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Freddie Roach On Conor McGregor’s Boxing Technique: ‘He Is Not That Good Of A Fighter’

UFC 205 Open Workouts, Madison Square Garden, New York City 9/11/2016 Conor McGregor with Striking Coach Owen Roddy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tom Hogan

Freddie Roach has backtracked on comments he recently made about the potential boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather.  The legendary boxing coach had recently refused to rule out the idea that McGregor had a chance in the ring with the former pound for pound king. While admitting that ‘The Notorious’ would ‘have his hands full with a boxer like …

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Two-Weight World Champion David Branch Signs With The UFC

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: David Branch (yellow trunks) and Louis Taylor (blue trunks) trade punchesduring their World Series of Fighting middleweight championship fight at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on December 31, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Getty Images)

The UFC have added one of the top free agents in the world to their middleweight division. David Branch, the former World Series of Fighting light heavyweight and middleweight champion, has signed a multi-fight contract with the organisation, according to MMA Fighting. In his wildly successful run as a two-weight world champion in WSOF, Branch defended the middleweight championship three times …

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UFC 208 Bumper Preview: Part 2

Christiane “Cyborg” Justino (17-1-0) is not fighting for the inaugural women’s featherweight title. Let that sink in and then ask yourself how relevant the title fight is then? “Cyborg” has ruled the world at 145lbs since 2009 and misses the title made for her because of those pesky USADA guys. The sketchy test results are down to a weight cutting …

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Anderson Silva: A Man Taking On His Own Legacy

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 9: Anderson Silva exit the Octagon after his fight against Daniel Cornier during the UFC 200 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Five years ago this week we witnessed the greatest finish ever inside the octagon when Anderson Silva front-kicked Vitor Belfort in the face. That was the hugely anticipated UFC 126 and one that put the cherry on the cake that celebrates Silva as the greatest mixed martial artist of all time. Five years on and things aren’t quite the same …

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Chael Sonnen: Grounded Fighter Rule Change ‘Extremely Dangerous’

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 17: Chael Sonnen celebrates with his team after winning the fight with a tap out by guillotine choke against Mauricio Rua in their light heavyweight bout at TD Garden on August 17, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

The new definition of a ‘grounded fighter’ is ‘extremely dangerous’ for the UFC, according to Chael Sonnen. Under the previous law, if a fighter had one hand on the canvass he was considered grounded – this is no longer the case. “I don’t know them all yet,” Sonnen said (via MMA Fighting) of the new rules on Wednesday at a Bellator 170 …

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Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin Gives McGregor A Better Chance Than Most In A Match-Up With Mayweather

Gennady “GGG” Golovkin has become the latest in a string of high profile names to give his own view on how a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor would go down. It seems as though with each passing day we are hit with more and more Mayweather-McGregor-related hype. The hypothetical match-up between the biggest star in boxing and …

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Joe Rogan & Bas Rutten Outline One Exploitable Weakness In Conor McGregor’s Stand-Up Game

Joe Rogan & Bas Rutten are two of MMA’s most boisterous personalities and on the most recent edition of the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast, they spoke briefly on the strengths of the promotion’s biggest star, Conor McGregor, as well as one weakness in his stand-up game they have yet to see fully exploited by his opponents. Conor McGregor can simply do …

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John Kavanagh Blasts Meryl Streep In Explosive Rant

REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE*** One Zero - The Sports and Tech. Conference, RDS, Dublin, Ireland 21/10/2016 John Kavanagh, Head Coach of SBG, speaking on stage today Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Gary Carr

SBG head coach John Kavanagh is the latest MMA figure to respond to a jibe from Hollywood actress Meryl Streep. Streep, speaking at the Golden Globes award ceremony, looked down at Mixed Martial Arts in an anti-Donald Trump oration. “Who are we, and what is Hollywood anyway? It’s just a bunch of people from other places. “Hollywood is crawling with …

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Opinion: Minister Shane Ross’s Comments On MMA Misguided

Rio 2016 Olympic Games Day 11, Riocentro Pavilion, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 16/8/2016 Men's Bantamweight 56kg Quarter-Final Michael Conlan (Red) vs Vladimir Nikitin (Blue) Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD watches today's bout Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Joel Slattery argues that Shane Ross’s views on mixed martial arts are completely missing the point. Ireland’s Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport made headlines on Friday, calling the sport of MMA “disturbing”. Speaking to the Irish Daily Mail (via RTÉ), Ross said he feels the sport has a long way to go until the government officially recognises it. “This is …

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Nurmagomedov’s Manager Issues 6-Day Ultimatum To Ferguson & The UFC

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia reacts against Michael Johnson of the United States in their lightweight bout during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images )

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager Ali Abdel-Aziz has laid out (and then quickly deleted) an ultimatum to both Tony Ferguson and the UFC concerning their difficulties in getting a fight with the Dagestan-born grappler finalised. It’s commonplace these days for fighters to taunt one another and claim that certain figures are ‘scared’ to fight others but for the most part, we know …

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Boxing Vs MMA: Dream Match-Ups From Seven Different Weight Classes

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Anthony Joshua (L) of London in action against Eric Molina of the United States during their IBF World Heavyweight Championship fight at Manchester Arena on December 10, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Having followed both boxing and mixed martial arts for as long as I can remember, I have learned that just about anything is possible once the opening bell sounds. Having said that, I feel that it’s highly unlikely for a fighter to make a successful transition from one elite level to the other. I’m convinced a top mixed martial artist …

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Why Conor McGregor Will Never Be Accepted By The Mainstream In Ireland

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

The RTÉ Sports Person of the Year awards take centre stage tonight with a host of Ireland’s best athletes nominated. This award recognizes 12 of the country’s highest achievers in sports from soccer through to sailing. Certainly the appearance of Conor McGregor on the list should not be surprising given his accolades this past year – the first UFC fighter to …

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