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UPDATE: Conor McGregor Announces Fight, Dana White Says No

Despite Conor McGregor announcing that he will be fighting Diego Sanchez on November 15th in Mexico, UFC President Dana White has said that it isn’t true. McGregor is full of confidence following his stunning victory over Dustin Poirier in Las Vegas last weekend and announced via social media that he is fighting Sanchez:   I am fighting @DiegoSanchezUFC in Mexico, November …

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Cathal Pendred Out To Prove A Point

Cathal Pendred is looking to make a statement at welterweight on Saturday when he faces Gasan Umalatov in Stockholm. Pendred, who recorded victory at UFC Fight Night Dublin at middleweight, is now fighting at welterweight and wants to prove that this is the division where he belongs. Speaking to UFC.com, Pendred said the following: “I’m making my UFC debut in MY …

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Gunnar Nelson Looking To Finish Story’s Chapter

Ireland’s favourite adopted MMA son, Gunnar Nelson, is in confident mood ahead of his headline UFC clash with Rick Story in Stockholm on Saturday. Nelson faces a tough opponent in Story, a veteran of the MMA game that has recorded wins over some big fish, most notably current champion Johny Hendricks. ‘Gunni’ is aware of the challenge he faces, but the rising welterweight …

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The Hooligan – Irish UFC Focus Switches To Paddy Holohan

Irish MMA fans will switch their focus to Paddy Holohan this weekend as he looks to make it two wins on the bounce in the UFC. With Conor McGregor dominating the media after his heroics last weekend, one could be forgiven for forgetting that Paddy Holohan is fighting this Saturday night. ‘The Hooligan’ is unbeaten in eleven professional fights and will …

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10 Brilliant Quotes From Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor Mania has gone into overdrive following the Dubliner’s stunning first round KO of Dustin Poirier over the weekend. While he is known for his bite, McGregor’s bark is just as powerful. Here’s a selection of quotes from the man being dubbed the Irish Plato. Quote #1 _____ Quote #2 _____ Quote #3 _____ Quote #4 _____ Quote #4 …

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UFC Rankings: Conor McGregor Surges To Top 5

The latest UFC rankings are out and Conor McGregor has broken into the top five thanks to his devastating destruction of Dustin Poirier. McGregor’s rise through the featherweight rankings has been nothing short of mesmeric, as the Dubliner continues to make light work of everything Dana White throws in front of him. It’s no secret that The Notorious is after that …

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MMA Memories: Conor McGregor’s Stunning Cage Warriors KO

What a week it has been for Conor McGregor. The Dubliner’s Las Vegas win over Dustin Poirier has elevated the SBG fighter to UFC superstardom. Many people believe McGregor’s rise to the forefront of mixed martial arts was the result of an overnight success. The opposite could not be more true. Check out this stunning KO over Ivan Buchinger from Cage …

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Tuesday Takedown: UFC 178 Special

Usually, the Tuesday Takedown would take into account Bellator action but given the stellar nature of what was a truly epic UFC 178, Shane Saunders has decided to give his full attention to the main card from Saturday night.  There’s only one place to start and that’s in Las Vegas where, on Saturday night, a large travelling support witnessed “The Notorious” …

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UFC President: Conor McGregor Is Bigger Than Brock Lesnar & GSP

The praise keeps on coming for the UFC’s brightest star Conor McGregor, with UFC President Dana White saying The Notorious is “bigger than any of the fighters we’ve ever had.” Speaking to Ariel Helwani on FOX Sports, White spoke about McGregor being the real deal and that his meteoric rise was unheard of in the UFC and sport in general. …

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Conor McGregor: Ireland’s Greatest Athlete?

He may come off as cocky, brash and arrogant but ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor may just be the best athlete the Republic of Ireland has ever produced. Controversial? Perhaps, but the Dubliner has captured the hearts and minds of a nation and has arguably single-handedly brought mixed martial arts to the foreground in Irish media and with fellow SBG fighters, Cathal …

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VIDEO: McGregor Attends Post-Fight Presser With UFC Belt

The Conor McGregor steam train continued its journey through the UFC’s featherweight division, by knocking out Dustin Poirier with a first round TKO in Las Vegas. McGregor talked himself up a lot during the week and many expected a close fight against #5 ranked Poirier. However, it took just 90 seconds for The Notorious to finish his opponent. Check out …

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VIDEO: Poirier on Conor McGregor: “I’ve Never Disliked Somebody This Much”

Dustin Poirier has hit out at Conor McGregor ahead of their eagerly anticipated clash in Las Vegas on Saturday. In a video uploaded to the UFC’s official YouTube channel , Poirier expresses his disgust at McGregor’s behaviour following a tense stand off in the MGM Grand. “I’ve never disliked somebody that much. There’s a time to be professional. I mean, in …

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Fight Night Preview: Bellator 126, Conor McGregor & UFC 178

Resident MMA expert Shane Saunders is here to to preview a massive weekend in which Conor McGregor faces his biggest challenge yet. This weekend’s UFC PPV event is arguably the card of the year for the behemoth organisation. Despite the loss of its original main event in Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, the card still boasts some mouthwatering fights including …

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UFC Star: “Conor McGregor Reminds Me of Tyson & Ali”

UFC star Demetrious Johnson was full of praise for Conor McGregor ahead of the Irishman’s fight with Dustin Poirier this coming weekend. The current UFC Flyweight Champion likened ‘The Notorious’ to legends such as Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali. “I really, truly appreciate Conor McGregor’s style — his fighting style and the way he talks,” Johnson said on Monday’s edition of The …

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Pundit Arena’s Top 20 Post-Game Interviews

In light of Kieran Donaghy’s outburst on Sunday, we rank our twenty most entertaining post-game interviews. Did we leave any out? Let us know! 20. Rampage Jackson dry-humps reporter! He may be a beast in the Octagon, but it looks like Rampage Jackson also has a ‘softer’ side. Although it may not be too soft after this… _____ 19. Roy …

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Tuesday Takedown – Bellator 125, UFC Fight Night 52

It’s Tuesday yet again which means that Pundit Arena’s ‘Tuesday Takedown’ takes a look back at all the best mixed martial arts action over the past weekend and this week is no different with some big fights and fighters to boot. We start with Friday night and Bellator 125. Before I go on any further, I feel I need to …

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Ben Forsyth Blog – The 100 Metres

The ever popular Ben Forsyth Blog is back with a bang. Following the disappointment of his last fight being cancelled, Ben finally got the chance to show his worth. They say in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts that anything can happen. This is true in many ways, and even more true in life. The last few months have been …

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Fight Night Preview: Bellator 125, UFC Fight Night: 52

It’s Friday and as is now customary on Pundit Arena, Shane Saunders will take a look ahead to the best MMA action, including Bellator 125 and UFC Fight Night: 52, both coming your way over the course of the weekend. It’s usually fair to do things chronologically but this week I am making an exception and skipping right ahead to Saturday …

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