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# End of the road
Duffy announces retirement after UFC loss: 'I haven’t got what it takes anymore'
The 32-year-old Donegal man was beaten by Joel Alvarez via submission at UFC Fight Night 172.
# Talk to Joe
Rejuvenated Duffy determined to consign 'embarrassing' performances to the past
The UFC lightweight from Donegal will compete for the first time in 16 months tonight in Abu Dhabi.
# UFC 251
Masvidal takes aim at 'mentally weak' Usman ahead of UFC welterweight title showdown
The belt will be on the line in Abu Dhabi tomorrow night.
# Gamebred
Jorge Masvidal steps in to take UFC title shot on six days' notice
He’ll aim to dethrone welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in Abu Dhabi on Saturday night.
# ruled out
UFC welterweight title bout falls through after challenger tests positive for Covid-19
Gilbert Burns was due to take on Kamaru Usman on next weekend’s UFC 251 card in Abu Dhabi.
# Diamond
Dustin Poirier edges out Dan Hooker in bloody clash at UFC Fight Night
It was a contender for fight of the year.
# Coronavirus
UFC cancels Dublin fight card
The mixed martial arts organisation was due to return to the Irish capital for an event on 15 August.
# Adu Dhabi do
Three title fights to kick off UFC's series of 'Fight Island' events in Abu Dhabi
The MMA organisation has confirmed it will stage events in the UAE on 11, 15, 18 and 25 July.
# plans
‘Conor McGregor is the No1 welterweight contender’
Former MMA star Chael Sonnen reckons Dubliner is still the biggest draw in his sport.
# Results
Teixeira scores upset victory as UFC presses ahead with another US event
The 40-year-old continued his resurgence by stopping Anthony Smith in the headline bout in Florida.
More controversy surrounds this weekend's UFC return as fighter and cornermen test positive for Covid-19
Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza’s fight is off but as of now, UFC 249 is still going ahead.
Justin Gaethje looking to put on a show for the fans at UFC 249 despite criticism of event
Gaethje faces Tony Ferguson on Saturday night.
Dana White belatedly postpones UFC 249
Originally slated for New York, white was pushing for the18 April event to go ahead in California.
# No Go
'Put yourself in my shoes': Khabib won't break quarantine to fight at UFC 249
UFC president Dana White has repeatedly announced his intention to stage the show.
# Keeping up with the Jones
UFC champion Jones avoids jail time but vows to address 'unhealthy relationship with alcohol'
He reached a plea deal in his case for driving while intoxicated.
# Best Laid Plans
UFC boss aiming to stage the 'baddest card' in MMA history during global pandemic
UFC 249 had originally been set for 18 April in Brooklyn.
Bad night for the Irish at Cage Warriors 113 as McColgan loses out to Jones
The Belfast man was aiming to be the first Irish figher since Conor McGregor to hold the organisation’s lightweight title.
# About time
UFC postpones next three events after coronavirus clampdown
President Dana White has confirmed the postponements.
# king charles
Oliveira calls for lightweight title shot after impressive stoppage of Lee
The 30-year-old Brazilian has now won seven fights in a row following last night’s submission victory.
# Title shot
McColgan handed chance to join list of notable Irish champions
The Cage Warriors lightweight title vacated by UFC-bound Jai Herbert will be at stake in London.
# Do Bronx Tale
Kevin Lee misses weight but tomorrow's UFC main event still goes ahead
The 27-year-old American is scheduled to take on Charles Oliveira behind closed doors in Brasilia.
# Showdown
Dalton gets late-notice opportunity to upset former champion Pimblett
The Belfast native will take on the popular Liverpudlian at Cage Warriors 113 in London.
# Change Of Plan
London no longer calling for Garry as attention turns to Belfast
Having been scheduled to fight on 20 March, the undefeated Dubliner has postponed his return to action.
# October test
SBG's Peter Queally booked for big Bellator main event in Dublin
The Waterford native is set to take on former lightweight title challenger Patricky ‘Pitbull’ Freire.
# Defence
Adesanya beats Romero at UFC 248 but crowd are left wanting more
During an often bizarre contest, boos rang out across the arena as the two fighters kept contact to a minimum.
# Results
Benavidez comes up short in his latest bid to become a UFC champion
Deiveson Figueiredo was victorious at UFC Fight Night 169 but the flyweight title remains vacant.
# Heavy burden
Botched weight cut costs Figueiredo his shot at UFC title
Deiveson Figueiredo weighed in above the 125-pound limit ahead of his clash with Joseph Benavidez.
# og
Return to action in April for one of the trailblazers of Irish MMA
Former middleweight champion Chris Fields has been booked for the Cage Warriors card in Birmingham.
# London Calling
Ex-rugby star Haskell booked for MMA debut on card headlined by Irish fighter Gallagher
The former England international will fight at Wembley Arena in May.
# Blaydes of glory
Defeat for two former champions on last night's UFC bill
Curtis Blaydes called for a title shot after his stoppage of Junior dos Santos in the main event in Raleigh.
# UFC 246
McGregor stops Cerrone in just 40 seconds on UFC return
McGregor wins in the Octagon for the first time since November 2016.
# UFC 246
'The people who believe in me and support me, they deserve better and I wish to give them that'
Conor McGregor ends his 15-month UFC absence this weekend.
# chaos is a friend of mine
'His whole story is a lie. You know he didn’t have it as hard as he tries to sell'
Paulie Malignaggi discusses his relationship with Conor McGregor in this extract from Ewan MacKenna’s new book.
# king henry
UFC title fight lined up for February as Cejudo relinquishes flyweight belt
The Olympic gold medallist will now focus entirely on his defence of the UFC bantamweight title.
Masvidal wins BMF belt with controversial victory over Diaz at UFC 244
Jorge Masvidal benefited from a third-round TKO after Nate Diaz had a big cut over his right eye in the non-title clash.
Boos and cheers: Mixed reception for Trump as he attends MMA fight in New York
Dozens of protesters had placards with slogans such as “Trump/Pence Out Now!” and “Headlock Him Up”.
# cowboys ted!
Cerrone urges McGregor to 'sign the damn deal' for Las Vegas showdown
Talks have taken place between Conor McGregor’s team and Donald Cerrone over a UFC bout in January.
# Popped
Nate Diaz says he's out of UFC 244 after positive drug test
The Stockton fighter was to face Jorge Masvidal in New York but broke the news of the test himself.
# 2020 vision
McGregor says UFC return has been agreed for Las Vegas in January
The former two-division champion has been out of action since his defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov last year.
Jędrzejczyk fights through the pain to claim dominant win
The Polish fighter’s striking got the better of Michelle Waterson.