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# mixed-martial-arts - Friday 21 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Sport snobbery: 'McGregor still has a tough fight if he wants to win over the home crowd' Column

Sport snobbery: 'McGregor still has a tough fight if he wants to win over the home crowd'

Conor McGregor’s success has made mixed martial arts a viable outlet for children around Ireland, writes Lorraine Courtney.

# mixed-martial-arts - Sunday 29 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Imagine what we could do': Ireland's new generation of MMA fighters Mixed Martial Arts This post contains videos

'Imagine what we could do': Ireland's new generation of MMA fighters

TheJournal.ie spent some time this week with young people who are learning MMA in one of the country’s newest gyms.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should MMA be regulated in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should MMA be regulated in Ireland?

Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh says the current situation means “anybody can run an MMA event … to whatever standard they see fit”.

From TheJournal.ie How close is Shane Ross to regulating mixed martial arts in Ireland? Safety

How close is Shane Ross to regulating mixed martial arts in Ireland?

Meetings over the next few weeks will determine whether the sport needs its own governing body – something that could significantly delay the process.

# mixed-martial-arts - Sunday 15 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Half of Irish people want MMA to be recognised as a legitimate sport UFC

Half of Irish people want MMA to be recognised as a legitimate sport

It’s often a heated debate around the dinner table – but here’s how the rest of the country feels.

# mixed-martial-arts - Saturday 20 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'MMA is more of a game of chess than a sport for brutes - and regulated properly, it's extremely safe' Opinion

'MMA is more of a game of chess than a sport for brutes - and regulated properly, it's extremely safe'

Mike Sheridan argues it’s time that mixed martial arts was recognised as an official sport in Ireland.

# mixed-martial-arts - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

'This is fighting. Anything can happen' - the latest episode of Embedded is out

McGregor looks lightning quick as he trains ahead of Saturday’s fight.

# mixed-martial-arts - Saturday 16 July, 2016

The Irishman whose quest to lose weight brought him all the way to the UFC

Paul Redmond’s time at the top was halted in 2015 but he’s never been more enthusiastic about his career.

# mixed-martial-arts - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

Rising star Paddy Pimblett is proving that appearances can be deceiving

The highly-regarded 21-year-old Englishman doesn’t plan on being one for the future any longer.

England prop Alex Corbisiero has turned to MMA commentary during his rugby sabbatical

The 27-year-old is on a break from rugby following a spate of injuries.

Ex-IBO champ accuses McGregor of editing sparring footage to make himself look good Boxing Clever This post contains videos

Ex-IBO champ accuses McGregor of editing sparring footage to make himself look good

Chris van Heerden isn’t happy with the UFC star.

# mixed-martial-arts - Monday 4 July, 2016

Duffy inspired by Bisping's scenic route to the top after unscheduled setback

The Donegal lightweight seeks to rebound from his first UFC loss when he fights in Las Vegas on Thursday.

5 title fights, 3 events and a Conor McGregor press conference - it's the UFC's biggest week yet

There’s plenty on the menu for MMA fans over the coming days.

# mixed-martial-arts - Friday 1 July, 2016

'The UFC has created Conor McGregor... I think sometimes he forgets that' - Jones

The pound-for-pound #1 fighter doesn’t believe McGregor deserves a slice of the pie if the UFC is sold.

Conor McGregor to bring one of Ireland's top amateur boxers to Vegas for Diaz training camp

Conor Wallace describes it as “a massive opportunity”.

Extra dimension added to Diaz-McGregor rivalry as team-mates Lobov and Avila set to clash

The fight is being targeted for the 20 August bill in Las Vegas.

# mixed-martial-arts - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

'Cowboy' Cerrone and 'Rumble' Johnson added as Diaz-McGregor card takes shape

The UFC have booked a couple of big fights for a card that will be headlined by the eagerly-anticipated rematch.

# mixed-martial-arts - Friday 24 June, 2016

A training accident with Rory MacDonald caused Conor McGregor's pre-UFC 189 knee injury

That’s according to John Kavanagh in his new autobiography.

# mixed-martial-arts - Thursday 23 June, 2016

We've got 5 copies of John Kavanagh's new book and we want you to have them

Ireland’s leading MMA coach tells his story in ‘Win or Learn’, which hit the shelves this week.

