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Mma - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Khabib steps up pursuit of McGregor

‘Don’t chicken out’ – Russian lightweight shares details of a message he sent to the new champion.

Mma - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Yoel Romero receives suspension for post-fight celebration at UFC 205

The NYSAC have punished the middleweight title contender for jumping out of the octagon at MSG.

Four years after asking him for a photo as a fan, Stevie Ray defeated Ross Pearson at UFC Belfast

Work hard until your heroes become your rivals.

Mma - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Wonderboy insists McGregor is 'too small' to challenge for a third UFC belt

Stephen Thompson believes the Dubliner should focus on defending his featherweight and lightweight titles.

Mma - Monday 21 November, 2016

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Sport snobbery: MMA is no more violent than boxing or rugby

We find mixed martial arts distasteful because of our prejudices towards the working class, writes Frankie Gaffney.

UFC still working on a McGregor fight in Dublin but 'it's very complicated to bring him back'

Irish fans are keen to see him compete on home soil again.

Mma - Sunday 20 November, 2016

'You can put a tiger in there with me because Conor gives me that confidence'

Artem Lobov delivered his best performance to date to overcome Teruto Ishihara last night in Belfast.

Mma - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Lobov wins at UFC Belfast and McGregor leads the celebrations

The SBG featherweight was too good for Teruto Ishihara tonight at the SSE Arena.

Debut disappointment for Ward as Alhassan scores KO in under a minute

The Irish welterweight was knocked out by a fellow debutant this evening at UFC Fight Night 99.

As it happened: UFC Fight Night 99, Belfast

We’ll keep you posted on all the action from the SSE Arena as the UFC returns to Irish soil.

Lobov and Ward fly the Irish flag tonight at UFC Belfast

Conor McGregor’s expected to be in attendance as his team-mates aim to make it another good night for SBG.

Is Conor McGregor now the best in the UFC? Here's what the fighters think Opinion This post contains videos

Is Conor McGregor now the best in the UFC? Here's what the fighters think

He still trails Demetrious Johnson in the pound-for-pound rankings so we asked some of McGregor’s peers for their views.

Mma - Friday 18 November, 2016

Pearson 'ready to make a push' towards the top of the UFC's lightweight division High Hopes This post contains videos

Pearson 'ready to make a push' towards the top of the UFC's lightweight division

The English veteran takes on Scotland’s Stevie Ray tomorrow night at UFC Fight Night 99 in Belfast.

'I see myself winning the belt' - Mousasi chasing revenge in Belfast headliner UFC Belfast This post contains videos

'I see myself winning the belt' - Mousasi chasing revenge in Belfast headliner

Gegard Mousasi is aiming for his fourth win on the trot to take himself once step closer to a title shot.

Video: Watch the UFC Fight Night 99 weigh-ins from Belfast MMA This post contains videos

Video: Watch the UFC Fight Night 99 weigh-ins from Belfast

The fighters weighed in this evening at the SSE Arena ahead of tomorrow night’s event.

Can McGregor remain UFC's big daddy when he becomes a father?

Tommy Martin ponders how the arrival of his first child will affect the new two-weight champion.

Heartbreak for Seery as farewell UFC bout suffers late cancellation

The Dubliner’s opponent Ian McCall has pulled out citing illness.

Mma - Thursday 17 November, 2016

McGregor continues to motivate the man who succeeded him as a Cage Warriors champion

Stevie Ray has been inspired by the Dubliner’s remarkable success.

Seery set for 'emotional' farewell and victory in Belfast won't change his mind One More Time This post contains videos

Seery set for 'emotional' farewell and victory in Belfast won't change his mind

The veteran Irish flyweight will retire after this weekend’s UFC Belfast clash with Ian McCall.

Conor McGregor still isn't top of the UFC's pound-for-pound rankings

Flyweight champ Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson remains the UFC’s top fighter.

McGregor claims Mayweather is 'afraid' as the pair continue to exchange verbal blows

The UFC star wants $100 million to enter the ring with Mayweather.

Mma - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

'The UFC didn't even want to give me tickets to this fight' - Diaz ready for McGregor trilogy Game Ball This post contains videos

'The UFC didn't even want to give me tickets to this fight' - Diaz ready for McGregor trilogy

The Stockton brawler believes the promotion kept him out of the picture during last weekend’s New York event.

McGregor got him in the door but Kavanagh says Charlie Ward is worthy of UFC debut

The Irish welterweight makes his bow in the octagon this weekend.

Mma - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

'The Irish have embraced me as one of their own so I look forward to putting on a show for them' Russian Hammer This post contains videos

'The Irish have embraced me as one of their own so I look forward to putting on a show for them'

Artem Lobov looks ahead to Saturday’s outing at UFC Belfast.

'Elephants don't beef with ants' - Mayweather has another dig at McGregor Insult This post contains videos

'Elephants don't beef with ants' - Mayweather has another dig at McGregor

“Have you ever made $300 million in one night?” the American boxer asked.

Eddie Alvarez releases brutally honest statement in the wake of McGregor defeat

“I managed to make it to the biggest stage and f**ked it all up when I arrived.”

Pettis tells McGregor: I'm coming after both belts

The former UFC lightweight champion says he’s got his sights set on the UFC’s dual-division champion.

From UFC to WWE? Triple H opens door to McGregor appearance

Paul Michael Levesque is adamant the Irishman would succeed in wrestling.

Mma - Monday 14 November, 2016

'Conor is special... I've never dealt with anybody like this kid'

Dana White has been singing his praises but Conor McGregor has issued the UFC with an ultimatum.

Mma - Sunday 13 November, 2016

Eddie Alvarez says he was 'stupid and foolish', and Conor McGregor made him pay

Alvarez’s decision to abandon gameplan left him at McGregor’s mercy.

Welterweight champion Woodley invites McGregor to challenge for a third belt

Woodley fought to a majority draw against Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson in his first title defence.

Khabib was screaming at Dana White for a title shot - during his fight

Unbeaten Khabib adamant that he should get next 155 shot at McGregor.

Daddy-to-be McGregor demands ownership stake in the UFC as he hints at hiatus

“I’m going to be a daddy early next year. I’m crapping my jocks.”

Watch: McGregor's devastating four-punch combo which ended Alvarez's lightweight reign

An absolute masterclass in timing, power and precision.

12 of the best images as Conor McGregor makes UFC history in New York The Notorious This post contains images

12 of the best images as Conor McGregor makes UFC history in New York

A memorable night at Madison Square Garden.

'I'd like to apologise... to absolutely nobody': McGregor's unforgettable post-fight interview

“There’s a reason why we’re at the top of the game,” McGregor tells Irish fans. “Because of me and because of you.”

Watch the UFC 205 post-fight press conference Reaction This post contains videos

Watch the UFC 205 post-fight press conference

Conor McGregor and co. were in front of the media in New York after UFC 205.

Conor McGregor stops Eddie Alvarez to win UFC lightweight title and make history

McGregor crowned two-weight champion on a historic night in Madison Square Garden.

Woodley retains welterweight title after epic Wonderboy clash ends in a draw

Joanna Jedrzejczyk retained her strawweight title in the first of UFC 205′s title fights.

Paddy Pimblett escapes with very contentious win - then gets sick on live TV

Judges controversially give Pimblett the win in Cage Warriors main event.