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Fighters Call On UFC To Fire Snoop Dogg After Expletive-Laden Rant On McGregor Defeat

Multiple UFC fighters are calling on the promotion to fire rapper Snoop Dogg from his position as a commentator for the Dana White Tuesday Night Contenders Series after he launched an expletive-laden diatribe in the direction of Conor McGregor following the Irishman’s defeat to Floyd Mayweather Jr. “50 and 0 n****. The motherf***ing champ, n****,” yelled Snoop in an Instagram …

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Watch: Kellerman Admits He Was Wrong, Heaps Praise On McGregor For Heart And Fight I.Q

During the build-up to Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor, a promotion that was predictably strewn with sound bytes from both the fighters and the media, a comment from HBO boxing commentator and ESPN First Take co-host Max Kellerman was among the most widely discussed. Kellerman, one of the boxing media’s most highly-respected and eloquent speakers, claimed on multiple occasions …

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Mayweather Rates McGregor’s Power Following Las Vegas Super-Fight

In the lead-up to Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr., many wondered if the Irishman’s vaunted punching-power would translate from the octagon to the boxing ring, or, more specifically, from the four-ounce MMA mitts to the eight-ounce boxing gloves. Given Mayweather’s elusive nature and McGregor’s inexperience with the heavier gloves, some suggested that the question would never be truly answered. …

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Watch: Conor McGregor On What He Said To Floyd Mayweather Post-Fight

Conor McGregor feels that composure, accrued from decades of experience, rather than skill, power or speed, was the difference between he and Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas on Saturday night. The 29-year-old UFC champ started well against the vastly experienced and seasoned Mayweather, despite the fact that he was making his professional boxing debut, but he was eventually figured …

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Watch: Dana White Reveals Thoughts On Stoppage In Mayweather – McGregor Fight

Though he claimed that referee Robert Byrd had stopped the fight too soon, Conor McGregor seemed in good spirits when he spoke to Showtime’s Jim Gray following his tenth-round stoppage defeat to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Having spoken to the UFC lightweight champion backstage, however, Dana White painted a very different picture of McGregor’s post-fight …

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Watch – Final Episode Of Mayweather Vs. McGregor: Embedded

With mere hours to go before UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor steps into the ring to face boxing’s former pound for pound number one Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the UFC have released the final episode of their Mayweather vs. McGregor: Embedded vlog series. The six-minute presentation features fascinating footage from last night’s tense weigh-in …

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Watch: Mayweather Promotions CEO Looked Very Disappointed When McGregor Made Weight Last Night

Earlier in the week, Floyd Mayweather Jr. claimed that Conor McGregor’s cut to boxing’s super-welterweight limit of 154lbs ahead of the pair’s cross-codes super-fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas was not going particularly smoothly. “Conor McGregor is extremely heavy right now,” Mayweather told FightHype. “I think he’s 164, so he’s still got 10 pounds to go.” “I don’t think he’s …

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Pic: Connacht Unveil Two Eye-Catching New Kits At The Sportsgrounds

Connacht, in partnership with Australian sportswear company Beyond Limits Known(BLK), unveiled two new kits at the Sportsgrounds in Galway today. Fans of the western province caught their first glimpse of the side’s new home kit last month. Some thought the jersey was a little heavy on sponsorship logos but the response was primarily positive for the traditional green number. Today, …

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NSAC Reveal Mayweather And McGregor’s Massive Guaranteed Purses

During the now infamous MayMac World Tour, which played out across four cities and three countries last month, Floyd Mayweather Jr. made a habit of displaying the $100 million cheque that he received for his May 2015 clash with Manny Pacquiao, but supposedly never cashed. After his fight with UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor on Saturday night, Mayweather’s schoolbag will …

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Watch: Mayweather Vs. McGregor: Embedded Episode 3

The UFC’s Mayweather vs McGregor: Embedded cameras were, of course, in position to capture all of the pageantry and drama that unfolded at last night’s ceremonial ‘grand arrivals’ just outside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. These events are a long-held tradition in boxing, but they rarely produce anything of note. It’s merely fighters going through the motions to give …

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Watch Live: Mayweather Vs. McGregor Final Presser

It’s all happened so quickly. The final stop on the MayMac World Tour seems like only yesterday and yet here we are slap-bang in the middle of fight week,  just hours away from the final Mayweather vs. McGregor press conference and days away from the cross-codes super-fight itself. So far, every promotional event in the build up to the bout …

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Eubank Jr. Dispels Notion That Mayweather Is Taking McGregor Lightly

Some people seem to be of the opinion that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is taking Conor McGregor lightly ahead of the pair’s cross-codes super-fight in Las Vegas on August 26th. And it’s easy to understand why. Showtime’s All Access: Mayweather vs. McGregor series included very little footage of boxing’s former pound for pound king actually training and quite a lot of …

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Jon Jones Flagged By USADA, Report Claims ‘Bones’ Tested Positive For Anabolic Steroid

Updated On Tuesday night, the UFC released a statement in which they confirmed that Jon Jones has been flagged for a potential anti-doping violation by the United States Anti-Doping Agency(USADA). Per company policy, they did not reveal any information about the nature of the potential violation. “The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed …

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Report: Barcelona To Make Yet Another Massive Bid For Philippe Coutinho

Despite their advances being rejected on three previous occasions, Barcelona are doggedly preparing yet another massive bid for Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho. After their most recent bid was slid back across the negotiating table, it seemed that Barcelona’s interest in the 25-year-old had come to an end. Various reports claimed that the Catalan giants, whose coffers are well-stocked following the …

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Watch: McGregor Dragged Away From Heated Confrontation With Malignaggi In Vegas

With Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. just days away, the Irishman’s feud with another boxer continues to steal the headlines away from the bout being dubbed the biggest in combat sports history. Tonight, in Las Vegas, McGregor and Mayweather took part in a boxing tradition as they made their ceremonial ‘grand arrivals’ to the venue of their upcoming fight …

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Women’s Rugby World Cup Final Set As England And New Zealand Score Semi-Final Wins In Belfast

England and New Zealand both booked their places in the 8th Women’s Rugby World Cup final with wins at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast on Tuesday evening. New Zealand ran out comfortable winners against USA in the evening’s first semi-final. The score after 80 minutes was 45-12, with The Black Ferns scoring seven tries, four of which came from Portia …

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