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Rob is a History graduate from Trinity College, Dublin and writes about football and mixed martial arts.

What’s Next For The Winners At UFC 199?

The Forum in Inglewood, California was the venue for Saturday’s UFC 199, one of the organisation’s most eventful occasions in recent memory. Fans were left in disbelief as Michael Bisping registered a stunning knockout victory over Luke Rockhold to capture the middleweight championship, while Dominick Cruz retained his bantamweight crown with a dominant performance against perennial contender Urijah Faber. Here …

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Nobody Remembers the Losers? Sport’s Memorable Nearly Men

In the aftermath of last month’s gut-wrenching Champions League final defeat for Atlético Madrid, Diego Simeone posted that ‘Nobody remembers the losers.’ On the contrary, it is clear that no one who watched that final is likely to soon forget the heart-rending image of a devastated Juanfran begging forgiveness from the Atlético supporters, sickened by a second final defeat in three seasons. As always in …

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Fernando Torres Seeks Perfect Ending To A Storied, Strange Career

From 2007 until 2009, Fernando Torres was the best striker in Europe. In that period, his electric pace, timing, physical presence and composure combined to terrorise world elite defenders. Those halcyon days saw him score 50 goals in 84 games for Liverpool, while also playing a central role in Spain’s European Championship glory in the summer of 2008. No contemporaneous observers of …

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