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Dana White Categorically Confirms Conor McGregor’s Lightweight Reign Is Over

Conor McGregor will no longer be the UFC lightweight champion on Saturday, according to UFC president Dana White. Such was White’s opening statement at the UFC 223 press conference on Wednesday in Brooklyn, New York where Khabib Nurmagomedov will take on featherweight champion Max Holloway for the lightweight crown. With No.1 contender and interim champion Tony Ferguson being forced to …

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The Cost Of Ireland’s Grand Slam To Be Learned In Champions Cup Clashes

Ireland is enjoying a satisfyingly steadily upward trajectory in the world of Test rugby and following their Six Nations Grand Slam this month, Joe Schmidt’s side has overtaken England as the closest rival to New Zealand’s rugby dominion. The nature of Ireland’s Six Nations campaign was one of control, accuracy and authority, featuring a lethal cutting edge often lamented as …

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Interesting Comparisons Emerge Between Jacob Stockdale And New Zealand’s Try-Scoring Machine Rieko Ioane

When Jacob Stockdale burst onto the senior international stage last year during Ireland’s summer tour of America, it was immediately clear that the 21-year-old had the potential for a bright future. Having impressed for the Ireland U20s, with 11 tries in nine appearances, there was much anticipation when the big winger made the step up to the senior ranks. Bringing with …

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‘Wrestling Skills’ Aside, There Are Three Simple Reasons Mayweather Would Be Humiliated By McGregor In The Octagon

The worlds of boxing and MMA collided last year when Conor McGregor made his boxing debut against the undefeated Floyd Mayweather in what was more a money-making circus than a pugilistic classic. The UFC star who has made his name and fortune from his sledgehammer left hand sought to upset the world and hand the best defensive boxer in a generation …

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Latest World Rugby Rankings Confirm What We Suspected

England’s dream of rugby supremacy lies in ruin today following defeat to France in round four of the NatWest 6 Nations. Their second successive loss in the competition ended any hopes of an already unlikely title defence, as Ireland swept to another bonus point victory against Scotland, all but claiming the title. All that stood in the way of the title returning …

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Massive Ranking Boost For Ireland Expected After Six Nations Triumph

England’s second consecutive defeat in the NatWest 6 Nations confirmed Ireland’s first title since 2015 and consigned themselves to a dramatic freefall in the world rugby rankings. Following Ireland’s 28 – 8 defeat of a spirited Scotland, England required a bonus point victory over Les Bleus in Paris in order to keep their slim hopes of championship success alive before they …

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