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Portlaoise Puncher TJ Doheny Earns IBF Title Shot With Win In Bangkok

Ireland’s TJ Doheny earned himself a crack at the IBF super-bantamweight title with a win in Bangkok on Wednesday. The undefeated Portlaoise puncher, who is promoted by Ken Casey’s Murphys Boxing outfit, was originally supposed to face former IBF featherweight titlist Evgeny Gradovich in a final eliminator in Ekaterinberg, Russia on December 15th, but Gradovich was forced to withdraw from …

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White Says Mayweather Legitimately Wants To Make A Deal With UFC – Rogan

While most assumed that the boxer was merely posturing, veteran UFC commentator Joe Rogan says that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is seriously considering a trip to the octagon. And who is Rogan’s supposed source for this information? UFC president Dana White. On several occasions during the summer’s weird, wild, and sometimes wonderful MayMac world tour, Mayweather suggested that he would be …

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Darren Till Rips ‘Idiotic’ Covington, Says He ‘S**t His Pants’ In Werdum Incident

Both Darren Till and Colby Covington gained significant ground in the UFC welterweight rankings in October, scoring the biggest wins of their respective careers on opposite sides of the globe. Till was first off the mark, smashing dangerous veteran Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone to smithereens at UFC Fight Night 118 in Gdansk. A week later, Covington braved the hostile environs of …

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Exciting Heavyweight Prospect Tuivasa Booked For UFC 221 In Perth

Australian heavyweight Tai Tuivasa will attempt to build on the considerable hype that he generated by flying through the air like a featherweight and crumpling Rashad Coulter with a knee on his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 121 last month when he returns to action early next year at UFC 221. The UFC announced on Monday that ‘Bam Bam’ …

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Guinness PRO12 Semi-Final, Thomond Park, Limerick 20/5/2017 Munster vs Ospreys Munster's CJ Stander

Report: Montpellier Make Gargantuan Offer To Munster’s CJ Stander

In recent weeks, fears that CJ Stander could follow Donnacha Ryan and Simon Zebo in signing for a move to the Top 14 have subsided somewhat, but a new report is likely to rouse further anxiety among Irish rugby fans. According to the Irish Examiner, the Ireland and Munster back-row has received a gargantuan offer from affluent French suitors Montpellier …

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Watch: ‘Flying Ground & Pound’ Produces One Of The Craziest KO’s Of The Year

Little-known German featherweight Soufian Haj Haddou produced one of the craziest KO’s of 2017 at the GMC 13 show in Dusseldorf, Germany on Saturday night. Haddou’s opponent Marcel Jedidi probably felt relatively safe lying on the canvas using his legs to keep the still standing 26-year-old at bay, but that theory was proven spectacularly wrong. Instead of kicking at Jedidi’s …

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Mayweather Claims A Jump To ‘Barbarian Sport’ MMA Could Make Him A Billionaire

During a sometimes offensive, often bizarre online Q&A recently, Floyd Mayweather Jr. teased fans with the idea of a run in MMA that he claims could move him from the obscene multi-multi-millionaire category to billionaire status. The once again supposedly retired boxer isn’t exactly short of a few shillings after he welcomed Conor McGregor across from the opposite side of …

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LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 04: Mark Hunt of Australia waits for a start of a round in a heavyweight bout against Alistair Overeem of the Netherlands during UFC 209 at T-Mobile Arena on March 4, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Mark Hunt Set For Return To Action At UFC 221

After receiving medical clearance to fight again following a series of tests on his brain at the end of November, Mark Hunt has been booked to return to action. The popular, heavy-handed and hard-headed Kiwi has been added to the UFC 221 card on February 11th in Perth, Western Australia. His foe will be on-form American Curtis Blaydes. The UFC …

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Update On Rigondeaux’s Injury Makes Withdrawal From Lomachenko Bout Look Even Worse

Guillermo Rigondeaux did not suffer a broken hand in his WBO super-featherweight title fight with Ukrainian slickster Vasyl Lomachenko according to his promoters. The Cuban maestro chose to remain on his stool after the sixth round rather than going out to face his fellow two-time Olympic champion for a seventh at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York City …

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GSP Intended To Fight Whittaker, But Colitis May Now End His Career Says Coach

A couple of weeks ago, Dana White told reporters that he would be “super pissed” if then UFC middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre refused to face interim titlist Robert Whittaker and vacated the belt he won from Michael Bisping instead. Shortly after St-Pierre did exactly that, however, the UFC president claimed that his emotional response never quite reached those incandescent levels. …

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Northampton Saints Part Ways With Jim Mallinder

Northampton Saints confirmed today that they have parted ways with long-serving director of rugby, Jim Mallinder. According to a statement on the club’s website, the board made the decision to oust Mallinder, who took over at Northampton in 2007 and whose decade-long stint at the club’s helm is the longest of any director in the entire Aviva Premiership, due to …

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