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UFC Fight Night San Diego: Frank Mir V Todd Duffee Preview

A rising star faces a two-time World Champion, but who will prevail? It’s our preview of Frank Mir V Todd Duffee. UFC Fight Night San Diego – Main Card (3am BT Sport 1) (Heavyweight) – Frank Mir vs. Todd Duffee (Lightweight) – Josh Thomson vs. Tony Ferguson (Women’s Bantamweight) – Holly Holm vs. Marion Reneau (Bantamweight) – Scott Jorgensen vs. Manny Gamburyan (Lightweight) – …

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The Constantly Evolving Nature Of Stand-Up In The UFC.

It was some time near the beginning of the new millennium when I first discovered the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. The dusty shelves of an eclectic local video store were where I first caught a glimpse of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. I went there to seek out professional wrestling tapes. There, misguidedly mixed amongst tapes of the faux combat …

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Stephen Thompson Destroys Jake Ellenberger With A Spin Kick!

It was a busy weekend for the UFC, as they held not just one, but two shows, on back to back nights at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas. The first of the two shows, UFC 189, garnered the vast majority of attention, but “The Ultimate Fighter 21” Finale which took place on Sunday featured some quality action …

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Watch The Irish Rugby Team Go Mental For Conor McGregor

The Irish Rugby Team were up early to watch Conor McGregor fight Chad Mendes Like much of the rest of the country, the Irish team were this morning watching Conor McGregor knock out Chad Mendes. The clip sees Tommy O’Donnell and Conor Murray get particularly excited as McGregor finished off Mendes. With the Irish team in training for the World …

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The Most Bizarre Preparation Methods Of Fighters Down Through The Years

Seamus Raftery examines some of the most bizarre ways in which fighters have prepared themselves for combat down through the years. The Rocky movies are responsible for popularizing the idea that prizefighters utilize all manner of bizarre methods to turn themselves into weapons of destruction. The Italian Stallion was as open minded a pugilist as there has ever been, in …

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What Next For Conor McGregor?

Last night Conor McGregor captured the interim UFC featherweight title with a rousing victory over Chad Mendes, in front of a raucous crowd, at the MGM, in Las Vegas. Going into the fight there were a number of questions being asked of McGregor. How would the Irishman fare against a world class wrestler? Would his chin stand up to the …

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UFC 189 Report: McGregor Stops Mendes In Second Round

It was a hell of a night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, as Conor McGregor won with seconds left in the second round. After just under an extraordinary two weeks of feverish, tense build-up, the larger than life Conor McGregor (18-2) and Chad ‘Money’ Mendes (18-2) of Team Alpha Male finally got it on at UFC 189 for the interim UFC Featherweight …

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Video: UFC 189 Embedded Episode 9 – I’ll Break Your Nose

The tension is palpable in the latest UFC 189 Embedded video, which goes behind the scenes of weigh-in day. Conor McGregor and Team Alpha Male’s Urijah Faber (teammate of Chad Mendes) have a confrontation in this latest edition of UFC 189 Embedded. The scene quickly became tense, with both men eventually having to be seperated. It was just hours before the weigh-in, so …

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McGregor Needs To Be More Than A Champion

While watching Conor McGregor’s previous fights last night, a horrific thought occurred. What if he loses? What if the man who always said he will ‘obliterate’ the division, doesn’t? Like every athlete, he is beatable, but we like to ignore that. What ‘The Notorious’ has conjured up masterfully over the past few years is the persona of an unstoppable force. …

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Tough Weight Cut, Opponent Change, Emotional Pain – Big Advantage For Mendes

Conor McGregor will take on #2 ranked featherweight Chad “Money” Mendes for the UFC interim featherweight title at UFC 189 on Saturday night, and in the biggest fight of his life, McGregor has arguably had the toughest fight week of his career. After compiling an impressive 4-0 record in the UFC with devastating finishes of Marcus Brimage, Dustin Poirier and Denis Siver, …

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UFC 189: Conor McGregor vs Chad Mendes – Fight Preview

It’s not the fight that anyone was expecting, and that could spell bad news for Conor McGregor as he faces Chad Mendes at UFC 189 on July 11 for the interim UFC Featherweight Championship. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ “Mixed martial arts is a sport that perplexes me. I never quite understand how any of the fighters stay conscious for even one round.” – Roger Ebert …

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Wow! Jose Aldo Lost Out On A Huge Payday!

There has been widespread criticism of Jose Aldo since it emerged that he was pulling out of the UFC 189 main event. While that criticism might be stinging the wounded champion, surely nothing will be hurting more than the knowledge that he has lost out on a monster payday. The exact amounts that he, and Conor McGregor, were set to …

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UFC 189 Preview: Robbie Lawler Vs Rory MacDonald

There has been a major contrast in the build up to UFC 189, between the frenetic, intense energy surrounding the main event, and the serene calm exuded by the combatants involved in the co-feature. The welterweight title rematch between Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald is a worthy main event in it’s own right. Neither man, however, is the type to …

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Video: UFC 189 Embedded Episode 6 – G.O.A.T.

Even McGregor’s milk cartons show serious ambitions. Conor’s awesome kicking skills translate well over to football in this latest edition of UFC 189 Embedded. The protagonists of the co-main event for the UFC Welterweight title also feature in the vlog – champion Robbie Lawler and challenger Rory MacDonald are all business, with no trash talk to speak of. Chad Mendes spends the episode …

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