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Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin Gives McGregor A Better Chance Than Most In A Match-Up With Mayweather

Gennady “GGG” Golovkin has become the latest in a string of high profile names to give his own view on how a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor would go down. It seems as though with each passing day we are hit with more and more Mayweather-McGregor-related hype. The hypothetical match-up between the biggest star in boxing and …

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Joe Rogan & Bas Rutten Outline One Exploitable Weakness In Conor McGregor’s Stand-Up Game

Joe Rogan & Bas Rutten are two of MMA’s most boisterous personalities and on the most recent edition of the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast, they spoke briefly on the strengths of the promotion’s biggest star, Conor McGregor, as well as one weakness in his stand-up game they have yet to see fully exploited by his opponents. Conor McGregor can simply do …

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John Kavanagh Blasts Meryl Streep In Explosive Rant

REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE*** One Zero - The Sports and Tech. Conference, RDS, Dublin, Ireland 21/10/2016 John Kavanagh, Head Coach of SBG, speaking on stage today Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Gary Carr

SBG head coach John Kavanagh is the latest MMA figure to respond to a jibe from Hollywood actress Meryl Streep. Streep, speaking at the Golden Globes award ceremony, looked down at Mixed Martial Arts in an anti-Donald Trump oration. “Who are we, and what is Hollywood anyway? It’s just a bunch of people from other places. “Hollywood is crawling with …

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Opinion: Minister Shane Ross’s Comments On MMA Misguided

Rio 2016 Olympic Games Day 11, Riocentro Pavilion, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 16/8/2016 Men's Bantamweight 56kg Quarter-Final Michael Conlan (Red) vs Vladimir Nikitin (Blue) Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD watches today's bout Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Joel Slattery argues that Shane Ross’s views on mixed martial arts are completely missing the point. Ireland’s Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport made headlines on Friday, calling the sport of MMA “disturbing”. Speaking to the Irish Daily Mail (via RTÉ), Ross said he feels the sport has a long way to go until the government officially recognises it. “This is …

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Nurmagomedov’s Manager Issues 6-Day Ultimatum To Ferguson & The UFC

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia reacts against Michael Johnson of the United States in their lightweight bout during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images )

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager Ali Abdel-Aziz has laid out (and then quickly deleted) an ultimatum to both Tony Ferguson and the UFC concerning their difficulties in getting a fight with the Dagestan-born grappler finalised. It’s commonplace these days for fighters to taunt one another and claim that certain figures are ‘scared’ to fight others but for the most part, we know …

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Boxing Vs MMA: Dream Match-Ups From Seven Different Weight Classes

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Anthony Joshua (L) of London in action against Eric Molina of the United States during their IBF World Heavyweight Championship fight at Manchester Arena on December 10, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Having followed both boxing and mixed martial arts for as long as I can remember, I have learned that just about anything is possible once the opening bell sounds. Having said that, I feel that it’s highly unlikely for a fighter to make a successful transition from one elite level to the other. I’m convinced a top mixed martial artist …

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Why Conor McGregor Will Never Be Accepted By The Mainstream In Ireland

TORRANCE, CA - FEBRUARY 24: UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor speaks during a news conference with lightweight contender Nate Diaz at UFC Gym February 24, 2016, in Torrance, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

The RTÉ Sports Person of the Year awards take centre stage tonight with a host of Ireland’s best athletes nominated. This award recognizes 12 of the country’s highest achievers in sports from soccer through to sailing. Certainly the appearance of Conor McGregor on the list should not be surprising given his accolades this past year – the first UFC fighter to …

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UFC 206 Bumper Preview: Part Two

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Following on from part one of our UFC 206 Bumper Preview, we now give you Part Two. Toronto is the place to be Saturday night for UFC 206, and despite the card beginning at roughly 3am on this side of the Atlantic, keeping your eyes open shouldn’t really be a problem due to an exciting fight card, despite all the recent …

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