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#mixed martial arts

# mixed-martial-arts - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

From The42 McGregor 'very close' to agreeing UFC comeback Mystic Back

McGregor 'very close' to agreeing UFC comeback

Conor McGregor said he would “love” to make his return at Madison Square Garden, but expects to fight in Las Vegas this year.

# mixed-martial-arts - Monday 16 July, 2018

'Putin one of the greatest' - UFC star McGregor praises Russia president after World Cup final

The Dubliner was invited to the Moscow showpiece by Vladimir Putin as France defeated Croatia 4-2 on Sunday.

# mixed-martial-arts - Sunday 10 June, 2018

From The42 Ronda Rousey to be the first woman inducted into UFC's Hall of Fame Recognition

Ronda Rousey to be the first woman inducted into UFC's Hall of Fame

The former bantamweight champion was the first female fighter to win a bout in MMA’s largest organisation.

# mixed-martial-arts - Thursday 5 April, 2018

From The42 'Yeah, Brock Lesnar is coming back' - Dana White Les Is More

'Yeah, Brock Lesnar is coming back' - Dana White

The UFC could soon welcome back another star, with Conor McGregor lined up for a return according to president Dana White.

# mixed-martial-arts - Saturday 3 March, 2018

From The42 Conor McGregor set to lose his UFC lightweight belt Stripped

Conor McGregor set to lose his UFC lightweight belt

The lightweight belt will go to the winner of Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov’s fight at UFC 223.

# mixed-martial-arts - Friday 9 February, 2018

Shane Ross: MMA bosses must stop 'dragging their feet' on safety after inquest into death of fighter

Joao Carvalho died on 11 April 2016 after he was knocked out during an MMA fight in the National Boxing Stadium.

# mixed-martial-arts - Monday 29 January, 2018

From The42 Ronda Rousey joins WWE, refuses to say she's retired from MMA New Challenge

Ronda Rousey joins WWE, refuses to say she's retired from MMA

The athlete confirmed she has signed a full-time deal with the organisation after making a surprise appearance during Sunday’s Royal Rumble.

# mixed-martial-arts - Saturday 6 January, 2018

From The42 Defend or vacate: White gives McGregor deadline to put UFC title up for grabs Light Wait

Defend or vacate: White gives McGregor deadline to put UFC title up for grabs

“I don’t think Conor wants to fight until August… around two years since the belt has been defended… that can’t happen.”

# mixed-martial-arts - Thursday 21 December, 2017

From The42 Dana White says Floyd Mayweather Jr in talks for UFC deal Would Watch

Dana White says Floyd Mayweather Jr in talks for UFC deal

And you thought 2017 was mad.

# mixed-martial-arts - Friday 8 December, 2017

From The42 McGregor will 'blow through boxing money' instead of UFC return, claims Woodley Floating Around

McGregor will 'blow through boxing money' instead of UFC return, claims Woodley

Spending money and featuring in films will be more attractive to the Dubliner than a UFC return, according to Tyron Woodley.

# mixed-martial-arts - Sunday 5 November, 2017

From The42 Whittaker, not Woodley, next up for two-division champion GSP UFC

Whittaker, not Woodley, next up for two-division champion GSP

Georges St-Pierre admitted he is no natural middleweight, but a stint at 185lbs looms after beating Michael Bisping for the belt at UFC 217.

# mixed-martial-arts - Saturday 26 August, 2017

From The42 Everything went as you'd expect at the much-anticipated Las Vegas weigh-in last night One Last Look

Everything went as you'd expect at the much-anticipated Las Vegas weigh-in last night

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. came face-to-face.

# mixed-martial-arts - Thursday 24 August, 2017

From The42 Dana White: McGregor will become the biggest star on earth this weekend Bald Ambition

# mixed-martial-arts - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

From The42 UFC champ Jon Jones' career hangs in the balance after another doping controversy Violation

UFC champ Jon Jones' career hangs in the balance after another doping controversy

The fighter has been informed of a possible anti-doping violation following his recent win over Daniel Cormier.

# mixed-martial-arts - Monday 21 August, 2017

From The42 Pacquiao's conqueror: May-Mac is a circus and I'd beat them both My Name Is Jeff

Pacquiao's conqueror: May-Mac is a circus and I'd beat them both

Jeff Horn is not enthused by Floyd Mayweather’s bout with Conor McGregor this Saturday night.

# mixed-martial-arts - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

'I am not a fan': Shane Ross says he probably won't watch the McGregor vs Mayweather fight

Ross has been critical of MMA in the past and has vowed to bring in regulations.

# mixed-martial-arts - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

From The42 Switch to lighter gloves will tip the fight in McGregor's favour - Dana White Upper Hand

Switch to lighter gloves will tip the fight in McGregor's favour - Dana White

The Dubliner would have the upper hand over Floyd Mayweather if 8oz mitts are used, according to the UFC president.

# mixed-martial-arts - Friday 11 August, 2017

From The42 Donald Trump invited to Mayweather-McGregor fight The Circus

Donald Trump invited to Mayweather-McGregor fight

The Donald has a ringside seat reserved if he wants it, according to the Money camp.

# mixed-martial-arts - Thursday 10 August, 2017

From The42 St-Pierre signs to fight Bisping at UFC 217 GSP

St-Pierre signs to fight Bisping at UFC 217

Georges St-Pierre – who last fought in 2013 – will step into the octagon with Michael Bisping in November.

