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Daniel O'Connor

Daniel O'Connor is a student currently studying journalism in Dublin City University. When not watching or writing about Mixed Martial Arts, he can be heard appearing on DCUfm's Action Replay or hitting drums as hard as possible.

Five Fighters That Could Also Become Two Division UFC Champions

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 03: Daniel Cormier is treated between rounds as he takes on light heavyweight champion Jon Jones 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)

Conor McGregor’s accomplishment of holding two UFC championships at the same time is one that may never been emulated in the company. Aside from the fact that few have the same level of influence when it comes to matchmaking, McGregor’s size and skill level in relation to the featherweight and lightweight divisions made a near-impossible task in today’s world of …

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Opinion: Why Joanna Jedrzejczyk Is The True Face Of Women’s MMA

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Joanna Jedrzejczyk reacts during UFC 205 Weigh-ins at Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

The landscape of women’s MMA is constantly changing. It has gone from not even being present in the world’s premier mixed martial arts organisation to now being almost level to the drawing power of its male equivalent.  The last year in particular has seen some of the discipline’s biggest names travel through a series of peak of valleys. Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm and …

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Luke Rockhold vs. Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza Cancelled Due To Injury

A rematch between Luke Rockhold and Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza has been cancelled due to Rockhold suffering an undisclosed injury in training.  The news broken by MMAFighting.com this evening states that Rockhold’s withdrawal has resulted in the cancellation of the scheduled main event of the UFC’s return to Australia on November 26th. It is currently unknown whether a replacement will be found or if ‘Jacare’ …

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Another Huge Lightweight Fight Has Been Added To UFC 205

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UFC Lightweight No. 1 contender Khabib Nurmagomedov will face Michael Johnson at UFC 205 on November 12th, Dana White has announced this evening. Speaking at the promotion’s press conference in New York, White confirmed that Nurmagomedov will face the No.10 ranked lightweight Michael Johnson, who is currently coming off a TKO victory against Dustin Poirier. Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Michael Johnson …

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Dana White: Roy Nelson ‘Needs To Be Buried’ For Kicking John McCarthy

BRASILIA, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 24: Roy Nelson of the United States punches Antonio Silva of Brazil in their heavyweight UFC bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Nilson Nelson gymnasium on September 24, 2016 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC president Dana White says that Roy Nelson must be punished by the Brazilian Athletic Commission after he kicked referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy after his bout at UFC Fight Night 96. Roy Nelson won his bout against Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva last Saturday night in Brasilia after knocking the Brazilian down with a right hook, following up with a series of strikes …

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Opinion: Mayo Need To Challenge Stephen Cluxton, Not Chastise Him

As both the captain and talisman of Dublin football, Stephen Cluxton has been acknowledged by many as the best goalkeeper of the modern game. His efficiency in kick outs, precision in free taking and steely demeanour have all been central to Dublin lifting Sam Maguire three times in the last five years. However, given the animated reaction caused by two …

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Watch: Fascinating Conor McGregor Vs Nate Diaz Breakdown Examines Mental And Physical Warfare

TORRANCE, CA - FEBRUARY 24: UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor (L) and lightweight contender Nate Diaz (R) participate in a news conference with moderator Dave Sholler (C), UFC vice president of public relations, at UFC Gym February 24, 2016, in Torrance, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

English UFC veteran Dan Hardy has released his breakdown of the UFC 196 main event between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. Alongside his broadcasting partner John Gooden, Hardy examines various aspects of the physical and mental elements of this bout in another installment of the excellent “Inside The Octagon” series. Hardy, who delivers some of the most interesting and comprehensive …

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Gunnar Nelson’s Next Fight Has Been Announced And It’s Another Tough One

It has been announced that SBG fighter and honorary Irishman Gunnar Nelson will take on the highly-touted Albert Tumenov at UFC Fight Night: Rotterdam on May 8th. BREAKING! Gunnar Nelson ?? vs. Albert Tumenov ?? announced for #UFCRotterdam! Tickets: https://t.co/ygOVwkatM9 pic.twitter.com/aypAGYpp0v — UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) March 1, 2016 Nelson will hope to recover from his disappointing unanimous decision loss at UFC …

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