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Frankie Edgar Explains What Conor McGregor Must Do To Silence Doubters

Since Conor McGregor’s loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 196, a number of haters have risen from the woodwork criticizing the featherweight champion and questioning his ability. Jose Aldo and Rafael Dos Anjos have perhaps fired the most substantial amount of hate at the ‘Notorious’ Irishman with Aldo calling McGregor a ‘pussy’ in a tweet sent out immediately after the …

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Chicken Heart Conor McGregor Got What He Deserved – Rafael Dos Anjos

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 5: Nate Diaz applies a choke hold to win by submission against Conor McGregor during UFC 196 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

When Conor McGregor and Rafael dos Anjos came together at the opening press conference ahead of their soon to be aborted March 5th showdown, the Irishman rattled his Brazilian counterpart with some epic lines. Probably the most memorable, however, came in reference to an earlier interview, in which McGregor told TMZ that he could “whoop” Jesus inside the octagon. A …

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Bookmakers Reveal Conor McGregor’s Most Likely Next Opponent

TORRENCE, CA - FEBRUARY 24: UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor poses after a news conference with lightweight contender Nate Diaz at UFC Gym February 24, 2016, in Torrance, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Conor McGregor suffered his first defeat in the UFC on Saturday night, after being submitted by Nate Diaz. The outspoken Irishman is now in a tricky position, as he may have to return to the 145lb division with his tail firmly between his legs. There are several potential candidates being lined up for his next fight. Former featherweight title-holder José Aldo …

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Where Next For Conor McGregor If He Loses To Nate Diaz At UFC 196?

Brian Barry has already written a piece on Conor McGregor’s potential path should he emerge victorious from his March 5th welterweight bout with Nate Diaz, but in what direction will “The Notorious” go should he fall to the Stockton savage at UFC 196? When it was first announced that the featherweight champion would be making a 10lb jump in weight …

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Will The Favourites Tag Weigh Heavily On Conor McGregor?

TORRENCE, CA - FEBRUARY 24: UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor laughs during a news conference with lightweight contender Nate Diaz at UFC Gym February 24, 2016, in Torrance, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Conor McGregor faces Nate Diaz on Saturday night for the main event of UFC 196. Whether the mantle of favourite lays heavily on McGregor’s shoulders is an interesting question. The Irishman has never been beaten in the UFC, but he has rarely been so heavily backed to triumph. Indeed, as underdog or favourite, the results have been the same, with …

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Dos Anjos Camp Claim Conor McGregor Was ‘Relieved’ At His UFC 196 Withdrawal

Full time McGregor hater Ali Abdelaziz took to Instagram to have yet another pop at the Irishman for dismissing his client’s foot injury. Rafael Dos Anjos’ injury just 12 days out from his scheduled clash with Conor McGregor at UFC 196 necessitated his withdrawal from the event. Marking six opponent changes for McGregor in his last twelve fights, he was understandably …

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Frankie Edgar Reveals Fascinating Conor McGregor 145 Rumour

‘The Answer’ surprisingly doesn’t blame Conor McGregor if he is unable to defend his featherweight championship at UFC 200. As he told Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, Frankie Edgar has heard ‘rumours’ that since his move to 155lbs., and subsequent move to 170 (necessitated by Rafael Dos Anjos’ injury), Conor McGregor can’t cut enought weight to defend his 145lb. …

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Eddie Alvarez Gives His Verdict On McGregor Vs Diaz, Late Replacement Situation

Speaking on Periscope, the number one ranked lightweight contender talked all things Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz and co. Via MMADigest in a half-hour Q&A session with fans, Eddie Alvarez revealed that he wasn’t even asked to replace Rafael Dos Anjos after the Brazilian withdrew from UFC 196 with a foot injury. This is despite currently sitting atop the UFC lightweight rankings …

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Dillashaw Calls Out Faber And Claims He Doesn’t Deserve Title Shot

in their bantamweight bout during UFC Fight Night 81 at TD Banknorth Garden on January 17, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Former UFC Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw has called out ex-teammate Urijah Faber for being ‘old’ and a ‘dinosaur’, and claims that the 36-year-old does not deserve a second rematch with current champion Dominick Cruz. Cruz dethroned Dillashaw as Bantamweight champion last month in Boston after a split decision win that would see Dillashaw’s reign as champion come to an abrupt …

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Conor McGregor’s Head Coach Opens Up About Welterweight Plans

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 12: Conor McGregor is shown in the Octagon before his featherweight title fight against Jose Aldo during UFC 194 at MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Conor McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh has welcomed the possibility of the Dubliner moving up to challenge for the welterweight title in the future. Rumours have gathered momentum that McGregor will target a third UFC world title should he claim the lightweight title at UFC 196 – but Kavanagh admitted in his the42.ie column that he’d welcome the idea, but …

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