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Top Journalist Explains The Breakdown Of ‘Frustrating’ McGregor/Ferguson Negotiations

It looks like all is not well between Conor McGregor and the UFC top brass… Last month, Dana White spoke with increasing certainty regarding a UFC 219 main event that would feature Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson. However, as the days turned into weeks, the fight looked less and less likely until eventually, reports circulated claiming that the Irishman had …

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Manny Pacquiao Suggests He Is Negotiating A Fight With Conor McGregor

Manny Pacquiao isn’t normally one to blow a lot of hot air and on Thursday afternoon, he dropped an incredible post suggesting a fight with Conor McGregor is in the offing… After Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather faced off in the ‘billion-dollar fight’ last August, the world of combat sports has been anxiously awaiting news of the Irishman’s next contest. It …

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Ariel Helwani & DC Trade Blows Over UFC 219 Khabib/Tony Fiasco

On Wednesday evening, Daniel Cormier dropped a major update regarding UFC 219 as he announced that the promotion was trying to get Tony Ferguson vs Khabib Nurmagomedov booked for the December 30th main event. The repercussions of that fight getting made would be rather severe with Khabib already booked on the card to face Edson Barbosa while Ferguson was previously …

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Latest UFC 219 Update Casts McGregor’s UFC Future Into Serious Doubt

It looks like that Bellator fiasco may very well have serious consequences for Conor McGregor… Last month, UFC President Dana White stated on multiple occasions that both Conor McGregor and the promotion itself wanted the Irishman to headline UFC 219 on December 30th. Not only this, White also stated that the SBG star’s next opponent was already set in stone …

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Watch: Dana White Explains How One Tattoo Almost Bankrupted the UFC

Back in 2000, Dana White and the Fertitta brothers purchased the Ultimate Fighting Championship for just 2 million dollars. 17 years later, they sold the MMA promotion in a deal worth over $4 billion. However, it wasn’t all smooth sailing for the sharp fight entrepreneurs as, in the early days, they were literally investing every penny they had in each …

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Watch: The Extraordinary Moment Conor McGregor Found Out About Jose Aldo’s Injury Ahead Of UFC 189

An incredible moment from Conor McGregor’s new Notorious documentary has just turned up online… Heading into UFC 189 in July of 2015, Conor McGregor was preparing to take on Jose Aldo for the UFC’s featherweight title. However, just three weeks before the contest was due to take place, the Brazilian withdrew from the event, citing a broken rib. Rather than …

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Watch: Class Of 92′ Unanimously Agree On Their Favourite Manchester United Kit Of All Time

Manchester United have had some iconic kits over the years, but it seems that one stands above the rest… Graduating from the Manchester United academy, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville and Philip Neville went on to have unprecedented success at Old Trafford alongside the likes of David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt who had also risen up through the youth …

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Warren Gatland Launches Scathing Attack At ‘Underhanded’ New Zealand Media

Warren Gatland has once again addressed the questionable treatment he received from the New Zealand media during last summer’s Lions tour.  Having coached the Lions through a drawn Test series against the All Blacks last summer, Warren Gatland recently admitted that he had hated the experience and would not subject himself to another tour. “I’m done and I wouldn’t subject …

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