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Conor McGregor, UFC 200 and the tweet that started a war.

It all began with a tweet. Less than 150 characters were enough to send the MMA world into turmoil, the McGregor effect in action. Here are the now infamous words,  165,770 retweets later: ‘I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya’s later.’ – Conor McGregor. The immediate reaction was one of amusement mixed with a dash of bewilderment. It wasn’t long before various sources were confirming that it wasn’t a joke. Something was going down up in Iceland. Later that night, UFC president Dana White went on live television to announce that he was pulling Conor McGregor […]

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Extended preview: Conor Mcgregor VS Nate Diaz

The next chapter of the McGregor era will be written this Saturday night, live once again from the MGM Grand Garden arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Conor McGregor will now face UFC veteran and fan favourite Nate Diaz, at welterweight. The eyes of the combat sports world are firmly set on UFC 196. Nate Diaz has competed in the UFC since 2007, he is 18-10 overall in MMA. He’s gone 2-3 in his last five fights and is currently ranked number 5 in the Lightweight division after an impressive win against Michael Johnson in December. Nate possesses high level technical […]

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Preview: Anderson Silva VS Michael Bisping

Saturday February 27, London England, a legend returns and we finally get to see a fight ten years in the making. European MMA trailblazer Michael Bisping will take on the long time middleweight king, Anderson Silva in a bout with more at stake than meets the eye. Legacy, legitimacy, title shots and history will be contested, and it’s all live and exclusive on UFC Fightpass. Michael Bisping has been called the best UFC fighter ever not to receive a title shot. Coming off the ultimate fighter, Bisping has had a very successful run in the UFC, he has only ever […]

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One Night in Vegas: Conor McGregor and UFC 194

It was a special night in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Irish had travelled in force, again. It was finally time, Conor McGregor had reached the top of the featherweight mountain, ready to rumble with the long time king. What the hell just happened? Conor McGregor faced Jose Aldo for the undisputed UFC featherweight title. The crowd at the MGM were on their feet from the moment the Irishman made the walk, and they never sat back down. In just 13 seconds, McGregor toppled the number one ranked pound for pound fighter in the UFC. It was the left hook heard […]

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A Brief History of Aldo Part 3: Frankie Edgar

December 12th, 2015. Conor McGregor will finally get his shot at the long time featherweight king, Jose Aldo. Aldo hasn’t lost an MMA fight in over 10 years, he’s the only featherweight champion in UFC history and he has successfully defended his title 7 times against the best competition in the world at 145 pounds. In short, he’s really good at fighting. In the run up to UFC 194, we are taking a look back at some of  Aldo’s prior UFC match ups. To separate the facts from the fiction, the stats from the hype, and the man from the […]

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A Brief History of Aldo Part 2: Chad Mendes (1)

December 12th, 2015. Conor McGregor will finally get his shot at the long time featherweight king, Jose Aldo. Aldo hasn’t lost an MMA fight in over 10 years, he’s the only featherweight champion in UFC history and he has successfully defended his title 7 times against the best competition in the world at 145 pounds. In short, he’s really good at fighting. In the run up to UFC 194, we are taking a look back at some of Aldo’s prior UFC match ups. To separate the facts from the fiction, the stats from the hype, and the man from the […]

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A Brief History of Aldo Part 1: Mark Hominick

December 12th, 2015. Conor McGregor will finally get his shot at the long time featherweight king, Jose Aldo. Aldo hasn’t lost an MMA fight in over 10 years, he’s the only featherweight champion in UFC history and he has successfully defended his title 7 times against the best competition in the world at 145 pounds. In short, he’s really good at fighting. In the run up to UFC 194, we are taking a look back at some of Aldo’s prior UFC match ups. To separate the facts from the fiction, the stats from the hype, and the man from the […]

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UFC Dublin Fight Recap: Paddy Holohan VS Louis Smolka

The loudest cheer of the night echoed throughout the 3 arena as the main event man Paddy Holohan made the long walk to the cage. Both men were full of energy, feeding off the sold out crowd as thoughts of injury pull outs and fight cancellations seemed a world away. Paddy got off to a flying start getting the best of the early exchanges and taking Smolka to the ground. As expected, both men attempted submissions in the scramble and it wasn’t long before they were standing again. Bombs were exchanged, another scramble and Smolka ended up on top. Paddy […]

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UFC Dublin Fight Recap: Neil Seery VS Jon Delos Reyes

Jon Delos Reyes stepped into enemy territory with a calm and relaxed demeanour, the roaring crowd that accompanied Dublin’s Seery didn’t seem to phase the American, this was always going to be a war. Seery came on strong early, getting the better of the exchanges as both men traded shots inside the pocket. The Irishman landed a solid two punch combo and finished it off with a hard leg kick insuring that Reyes was the first to shoot for a takedown, after the unsuccessful attempt, they separated and the American turned up the pace. Reyes threw a flying knee, landed some unorthodox […]

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UFC Dublin Fight Recap: Aisling Daly VS Ericka Almeida

Aisling Daly finally got the chance to fight at home as she was living in The Ultimate Fighter house the last time the octagon descended upon Dublin. The Irish Strawweight looked to be in the best shape of her life at the weigh-ins, as she made her way to the cage tonight, she sang along with her entrance music, taking in the atmosphere and loving every second of it. Under the cheers of ‘Ole, ole ole ole,’ The two women engaged early and often, Almeida managed to secure the Thai clinch and deliver some knees to the body before Aisling […]