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Adam is a journalist, boxing connoisseur, MMA loud mouth and all round sports junkie.

Opinion: Anthony Pettis – Are The Curtains Closing On Showtime?

TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 10: Anthony Pettis of the United States looks on in his fight for the Interim Featherweight Title with Max Holloway of the United States during the UFC 206 event at Air Canada Centre on December 10, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Anthony Pettis’ latest loss to Max Holloway appears to mark the beginning of the end of a career which has failed to live up to its full potential. 2015 began the same way 2014 ended for “Showtime”- as a champion destined for greatness in the lightweight division. At UFC 181, the 155-pound king returned to the octagon following 16 months …

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Watch: Matt Brown Ready To Expose ‘Bully’ Cerrone

TORONTO, CANADA - DECEMBER 09: (L-R) Opponents Donald Cerrone and Matt Brown face off during the UFC 206 weigh-in inside the Air Canada Centre on December 9, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Matt Brown pulls no punches when discussing how he feels about Donald Cerrone. MMA fan favourites “The Immortal” (20-15-0) and “Cowboy” (31-7-0) squared off in an intense staredown prior to their fight on Saturday night in Toronto. The MMA Hour’s Ariel Helwani captured the moment when both men took to the stage. Cerrone, kitted out in his trademark cowboy hat and slick …

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UFC 206: Pettis v Holloway Will Go Ahead, But With New Stipulations

TORONTO, CANADA - DECEMBER 08: (L-R) Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis face off during the UFC 206 Ultimate Media Day event inside the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel on December 8, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The interim featherweight title bout between Anthony Pettis and Max Holloway is set to go ahead as planned, despite the former’s failure to make the weight limit,  Various sources have confirmed that “Showtime” weighed in at 148 pounds, which is 3 pounds over the limit allowed to fight. As reported by MMA Fighting, Holloway still wants the showdown to go ahead despite the ex-lightweight …

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Gatland Reveals Why Sexton Isn’t Guaranteed A Place In 2017 Lions Team

MAYNOOTH, IRELAND - DECEMBER 07: Warren Gatland, the Lions head coach, faces the media during the 2017 British & Irish Lions Coaching Team Announcement held at Carton House Hotel on December 7, 2016 in Maynooth, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland explains why there is no guaranteed place for Ireland’s Johnny Sexton. In a story first printed in the Irish Examiner, Gatland voiced his “concern” with the Dubliner’s ability to maintain fitness. The Leinster man suffered a hamstring injury against New Zealand last month, which prevented him from playing Ireland’s final test of the year against …

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Ireland’s Jamie Heaslip Considering His Future Options

Guinness Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 26/11/2016 Ireland vs Australia Ireland's Jamie Heaslip Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Ireland’s Jamie Heaslip has confirmed that he is open to the idea of playing abroad. 2016 has been an excellent year for Heaslip. World Player of the Year and World Try of the Year nominations coupled with a string of impressive performances for Ireland have capped off an excellent twelve months for the Dubliner. It is no secret that the former Ireland …

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Watch: Ronda Rousey Returns In Inspiring Official UFC 207 Promo

GLENDALE, CA - OCTOBER 27: Fighter Ronda Rousey Hosts Media Day Ahead of The Rousey Vs. Holm Fight at the Glendale Fighting Club on October 27, 2015 in Glendale, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Ronda Rousey will square off with Amanda Nunes on 30th December in her first bout since her loss to Holly Holm. It is time to get excited. “Rowdy” is back, and is looking in shape for her return to the Octagon following her stunning loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193. The promotional footage for UFC 207 was posted December 7th …

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Leicester City’s Magic Now A Disappearing Act

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Andy King (C) of Leicester City reacts after missing a chance during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Leicester City at Stadium of Light on December 3, 2016 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Leicester City could be the first team in Premier League history to be relegated as champions. But where has it all gone wrong for the Foxes? Last season’s stunningly bizarre triumph appears to be a distant memory as Claudio Ranieri’s men sit just two points above the drop zone. 13 points from 14 games is a woeful return. This is a team that …

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Celtic Boss Rodgers Explains How Rashford’s Meteoric Rise Has Its Negatives

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: Carl Jenkinson of Arsenal (L) attempts to tackle Marcus Rashford of Manchester United (R) during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 19, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Brendan Rodgers says that too much money in English football is hampering the development of younger players such as Marcus Rashford. The former Liverpool boss believes that it is money which is responsible for last season’s breakthrough talent having amassed just eight domestic starts this season under Jose Mourinho. Speaking at a post-game press conference at the Etihad, Rodgers insisted that the Premier …

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Cerrone’s MMAAA Involvement Has Ruffled ‘Shocked’ Dana White’s Feathers

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: UFC president Dana White answers a question during the UFC 205 press conference at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

The UFC president appeared upset with being left in the dark by the popular welterweight regarding his instrumental role in the foundation of the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association. Speaking on the UFC Unfiltered podcast on Tuesday (via MMA Junkie), White appeared to reluctantly accept the necessity for the recently established fighters union, but was bemused at what he feels is a lack of loyalty from ‘Cowboy’: “At …

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Opinion: An Embarrassment Of Riches At Scrum-Half For The Lions?

With the Six Nations Championship only weeks away, who will claim the coveted prize of the starting jersey in a position which is arguably the strongest for The British and Irish Lions? If the Autumn Internationals are anything to go by, the competition for places on board the flight to New Zealand will be as ferocious as has been in recent …

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