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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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McGregor pulled from UFC 200 main event

Hours after Conor McGregor tweeted his retirement from the sport. UFC chief Dana with confirmed the fighter is out of July’s UFC 200 event. I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya’s later. — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 19, 2016 UFC chief Dana White said on Tuesday on ESPN’s SportsCenter that McGregor has been pulled from the card because he refused to attend a pre-fight press conference this week in Las Vegas. Dana White shares what he knows about Conor McGregor’s immediate future with UFC. pic.twitter.com/RtkcOsAFRJ — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 20, 2016 “Obviously we still have […]

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UFC Dublin 2015 set for Three Arena

UFC have confirmed they will return to Dublin in October. It will be the third event the promotion have held in the nation’s capital. Dana White confirmed the promotions return to Talkingbrawls’ Niall McGrath at ‘UFC 189: World tour press conference,’ last March. Speaking last May on Talkingbrawls MMA Podcast, now former UFC EMEA Senior-Vice president David Allen confirmed the promotions would return to Three Arena. Joe Carr, Vice President of International for UFC commented: “Ireland has been such an important market to the UFC and we couldn’t let a year go by without delivering another spectacular event for the fans […]

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Jose Aldo out, Conor McGregor will now face Chad Mendes at UFC 189

Early on Wednesday morning, UFC fans across Ireland will wake up to the news many have been dreading since last week. The now infamous injured rib has proven to be more serious than originally reported and featherweight champion Jose Aldo has pulled out of his scheduled UFC 189 bout with Conor McGregor. Just hours after Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta gave interviews in New York, talking about their supreme confidence in the fight going ahead, the former appeared on ESPN’s SportsCenter along with McGregor to reveal the news that will break Irish hearts. Video: Fancy M This will be the […]

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FULL AUDIO OF UFC’S ATHLETE MARKETING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PRESS CONFERENCE

UFC executives media event to unveil the newly designed Athlete Marketing and Development Program. The event took place at Red Rock Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Don’t miss last week’s talkingbrawlsmma.com podcast featuring interviews with Makwan Amirkhani, Frank Mir & Norman Parke. Listen and subscribe by clicking on the link below. You can also listen to the show by subscribing to The Talking Brawls MMA.com Podcast on iTunes: audio feed here; Download previous episodes here , via TuneIn here & via Stitcher here . (for mobile phone listening download the Podomatic, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio or iTunes apps) You can follow us on twitter here

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UFC 187 – Media Conference Call (Audio)

Daniel Cormier, Anthony Johnson, Chris Weidman & Vitor Belfort speak with the media ahead of UFC 187 next week. You can also listen to the show by subscribing to The Talking Brawls MMA.com Podcast on iTunes: audio feed here; Download previous episodes here , via TuneIn here & via Stitcher here . (for mobile phone listening download the Podomatic, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio or iTunes apps) You can follow us on twitter here

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Episode 77 of the Talking Brawls MMA.com Podcast featuring: Jessica Eye & Patrick Cote

Gus Ryan of Independent.ie joins Niall McGrath on this week’s show as guest co-host. First up on the show we react to the much talked about UFC 189 World Tour fan event in Dublin. Next up, Jessica Eye joins Niall to talk about her freshly announced fight with Miesha Tate for the women’s bantamweight number 1 contenders spot. Jessica talks about of Miesha’s disrespect for her and shares stories of previous dialogue the two have had in the past. She also talks Ronda Rousey and why she’s the one to stop the bantamweight champions path of destruction. Up next, we […]

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Audio: UFC PED press event featuring Lorenzo Fertitta & Dana White

Lorenzo Fertitta & Dana White talk with the media about the UFC’s new regulatory proposals and implementations regarding the PED situation. You can also listen to the show by subscribing to The Talking Brawls MMA.com Podcast on iTunes: audio feed here; Download previous episodes here , via TuneIn here & via Stitcher here . You can follow us on twitter here