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Mma - Thursday 10 November, 2016

Watch: Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor at the UFC 205 press conference Fighting Talk This post contains videos

Watch: Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor at the UFC 205 press conference

Ahead of their bout on Saturday night, Alvarez and McGregor addressed the media this evening in New York.

Frankie Edgar: McGregor would still be running from me if I had beaten Aldo

The former lightweight champion’s hopes of a shot at the Dubliner were dented in July.

Letter from New York: UFC's Madison Square Garden debut trumped by US election

Conor McGregor is aiming to make history but Donald Trump is the headline act in New York.

'This is one of the best days of my life' - A fan in NYC meets McGregor before UFC 205

The countdown is on to Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.

Danis believes McGregor can finish Alvarez 'quicker than Jose Aldo'

The Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt doesn’t expect Alvarez to last long at UFC 205.

Mma - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

'Saturday night I become immortal'

Victory at Madison Square Garden this weekend will seal an unprecedented achievement for Conor McGregor.

Alvarez predicts submission win over McGregor but insists he won't rely on his wrestling

“I think I’m going to land big shots.”

Eddie Alvarez sources a Conor McGregor replica in the latest episode of Embedded Ufc 205 This post contains videos

Eddie Alvarez sources a Conor McGregor replica in the latest episode of Embedded

Alvarez and McGregor are rounding off their preparations for Saturday night’s bout at Madison Square Garden.

Roddy: 'He's on fire... I've been struggling to go 25 minutes with him on the pads'

Owen Roddy, Conor McGregor’s striking coach, says the Dubliner will have “way too much” for Eddie Alvarez.

Mma - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

How a spectacular ending to his last lightweight fight earned Conor McGregor a place in the UFC

Nearly four years later he’s finally back at 155 pounds.

The official countdown show is essential viewing ahead of UFC 205 Fighting For History This post contains videos

The official countdown show is essential viewing ahead of UFC 205

The UFC heads to Madison Square Garden on Saturday night and Conor McGregor tops the bill.

Gallagher expects 'the best Conor McGregor we've ever seen' at UFC 205

SBG featherweight James Gallagher believes McGregor will replicate his achievements with Cage Warriors.

Mma - Monday 7 November, 2016

Owen Roddy never reached the summit but he carved a path for others who did

Conor McGregor’s striking coach narrowly missed out on the big payday he spent years pursuing as a fighter.

UFC star Jon Jones suspended for one year following failed drugs test

An independent panel made the call after he failed an out-of-competition drug test last June.

Alvarez: 'He started talking about my wife and kids... For me it's a sign of desperation' Embedded This post contains videos

Alvarez: 'He started talking about my wife and kids... For me it's a sign of desperation'

Conor McGregor’s latest opponent believes he’s getting inside his head.

Here's how Eddie Alvarez made short work of Rafael Dos Anjos to become UFC champ Flashback This post contains videos

Here's how Eddie Alvarez made short work of Rafael Dos Anjos to become UFC champ

Alvarez makes his first defence against Conor McGregor this weekend.

Mma - Sunday 6 November, 2016

Welterweight is too hot, featherweight is too cold, but lightweight is just right Goldilocks This post contains videos

Welterweight is too hot, featherweight is too cold, but lightweight is just right

John Kavanagh speaks exclusively to The42 ahead of Conor McGregor’s clash with Eddie Alvarez.

Ferguson defeats former champ dos Anjos to claim ninth straight UFC victory

The American could now be in line to face the winner of McGregor- Alvarez.

Mma - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Another Irishman to fight at UFC Belfast as Charlie Ward's debut is moved forward SBG

Another Irishman to fight at UFC Belfast as Charlie Ward's debut is moved forward

Ward had been scheduled to fight at UFC Fight Night 102 in Albany next month.

New UFC 205 promo will have you counting down the final 7 days Start Spreading The News This post contains videos

New UFC 205 promo will have you counting down the final 7 days

Conor McGregor’s bid for the lightweight title and UFC history is now just one week away.

Dos Anjos and Ferguson bid to stake lightweight title claim as UFC returns from hiatus Preview This post contains a poll

Dos Anjos and Ferguson bid to stake lightweight title claim as UFC returns from hiatus

The pair will collide in tonight’s main event in Mexico.

Mma - Friday 4 November, 2016

'There's a lot of avenues I can take, there's a lot of paths I can head down'

Conor McGregor is keeping a lid on his plans for 2017 until after he faces Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205.

Fired-up McGregor promises to punish Alvarez for 'easier fight' claims

The UFC 205 headliners traded barbs ahead of their lightweight title bout in New York next weekend.

Mma - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Gallagher vows to elevate Bellator to the same level as the UFC in Ireland

The undefeated SBG fighter believes he can make the US promotion a household name here.

Mma - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Former UFC champ Rutten believes McGregor's gas tank could cost him against Alvarez

The pair will clash in New York in 10 days’ time.

Kavanagh says McGregor's impending announcement is 'only positive'

The UFC featherweight champion has said he has something significant to reveal after he faces Eddie Alvarez.

Mma - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

'I'm wrapping it up' - Rousey admits December comeback is 'definitely one of my last fights'

The former champion aims to regain the title at UFC 207.

McGregor dismisses stamina doubts as lightweight title bout approaches

“I don’t think he’s going to last anywhere near the fifth round. If he does he’ll never fight again.”

Mma - Saturday 29 October, 2016

Dana White admits that Conor McGregor can be 'a little tough to deal with'

The UFC president says his featherweight champion is not just a handful inside the octagon.

'We had a giggle about it' - Kavanagh on the rumour that McGregor was knocked out in training Rumour Has It This post contains videos

'We had a giggle about it' - Kavanagh on the rumour that McGregor was knocked out in training

The bogus rumour was promptly dismissed by the SBG camp.

The Irishman who took on Eddie Alvarez long before the rise of Conor McGregor

He hung his gloves up in 2013 but Greg Loughran was a trailblazer for mixed martial arts in Ireland.

Mma - Thursday 27 October, 2016

'They're focusing on me, I'm focused on... history' - UFC 205 preview drops

Conor McGregor has his sights on Eddie Alvarez’s lightweight title.

Stevie Ray has stepped in to save UFC Belfast's co-main event

Ray takes the fight against Ross Pearson on short notice.

UFC 206 bout could decide the next shot at Conor McGregor's featherweight title

Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis set to meet in Toronto on 10 December.

Mma - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Here are the 6 nominees for Irish sports book of the year

Books on Paul O’Connell, Jason McAteer and John Kavanagh have made the cut.

Cody Garbrandt gets UFC title shot as mentor Urijah Faber announces retirement

Garbrandt will face Dominick Cruz for the 135lb title at UFC 207.

Mma - Saturday 22 October, 2016

UFC Belfast gets a new main event as injury forces Gunnar Nelson out

A rematch between Gegard Mousasi and Uriah Hall now looks set to top the bill at the SSE Arena.

Mma - Friday 21 October, 2016

'There will be adversity in this fight... There will be times where Conor is feeling that pressure'

John Kavanagh says his fighter’s upcoming bout will be far from straightforward.