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Conor McGregor Confirms Teammate Has Been Booked For UFC Glasgow

Five days ago, Conor McGregor posted a video to Instagram advertising his high-performance training program, F.A.S.T. In a message written alongside the advertisement, McGregor promised that the announcement of his next fight was just days away. We are still waiting. However, today, ‘The Notorious’ Irishman did use Instagram to confirm the date and venue for teammate Charlie Ward’s next fight. …

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Watch: Bellator Prospect A.J. McKee Scores Brutal Head-Kick KO, Has A Pop At James Gallagher

Undefeated Bellator MMA featherweight prospect A.J. McKee moved to 8-0 last night at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, as he scored a brutally emphatic win over Dominic Mazzotta. McKee finished Mazzotta just 75 seconds into the first round, wiping him out with a savage head-kick. The strike was actually partially blocked by Mazzotta but even the defensive properties of …

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Date And Venue For Michael Conlan’s Next Bout Confirmed

It was confirmed on Wednesday that London Olympic bronze medallist and Rio Olympic victim Michael Conlan will return to the ring on May 26th. The much ballyhooed super-bantamweight prospect made his pro debut on St. Patrick’s Day inside the Theater at Madison Square Garden, stopping Denver journeyman Tim Ibarra in the third round. His performance was a solid one, though …

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Watch: Coaches Heard Trying To Calm Aldo Prior To McGregor Bout In Unseen UFC 194 Video

In the weeks leading up to his massive UFC featherweight title unification fight with Jose Aldo, Conor McGregor sat down for an exclusive interview with Gareth Davies of BT Sport. Asked how he envisioned the fight going, McGregor uttered a line that would soon become infamous for it’s eerie accuracy. “I see him overreacting, over extending, then KO’d unconscious,” said the …

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Watch: Urijah Faber Reminisces About His ‘TUF’ Banter With Conor McGregor In Fun New Vignette

The Ultimate Fighter 22 will always be remembered for one thing, the interplay between rival coaches Conor McGregor and Urijah Faber. The pair had been involved in a bizarre but hostile altercation the night before UFC 189, at which McGregor defeated Faber’s teammate Chad Mendes via second round stoppage to claim the interim featherweight title. This incident occurred just before …

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Latest Telegraph Report Suggests England Captain Dylan Hartley To Miss Out On Lions Tour

We can add yet another name to the list of English internationals whom The Telegraph’s sources are suggesting will miss out on selection for the British & Irish Lions’ tour of New Zealand this summer. Yesterday, the British media outlet reported that Chris Robshaw, George Ford, Jonathan Joseph, James Haskell, Mike Brown and Joe Launchbury are all set to be omitted from …

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MAYNOOTH, IRELAND - DECEMBER 07: Warren Gatland, the Lions head coach, faces the media during the 2017 British & Irish Lions Coaching Team Announcement held at Carton House Hotel on December 7, 2016 in Maynooth, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Report Suggests Warren Gatland To Name Jamie Roberts In Lions Squad

Yesterday, just two days before the official unveiling of the British & Irish Lions squad, a report from The Telegraph suggested that a surprising sextet of England internationals are set to miss out on selection. According to Telegraph sources, Chris Robshaw, George Ford, Jonathan Joseph, James Haskell, Mike Brown and Joe Launchbury will all be missing from Warren Gatland’s 37-man …

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Katie Taylor Will Face Unbeaten Nina Meinke In WBA Title Eliminator On Joshua Vs Klitschko Bill

Ireland’s Katie Taylor will face fellow unbeaten fighter Nina Meinke on the undercard of the massive heavyweight showdown between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium on April 29th. Taylor was penciled in for a slot on the card quite some time ago, but her promoters Matchroom Boxing only confirmed the identity of the Bray boxer’s opponent today. Additionally, …

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Anthony Joshua And Tyson Fury Have Been Going Toe To Toe On Twitter

Former lineal heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury has labeled countryman Anthony Joshua a “paper champion” and a “poor man’s Frank Bruno” amid a heated exchange on Twitter. On April 29th at Wembley Stadium, Joshua faces the man that Fury unseated as heavyweight king in late 2015, Wladimir Klitschko. Several fragments of boxing’s heavyweight crown will be up for …

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Daniel Cormier’s Recent Tweets Strongly Suggest Jimi Manuwa Will Be His Next Challenger

After he finished Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson the weekend before last in Buffalo, UFC light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier had words for two top contenders sitting cageside. “You can’t beat me, Jimi. Jimi, you could come in here with your bare knuckle and punch me. I will eat that,” Cormier said to hard-hitting Brit Jimi Manuwa. “You can’t beat me, Jimi. You …

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Watch: Jeff Stelling Went Absolutely Berserk Over Hartlepool’s Performance On Today’s Soccer Special

Hartlepool United remain uncomfortably close to the League 2 relegation zone after they suffered defeat to the zone’s most rooted inhabitants, Leyton Orient, today at Brisbane Road. 22-year-old Rhys Oates opened the scoring for the visiting Durham outfit in the 8th minute but Orient bounced back with first-half goals from Victor Adeboyejo and Tristan Abrahams. ‘The O’s’ hung on to …

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Watch: Rose Namajunas Hilariously Reveals Email Password During Post-Fight Presser

Rose Namajunas turned in a sensational performance in Kansas City on Saturday night to score arguably the biggest win of her professional career thus far, submitting former Invicta FC atomweight champion Michelle Waterson. ‘Thug’ Rose procured the tap from Waterson with a rear-naked choke in the second round, shortly after she drilled ‘The Karate Hottie’ with a perfectly timed head-kick. …

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Dimitar Berbatov Waxes Lyrical About His Deadly Partnership With Robbie Keane

Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov only spent a couple of seasons playing together for Tottenham Hotspurs, but the pair worked some real magic at White Hart Lane and beyond from 2006-2008. Playing alongside the stoic Bulgarian striker, Keane displayed the best form of his career. The Irishman scored 22 times in all competitions during the 2006-2007 season, despite missing a …

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Watch: Ulster’s Paddy Jackson Shows Real Class With Concern For Badly Shaken Darren Sweetnam

Sound man, Paddy Jackson… Munster’s Darren Sweetnam played just about the smallest role possible in his side’s titanic and thrilling Pro12 battle with Ulster at Thomond Park yesterday. The 23-year-old winger had to be taken off in just the second minute with a possible concussion, but the incident that left him unable to continue happened even earlier than that, mere …

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Watch: Hot Prospect Tom Duquesnoy Scores A Vicious Finish In Flawed But Exciting UFC Debut

After his much-anticipated UFC debut, some may be questioning whether France’s Tom Duquesnoy is deserving of the hype that followed him into the octagon, but few will question the pre-fight narrative that suggested he is among the most exciting bantamweights on the planet. The Jackson-Wink prospect struggled somewhat in the opening round at UFC on Fox 24, not only finding …

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