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SBG Ireland Knockout Artist To Debut At UFC Denver In January

John Phillips’ tireless social media campaign has apparently paid dividends, as the Dublin-based Welshman has signed with the UFC. The 31-year-old had been hounding UFC president Dana White and the promotion’s matchmakers on Twitter in recent weeks, tagging them in a variety of humorous posts, from pictures to videos. @UFC @danawhite ??? pic.twitter.com/ZfPsRjpAq8 — John phillips (@JohnPhillipsmma) November 25, 2016 …

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SBG’s Next Generation Dominate On December Night In Dublin

James Gallagher is undoubtedly SBG Ireland’s most heralded young prospect, the man fancied to follow in Conor McGregor’s footsteps to superstardom, and the BAMMA/Bellator event at Dublin’s 3Arena on Friday night was his show – even with North American giant Bellator bringing one of their most recognisable international stars, ‘King Mo’ Lawal, to the Irish capital. However, the co-promotional event …

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Sinead Kavanagh: ‘Conor said ‘you’re going to be like me, you’re going to go straight to the top’

Former UFC Bantamweight Miesha Tate sat down with GQ’s Mick Rouse earlier this year and gave an interview titled ‘UFC Champion Miesha Tate on the Hardest Part of Being a Professional Fighter.’ Tate was the recently crowned UFC Bantamweight champion at the time and the new face of women’s MMA in the absence of Ronda Rousey. She had fought for the …

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On The Cusp – Sinead Kavanagh – Part 1

In 2014 Peter Elijah Lungu, Executive Director of the Zambian Institute for Sustainable Development, wrote that order exists in disorder. Lungu wrote in a piece titled Organized Chaos: The Natural Law of Order that ‘all living organisms are guided by unwritten laws, which provide guidance and natural order even for the animals in the jungle.’ Traditionally, the lion is the unquestioned king of the jungle, …

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Twitter: John Kavanagh Stirs The Pot As Conor McGregor Is Granted Boxing License

Despite the fact that he has been relatively quiet since his sensational UFC lightweight title victory over Eddie Alvarez in New York on November 12th, Conor McGregor’s name has continued to make the headlines with phenomenal consistency. After the world media’s effusive praise of the Irishman’s performance at UFC 205 died down a little, there was a brief lull, and …

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Irish Fighters Take Home Three Medals From The IMMAF European Open Championships In Prague

Following on from their massive success at the IMMAF World Championships back in July, from which they took home one gold, two silver and three bronze medals, Team Ireland had a another strong showing at the second ever IMMAF European Open Championships in Prague this week. Though they couldn’t quite match the six-medal haul that saw Ireland top the international …

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Conor McGregor’s Striking Coach Wants ‘The Notorious’ To Take Another Super-Fight Next

“There’s options,” Conor McGregor told the world’s MMA media as he sat before them at the UFC 205 post-fight press conference. “There always is many options after these events. I’m happy with that – options are always a good thing.” It wasn’t the first time that McGregor had expressed such sentiment after a fight, but the wealth of options laying …

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Opinion: Why Losing To Nate Diaz Was Absolutely Essential To Conor McGregor’s Growth

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 5: Nate Diaz (R) slaps 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)

What a night UFC 205 turned out to be. All 3 title fights delivered in pretty much every sense of the word and despite losing 2 of its most anticipated bouts in the lead-up, the card still managed to be full to the brim with exhilarating match-ups involving several legends, veterans, title-contenders and showstoppers.  However, it was the Notorious Irishman, …

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Inside SBG – ‘If You Don’t Want To Be The Best I Don’t Even Want To Talk To You’

UFC Featherweight champion Conor McGregor has done an awful lot of great things for the sport of mixed martial arts in a relatively short space of time. He has set UFC records for both gate receipts and pay-per-view sales, he has redefined what is financially and commercially possible for a mixed martial artist, and he’s also paved the way for fellow Irish fighters …

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Eddie Alvarez vs Conor McGregor: Breaking Down The Super-Fight

Anticipation has now officially reached fever pitch. This weekend we will finally get to see the long-awaited super-fight between UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and the man with history firmly in his sights, ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor, the current champion of the featherweight division. Madison Square Garden will finally host its first MMA event, and given the historic nature of this …

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Exclusive: John Kavanagh Reveals Fascinating New Insight Into Conor McGregor’s UFC 202 Preparation

John Kavanagh

The phrase ‘nothing was left to chance’ is something of a cliche but it’s becoming more and more apparent with each passing day just how appropriate it is to use that expression when describing Conor McGregor’s preparations ahead of his rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202. By now, almost three months on from McGregor’s redemptive majority decision victory, we …

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Coach John Kavanagh Did A ‘Mystic Mac’ And Predicted SBG’s Massive Success Back In 2013

In seven days time at UFC 205, against Eddie Alvarez, Conor McGregor attempts to make history by becoming the UFC’s first ever simultaneous two-weight champion. Already the reigning featherweight king, McGregor has swept through the promotion since his arrival in April 2013. Following in the footsteps of fellow Irishman Tom Egan, McGregor became the second UFC fighter to come from …

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