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# UFC 189

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# That's the story Rory
A training accident with Rory MacDonald caused Conor McGregor's pre-UFC 189 knee injury
That’s according to John Kavanagh in his new autobiography.
# relentless
'I'm prepared to die in there and I'm prepared to kill in there', says Conor McGregor
The Notorious gave an in-depth interview to Beyond The Octagon.
# On the brink
Fox Sports releases new mini-doc with behind-the-scenes footage from McGregor-Mendes
The two-part series follows the Irish MMA star during fight week of UFC 189.
# Rory's story
MacDonald describes brutal UFC 189 loss as 'the greatest moment of my life'
No regrets for the beaten welterweight title contender.
# selfie
Bizarre incident involving Jose Aldo highlighted in UFC 189 drug test results
A total of seven fighters were tested in connection with UFC 189.
# nightmares
Chad Mendes is still losing sleep about McGregor defeat at UFC 189
The former number one contender insists he’d win a rematch.
# big business
The UFC have revealed impressive PPV figures from McGregor vs. Mendes
A hell of a lot of people tuned in for UFC 189.
# Fight
Urijah Faber claims to have gone toe-to-toe with McGregor in the TUF gym
However, he does call the interim champion ‘a decent guy’.
# stunned
Tony McGregor says seeing Conor hurt against Mendes was 'a terrible shock'
The new UFC interim featherweight champion’s family admit the found UFC 189 tough.
# expert view
John Kavanagh: 'I did think it was inevitable that this day would come'
Conor McGregor’s coach reflects on a historic triumph for Irish sport in his exclusive column.
# Art Attack
This artist's paintings of Conor McGregor have gone viral
Geo Thomson talks to The42 about his career and how his Notorious artwork went viral.
# Ouch!
Chad Mendes broke his thumb during the first round against Conor McGregor
McGregor has also been given a short medical suspension following Saturday night’s title win.
# Pay Day
Conor McGregor made more than €45,000 per minute on Saturday night
Unsurprisingly, he and Chad Mendes earned quite a few bob at UFC 189.
# On top of the world
Conor McGregor partied like a champ after winning the UFC interim belt
The Notorious celebrated his win over Chad Mendes with friends, family and a band of merry Irish fans.
# gruesome
Rory MacDonald's face is seriously messed up after his epic UFC 189 rematch
The Canadian welterweight tweeted a graphic picture of his broken nose, while opponent Robbie Lawler had his lip ripped open in the bloody battle.
# Cageside view
Questions answered... Doubters silenced... History made... Takeover complete
Paul Dollery signs off from Las Vegas on a memorable weekend for Irish sport.
# Insult
The man who confronted McGregor backstage compares him to a 'crackhead'
“He felt like a junior-high girl when I grabbed him, I’ll be honest,” he added.
# UFC 189
'It overwhelmed me and I came to tears' - Watch Conor McGregor's post-fight press conference
Reaction from the new UFC interim featherweight champion.
# Notorious
'I swear to God his day will come' - Ireland's new champion sends a message to Aldo
Conor McGregor clinched the interim featherweight title in front of an arena dominated by Irish fans.
# snapshots
In pics: Conor McGregor becomes a UFC champion
The Irish MMA star defeated Chad Mendes at UFC 189 in Las Vegas to win the interim featherweight title.
# The champ is here
Conor McGregor is bringing a UFC belt back home to Ireland
The Notorious is the interim UFC featherweight champion.
# UFC 189
Lawler retains UFC belt after finishing MacDonald in incredible first title defence
The champion stopped Rory MacDonald in the fifth round.
# back with a bang
Gunnar Nelson has returned in spectacular fashion at UFC 189
The adopted Irishman submitted Brandon Thatch.
# Disappointment
'John was the better man' admits defeated Cathal Pendred
The Irish welterweight’s winning run has been brought to a halt.
# UFC 189
Thomas Almeida nearly decapitated Brad Pickett with a flying knee tonight
Almeida put his hand up for the Knockout of the Night bonus against Pickett.
# Reaction
'No bad blood' between Seery and Smolka after thrilling UFC bout
The Irish flyweight was defeated tonight at UFC 189.
# Second best
Cathal Pendred has been given his first taste of defeat in the UFC
John Howard overcame the Dubliner at UFC 189.
# latest
UFC 189: All of the results from tonight's McGregor v Mendes card in Las Vegas
Seery, Pendred and Nelson all in action before Conor McGregor takes on Chad Mendes for the interim featherweight title.
# edged out
Neil Seery loses out at UFC 189 despite a brave performance against Louis Smolka
Disappointment for the veteran flyweight in Las Vegas.
# expert view
John Kavanagh: 'The long wait is over. This is the stuff dreams are made of'
The latest from our exclusive columnist ahead of tomorrow’s title bout for Conor McGregor at UFC 189.
# UFC 189
Explainer: Tuning in for your first MMA fight? Here's what you should know
Ireland’s Conor McGregor challenges for a UFC belt In Las Vegas.
# TV guide
All the info you need to watch Conor McGregor in action at UFC 189
If you plan on tuning in for the action from Las Vegas this weekend, here’s what you should know.
# Analysis
McGregor vs. Mendes: Distance and Movement - A striking breakdown
Analyst Connor Ruebusch examines the UFC 189 main event.
# UFC 189
A letter from Las Vegas: 'Isn't Ireland a small country? How can there be so many of you?'
Paul Dollery sets the scene ahead of UFC 189.
# your call
Open thread and poll: Who will be victorious in tonight's UFC 189 main event?
It’s the toughest test of Conor McGregor’s career.
# Handbags
Conor McGregor and Urijah Faber involved in backstage altercation
“I could have thrown him on his head right there and then.”
# Heated
McGregor and Mendes make weight at a packed MGM Grand
Believe it or not, Chael, the Irishman hit the mark at 145lbs.
# GAA HQ
UFC boss: McGregor to get a Croker title defence if he overcomes Mendes and Aldo
Dana White is still keen on a show at GAA headquarters.
# Money Money Money
Is MMA really 'bigger than boxing' as one former UFC champion claims?
We take a look at the numbers.
# early night
'It will be a first-round KO... I'll be very surprised if it goes into the second'
We spoke to Conor McGregor’s main sparring partner in Vegas.