC lightweight title tonight? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will Conor McGregor regain the UFC lightweight title tonight?

The Irishman faces defending champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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.

# ufc-229 - 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

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.

'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.

# ufc-229 - 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.

# ufc-229 - 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.

# ufc-229 - 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.

# ufc-229 - 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.

# ufc-229 - Sunday 30 September, 2018

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.

# ufc-229 - 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.

# ufc-229 - Friday 21 September, 2018

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.

# ufc-229 - 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?

# ufc-229 - 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.

# ufc-229 - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Tickets for McGregor's return go on sale this week and the cheapest will set you back €180

The Dubliner is set to take on Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.

# ufc-229 - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Khabib Nurmagomedov: From wrestling bears to conquering the UFC

Conor McGregor will aim to give the UFC lightweight champion his first taste of defeat on 6 October.

# ufc-229 - Sunday 5 August, 2018

No such thing as bad publicity for UFC as McGregor makes swift return from long hiatus

The MMA organisation should spare us the lip service about codes of conduct when their stars step out of line.

# ufc-229 - Friday 3 August, 2018

Return of the Mac! Conor McGregor booked to fight for UFC title in October

In his first MMA bout in two years, McGregor will take on lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.