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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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UFC Star Tests Positive For Performance Enhancing Drugs And Is Removed From Upcoming Card!

Gilbert Melendez has been suspended for one year after he tested positive for “testosterone metabolites”, following his UFC 188 loss to Eddie Alvarez. According to sherdog.com, the UFC conducted their own testing for the event, which took place outside the jurisdiction of any athletic commission. The suspension means that he will be unable to compete as scheduled at UFC Fight …

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Video: UFC 189 Embedded: Episode 5 – Independence Day

You better f***ing watch out Conor! The behind-the-scenes video blog brings us bang up to date with the goings-on of the protagonists of the main event of UFC 189 this weekend, where Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes do battle for the UFC interim featherweight championship. A much more noticably tense and fired-up Chad Mendes continues to train hard in Sacramento, California, motivated …

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MMA Vs Boxing: A Brief History Of Crossover Clashes

Seamus Raftery examines the history of crossover clashes between boxers and mixed martial artists. Conor McGregor is the most headline hogging athlete in the world today. This week, he has been all over the news due to the chaos surrounding UFC 189. Yesterday, he was grabbing the limelight for a different reason, however. Whilst a guest on, American chat show, …

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UFC 189 Preview #3: Cody Garbrandt vs Henry Briones

We now move on to UFC 189’s televised prelim fights featuring unbeaten prospect Cody “No Love” Garbrandt and TUF Latin American competitor Henry “Bure” Briones.  The UFC’s bantamweight division has seen a lot of movers and shakers recently and with TJ Dillashaw causing one of the biggest upsets in MMA history to dethrone former champion Renan Barao, Cody Garbrandt is …

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Conor McGregor: “I Would Certainly Box Floyd Mayweather”

We can’t fault his self belief! The Irish UFC Featherweight faces Chad Mendes for the interim featherweight title at UFC 189 on July 11 and he couldn’t look more confident. Appearing on US talk show Conan, McGregor was asked if he was willing to face pound-for-pound king, boxer Floyd Mayweather. He responded in typical brash fashion. “I know he would not want to …

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UFC 189 Preview #2: Neil Seery vs Louis Smolka

With fellow Irishman Conor McGregor now fighting Chad Mendes for the interim featherweight title at UFC 189, Dubliner Neil Seery will look to have Irish fans singing early as he faces Louis Smolka in Las Vegas in less than two weeks. After much social media influence, Neil Seery has finally gotten his wish to compete in the ‘fight capital of …

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UFC 189 Preview #1: Yosdenis Cedeno vs Cody Pfister

With the MMA world taking a slight breather ahead of a huge showdown between Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo at UFC 189, Shane Saunders has decided to take an in depth look at each of the 11 fights on the stacked card starting with lightweights Yosdenis Cedeno and Cody Pfister, who kick off an enthralling night of fights on July …

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