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  • Coach: Everybody is missing the whole extravaganza of a Conor McGregor fight

    Boxing coach Owen Roddy talks about Conor McGregor’s absence and sheds some light on the Irishman’s UFC return.

    It has been a year and five months since Conor McGregor stepped inside the UFC Octagon. And due to his most recent misconduct at UFC 223 wherein he is facing multiple charges, the timetable for the return of “The Notorious” remains indefinite.

  • Coach: I’m not too worried about Chuck Liddell’s current health status

    Chuck Liddell’s long-time trainer John Hackleman is not too concerned about his fighter’s current health condition entering a possible comeback from retirement.

    At 48 years of age, former UFC light heavyweight champion and Hall-of-Fame inductee Chuck Liddell recently decided to come out of retirement. It is an idea that most observers are not being optimistic about.

  • Cody Garbrandt ‘thankful’ for KO loss to Dillashaw: It’s what’s going to make me great

    Many fans don’t know it, but former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Gabrandt has come back from a knockout loss before.

    Although Garbrandt suffered the first professional KO loss of his career at UFC 217, losing the bantamweight title to ex-teammate T.J. Dillashaw in the co-main event, ‘No Love’ was brutally knocked out in his final amateur bout in 2012, which only spurred him on to win eleven straight pro fights and become one of the youngest champions on the UFC roster.

  • Cody Garbrandt off UFC 213, Demetrious Johnson vs. TJ Dillashaw planned for August

    With Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw scrapped from UFC 213, it looks as if Dillashaw will get to fight flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson in August.

    Two weeks ago, UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt was reportedly uncertain to make July’s UFC 213 pay-per-view with a back injury, and now it’s been made official that he’s out. With Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw off, that opens the door for the former bantamweight champion to move down to flyweight and take on the sport’s pound-for-pound best, Demetrious Johnson. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto relayed this information on Tuesday night’s SportsCenter.

  • Cody Garbrandt thinks it's ‘funny' Bryan Caraway is now calling him out: ‘That guy isn't a fighter'

    Cody Garbrandt didn't have to wait long until the callouts began. Just hours after Garbrandt scored a thunderous 48-second victory over Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 202, fellow bantamweight contender Bryan Caraway reached out to the UFC and requested a showdown with the fast-rising Team Alpha Male prospect.

  • Cody Garbrandt wants title shot with UFC 202 win, says Dominick Cruz 'going to be eating through a straw'

    UFC bantamweight Cody Garbrandt sees no reason a UFC 202 win shouldn’t get him a shot at champ Dominick Cruz, and he promises to make it a painful experience for “The Dominator.”

  • Colby Covington wants three world titles: I want to go down to 155 and up to 185

    UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington has grand plans for himself in the near future.

    UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington is currently slated to fight for the interim 170-pound title against former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. And if he does end up winning UFC welterweight gold, he is not planning to stop there.

  • Colby Covington: I ‘hold all the cards’ vs. Tyron Woodley

    Colby Covington says he’ll be the one who gets to decide when and where he fights Tyron Woodley.

    Newly-crowned UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington is the one calling the shots over official champ Tyron Woodley.

    After beating Rafael dos Anjos to win the interim title at UFC 225, ‘Chaos’ believes he is the one who gets to dictate the terms for his inevitable title unification bout vs. ‘T-Wood’ later this year.

  • Conflicting reports surface over Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather negotiations

    The fight that just won’t go away could be getting closer to becoming a reality... depending on who you ask.

    We’re starting to trend into that weird territory so exclusive to combat sports where a fight can be both 99% a done deal, and at the same time nowhere near completion. The Pacqiuao-Mayweather zone, for short.

  • Conor McGregor ‘struggling’ to see how Floyd Mayweather lasts 2 rounds with eight-ounce gloves

    Conor McGregor doesn’t believe Floyd Mayweather will make it past the second round on Aug. 26.

