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Pundit Arena MMA Awards 2018: Fighter Of The Year

In this edition of our end-of-year awards, we’ll be crowning the fighter who achieved more within the world of mixed martial arts than any of their peers. UFC 232 is now behind us and as expected, there were more than enough major talking points to be found to have a pretty impressive effect on our end-of-year awards. And while there …

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The RTÉ Sportsperson, Team And Manager Of The Year Have Been Announced

Republic of Ireland's midfielder James McClean celebrates scoring the team's first goal during the group D World Cup qualifying football match between Wales and Republic of Ireland at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff on October 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Geoff CADDICK (Photo credit should read GEOFF CADDICK/AFP/Getty Images)

Tonight, the RTÉ Sports Awards took place. Ireland’s greatest athletes, teams and managers were honoured with gongs. There was fierce competition in each category, and although there is always going to be debate after such decisions, there is no doubting the credentials of these winners. 1997 Snooker World Championships winner Ken Doherty was the latest inductee to the RTÉ Sports …

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A Bandwagoner’s View: The Rise And Rise Of Conor McGregor

12 December 2015; Conor McGregor celebrates defeating Jose Aldo to win the UFC Featherweight Championship title. UFC 194: Jose Aldo v Conor McGregor, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, USA. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE (Photo by Sportsfile/Corbis via Getty Images)

As Conor McGregor scooped the top prize at last night’s RTÉ Sports Awards, this writer felt almost obliged to document the rise of the UFC champion from the perspective of the McGregor “bandwagon fan”. This is a new breed of fight fan which refers to the group of people who chart MMA only from the birth of McGregor’s UFC career. Which …

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