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David Clarke
David is a final year journalism student at Dublin City University, with a passion for sport. He's also a depressed Manchester United fan, optimistic Meath supporter and MMA enthusiast. Follow him on Twitter @DavidClarke__

UFC 197: Main Card Predictions, Including Jones vs Saint Preux

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 03: Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones waits in a timeout as he defends his title against Daniel Cormier during the UFC 182 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jones retained his title by unanimous decision. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

There’s something rather underwhelming about an interim title, but it does mean Jon Jones is back where he belongs – as the former light heavyweight champion returns to the octagon this weekend. The king without a crown, Jones never lost the title – but was stripped of it after he was suspended by the UFC almost twelve months ago. Since …

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Transfer News Emanating From Germany Will Excite Manchester City Fans

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 22: Coach Pep Guardiola of FC Bayern Munich attends a press conference, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg match against Real Madrid CF, at Intercontinental Hotel on April 22, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Manchester City have secured the signature of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, according to German outlet Bild. The Germany international will reportedly sign a five-year-deal after a fee in the region of £23 million was agreed between the two clubs. He will join the Manchester club in the summer, alongside incoming boss Pep Guardiola. Gundogan played a key role in Jurgen …

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Mourinho Has ‘Told Close Friends’ Where He Will Be Managing Next Season

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Jose Mourinho Manager of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St James' Park on September 26, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho is still confident that he will replace Louis van Gaal this summer at Manchester United, according to reports. The former Chelsea boss has apparently ‘told friends’ that he will be the next Manchester United manager. Mourinho told Sky Sports recently that he will return to management this summer, and has plenty of options on the table. The independent report that …

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UFC Announce Date And Venue For First Ever Event in New York

After years of campaigning for the legalisation of MMA in New York, a date has finally been set for the UFC’s first ever event in the Empire State. UFC confirmed on Twitter today that November 12th will be the date the promotion visits New York, with Madison Square Garden the venue set to host the event. Hey @TheGarden: Let’s do …

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Manchester United Would Be Foolish If They Don’t Hire José Mourinho

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea reacts during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea FC and FC Porto at Stamford Bridge on December 9, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

You don’t turn down the turn the opportunity to hire Jose Mourinho. He may come with baggage – but he’s one of the finest coaches in the history of the game. ‘The Special One’ has won major trophies at every club he’s ever managed, including taking European minnows Porto to Champions League glory in 2005. So why are Manchester United hesitant …

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Opinion: Conor McGregor Must Fight Frankie Edgar At UFC 200

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13: Frankie Edgar, UFC lightweight champion, speaks during a press conference to announce commitment to bring UFC to Madison Square Garden and New York State at Madison Square Garden on January 13, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images)

When Conor McGregor dethroned Jose Aldo in December, he referred to the featherweight division as dead. But through all the talk, one contender remains, and McGregor must now silence his critics and face Frankie Edgar at UFC 200. McGregor hoped to become the first person in the promotion’s history to hold two world titles at the same time, but a …

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Debuchy Frustrated That Move To Manchester United Was Blocked

Mathieu Debuchy admitted he was disappointed that Arsenal blocked a loan-move to Manchester United, during the January transfer window. The full-back agreed a loan deal to Ligue 1 side Bordeaux on deadline day, but a confirmed that Manchester United approached his agent in the month over a proposed switch to Old Trafford. The Frenchman told Canal + that: “I was …

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Schalke Confirm Matip Will Join Liverpool

Schalke have confirmed that central-defender Joel Matip will join Liverpool at the end of the season. The German side confirmed on Twitter that the 24-year-old who is out-of-contract this summer,  will join up with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side. Matip, a product of the Schalke youth academy joined the Bundesliga side in 2000. He can also operate in midfield, but it’s …

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Video: Relive McGregor’s Victory Over Mendes At UFC 189 In Full

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 11: Conor McGregor reacts to his victory over Chad Mendes in their UFC interim featherweight title fight during the UFC 189 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 11, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

With less than three weeks to go to Conor McGregor’s showdown with Rafael Dos Anjos, UFC have posted the historic fight between the Dubliner and Jose Aldo on their Youtube channel, free for all to watch. When Conor McGregor’s protruding left-hand broke the guard of Chad Mendes at UFC 189, the Irishman realised the dream of a lifetime by becoming …

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