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#UFC 189

# ufc-189 - Friday 24 June, 2016

A training accident with Rory MacDonald caused Conor McGregor's pre-UFC 189 knee injury
# That's The Story Rory
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# That's The Story Rory

A training accident with Rory MacDonald caused Conor McGregor's pre-UFC 189 knee injury

Jun 24th 2016, 8:00 AM 69,863 Views 3 Comments

That’s according to John Kavanagh in his new autobiography.

# ufc-189 - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

'I'm prepared to die in there and I'm prepared to kill in there', says Conor McGregor
# Relentless
From The42
# Relentless

'I'm prepared to die in there and I'm prepared to kill in there', says Conor McGregor

Nov 10th 2015, 10:34 PM 11,775 Views 15 Comments

The Notorious gave an in-depth interview to Beyond The Octagon.

# ufc-189 - Monday 26 October, 2015

Fox Sports releases new mini-doc with behind-the-scenes footage from McGregor-Mendes
# On The Brink
From The42
# On The Brink

Fox Sports releases new mini-doc with behind-the-scenes footage from McGregor-Mendes

Oct 26th 2015, 3:32 PM 11,763 Views 8 Comments

The two-part series follows the Irish MMA star during fight week of UFC 189.

# ufc-189 - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

MacDonald describes brutal UFC 189 loss as 'the greatest moment of my life'
# Rory's Story
From The42
# Rory's Story

MacDonald describes brutal UFC 189 loss as 'the greatest moment of my life'

Aug 12th 2015, 12:05 AM 8,774 Views 4 Comments

No regrets for the beaten welterweight title contender.

# ufc-189 - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Bizarre incident involving Jose Aldo highlighted in UFC 189 drug test results
# Selfie
From The42
# Selfie

Bizarre incident involving Jose Aldo highlighted in UFC 189 drug test results

Aug 11th 2015, 11:05 AM 12,268 Views 10 Comments

A total of seven fighters were tested in connection with UFC 189.

# ufc-189 - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Chad Mendes is still losing sleep about McGregor defeat at UFC 189
# Nightmares
From The42
# Nightmares

Chad Mendes is still losing sleep about McGregor defeat at UFC 189

Aug 5th 2015, 11:14 AM 13,825 Views 21 Comments

The former number one contender insists he’d win a rematch.

# ufc-189 - Friday 24 July, 2015

The UFC have revealed impressive PPV figures from McGregor vs. Mendes
# Big Business
From The42
# Big Business

The UFC have revealed impressive PPV figures from McGregor vs. Mendes

Jul 24th 2015, 3:27 PM 17,326 Views 6 Comments

A hell of a lot of people tuned in for UFC 189.

# ufc-189 - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Urijah Faber claims to have gone toe-to-toe with McGregor in the TUF gym
# Fight
From The42
# Fight

Urijah Faber claims to have gone toe-to-toe with McGregor in the TUF gym

Jul 21st 2015, 8:26 AM 13,510 Views 4 Comments

However, he does call the interim champion ‘a decent guy’.

# ufc-189 - Monday 20 July, 2015

Tony McGregor says seeing Conor hurt against Mendes was 'a terrible shock'
# Stunned
From The42
# Stunned

Tony McGregor says seeing Conor hurt against Mendes was 'a terrible shock'

Jul 20th 2015, 10:30 PM 15,172 Views 13 Comments

The new UFC interim featherweight champion’s family admit the found UFC 189 tough.

# ufc-189 - Thursday 16 July, 2015

John Kavanagh: 'I did think it was inevitable that this day would come'
# Expert View
From The42
# Expert View

John Kavanagh: 'I did think it was inevitable that this day would come'

Jul 16th 2015, 5:35 PM 14,593 Views 16 Comments

Conor McGregor’s coach reflects on a historic triumph for Irish sport in his exclusive column.

# ufc-189 - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

This artist's paintings of Conor McGregor have gone viral
# Art Attack
From The42
# Art Attack

This artist's paintings of Conor McGregor have gone viral

Jul 15th 2015, 4:02 PM 32,567 Views 20 Comments

Geo Thomson talks to The42 about his career and how his Notorious artwork went viral.

# ufc-189 - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Chad Mendes broke his thumb during the first round against Conor McGregor
# Ouch!
From The42
# Ouch!

Chad Mendes broke his thumb during the first round against Conor McGregor

Jul 14th 2015, 12:58 PM 15,045 Views 5 Comments

McGregor has also been given a short medical suspension following Saturday night’s title win.

# ufc-189 - Monday 13 July, 2015

Conor McGregor made more than €45,000 per minute on Saturday night
# Pay Day
From The42
# Pay Day

Conor McGregor made more than €45,000 per minute on Saturday night

Jul 13th 2015, 6:16 PM 20,596 Views 27 Comments

Unsurprisingly, he and Chad Mendes earned quite a few bob at UFC 189.

Conor McGregor partied like a champ after winning the UFC interim belt
# On Top Of The World
From The42
# On Top Of The World

Conor McGregor partied like a champ after winning the UFC interim belt

Jul 13th 2015, 4:13 PM 26,176 Views 14 Comments

The Notorious celebrated his win over Chad Mendes with friends, family and a band of merry Irish fans.

Rory MacDonald's face is seriously messed up after his epic UFC 189 rematch
# Gruesome
From The42
# Gruesome

Rory MacDonald's face is seriously messed up after his epic UFC 189 rematch

Jul 13th 2015, 11:53 AM 20,507 Views 12 Comments

The Canadian welterweight tweeted a graphic picture of his broken nose, while opponent Robbie Lawler had his lip ripped open in the bloody battle.

