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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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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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