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UFC Fight Island: A Guide To Dana White’s Masterplan

UFC Fight Island is set to play host to July 11’s blockbuster UFC 251 pay-per-view but even now, it remains something of a mystery to the fans. Sporting events, musical concerts, the production of films, and television shows. Each of these staples within the entertainment and cultural industries were forced to accept their inability to continue moving forward and all …

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Kamaru Usman Confirms He Has Offered Conor McGregor UFC Title Fight

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UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has confirmed he would prefer to fight Conor McGregor next and has offered the Dubliner a UFC title shot. Usman is managed by Ali Abdelaziz, who also represents Khabib Nurmagomedov and has had a long-running feud with McGregor. The controversial manager tweeted last week that Usman had offered to defend his belt against McGregor following …

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Conor McGregor Thanks Mike Tyson After Glowing Boxing Praise

Former heavyweight champion of the world Mike Tyson has praised Conor McGregor’s 2017 foray into boxing when the UFC fighter was defeated in ten rounds by Floyd Mayweather. Tyson himself has been talking up a potential return to the ring over the last few weeks and was speaking to UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou on his Hotboxin’ podcast. During their discussion, …

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Glover Teixeira Apologises To Anthony Smith During One-Sided Beatdown

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Glover Teixeira scored a dominant win over Anthony Smith in their UFC Fight Night 171 main event in Jacksonville, Florida. Teixeira went into the fight as a slight underdog against “Lionheart”, however, the 40-year-old Brazilian put in a career-high performance dismantling the American en route to a fifth-round stoppage win. Time is an illusion ⏰ At 4️⃣0️⃣, @GloverTeixeira gets the …

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Justin Gaethje Calls For Conor McGregor Fight In Ireland

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Justin Gaethje has ruled out fighting Conor McGregor before facing UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in an undisputed title fight.  The newly-crowned UFC interim lightweight champion did, however, say that once he’s finished with Nurmagomedov, then he’d look to a fight with McGregor in Ireland. Gaethje impressed watchers on last night as he dismantled Tony Ferguson inside an almost-empty VyStar …

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MMA Coach On The Big Disadvantage While Training Under Lockdown

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With a worldwide pandemic bringing an end to sport, for now, the UFC is attempting to keep the beacons of Gondor lit for fans around the world.  MMA’s premier organisation has scheduled three cards over the space of seven days starting on May, 10 with the interim lightweight title fight between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje kicking off proceedings next …

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James Gallagher “Definitely In That Mix” For World Title Fight

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James Gallagher has fast become one of the top young attractions in MMA with his famed 3Arena headlined events consistently selling out and delivering an incredible night of action for a boisterous Irish crowd. Gallagher’s rise through the Bellator bantamweight division hit a snag in the road following his sole loss to Ricky Bandejas in 2018, however, the “Strabanimal” has …

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“Khabib Has No Say, I Have No Say, His Father Has The Say”

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Ali Abdelaziz has admitted that a rematch between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor makes a lot of sense financially, however, he insists that the champion will never step over a number one contender for a money fight.  Nurmagomedov’s manager also suggested that a decision on whether Nurmagomedov and McGregor face-off again will not be made by himself, or even Khabib, …

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Robert Whittaker Puts The Record Straight On “Crazy Rumour”

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Robert Whittaker has spoken about the personal battle that forced him to take time out from all MMA-related activity. The former UFC middleweight champion withdrew from his scheduled UFC 248 bout with Jared Cannonier in January as rumours spread that Whittaker was to donate bone marrow to his daughter. However, in a revealing interview with Australia’s Daily Telegraph, Whittaker put …

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Daniel Cormier Prepared To Bow Out On Top Inside An Empty Arena

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Daniel Cormier says he is prepared for his retirement bout to go ahead inside an empty arena so long as his family is there to see it.   The former two-division World champion was due to face Stipe Miocic in a trilogy fight for the UFC heavyweight title, however, the bout has been thrown into disrepute after the ongoing pandemic paved …

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Revisiting Arguably The Greatest Title Fight In UFC History

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When the conversation turns to the greatest UFC title fight in history a few contenders always spring to mind.  There’s Frankie Edgar’s magnificent comeback against Gray Maynard at UFC 125 that saw the bout end in a split-decision draw. Maybe Anderson Silva’s first win over Chael Sonnen at UFC 117 is more up your street. With Sonnen seemingly en route …

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Confirms Withdrawal From UFC 249 Main Event

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Try and try as Dana White might but it would seem as though Khabib Nurmagomedov versus Tony Ferguson might never happen after the bout was officially cancelled at the fifth time of asking. World lightweight champion, Nurmagomedov, confirmed on Wednesday evening to confirm what many expected, that he would not be flying to the United States to defend his title …

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Dana White Looking To Make UFC 249 The “Baddest Card Ever”

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Dana White has said that the UFC are attempting to build the “baddest card that’s ever been done” despite the Covid-19 outbreak wreaking havoc worldwide. UFC 249 is due to go ahead as planned on April, 18 with lightweight world champion Khabib Nurmagomedov set to face long-standing rival Tony Ferguson at the fifth time of asking. However, the eagerly-anticipated fight …

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Rian O’Neill On Learning From Famous Club & World-Class Coaches

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The past number of seasons has seen a number of breakthrough stars come to the fore in Gaelic football.  Dublin’s all-conquering Championship side was built on the foundation of youth stretching back to Jim Gavin’s first All-Ireland run in 2013 when names like Jack McCaffrey, Paul Mannion and Ciarán Kilkenny were rightly tipped as stars of the future. Fast-forward seven …

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