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Watch: Golovkin’s Coach Calls McGregor A ‘Mutt’, Viciously Slams Mayweather Fight

Those involved in the highly-anticipated middleweight showdown between Gennady Golovkin and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on September 16th continue to sling mud at the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight. Alvarez’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya has been vociferous in his criticism of the cross-codes match-up for months now, despite previously suggesting he would be happy to promote a bout …

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Holm On Differences Between Her Transition From Boxing And McGregor’s Transition To Boxing

How many times since the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather Jr. saga began have we heard somebody use the unimaginative yet admittedly accurate phrase, ‘MMA and boxing are two completely different sports’? Many, many times, right? Occasionally somebody goes a little deeper and makes the point that even though boxing is a part of MMA, it’s a completely different style …

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Chris Weidman speaks to the media during the UFC 205 Ultimate Media Day at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Chris Weidman Explains Why He Was Quick To Retreat From ‘Cyborg’ – Magana Incident

While it seemed that most of the other fighters gathered at the scene, some with cameras rolling, were happy to stand around and wait for a scrap to materialize, Chris Weidman felt that something should be done to ensure that the heated argument between UFC featherweight star Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino and strawweight Angela Magana at the recent UFC Athlete Retreat …

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Queensland Police Won The Internet With Their Manny Pacquiao – Jeff Horn Tweet

It’s become a bit of a trend in recent years for sports fans to tweet various police departments making facetious reports of crimes after controversies at major events or following trades and transfers. For example, the Oklahoma City Police received numerous reports of a “theft” after local basketball franchise the OKC Thunder nabbed superstar forward Paul George from the Indiana …

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Judicial Panel Reach Verdict On Sean O’Brien Incident

British and Irish Lions fans were really made to wait for word on the fate of Sean O’Brien this morning.  The Irish international was cited on Saturday night for dangerous play as a result of a collision between he and All Blacks winger Waisake Naholo in the second Test match of the Lions’ tour of New Zealand. O’Brien’s arm appeared …

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The Stunned & Disgusted Twitter Reaction As Manny Pacquiao Loses Extremely Controversial Decision In Brisbane

Manny Pacquiao was on the wrong end of an extremely controversial decision in front of over 50,000 people at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane last night, as judges Chris Flores, Ramon Cerdan and Waleska Roldan gave Aussie fighter Jeff Horn by far the biggest win of his professional career to date and the WBO welterweight title by scores of 115-113, …

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Sean O’Brien Could Miss Decisive Test Against All Blacks Through Suspension After Being Cited For Dangerous Play

Ireland’s Sean O’Brien may miss the British and Irish Lions’ third and decisive Test against the All Blacks at Eden Park in Auckland next Saturday through suspension. Following yesterday’s famous Lions victory at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington, ‘The Tullow Tank’ was cited for dangerous play as a result of a collision with New Zealand wing Waisake Naholo. After Naholo caught …

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Watch: Andre Ward Explains Why He Thinks Mayweather Won’t Have It So Easy Against McGregor

It’s perhaps a little surprising that Andre Ward is among the few boxers suggesting Conor McGregor might be more competitive against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on August 26th than conventional wisdom proclaims. Ward after all is cut from the same cloth as Mayweather, a rare fighter that thinks defence first, a true believer in the ‘hit and don’t get hit’ philosophy, …

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Watch: Backstage Footage Shows James Gallagher Was Completely Unfazed By The Big Occasion At MSG

Last weekend, James Gallagher faced what looked on paper to be the sternest challenge of his young professional career against Chinzo Machida. As if he wasn’t under enough pressure, ‘The Strabanimal’ did so on a card stacked with MMA legends, that took place at the world’s most famous arena and on the biggest night in the history of Bellator MMA.  …

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Sparring Partner Confident That McGregor Will Retain ‘Stopping Power’ In 10oz Gloves

Most knowledgeable observers give Conor McGregor a mere ‘puncher’s chance’ in his fast-approaching boxing match with pure pugilism’s former pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. Others refuse to afford the UFC lightweight champion even that. The latter group believe that McGregor will have such a difficult time actually finding the elusive Mayweather with a shot that discussing the power …

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‘Cyborg’ Gets New Opponent For UFC 214 After Megan Anderson Withdraws From July Event

Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino is no longer scheduled to fight Invicta FC featherweight champion Megan Anderson at UFC 214 in Anaheim, California on July 29th. UFC officials confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday night that Anderson was forced to withdraw from the UFC women’s featherweight title bout for personal reasons. Later on Tuesday evening, Anderson herself took to social media to further …

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Kavanagh Says He Will Object If Nevada Assigns Kenny Bayless As McGregor – Mayweather Ref

As the fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. draws closer, one of the more interesting issues that will need to be addressed is the assignment of a referee. Even in fights between two boxers, the refereeing assignments can cause arguments between camps, as certain officials are seen as favouring one style over another, or being more lenient/harsh when …

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Kevin Lee Believes Conor McGregor Is On The Decline, Talks How & Why He Would Beat ‘The Notorious’

Kevin Lee offered his opinion on all the top lightweights in the UFC recently, including champion Conor McGregor… When the official UFC rankings are finally reshuffled in the wake of this past weekend’s UFC Fight Night 112 event in Oklahoma City, the lightweight top 10 will feature a new name. There may have been a degree of controversy surrounding the …

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