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‘McGregor Can Do No Wrong…But I’m The Scum Of The Earth’ Bisping Vents Frustration Over Double-Standard

Michael Bisping’s reign as UFC middleweight champion has been defined by chaos, controversy and criticism. When it was announced that the Englishman’s first defence would be against the division’s then number-13 ranked fighter, a man who had just declared his intentions to retire weeks previous, Dan Henderson, there was uproar among the many deserving challengers that populated the top spots …

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Paddy Barnes To Face Silvio Olteanu For WBO European Title In Belfast This Summer

At a press conference in Belfast earlier today, Frank Warren and Queensbury Promotions announced that three-time Irish Olympian Paddy Barnes will face Spain’s Silvio Olteanu for the vacant WBO European title at The Waterfront in Belfast on June 17th. .@paddyb_ireland: "Hopefully this will be my first pro title of many." Paddy faces Spaniard Silvio Olteanu for the Vacant WBO Euro …

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The Two Men Responsible For UFC Nashville’s Sickest Finishes Are At War On Twitter

One of the UFC’s foremost purveyors of striking savagery, Mike Perry, has not taken too kindly to Al Iaquinta’s recent criticism of the promotion. The two shared a card last weekend, when the UFC visited Nashville and both entered impressive showings to come away with brutal victories. Perry decimated the vastly experienced Jake Ellenberger with a grim second-round elbow-strike, before …

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Twitter: Tyson Fury Congratulates Anthony Joshua, But Also Gives AJ A Little Reminder

Ahead of Saturday night’s massive heavyweight showdown between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko, Tyson Fury wished Joshua good luck and urged his countryman to “do the biz”. “Let’s make the biggest fight of the century,” added the man who was stripped of or vacated each of the alphabet titles that Joshua and Klitschko scrapped over at Wembley, but is still …

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Twitter Reacts To The Heavyweight Classic Between Anthony Joshua And Wladimir Klitschko At Wembley

In one of the most significant heavyweight title fights in years, Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko produced action, drama and excitement to match the momentous occasion. After a tentative but gripping opening few rounds, Joshua dropped Klitschko beneath an intense shower of punches in the fifth, only to run out of gas and flirt with defeat in the closing seconds …

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Watch: Anthony Joshua Survives Major Crisis To Dramatically Finish Wladimir Klitschko In The 11th

Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko both covered themselves in glory tonight, producing a heavyweight classic in front of a beyond-capacity crowd of 90,000 people at Wembley Stadium in London. Joshua showed immense fitness, poise and resiliency to rebound from a seemingly terminal crisis in the middle rounds and finish Klitschko in the 11th. Klitschko took the centre of the ring …

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Twitter Reacts To Yet Another Aggressive And Impressive Katie Taylor Victory

Katie Taylor made an early appearance on the Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko card on Saturday night, taking to the centre of a still sparsely populated Wembley Stadium in London and battering Germany’s Nina Meinke to a seventh-round TKO defeat. By now, we already know what to expect from the professional version of Taylor – constant aggression and blisteringly fast …

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Watch: Tony Bellew And Deontay Wilder Trade Expletives During Intense Confrontation At Joshua/Klitschko Weigh-In

WBC cruiserweight champion and recent heavyweight blow-in Tony Bellew got into a rather intense back-and-forth with WBC heavyweight titlist Deontay Wilder at the Joshua/Klitschko weigh-in on Friday. While Bellew was being interviewed by Kugan Cassius of iFL TV, the American made a rather loud entrance, distracting the Liverpudlian. Wilder then came closer to Bellew, addressing him as “boy”, and a …

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James McClean Details Two Shocking Encounters With Fans That Led To Sunderland Departure

Republic of Ireland and West Bromwich Albion winger James McClean’s continued refusal to wear the poppy on Remembrance Day is something that has turned him into a very controversial and, in some quarters, even hated figure in Britain. The Derry native, who played with Northern Ireland underage but later declared for the Republic of Ireland once he graduated to senior …

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Conlan ‘Conqueror’ Vladimir Nikitin Loses To Irish Boxer, Michael Rejoices On Twitter

A little poetic justice was served at the National Stadium in Dublin on Friday, as Vladimir Nikitin, the Russian who infamously benefited from an atrocious decision to move past Ireland’s Michael Conlan and into a bronze-medal spot at last year’s Olympic games, was trumped by Galway boxer Patrick Mongan. Competing at lightweight, one weight-class and four kilograms up from where …

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Exciting British Lightweight Marc Diakiese To Face Fellow Unbeaten Fighter Drakkar Klose In July

Today, the UFC announced that British lightweight Marc Diakiese will return to the octagon on July 7th. ‘Bonecrusher’ will face fellow unbeaten prospect Drakkar Klose at The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption Finale in Las Vegas, Nevada. Two undefeated records on the line! Brit @Marc_Diakiese vs. @drakkarklose at #TUFFinale! pic.twitter.com/PIdujBAzT1 — UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) April 26, 2017 Since signing with the promotion …

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