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Watch: Fighters Predict The Outcome Of Conor McGregor Vs Nate Diaz 2

Conor McGregor has been saying and doing all the right things since he left the octagon, defeated, on March 5th. In it’s immediate aftermath, ‘The Notorious’ Irishman spoke about his loss to Nate Diaz philosophically, branding it an opportunity for growth, rather than a setback. He had been there before, perhaps not on a comparable stage, but early career defeats …

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Opinion: Why Conor McGregor Will Silence His Critics At UFC 202

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)

He’s been somewhat out of the limelight recently by his own theatrical standards, but the shadow of Conor McGregor continues to loom large over the UFC. _____ Be it fighters calling him out, putting him down or bemoaning his perceived preferential treatment; there’s no doubt that the Irishman has had a profound effect on the MMA world since his breakthrough …

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UFC Lightweight Champ Eddie Alvarez Wants Winner Of Conor McGregor Vs Nate Diaz

Alvarez’s declaration will antagonise interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo, who also has his sights set on Conor McGregor. _____ With Conor McGregor’s rise to superstardom and all the trappings that follow those in it’s vicinity, and the title shot granted to #13 ranked middleweight Dan Henderson, big money fights are now the name of the game. Rankings and title prestige …

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Conor McGregor: The Danger of Jumping Divisions

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MMA captivates an audience like no other sport for many reasons. One of these reasons, is the appeal of watching a smaller man move up weight classes to fight a larger man. BJ Penn, Randy Couture, Cowboy Cerrone, etc. There is a reason that these fighters were and are fan favourites.  That being said, it does not always work out …

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Carlos Condit Vs Demian Maia Moved From UFC 202 To UFC On Fox 21

Tickets for UFC on Fox 21, which takes place at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver on August 27th, are due to go on sale this Friday, yet when Tuesday morning arrived, the card still didn’t have a main event. Some good fights had been announced, like Anthony Pettis’ return to featherweight opposite Charles Oliveira, Paige VanZant vs Bec Rawlings, and …

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Former Boxing World Champion Willing To Fight McGregor In The Octagon

Conor McGregor transcends the sport of MMA. Since his arrival in the UFC, he has dominated the public face of the franchise and has drawn much attention from that other combat sport, boxing. Following McGregor’s welterweight loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 196 last March, persistent rumours of a giant McGregor v Floyd Mayweather clash spread throughout both sports. However, …

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Referee And Judges Appointed For Conor McGregor Vs Nate Diaz 2

 ‘Big’ John McCarthy will referee the massive welterweight rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz at UFC 202 on August 20th, it was decided at a meeting of the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Monday. McCarthy has dealt with both combatants in the past, as he was the third man in the ring for Diaz’s 2011 loss to Rory MacDonald …

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Fantastic Video Highlights Some Subtle Things Conor McGregor Did Well In Nate Diaz Fight

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 5: Conor McGregor (L) punches Nate Diaz during UFC 196 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

The generally accepted narrative of the first Conor McGregor/Nate Diaz fight is pretty simple; Conor was having his way with Nate early on, pounding him with power-shots, but he subsequently ran out of gas and was finished by the Stockton savage. It’s not a narrative that gives Diaz much credit for anything beyond durability, resiliency, determination and a degree of …

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Nate Diaz Blasts Steroid Use Once Again In Fascinating Interview

We all know what transpired at UFC 200 and the ramifications of Jon Jones failed drug test. We are also aware that Nate Diaz is not one to hold his tongue.  This was evident in his obscure cage side interview with Joe Rogan at UFC 200 itself. In another interview over the weekend with Fox Sports’ “The Buzzer,” the younger Diaz brother …

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Daniel Cormier Issues Statement After New UFC 200 Opponent Confirmed

On Wednesday night, the news was confirmed that Jon Jones was removed from the UFC 200 card after allegedly testing positive for performance enhancing drugs.  In the hours that followed, the sporting media attempted to wrap their heads around the gravity of the news for the event in question, and the two men involved. Jon Jones held a press conference …

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Watch: Conor McGregor Teases A Trilogy With Nate Diaz

As if two heavily controversial fights weren’t enough for Conor McGregor… _____ Nate Diaz was supposed to be a stop-gap. A stepping stone to greener pastures. A body to placate the baying masses. Upon replacing Rafael dos Anjos when the latter pulled out of his UFC 196 bout with Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz was already being looked past. Talk had already turned …

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Watch: Full UFC 202 Conor McGregor Vs Nate Diaz Press Conference

If you missed today’s UFC 202 press conference featuring both Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz…what were you thinking? Honestly, what was so important? As if the pair’s previous verbal interactions weren’t enough to sell this event, the news that Jon Jones had been ripped from the main event of UFC 200 just days in advance added even more spice to …

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