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MMA and GAA would be at the forefront of my interests. I can also tell the difference between butter and 'I Can't Believe it's not Butter'.

Watch: Russian Fighter Scores Nasty Counter Knee KO

You won’t see too many better timed knees this year. As a certain Irishman says: “precision beats power and timing beats speed,” but what if you can merge them all into a knee? Alexandr Shabliy is a fighter who managed just that Sunday at ACB 67 in Dagestan. The 24-year-old Russian fighter improved his record to 16-3 with a win over …

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Tony Ferguson Blasts Khabib And Manager Before Claiming They Turned Down Fight

‘El Cucuy’ was not having the Nurmagomedov pity party. Earlier this week, fans were treated to a slightly left-field lightweight interim title bout announcement for UFC 216, featuring Tony Ferguson and ninth ranked Kevin Lee. While it carries its own intrigue, MMA fans must have been left scratching their heads wondering what happened Khabib Nurmagomedov? The undefeated Dagestani fighter was forced to …

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Watch: Eddie Alvarez Offers Very Measured View On McGregor – Mayweather

‘The Underground King’ has offered his views on the fast-approaching McGregor – Mayweather cross-codes super-fight. If you’re looking for an example of someone being magnanimous in defeat, see: Eddie Alvarez. Despite the heated exchanges before their UFC lightweight title bout at UFC 205 last November, Eddie Alvarez bears no ill will towards Conor McGregor. He has never spit sour grapes in …

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 15: Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on August 15, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Chelsea Have Fined Diego Costa In Ongoing Feud Between The Player And Club

The ugly situation with Costa and Chelsea continues to rumble on. Diego Costa has been fined two weeks wages (approx £300,000) for failing to return for Chelsea’s pre-season preparations, according to Sky Sports. The Spanish international was an integral part of Chelsea’s title winning squad last season, plundering 20 goals over the campaign. Manager, Antonio Conte, has deemed the player surplus …

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Barcelona To Reinvest Some Of Their Neymar Money On Spurs Flop

Having commanded a world record €222 million fee for Neymar Jr, Barcelona are expected to invest heavily in their squad in this transfer window. News of them splashing €40 million on a Brazilian midfielder should not come as a major surprise then – until you hear who they are trying to buy, that is! According to BBC Sport, Barca have …

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Cork Have Already Found Alan Cadogan’s Heir Apparent In Brian Turnbull

Brian Turnbull produced another classy display on Sunday as he guided the Cork minors to victory over Dublin. While the famed Cork production line may have stalled momentarily in the noughties, it is truly kicking back into gear in recent years. Cork claimed the inaugural u-17 All-Ireland title last weekend with a 1-19 to 1-17 victory over Dublin last weekend. …

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Watch: Kaka Receives One Of The Softest Red Cards Of All Time

The 92-times capped Brazilian international fell foul of the Video Assistant Referee system last night in a Major League Soccer clash. Kaka would not exactly be renowned for being a player with a fiery temper. The stylish Brazilian had amassed three red cards in his career prior to this game and only one of those was a straight red. Over the …

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Eoin Kelly Doesn’t Sit On The Fence With Assessment Of Tadhg De Búrca Saga

Tipperary legend Eoin Kelly has spoken out against Tadhg de Búrca’s controversial suspension this week. Kelly sang a familiar tune as he questioned the length of time the appeal process has dragged on for. He also questioned the seriousness of the Waterford sweeper’s offence, writing in his Paddy Power blog post. “The whole situation surrounding Tadhg de Búrca ban is so …

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Mick Konstantin Talks Inspiration Behind Viral Conor McGregor Anthem

Floyd you better watch out, because the Irish are coming… Following on from the irrepressible anthem of Euro 2016 “Taking Over France”, Mick Konstantin is back with his ukulele to spearhead another Irish invasion. This time, a takeover of Las Vegas, on August 26 for Conor McGregor’s cross-code superfight with Floyd ‘Money Mayweather. The traveling hordes of McGregor fans are …

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What’s Next For The Big Winners Of UFC 214?

Following the biggest Pay-Per-View so far in the UFC’s calendar, where do the winners go from here? UFC 214 did not disappoint (Woodley v Maia aside) and we were treated to some highlight-reel KOs, some back-and-forth battles and a fantastic set of prelims. So with the event in the rear-view mirror now, let’s look ahead to potential match ups for …

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12 December 2015; Conor McGregor, right, lands a left punch on Jose Aldo, resulting in a knock-out stoppage after 13 seconds of round one. UFC 194: Jose Aldo v Conor McGregor, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, USA. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE (Photo by Sportsfile/Corbis via Getty Images)

Quiz: Can You Name All The Pay-Per-View Headliners Since UFC 189?

Amazingly, UFC 213 will mark 25 pay-per-views since Conor McGregor headlined his first show, all the way back in 2015. How times have changed since then. With yet another highly anticipated event on the horizon, in UFC 213, fans will spend the next week waiting with bated bait for news concerning injuries and changes to the card. Donald Cerrone vs …

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Opinion: The Top Five Fighters Currently Outside The UFC

Justin Gaethje makes his eagerly anticipated promotion bow, next week against Michael Johnson. ‘The Highlight’ will be hoping to live up to his moniker when he makes his UFC debut against Michael Johnson. Long touted as one of the best prospects outside the UFC, Gaethje now gets his chance to pit his talents against the best in the world, in …

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LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 09: Floyd Mayweather trains at his gym on August 09, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada, in preparation for his fight with Saul Alvarez, a Mexican boxer known as El Canelo. (Photo by Benjamin Lowy/Getty Images)

Watch: Floyd Mayweather Looks Razor Sharp In Latest Training Footage

For 40 years of age, Floyd Mayweather’s reactions haven’t slowed a bit. When analysts, casuals or the dog on the street breaks down Mayweather versus McGregor, and tries to find positives in favour of ‘The Notorious’, the factor of age is likely to arise. Floyd Mayweather is 40 years old. Conor McGregor is 28 years old (29 on July 14th). …

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