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Gary LaCumbre

Hello all! I am Librarian by day and a freelance writer, blogger and endurance runner by night. I write about MMA and Football mostly.....

Conor McGregor’s Relentless Hype Train In Full Flow Post-UFC 202

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 20: Conor McGregor gestures as he arrives for his welterweight rematch against Nate Diaz at the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Just two days after his victory over Nate Diaz at UFC 202, Conor McGregor posted a video of himself doing a cardio workout in his house in Las Vegas. This cued all kinds of reactions to the video, with fans referring to McGregor with terms like ‘animal’, ‘beast’, or ‘destroyer’. What is shocking is not so much McGregor’s willingness to never …

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UFC’s BT Sport Ireland Deal Makes Fight Pass Worthless

The fact Irish UFC fans can no longer watch UFC Fight Night or PPV events on Fight Pass demonstrates that the UFC are selling out fans while undermining their own service. The move may also have had a negative impact on recent UFC 202 PPV numbers.  The UFC’s announcement that fans in Ireland would no longer be able to buy …

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Opinion: The UFC Is Struggling To Protect The Integrity Of Both Its Sport And Its Brand

The UFC, like many mainstream sports, is fighting for the integrity of their brand at the moment. However, the way in which they dealt with Alex Nicholson’s ‘insensitive’ language indicates that they may well lose that battle in the long term. While cornering team-mate Mike Perry against South Korea’s Hyun Gyu Lim, Nicholson made a racist remark about Lim’s eyes. The …

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