# mixed-martial-arts - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Just weeks after he was forced to quit the UFC, Paddy Holohan has realised his dream

The disappointment that accompanied the SBG fighter’s sudden retirement didn’t last long thanks to a new project.

# mixed-martial-arts - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

'There were mistakes made and, as the coach, I’ll take ownership of them' Exclusive

The exclusive first extract from ‘Win or Learn’, John Kavanagh’s autobiography, which is released this week.

# mixed-martial-arts - Sunday 19 June, 2016

'Wonderboy' bests Rory MacDonald to earn UFC welterweight title shot

Stephen Thompson was too good for the former title challenger over five rounds in the Ottawa headliner.

# mixed-martial-arts - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Tonight's UFC main event might be the best match-up we see this year Fan Favourites This post contains a poll

Tonight's UFC main event might be the best match-up we see this year

Ottawa plays host to UFC Fight Night 89, headlined by Rory MacDonald and Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson.

# mixed-martial-arts - Thursday 16 June, 2016

UFC secure significant coup by snapping up Bellator lightweight champion

Will Brooks could immediately become a force in one of the UFC’s most competitive divisions.

Former UFC lightweight champ Pettis gets tough introduction to life at featherweight

After three defeats, he’s aiming to revive his career in the division where Conor McGregor is the champion.

# mixed-martial-arts - Thursday 9 June, 2016

'People can say what they like but I know who I am and who I represent'

Joseph Duffy feels like the pressure is now off as he gets set for his return to UFC action.

Conor McGregor's $22 million year puts him among the world's 100 highest-paid athletes

He’s officially MMA’s biggest earner, according to Forbes.

# mixed-martial-arts - Sunday 5 June, 2016

Leading MMA reporter Ariel Helwani 'banned for life' by the UFC

Helwani and two colleagues were escorted from the LA Forum before last night’s UFC 199 main event.

McGregor's rematch with Diaz confirmed for UFC 202 in Las Vegas

The Irish fighter will aim to avenge his only loss in the UFC.

Bisping stuns Rockhold with first-round KO to become Britain's first UFC champion

The 37-year-old English middleweight defeated Luke Rockhold in Los Angeles on just two weeks’ notice.

Former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar to return to MMA at UFC 200

The shock announcement came during tonight’s broadcast of UFC 199 in Los Angeles.

Casey contests UFC 199 bout 24 hours after the death of father-in-law Muhammad Ali

Casey took on Elvis Mutapcic in Los Angeles.

# mixed-martial-arts - Saturday 4 June, 2016

Will Britain get its first ever UFC champion tonight in Los Angeles? UFC 199 This post contains a poll

Will Britain get its first ever UFC champion tonight in Los Angeles?

Michael Bisping steps in on two weeks’ notice for the middleweight title shot he’s been chasing for years.

# mixed-martial-arts - Thursday 2 June, 2016

'I don’t know if that will ever happen' - Dana White uncertain about Diaz-McGregor rematch

UFC president “looking at another fight for Conor”.

# mixed-martial-arts - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

With patience wearing thin, it's time for Conor McGregor to get back to the shop

The announcement of his next fight is still pending but what’s next for the UFC featherweight champion?

One of MMA's longest and most bitter rivalries will finally be settled at UFC 199 this weekend

Cruz and Faber will complete their trilogy.

# mixed-martial-arts - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Governing body for MMA could take 5 years as Ireland aims to replicate Swedish model

John Kavanagh talks us through the ins and outs of recognition.

# mixed-martial-arts - Monday 30 May, 2016

A potential new UFC superstar emerged from last night's Vegas main event

Cody Garbrandt catapulted himself into title contention with a stunning KO of Thomas Almeida.

# mixed-martial-arts - Sunday 29 May, 2016

Stars of the future and champions of the past on tonight's UFC card in Vegas UFC Fight Night 88 This post contains a poll

Stars of the future and champions of the past on tonight's UFC card in Vegas

Bantamweight contenders will take centre stage.

# mixed-martial-arts - Friday 27 May, 2016

A fighter once dubbed the best in the world is about to enter the UFC's featherweight division

Renan Barao returns to the octagon this weekend at 145lbs.

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