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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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Tuesday Takedown-Bellator 124, Cage Warriors 72, UFC FN 51

Welcome to the first edition of ‘The Tuesday Takedown’ on Pundit Arena. Every Tuesday once the dust has settled on UFC, Cage Warriors or Bellator, Shane Saunders will take a look at some of the highlights from the best fights of the weekend. This weekend saw three big cards taking place across North America, Wales and Brazil with some fantastic …

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Fight Night Preview: Bellator 124, Cage Warriors 72, UFC: FN 50

Shane Saunders previews this weekend’s massive fight action. From Bellator 124 to UFC: FN 50, it’s going to be memorable. Bellator 124 Elton John was right you know, “Saturday night’s alright for fighting”. In the case of Bellator Friday night isn’t a bad second choice either as Spike TV’s premier MMA showcase kicks off yet another busy weekend of mixed …

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VIDEO: A Day In Dublin With Conor McGregor

MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani spent a day with Conor McGregor prior to his big night in Dublin. McGregor spoke about everything from his upbringing, to his days as a plumber and the debt of gratitude he owes to Coach Kavanagh. In a fantastic insight into the life of Ireland’s hottest star, Conor McGregor talks candidly about his life in the buildup …

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Conor McGregor Breaks Top 10 In UFC Rankings

A fantastic week for Conor McGregor just got better, with the news that ‘The Notorious’ has broken into the top ten in UFC rankings for the first time. McGregor was in devastating form in Dublin when he easily saw off Diego Brandao with a first round win in front of a raucous Irish crowd. The O2 Arena was packed to the rafters …

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Clean Sweep For Conor McGregor & Co.

The UFC finally made its long awaited return to our shores for UFC Fight Night Dublin: McGregor v Brandao, and it didn’t disappoint. The fight card, which included five Irish fighters, was action packed and sent the sell-out crowd into pandemonium. Before the event all eyes may have been on ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor, but the rest of the Irish …

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Time To Shine For Conor McGregor In Dublin

This Saturday night the UFC will finally make its highly anticipated return to our shores for UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao. Irish fans have been clamouring for the UFC to return to Dublin since UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson, over five years ago. There is some terrific Irish talent on the bill with the likes of Cathal Pendred, Neil …

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UFC Is Home Sweet Holm For Holly

Undefeated women’s bantamweight standout Holly Holm has finally inked a deal with the world’s premier MMA organisation, the UFC. President of the UFC, Dana White, made the announcement on his official Twitter account: Welcome to the UFC @_HOLLYHOLM pic.twitter.com/BxNVy8SYTR — Dana White (@danawhite) July 10, 2014 The announcement comes after months of speculation that negotiations between Holm and the UFC …

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Ben Forsyth Blog: When The Smoke Has Cleared

Following the crushing blow of his fight being cancelled on the night of the big event, Ben Forsyth gives us an insight into the battles that he has been fighting in and outside of the ring over the last month. It’s been over a month since I have written anything.  Partly because I wasn’t sure what I was going to …

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