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Mma - Yesterday’s News

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Mma - Monday 30 January, 2017

The first Irish woman to compete in the UFC has retired due to a brain scan 'abnormality'

Aisling Daly has been forced to hang up her gloves aged 29.

Cage Warriors confirms long-awaited Irish return after 3-year absence

Dublin’s 3 Arena will host the event on Saturday, 4 March.

Mma - 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.

Strength-based thinking can help you build self-esteem and perform better

Mental skills coach Jason Brennan’s latest column details the process of SBT.

Shevchenko set for title shot after overcoming Pena

Elsewhere on the card, Jorge Masvidal defeated Donald Cerrone via second round TKO.

Floyd Mayweather says Conor McGregor fight 'likely to happen'

A potential bout between the two fighters has been heavily discussed in recent months.

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.

Mma - Thursday 26 January, 2017

Carl Frampton gets Conor McGregor backing as title clash looms

The WBA featherweight champion defends his cherished strap against Leo Santa Cruz at the MGM Grand on Saturday night.

Cormier's title defence against 'Rumble' Johnson has finally been rescheduled

UFC 210 will also feature a middleweight bout between Gegard Mousasi and former champion Chris Weidman.

Mma - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

'I could have died that day' - Dos Anjos explains why he's changing weight class

The former UFC lightweight champion has decided to move up to the welterweight division for 2017.

Mma - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

UFC and Bellator bouts announced for SBG trio

James Gallagher, Sinead Kavanagh and Makwan Amirkhani have all learned of their next assignments.

Mma - Sunday 22 January, 2017

Manny Pacquiao: 'If McGregor will fight me in boxing, why not?'

Pacquiao wants to fight the UFC star if a potential bout with Mayweather doesn’t happen.

Tito Ortiz ends MMA career in style with submission victory over Chael Sonnen

The 41-year-old announced his retirement after the bout.

Mma - Saturday 21 January, 2017

From a home in Wales to a camper van in Dublin to realise the UFC dream

Welsh fighter John Phillips has been getting ready for his UFC debut in unusual surroundings.

Mma - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

UFC contender Tim Kennedy pens poignant statement to announce his retirement

Kennedy made his professional MMA debut over 15 years ago.

Mma - Monday 16 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie The Irish men and women who made the Forbes 30 Under 30 list G'wan You Good Things

The Irish men and women who made the Forbes 30 Under 30 list

It will come as no surprise that Conor McGregor made the list… but in the ‘entertainment’ category?

The UFC's newest champion will face a former team-mate in his first title defence

It’ll be Cody Garbrandt versus TJ Dillashaw for the 135lbs title following a season of The Ultimate Fighter.

A fresh featherweight contender emerged last night at the expense of a UFC legend

Yair Rodriguez enhanced his reputation with a resoundingly comprehensive victory over BJ Penn in Phoenix.

Mma - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Here's how to deal with the negative thoughts brought on by pressure

Mental skills coach Jason Brennan returns to look at internally produced psychological pressure.

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.

Mma - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Dana White offers Floyd Mayweather $25m to fight Conor McGregor

“I’ll tell you what Floyd, here’s a real offer and I’m the guy, I’m the guy that can actually make the offer and I’m actually making a real offer,” he said.

Mma - Friday 13 January, 2017

The UFC have booked an interim lightweight title fight in Conor McGregor's absence

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson have finally come to an agreement to square off in March.

Mma - Thursday 12 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'It made me the man I am today': New documentary highlights reality of living in Jobstown This Is Jobstown

'It made me the man I am today': New documentary highlights reality of living in Jobstown

The documentary focuses on some key characters in the community – and their struggles.

Mma - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

'It makes business sense': Mayweather counters McGregor with offer of $15M and cut of PPV

‘Of course, we’re the ‘A side.’ How can a guy talk about making 20 or 30 million if he has never made 8 or 9 million?’

Mark Hunt is suing the UFC for millions over Lesnar's failed drugs test

“I want the UFC to understand it’s not OK to keep doing what they’re doing.”

Mma - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

SBG veteran gets huge opportunity against former champion in Bellator main event

‘The biggest fight of my career’ – Chris Fields will take on Liam McGeary in Belfast next month.

Woodley's rematch with Wonderboy to headline the UFC's first Vegas PPV event of 2017

The pair fought to a draw in New York in November.

Mma - Friday 6 January, 2017

Minister for Sport Shane Ross vows to tackle 'disturbing' MMA

The sport has split the nation, particularly since the death of Joao Carvalho in April.

Mma - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Audio of Ronda Rousey's coach watching her get pummeled is a difficult listen

The writing was on the wall from the opening seconds of her UFC 207 bout with Amanda Nunes.

Retire or fight back? UFC stars offer advice to Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey is taking time off to ponder her future after her 48-second loss in her comeback fight at UFC 207.

Rousey breaks silence following UFC 207 loss to Nunes

Following her loss in just 48 seconds to Amanda Nunes, Ronda Rousey asked for time to consider her future.

Mma - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Cody Garbrandt lights up fan's night as he gives his belt to cancer survivor Dream Come True This post contains videos

Cody Garbrandt lights up fan's night as he gives his belt to cancer survivor

The newly-crowned bantamweight champion shared his special moment with Maddux Maple.

'Donald Trump's other blood sport' and more of the year's best MMA writing

Also featuring Kevin ‘Kimbo Slice’ Ferguson, Nate Diaz and, of course, Conor McGregor.

AND STILL! Sensational Nunes ends Ronda Rousey's comeback in just 48 seconds

Cody Garbrandt stuns Dominick Cruz in an unforgettable finish to the UFC year.

The absolutely essential phrases that powered sport in 2016

Sure we might have said nothing at all if it wasn’t for the O’Donovans.

Blood, sweat and tears in the UFC and elsewhere: The MMA year in pictures

Take a look back through the highs and lows of 2016.

Mma - Friday 30 December, 2016

How's your memory of these UFC events?

This will separate the debutants from the veterans.

There's much more to tonight's UFC 207 card than Ronda Rousey's return

The UFC signs off on 2016 with a stacked card from Las Vegas which features two title fights.

Mma - Thursday 29 December, 2016

'Conor McGregor is not in my plans for the next 10 months'

“I’m not even thinking about Conor,” says Dana White amid uncertainty over what’s next for McGregor.

Dana White defends Ronda Rousey's refusal to speak to the media

Rousey has insisted on a media blackout ahead of her comeback fight tomorrow night at UFC 207.