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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: Vicious KO Uppercut Lights Up The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption

This is as clean an uppercut as you’ll see this side of Alexander Gustafsson’s versus Glover Teixeira. Hayder Hassan booked his place in The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption quarter-finals with a vicious uppercut knockout of Joe Stevenson on Thursday. Hassan took just 18 seconds to dispatch of Stevenson, who Cody Garbrandt felt shouldn’t have been in the wild card selection. The victory …

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 08: Mixed martial artist TJ Dillashaw poses on the scale during his weigh-in for UFC 200 at T-Mobile Arena on July 8, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dillashaw will meet Raphael Assuncao in a bantamweight bout on July 9 at T-Mobile Arena. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

TJ Dillashaw Weighs In On Demetrious Johnson’s UFC Dispute

On the back of Demetrious Johnson’s explosive revelations, regarding bullying by UFC top brass, TJ Dillashaw has now got in on the dispute. Demetrious Johnson’s damning statement on the UFC yesterday, and revealing interview on Ariel Helwani’s MMAHour, have shaken up the MMA world. The flyweight champion discussed what he considered “tyrannical” treatment by Dana White and Sean Shelby yesterday, …

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - APRIL 11: UFC Featherweight Max Holloway of the United States attends the media during the UFC 212 press conference at Morro da Urca on April 11, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Watch: Holloway Called Out By Cub Swanson Immediately After Aldo Win

With the dust not even settled on Max Holloway’s performance of a lifetime versus Jose Aldo, he already has fighters throwing their name in the ring ahead of his next bout.  Holloway (18-3) confirmed what everyone in MMA circles has known for the past three years on Saturday night. He’s a world-class featherweight, capable of beating anybody on his day. …

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LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 06: Robbie Lawler punches Johny Hendricks in their welterweight title fight during the UFC 181 event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Official Poster For Blockbusting UFC 213 Released

If UFC 212 isn’t getting the pulse racing, Jose Aldo vs Max Holloway aside, this poster for UFC 213 should whet the appetite. Let’s be frank, the main card for UFC 212 isn’t for the casuals. How about Vitor Belfort vs Nate Marquadt? A fine swansong for post-TRT Belfort perhaps. But anyone who tuned in for his fight with Kelvin Gastelum won’t …

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Former Dutch soccer player Edgar Davids attends a press conference to announce the teams, cities, venues, matchups and dates for the 2016 International Champions Cup in New York on March 22, 2016. / AFP / EDUARDO MUNOZ (Photo credit should read EDUARDO MUNOZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Legends Of The Game In Europe Predict The Champions League Final

A host of former players had their say on Saturday night’s Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus recently. UEFA asked former Champions League stars for their predictions on the final in Cardiff, and while some sat on the fence many gave an outright prediction. Here are some of the more straightforward picks: Christian Karembeu – Real Madrid Pavel Nedved …

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MADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 07: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund celebrates after the final whistle during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Real Madrid CF and Borussia Dortmund at the Bernabeu on December 7, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

PSG Close In On €70M Target Patrick-Emerick Aubameyang

Reports have emerged suggesting that Paris Saint Germain have agreed a fee for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Aubameyang’s wages are believed to be in the region of €10 million a year, coupled with a signing on bonus of €6 million. It is believed to be a £61 million fee with Borussia Dortmund, for the Gabon striker. Aubameyang was the top scorer in the Bundesliga this …

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Bournemouth LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: Asmir Begovic of Chelsea in action during the Emirates FA Cup fourth round match between Chelsea and Brentford at Stamford Bridge on January 28, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Bournemouth Sign Chelsea Goalkeeper Asmir Begovic

Asmir Begovic returns for a second stint at Bournemouth. The Bosnia and Herzegovina international signed with AFC Bournemouth today for a reported fee of £10 million. The deal has been quoted as long term, per  Sky Sports. The exact length of contract has yet to be specified, however. @asmir1 ? We're delighted to announce that @asmir1 will join us from @ChelseaFC …

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West Ham Make Bid For £20m-Rated Manchester City Striker

West Ham are setting out their stall early in the summer. The Hammers have made a bid for the £20 million-rated Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho, according to Sky Sports sources. The 20-year-old enjoyed a superb first season under Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad, scoring 14 times in 35 appearances. His time under Pep Guardiola has been far less productive, …

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KANSAS CITY, MO - APRIL 15: Roy Nelson (r) battles Alexander Volkov (l) during their Heavyweight bout on UFC Fight Night at the Sprint Center on April 15, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Yet Another Renowned UFC Fighter Joins Bellator

Another well known fighter in the UFC has jumped ship to Scott Coker’s promotion. Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson (22-14) has signed a multi-fight contract with Bellator, Ariel Helwani announced via Twitter on Friday. Roy Nelson signs with Bellator — https://t.co/bf7mghcF6U pic.twitter.com/VgZedsNuOx — Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) May 26, 2017 The rotund 40-year-old was a firm fan favourite during his 18-fight stint with the UFC. …

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Blayac Jeremy celebrates his score 2-0 goal during Racing Strasbourg v Le Havre - Ligue2 match in Strasbourg, France, on 28 April 2017. (Photo by Elyxandro Cegarra/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

France’s Ligue 2: All The Permutations Ahead Of The Tightest Title Run-In In Europe

What. A. Run-in. The Premier League is so often touted as ‘the best league in the world’ or ‘the most exciting league in the world’, thanks to Sky Sports’ saturation of football on these isles. While it is fantastic, due to its unpredictability and for the anyone-can-beat-anyone-on-a-given-day factor, the past three seasons or so have been damp squibs in terms of …

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MONACO, MONACO - MAY 17: Kylian Mbappe of Monaco celebrates his goal during the French Ligue 1 match between AS Monaco and AS Saint-Etienne (ASSE) at Stade Louis II on May 17, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

Mbappe Shines As Monaco Wrap Up Ligue 1 For First Time In 17 Years

Everybody’s new second team secured the French title with a 2-0 victory over Saint-Etienne on Wednesday evening. Leonardo Jardim’s charges only needed a point to wrap up the league on Wednesday but sealed the title in emphatic fashion. Goals from hot property Kylian Mbappe and Valere Germain secured the principality club’s elevnth straight win. The victory opened up an unassailable …

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