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Nate Diaz Has Finally Stepped Out Of His Brother Nick’s Shadow

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 5: Nate Diaz punches 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)

Nate Diaz shocked the world at UFC 196 earlier this month and in doing so finally stepped away from the shadow of his older brother Nick. For years, the Diaz brothers have brought their own brand of anarchy to the mixed martial arts scene. Every time Nick or his younger brother Nate step inside the cage they deliver scathing attacks …

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Paige VanZant Joins ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Season 22 Cast

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UFC strawweight prospect Paige VanZant isn’t returning to the octagon anytime soon, announcing this week she will appear on Season 22 of hit television show ‘Dancing with the Stars’, as she switches four-ounce gloves for dancing shoes. The cast was announced on Tuesday’s “Good Morning America”, with many well-known athletic stars making up its cast, including Von Miller of the Denver Broncos and …

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Holly Holm Has A Message For Miesha Tate As UFC 200 Looms

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 05: Holly Holm punches Miesha Tate during the UFC 196 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The dust is still settling after an epic night of upsets at UFC 196, and already Holly Holm’s eyes are turning to UFC 200. The biggest story from the weekend’s event was the shock defeat suffered by Conor McGregor at the hands of Nate Diaz. Already analysed to death, it’s clear that while McGregor lived up to his ‘anytime, anybody, …

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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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Video: McGregor Equates Himself To Batman After Recalling Run-In With Irish Police

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)

Conor McGregor is arguably one of the most universally loved sports stars in his own country, and a recent anecdote from the Dubliner perhaps shows just how far and wide his fame and popularity has spread in his homeland.  As part of a more in-depth Sports Illustrated documentary centred around the world-famous fighter, McGregor went into detail about the time he was …

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Aldo vs McGregor: Will It Be Decided By Skill Or Will?

While this Saturday’s mammoth showdown between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor will undoubtedly see two of the most skilled martial artists in combat sports in battle, a clash of styles could see the bout be decided by will rather than skill, with one punch potentially being all the difference. Of course, there are so many different possibilities and outcomes in …

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VIDEO: 62-Year-Old Man KOs Opponent Half His Age

It is quite rare to see an elderly member of the public step into a ring for an MMA fight these days. It is even rarer to see an older gentlemen execute a spinning back fist to a competitor half his age. A video clip from 2012 has found its way onto the internet and shows 62-year-old Wayne Smallwood executing …

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Tuesday Takedown: WSOF 18, Bellator 133, UFC Bloomfield

With so much focus on illegal substances and PEDs surrounding mixed martial arts over the last couple of weeks, it was a welcome return for all that we had so much action on offer to digest this past weekend with three very entertaining cards to sink our teeth in. NBC’s ‘World Series of Fighting’ started-off proceedings with three nights of exciting …

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INFOGRAPHIC: Conor McGregor, Can You Smell That Money?

Since joining the UFC, Conor McGregor has been earning some serious dough. Here’s the breakdown of the earnings we know of.    Can you smell that money, that was the question McGregor posed just yesterday in one of his latest UFC Embedded videos. The fighting Irishman is earning and earning and earning. ‘The Notorious’ is only 21 months into his …

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