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Paul O'Dea

A long time MMA fanatic and an unfortunate supporter of Liverpool. Follows all sports from Football to Golf and everything in between. Lives for a controversial decision and spectacular KO's.
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 5: Conor McGregor warms up backstage during the UFC 196 in the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Opinion: Are The UFC Trying To Stifle Conor McGregor?

While it appears all is rosy between Conor McGregor and the UFC again, recent activity by the promotion suggests they are still bearing a grudge against their fallen star. The ‘Notorious’ got his request for a rematch with Nate Diaz but he didn’t get back on UFC 200 like he wished. It has been no secret that McGregor has been …

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Euro 2016

Euro 2016: Our Best XI Selection From The Group Stages

As the group stages of the 2016 European Championships came to a close on Wednesday night, they did so through a chorus of Irish cheers. The boys in green did the unthinkable and beat the mighty Italians to seal their place in the final 16. They join England, Wales and Northern Ireland in the next round, in what has been …

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UFC 205: Predicting New York’s Full Main Card

With UFC 200 just around the corner, the promotion has already set it’s sights on the monumental first card in New York since the state lifted it’s ban on MMA earlier this year. In what is set to be a memorable occasion for the UFC, matchmakers Sean Shelby and Joe Silva are likely to stack the card from top to …

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Euro 2016: Come On You Boys In Green

Here we go again. Another big tournament. Another tough group. This time however, there is a sense of realism about the Irish team and supporters. Few are muttering “If we can just win that game, who knows.” It seems as though the calming presence of Martin O’ Neill and the brutal honesty of Roy Keane, has combined to create an …

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LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 5: Nate Diaz punches Conor McGregor during UFC 196 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

How Does Conor McGregor Beat Nate Diaz At UFC 202?

After weeks and weeks of rumours and constant speculation over who the ‘Notorious’ would fight next, we find ourselves back where we started. Diaz vs McGregor 2, had a very negative response when it was first announced for UFC 200 back in March but now, after all the drama that has ensued, it suddenly has a new appeal. On March …

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Watch: Beneil Dariush Claims Stunning KO Victory At UFC 199

Beneil Dariush took on James Vick in another of the bouts at UFC 199 on Saturday night in California. The pair of lightweights went toe-to-toe right from the get-go but it was Dariush who looked the crisper throughout, landing clean and often. Vick looked troubled early on from a pair of vicious body kicks and tried to hold off the …

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Watch: Polo Reyes Scores A Devastating KO At UFC 199

In an action-packed UFC 199 card, Mexican Lightweight Polo Reyes scored a huge KO victory over Dong Hyun Kim in the opening bout on the Fight Pass Prelims. The youngster backed up his exciting UFC debut KO win over Cesar Arzamendia with yet another huge KO victory on Saturday night and – in doing so – announced himself as one …

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UFC 199: Fight Predictions – Part 2

On Saturday night, two UFC titles will be contested in California, the Bantamweight Title between Champion Dominick Cruz and challenger Urijah Faber as well as the Middleweight Title between Champion Luke Rockhold and challenger Michael Bisping. UFC 199 has already made history, with new weigh-in procedures being introduced. Much of the talk around fight week has been about the new changes introduced …

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UFC 199: Fight Predictions – Part 1

The UFC rolls into California this weekend with another stacked PPV card, the last numbered event before the highly-anticipated UFC 200. While it has suffered some setbacks due to injuries, UFC 199 is shaping up to be another huge event. Even though the injury bug seems to be back in full swing in the UFC, it appears as though the …

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Mournful Tweets Pour In For The Loss Of A Sporting Icon

The sad news has broken that Muhammad Ali, a sporting legend, has passed at age 74. Ali was an icon both inside and outside the ring and inspired a generation to fight for what they believed in.  In a year that seems determined to take some of the greatest and most influential who walk among us, another legendary figure has departed. …

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Euro 2016: What To Expect From Group F

Group F pits Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal against Iceland, Hungary and Austria, in what the Portuguese will consider a relatively easy draw. Portugal and Austria qualified top of their respective groups, while Iceland finished second in a tough Group A, and Hungary scraped passed Norway in a closely fought Play-off.  In a strange twist of faith, whoever finishes second in Group …

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Conor McGregor Posts Another Cryptic Message Seemingly Directed At Floyd Mayweather

Conor McGregor is at it again, taking to his social media to continue to stir up interest in a potential boxing match with Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather. The ‘Notorious’ is never short of a rebuttal and his response to Mayweather’s tweet early on Monday, was typically McGregor. The enigmatic Crumlin native is undoubtedly suggesting that he will go 1-0 in professional …

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<> in their bantamweight fight during the UFC 189 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 11, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC Fight Night Vegas Predictions: Part 2

Two dynamic, young and undefeated strikers take centre stage 0n Sunday night in Las Vegas, as Cody Garbrandt takes on Thomas Almeida in the main event. The card also features former bantamweight champion Renan Barao and a host of up-and-coming talents. Many feel that pitting two rising stars against each other early in their careers can kill one off but …

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CURITIBA, BRAZIL - MAY 13: Cris Cyborg Justino of Brazil weighs in during the UFC 198 weigh-in at Arena da Baixada stadium on May 13, 2016 in Curitiba, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

UFC Fights We All Want To See: Strawweight To Heavyweight – Part 1

UFC matchmakers Sean Shelby and Joe Silva more often than not seem to get it right. Proof of this is the fact that no reigning champion, with the exception of Demetrious Johnson, has defended their belt more than twice.  The UFC is a competition where champions and contenders are created regularly through intelligent matchmaking, which keeps fans interested. Styles make …

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ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 02: Stipe Miocic of the United States trains during the UFC Adelaide Media Opportunity at Adelaide Entertainment Centre on March 2, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by David Mariuz/Getty Images)

Stipe Miocic To Defend UFC Heavyweight Title In Home State At UFC 203

The UFC didn’t wait long to announce Stipe Miocic’s first title defence, and they did so in spectacular fashion at the Cleveland Cavaliers vs Toronto Raptors game, in Cleveland, Ohio. The fight was announced during the match and there are no prizes for guessing the challenger – Alistair Overeem. Overeem most recently defeated Andrei Arlovski in the Netherlands to become …

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