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Watch Live: Ariel Helwani Is Joined By Conor McGregor On The MMA Hour

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

Only days away from his massive welterweight rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202, Conor McGregor joins Ariel Helwani on a packed edition of The MMA Hour. ‘The Notorious’ Irishman launched himself toward superstardom with a wonderful verbal performance on an edition of this very show just before his UFC debut against Marcus Brimage back in 2013. He has been …

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First Episode Of UFC 202 Embedded Sees Conor McGregor In Ridiculously Painful-Looking Training

The UFC Embedded series makes its return with UFC 202, featuring Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and Glover Teixeira, taking place this Saturday. _____ Many of us can recall the coconut scene from Jean Claude Van Damme’s Kickboxer, if with a degree of discomfort. In the first instalment of UFC 202 Embedded, headliner Conor McGregor does his own version of absorbing absurdly punishing bodyshots, …

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Watch: UFC 202 – Bad Blood Between Conor McGregor And Nate Diaz

The UFC ‘Bad Blood’ series sees the rivalry of Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor become the latest addition to the storied list of UFC’s biggest feuds. _____ Stepping up on just ten days notice to fight the sport’s biggest star in Conor McGregor at UFC 196, Nate Diaz submitted the featherweight champion in two rounds to worldwide prominence and acclaim. Understandably, the then-undefeated-in-UFC-competition …

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Michael ‘Venom’ Page Offers Conor McGregor Some Very Sound Advice For Nate Diaz Rematch

Britain’s fastest rising MMA star has given his take on the most talked about rematch in history between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. _____ Much like Conor McGregor himself, Michael ‘Venom’ Page’s flashy, cocky style betrays the thoughtful mindset that has brought him success. This was very much evident on his recent appearance on Ball Street with Matt Wilson. Again, like McGregor, …

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John Kavanagh Confirms Conor McGregor Was Suffering With Serious Infection Prior To First Diaz Fight

During an appearance on Monday’s edition of The Anik and Florian podcast, SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh revealed for the first time that Conor McGregor was dealing with health issues going into his ill-fated first bout with Nate Diaz. Host Kenny Florian, a former UFC title challenger, claimed he had heard rumours that McGregor was suffering through a staph …

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John Kavanagh Feels He Can Describe Exactly How McGregor V Diaz 2 Will Unfold After ‘Flawless’ Preparation

The term ‘win or learn’ has long formed the core of John Kavanagh’s coaching philosophy, but when the Dubliner’s most famous student Conor McGregor faces into the first rematch of his entire MMA career later this month at UFC 202, the pair have the chance to prove how capable they are of putting that theory into practice. It’s been five …

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Jose Aldo’s Coach Claims Conor McGregor Was Not Drug-Tested For Two Months During UFC 194 Camp

Andre Pederneiras has claimed that there were some major inconsistencies in USADA’s approach to drug-testing ahead of last December’s UFC featherweight title unification bout between his fighter Jose Aldo and Ireland’s Conor McGregor. The Nova Uniao head coach told Brazilian MMA media outlet Combate that while Aldo was tested regularly throughout camp, McGregor was not monitored at all for a …

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In-Depth: MMA Roundtable – The History Of MMA In Ireland

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History would suggest that Limerick kickboxing coach Dermot McGrath was the founder of Irish MMA. McGrath, who was the head coach at Limerick kickboxing club Pankration Kickboxing, ran the first ever MMA event in Ireland at the Moyross Community Centre in September of 1999 and was also responsible for hosting the first organised MMA event in the country. In a behind-closed-doors …

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Conor Is Conor, And I Am James – Gallagher Plays Down McGregor Comparisons Ahead Of Bellator Debut

Promising young Irish fighters, and the results of last week’s IMMAF World Championship attest that their are plenty, will have to get used to being compared to Conor McGregor. After all, he is the first Irishman to really succeed in the world’s premier MMA organisation, the UFC, and he has come to define the sport in his country. Given McGregor’s …

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John Kavanagh Identifies The Biggest Mistakes That Conor McGregor And The Team Made Before UFC 196

SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh identifies some of the biggest mistakes that were made in Conor McGregor’s preparation for UFC 196 and that famous loss to Nate Diaz in an excerpt from his autobiography that was recently published on the42.ie. Being perfect and being a trailblazer don’t often go hand in hand. When someone pushes through boundaries, they are …

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