# mixed-martial-arts - Sunday 30 July, 2017

From The42 Jon Jones ruins Daniel Cormier after head-kick to reclaim title Back On Top

Jon Jones ruins Daniel Cormier after head-kick to reclaim title

Jon Jones finished Daniel Cormier with a kick to the head in the third round of the main event at UFC 214.

# mixed-martial-arts - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

From The42 Mayweather-McGregor to be shown in US cinemas Pass The Popcorn

Mayweather-McGregor to be shown in US cinemas

Let’s hope it lasts longer than the trailers.

# mixed-martial-arts - Thursday 13 July, 2017

From The42 Bet your whole fight cheque! McGregor and Mayweather trade verbal blows in Toronto Press Tour This post contains videos

Bet your whole fight cheque! McGregor and Mayweather trade verbal blows in Toronto

The pleasantries continued last night.

# mixed-martial-arts - Friday 21 April, 2017

Sport snobbery: 'McGregor still has a tough fight if he wants to win over the home crowd'

Conor McGregor’s success has made mixed martial arts a viable outlet for children around Ireland, writes Lorraine Courtney.

# mixed-martial-arts - Sunday 29 January, 2017

'Imagine what we could do': Ireland's new generation of MMA fighters Mixed Martial Arts This post contains videos

'Imagine what we could do': Ireland's new generation of MMA fighters

TheJournal.ie spent some time this week with young people who are learning MMA in one of the country’s newest gyms.

Poll: Should MMA be regulated in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should MMA be regulated in Ireland?

Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh says the current situation means “anybody can run an MMA event … to whatever standard they see fit”.

How close is Shane Ross to regulating mixed martial arts in Ireland?

Meetings over the next few weeks will determine whether the sport needs its own governing body – something that could significantly delay the process.

# mixed-martial-arts - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Half of Irish people want MMA to be recognised as a legitimate sport UFC

Half of Irish people want MMA to be recognised as a legitimate sport

It’s often a heated debate around the dinner table – but here’s how the rest of the country feels.

# mixed-martial-arts - Saturday 20 August, 2016

'MMA is more of a game of chess than a sport for brutes - and regulated properly, it's extremely safe'

Mike Sheridan argues it’s time that mixed martial arts was recognised as an official sport in Ireland.

# mixed-martial-arts - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

From The42 'This is fighting. Anything can happen' - the latest episode of Embedded is out The Notorious

'This is fighting. Anything can happen' - the latest episode of Embedded is out

McGregor looks lightning quick as he trains ahead of Saturday’s fight.

# mixed-martial-arts - Saturday 16 July, 2016

From The42 The Irishman whose quest to lose weight brought him all the way to the UFC Redser

The Irishman whose quest to lose weight brought him all the way to the UFC

Paul Redmond’s time at the top was halted in 2015 but he’s never been more enthusiastic about his career.

# mixed-martial-arts - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

From The42 Rising star Paddy Pimblett is proving that appearances can be deceiving The Liverpool Lip

Rising star Paddy Pimblett is proving that appearances can be deceiving

The highly-regarded 21-year-old Englishman doesn’t plan on being one for the future any longer.

From The42 England prop Alex Corbisiero has turned to MMA commentary during his rugby sabbatical Cage Warriors

England prop Alex Corbisiero has turned to MMA commentary during his rugby sabbatical

The 27-year-old is on a break from rugby following a spate of injuries.

From The42 Ex-IBO champ accuses McGregor of editing sparring footage to make himself look good Boxing Clever This post contains videos

Ex-IBO champ accuses McGregor of editing sparring footage to make himself look good

Chris van Heerden isn’t happy with the UFC star.

# mixed-martial-arts - Monday 4 July, 2016

From The42 Duffy inspired by Bisping's scenic route to the top after unscheduled setback Talk To Joe

Duffy inspired by Bisping's scenic route to the top after unscheduled setback

The Donegal lightweight seeks to rebound from his first UFC loss when he fights in Las Vegas on Thursday.

From The42 5 title fights, 3 events and a Conor McGregor press conference - it's the UFC's biggest week yet Fight Week

5 title fights, 3 events and a Conor McGregor press conference - it's the UFC's biggest week yet

There’s plenty on the menu for MMA fans over the coming days.

# mixed-martial-arts - Friday 1 July, 2016

From The42 'The UFC has created Conor McGregor... I think sometimes he forgets that' - Jones Star Wars

'The UFC has created Conor McGregor... I think sometimes he forgets that' - Jones

The pound-for-pound #1 fighter doesn’t believe McGregor deserves a slice of the pie if the UFC is sold.

Conor McGregor to bring one of Ireland's top amateur boxers to Vegas for Diaz training camp

Conor Wallace describes it as “a massive opportunity”.

From The42 Extra dimension added to Diaz-McGregor rivalry as team-mates Lobov and Avila set to clash UFC 202

Extra dimension added to Diaz-McGregor rivalry as team-mates Lobov and Avila set to clash

The fight is being targeted for the 20 August bill in Las Vegas.

# mixed-martial-arts - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

From The42 'Cowboy' Cerrone and 'Rumble' Johnson added as Diaz-McGregor card takes shape UFC 202

'Cowboy' Cerrone and 'Rumble' Johnson added as Diaz-McGregor card takes shape

The UFC have booked a couple of big fights for a card that will be headlined by the eagerly-anticipated rematch.

# mixed-martial-arts - Friday 24 June, 2016

A training accident with Rory MacDonald caused Conor McGregor's pre-UFC 189 knee injury

That’s according to John Kavanagh in his new autobiography.

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