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# Lessons
McGregor releases statement on 'fair and square' defeat to Nurmagomedov
The 30-year-old Dubliner was comprehensively beaten by the UFC lightweight champion on 6 October.
# Hammer time
Lobov to face Michael Johnson after Khabib's team-mate is pulled over Nevada investigation
The Dubliner has a new opponent for UFC Moncton.
# Meet the Badger
SBG's Mulpeter gets huge opportunity against former UFC welterweight
Philip Mulpeter is set to clash with ex-champion Nicolas Dalby on the Cage Warriors 100 card.
# Russian Roulette
'We worked it out' - UFC chief plays down Khabib's quit threat
The champion vowed to leave the UFC if the Las Vegas brawl had consequences for his team-mates.
# On the Move
Former McGregor title rival Eddie Alvarez leaves UFC for Asian MMA promotion
Alvarez becomes “one of the biggest athlete signings in the history of ONE Championship”.
# Bellator 207
Mike 'The Savage' Kimbel equals Bellator record with lightning six-second KO
Elsewhere on the card, Dublin’s Sinead Kavanagh was stopped after one round due to a cut.
# Punishments
McGregor and Khabib handed initial suspensions ahead of UFC brawl investigation
The pair will appear before the Nevada State Athletic Commission on 24 October.
# ultimatum
Khabib Nurmagomedov tells UFC he'll quit if team-mate is axed
Zubaira Tukhugov was scheduled to fight Artem Lobov, Conor McGregor’s training partner, later this month.
# The Spy Who Loved Me
Putin sympathises with UFC champion Nurmagomedov over brawl after McGregor fight
The Russian president met with the undefeated fighter and congratulated him on his victory at UFC 229.
# Brawls to the wall
McGregor's team-mate denies sparking UFC 229 brawl with religious slur
Dillon Danis was Khabib Nurmagomedov’s target when he leapt from the cage after defeating Conor McGregor.
# Don't call it a comeback
Jones to return in December as Cormier set to be stripped of light-heavyweight belt
Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson will meet again at UFC 232.
# hierarchy
McGregor takes a tumble in UFC rankings as Khabib climbs to second place
The lightweight champion has taken a big leap forward following his win in Las Vegas last weekend.
# Balls is hot
UFC 230 loses Diaz-Poirier but gains heavyweight title bout
Injury has ruled Dustin Poirier out of his lightweight clash with Nate Diaz at Madison Square Garden.
# Coach Kavanagh
McGregor's coach expects Khabib rematch next but would love Diaz trilogy
John Kavanagh says summer 2019 is the realistic return date for a return to the octagon.
# UFC 229
UFC dig hole for themselves but strike PPV gold with potential Khabib-McGregor fallout
Don’t be surprised to see Saturday night’s events used to promote a rematch in a few months’ time.
# Return of the Mac
On the ground in Vegas: Reaction as McGregor's UFC return turned to chaos
Gavan Casey joins us from Sin City with the latest news from a manic night in the T-Mobile Arena.
# UFC 229
Open thread: how do you see Nurmagomedov v McGregor going tonight?
Let’s have those predictions.
# Have your say
Poll: Will Conor McGregor regain the UFC lightweight title tonight?
The Irishman faces defending champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
# TV guide
All the info you need to watch Conor McGregor's fight this weekend
Khabib Nurmagomedov will put his lightweight title on the line against Conor McGregor in Las Vegas.
# Analysis
Nurmagomedov's ability to implement gameplan can tip balance in his favour
Professional fighter Joseph Duffy breaks down the meeting of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor.
# UFC 229
History suggests the potential impact of mental warfare shouldn't be dismissed
Sugar Ray Leonard learned the importance of keeping one’s emotions in check when he faced Roberto Duran.
# UFC 229
‘No Irish team, no Irish whiskey, nobody can stop me’
In Episode 1 of the new UFC Embedded series, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor step up preparations for their Las Vegas bout.
# Khabib Time
Nurmagomedov vows to make McGregor humble in Saturday's UFC headliner
“It’s going to be a long night for him. I’m going to make him tired and maul him inside the cage.”
# UFC 229
O'Malley pulled from Khabib-McGregor undercard due to failed drug test
The undefeated bantamweight was scheduled to face Jose Quinonez in Las Vegas this weekend.
# Fight Week
McGregor admits he 'fell out of love with the game' during UFC hiatus
A 23-month absence from the octagon will end for the Dubliner this Saturday night in Las Vegas.
# that'll do pig
Mousasi topples MacDonald as Bellator broadcast scuppered by Peppa Pig
The live TV coverage of one of Bellator’s biggest ever fights was interrupted by a fictitious farm animal.
# Back In The Game
The return of the man the UFC couldn't afford to live without
Conor McGregor doesn’t need the fight game. But the fight game needs him, writes Jeremy Botter.
# claremont stadium
Meath MMA event cancelled following Shane Ross's statement over safety concerns
Ross had expressed concern that the event is being held without a number of safety precautions.
# Generous
Conor McGregor makes generous donation to fund sick Irish boy's treatment
The UFC superstar donated €10,000 to Bryan Buckley yesterday.
# Results
UFC veteran's retirement fight ends with brutal knee-to-the-body knockout
Francesco Trinaldo stopped Evan Dunham in Sao Paulo, while Thiago Santos was victorious in the headliner.
# Fighting Talk
LIVE: UFC 229 press conference with Nurmagomedov and McGregor
Ahead of next month’s fight, the pair are scheduled to address the media in New York at 10pm Irish time.
# decisions decisions
With Jon Jones back in the picture, who is in the running to headline UFC 230?
Jones’ retroactive suspension means he will be available to fight come the end of October, but will he feature at Madison Square Garden?
Jon Jones handed 15-month backdated doping ban... which expires a week before UFC 230
Dana White plays down speculation that Jones will return in November, saying he expects to see him “early next year”.
# not notorious
After branding battle, Conor McGregor will call his whiskey Proper No. Twelve
The MMA fighter’s new product will initially launch in Ireland and the US.
# top prospect
'One of my first tattoos says, ‘Your faith must be greater than your fear.’ My fear is to lose my 0'
Bellator’s AJ McKee on his rivalry with James Gallagher, a return to Ireland, and the promotion’s European recruitment drive.
# Banned
Former UFC champion Werdum banned for two years following failed doping test
Brazilian, 41, tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid.
# Tyron's Time
Welterweight champ Woodley hands Till first pro defeat in UFC 228 main event
Fourth successful defence marks Woodley as one of the great welterweights.
It's on! Till and Woodley make weight for championship showdown
Tomorrow night’s co-main event in Dallas, however, will not go ahead.
# UFC 228
'He's the one that should answer questions': Woodley unfazed by Darren Till's weight cut
Woodley puts his UFC title on the line again on Saturday night.
SBG's Peter Queally inks deal with Bellator
The Irish fighter will now join team-mates James Gallagher and Sinead Kavanagh at the promotion.