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Kell Brook’s Opponent Announced Ahead Of March Return

Kell Brook will look to get his career back on track following back-to-back defeats as he competes in his third weight-class in as many contests on March 3rd. Brook took an audacious gamble last year, stepping up two divisions to take on Kazakh smashing machine Gennady Golovkin for the IBF and WBA middleweight titles. His toss of the dice didn’t …

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Darren Till Calls Out ‘Irish Boy’ Conor McGregor After Signing With Matthew Macklin’s MTK Global

Liverpool’s Darren Till not only has his sights set on the UFC welterweight title but also a future fight with the promotion’s lightweight champion Conor McGregor after becoming the first MMA fighter to sign with management company MTK Global. MTK, who have until now dealt exclusively with boxing talent, announced their signing of the undefeated 24-year-old UFC star on Monday, …

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Watch: Irish Heavyweight Sean ‘Big Sexy’ Turner Scores Upset KO Win Over Former David Haye Foe

Former world amateur champion and Olympic bronze medalist Michael Conlan wasn’t the only Irish boxer in action on Saturday night. Conlan scored a convincing unanimous decision win over Argentina’s Luis Fernando Molina in a six-rounder on the undercard of the massive Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux fight in New York, but in the hours before the Belfast boxer stepped into …

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White Threatens To Sue Pacquiao Over Alleged Talks With McGregor

UFC president Dana White has threatened to sue boxing great Manny Pacquiao if claims that he made overtures to UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor about the possibility of an April showdown turn out to be true. In late November, Pacquiao stimulated a wave of speculation when he sent a Happy Thanksgiving message to McGregor via social media, telling the Irishman …

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The Leinster Club Football Final Has Been Rescheduled Due To Weather Conditions In Portlaoise

The Leinster club senior football final between Kildare champions Moorefield and Westmeath rulers St. Loman’s of Mullingar has been called off due to inclement weather conditions in Portlaoise. The game was supposed to take place at O’Moore Park today, but as was the case in much of the country, there was heavy snowfall in Portlaoise last night and the pitch …

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Watch: Aljamain Sterling Suffers Scary KO Defeat Thanks To The Knee Of Marlon Moraes

Former WSOF bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes didn’t get off to the greatest of starts in the UFC, as he dropped a split decision to countryman Raphael Assuncao on his promotional debut in June. Moraes has quickly turned things around, however, picking up impressive back to back wins against John Dodson and Aljamain Sterling, the latter of which came in brutal …

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Watch: Brian Ortega Finishes Cub Swanson In The Main Event Of UFC Fresno

Cub Swanson’s impressive four-fight winning streak came to a frustrating end in Fresno, California on Saturday night, as he submitted to a sneaky standing guillotine choke from unbeaten 26-year-old contender Brian Ortega in the second round of the UFC Fight Night 123 main event. The first round was contested almost exclusively on the feet, with both fighters having their moments. …

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Scorn Heaped Upon Rigondeaux As He Pulls Out After Six Rounds Against Lomachenko

Two of the greatest amateurs of all time stepped into the professional ring to face each other inside the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, for a match-up that had boxing purists salivating to the point of dehydration. Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux, however, was bitterly anti-climactic, as a frustrated Rigondeaux resorted to holding and fouling before calling …

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Twitter Reacts As Michael Conlan Is Forced To Go The Distance For First Time As A Pro

Though he was clipped a few times in the opening round, Michael Conlan turned in perhaps the most polished and measured performance of his professional career thus far on Saturday night, topping durable Argentine Luis Fernando Molina via unanimous decision over six rounds in New York. Returning to the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the venue where he made his …

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Watch: You Can’t Help But Admire Chris Ashton’s Response To Blunder In Champions Cup Clash

Chris Ashton made a real howler in Toulon’s Champions Cup clash with Bath at the Stade Mayol on Saturday, gifting his international teammate but club rival Jonathan Joseph a try and the English side the lead with a badly-timed miskick from inside his own in-goal area midway through the second half. Ashton, however, was relieved of the responsibility for a …

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Watch: Heavyweight Phenom Daniel Dubois Turns In Another Terrifying & Destructive Display To Go 6-0

Twenty-year-old British heavyweight super-prospect Daniel Dubois moved to 6-0 with his sixth straight stoppage win at the Copper Box Arena in London on Saturday night, demolishing tough Welsh journeyman Dorian Darch inside two rounds. The official time of the stoppage was 0:51 of the second round, which is the exact mark that a then 3-0 Anthony Joshua finished Darch at …

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SBG Ireland Prospect Lauded By MMA Legend After Stunning Win

Sam Slater’s recent performance at Shinobi War 11, a show which was wonderfully subtitled ‘Winter Warfare’, has earned the young SBG Ireland amateur plaudits from former King of Pancrase, ex-UFC heavyweight champion, legendary MMA broadcaster, and the world’s premier online self-defence instructor, Bas Rutten. Slater needed just 77 seconds to account for Englishman David Jenkins, whom he dropped with a …

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DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 2: (L) Francis Ngannou celebrates after his bout against Alistair Overeem during the UFC 218 event at Little Caesars Arena on December 2, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Miocic – Ngannou Has Already Been Booked & Fans Don’t Have Long To Wait For The Heavyweight Hostilities

At the UFC 218 post-fight presser on Saturday night, a member of the gathered MMA media asked Dana White about the possibility of adding Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou to the UFC 220 card on January 20th. “I’d love it,” responded the UFC president. And Dana’s love, hopes and dreams obviously count for a lot. On Wednesday night, MMAJunkie reported …

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Dana White Will Be ‘Super Pissed’ After GSP’s Latest Comments Regarding Title Defence

‘GSP’ made some interesting comments in an interview with Canada’s TSN today… Earlier this evening, Ariel Helwani reported that talks for a potential interim middleweight title fight between Robert Whittaker and Luke Rockhold at UFC 221 in Perth, Western Australia on February 11th were underway. Should that fight be signed, however, it might well be promoted to a real UFC …

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Surging KO Artist Challenges Donald Cerrone To UFC 221 Scrap

This could be an interesting one… Despite the fact that he has scored five-straight stoppage victories, the most recent of which was a brutal one-punch knockout that brought the number of KO/TKO wins in his career to 15 and the number of total finishes to 24, Mairbek Taisumov(26-5) is yet to crack the top 15 in the UFC’s official 155-pound …

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