    It hasn’t been decided yet, but the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) is currently reviewing Floyd Mayweather’s request to change the 10-ounce glove size to eight-ounces on the night of his boxing showdown against Conor McGregor on Aug. 26.

  • Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz dug deep to produce an instant classic

    Sometimes these sequels just don’t play out. After a holy grail of a first fight, the rematch between Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar was a mostly limp affair in which Bonnar was decisioned and ultimately popped for an anabolic steroid.

  • Conor McGregor contractually forbidden from ‘going rogue’, throwing elbows or kicks at Floyd Mayweather

    It appears that Floyd Mayweather insisted on pure boxing rules for his fight with Conor McGregor, and it will cost Conor a lot of money if he goes off script.

  • Conor McGregor finds respect for Nate Diaz after UFC 202 rematch epic, latest twist in colourful rivalry

    In the aftermath of Sunday’s five-round battle with Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in Las Vegas, featherweight champion Conor McGregor couldn’t help but revel in the ability of his opponent to keep pressing forward, despite taking a beating almost every time he did.

  • Conor McGregor fined $150,000, given community service for Nate Diaz melee at UFC 202 presser

    CONOR McGregor got cracked with a hefty fine on Monday for his part in the UFC 202 press conference melee that unfolded in August ahead of his rematch with Nate Diaz.

    The Nevada State Athletic Commission held a meeting to determine the punishment for McGregor after the altercation that unfolded inside the MGM Grand in Las Vegas a couple of months ago.

  • Conor McGregor has handled himself exceedingly well since first UFC loss

    The last time Conor McGregor fought Nate Diaz, the novelty of the pairing couldn’t help but play at the fight game libido. It was wildly imaginative, crossing the stalkton with the Irish feather, and it was equally ridiculous for McGregor to just say "yes" to another opponent switch on 11 day’s notice at a weight that was twice removed from the only weight he’d known in the UFC.

  • Conor McGregor hopes to ‘legitimize’ UFC lightweight title with long-awaited defense

    After a run of “money fights,” we may finally see a UFC title defense from lightweight champion Conor McGregor in the near future.

    Conor McGregor seems finally ready to defend his UFC title. As the organization’s most popular fighter (by far) – and the only one currently who attracts a mainstream audience – the Irishman superstar has had a run of “money fights”; fights that don’t make the most sense going by the rankings but receive lots of attention and a lot of pay-per-views. Most notably, McGregor’s last bout, his boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather in August.

  • Conor McGregor insists he’s still two-weight champion: ‘You ain't doing nothing’

    Conor McGregor claims he has yet to be contacted by the UFC regarding the stripping of his featherweight title.

    In late November, reports surfaced about the stripping of Conor McGregor’s UFC featherweight title. After being unable to defend it for an entire year, the UFC had apparently decided to take it away from him and reinstate then interim titleholder Jose Aldo as the undisputed 145-pound world champion.

  • Conor McGregor is the most 'villainous hero' in sports, greatest fight promoter next to Muhammad Ali

    When your fines and tweets make it on a nationally syndicated sports show, you know you're doing something right.

    Conor McGregor's massive $150,000 fine levied against him by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for his part in a water bottle battle with Nate Diaz and Co. -- and responding tweet -- was a topic on "Skip and Shannon: Undisputed" on FS1, where hosts Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless discuss the hot topics in sports.

  • Conor McGregor issues statement on signing ‘historic contract’ to fight Floyd Mayweather

    Conor McGregor spoke about signing a deal to box Floyd Mayweather.

    Dana White recently went on TNT after an NBA Playoffs broadcast to give an update about the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor boxing match, and announce that McGregor’s side of the deal has been finalized. The two-division champion has since issued his own statement, saying he has signed a historic contract.

  • Conor McGregor not the 'Floyd Mayweather of UFC' because ‘Notorious’ doesn't make $300 million in one night

    Retired boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. -- who walked away from the "sweet science" with a perfect record of 49-0 -- does not want you to compare him to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor, because the former is an elephant and the latter is just an ant.