# ufc-189 - Sunday 12 July, 2015

Questions answered... Doubters silenced... History made... Takeover complete
# Cageside View
From The42
# Cageside View

Questions answered... Doubters silenced... History made... Takeover complete

Jul 12th 2015, 9:15 PM 45,138 Views 51 Comments

Paul Dollery signs off from Las Vegas on a memorable weekend for Irish sport.

The man who confronted McGregor backstage compares him to a 'crackhead'
# Insult
From The42
# Insult

The man who confronted McGregor backstage compares him to a 'crackhead'

Jul 12th 2015, 5:35 PM 23,995 Views 14 Comments

“He felt like a junior-high girl when I grabbed him, I’ll be honest,” he added.

'It overwhelmed me and I came to tears' - Watch Conor McGregor's post-fight press conference
# UFC 189
From The42
# UFC 189

'It overwhelmed me and I came to tears' - Watch Conor McGregor's post-fight press conference

Jul 12th 2015, 11:18 AM 79,828 Views 45 Comments

Reaction from the new UFC interim featherweight champion.

'I swear to God his day will come' - Ireland's new champion sends a message to Aldo
# Notorious
From The42
# Notorious

'I swear to God his day will come' - Ireland's new champion sends a message to Aldo

Jul 12th 2015, 9:07 AM 65,654 Views 39 Comments

Conor McGregor clinched the interim featherweight title in front of an arena dominated by Irish fans.

In pics: Conor McGregor becomes a UFC champion
# Snapshots
From The42
# Snapshots

In pics: Conor McGregor becomes a UFC champion

Jul 12th 2015, 7:31 AM 20,485 Views 6 Comments

The Irish MMA star defeated Chad Mendes at UFC 189 in Las Vegas to win the interim featherweight title.

Conor McGregor is bringing a UFC belt back home to Ireland
# The Champ Is Here
From The42
# The Champ Is Here

Conor McGregor is bringing a UFC belt back home to Ireland

Jul 12th 2015, 5:46 AM 93,200 Views 136 Comments

The Notorious is the interim UFC featherweight champion.

Lawler retains UFC belt after finishing MacDonald in incredible first title defence
# UFC 189
From The42
# UFC 189

Lawler retains UFC belt after finishing MacDonald in incredible first title defence

Jul 12th 2015, 5:12 AM 9,778 Views 4 Comments

The champion stopped Rory MacDonald in the fifth round.

Gunnar Nelson has returned in spectacular fashion at UFC 189
# Back With A Bang
From The42
# Back With A Bang

Gunnar Nelson has returned in spectacular fashion at UFC 189

Jul 12th 2015, 4:07 AM 10,261 Views 19 Comments

The adopted Irishman submitted Brandon Thatch.

'John was the better man' admits defeated Cathal Pendred
# Disappointment
From The42
# Disappointment

'John was the better man' admits defeated Cathal Pendred

Jul 12th 2015, 3:48 AM 9,853 Views 4 Comments

The Irish welterweight’s winning run has been brought to a halt.

Thomas Almeida nearly decapitated Brad Pickett with a flying knee tonight
# UFC 189
From The42
# UFC 189

Thomas Almeida nearly decapitated Brad Pickett with a flying knee tonight

Jul 12th 2015, 3:34 AM 8,070 Views 2 Comments

Almeida put his hand up for the Knockout of the Night bonus against Pickett.

'No bad blood' between Seery and Smolka after thrilling UFC bout
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

'No bad blood' between Seery and Smolka after thrilling UFC bout

Jul 12th 2015, 2:43 AM 6,699 Views 2 Comments

The Irish flyweight was defeated tonight at UFC 189.

Cathal Pendred has been given his first taste of defeat in the UFC
# Second Best
From The42
# Second Best

Cathal Pendred has been given his first taste of defeat in the UFC

Jul 12th 2015, 2:10 AM 9,702 Views 7 Comments

John Howard overcame the Dubliner at UFC 189.

UFC 189: All of the results from tonight's McGregor v Mendes card in Las Vegas
# Latest
From The42
# Latest

UFC 189: All of the results from tonight's McGregor v Mendes card in Las Vegas

Jul 12th 2015, 1:32 AM 15,518 Views 12 Comments

Seery, Pendred and Nelson all in action before Conor McGregor takes on Chad Mendes for the interim featherweight title.

Neil Seery loses out at UFC 189 despite a brave performance against Louis Smolka
# Edged Out
From The42
# Edged Out

Neil Seery loses out at UFC 189 despite a brave performance against Louis Smolka

Jul 12th 2015, 1:07 AM 5,816 Views 10 Comments

Disappointment for the veteran flyweight in Las Vegas.

# ufc-189 - Saturday 11 July, 2015

John Kavanagh: 'The long wait is over. This is the stuff dreams are made of'
# Expert View
From The42
# Expert View

John Kavanagh: 'The long wait is over. This is the stuff dreams are made of'

Jul 11th 2015, 11:50 PM 12,046 Views 6 Comments

The latest from our exclusive columnist ahead of tomorrow’s title bout for Conor McGregor at UFC 189.

Explainer: Tuning in for your first MMA fight? Here's what you should know
# UFC 189
From The42
# UFC 189

Explainer: Tuning in for your first MMA fight? Here's what you should know

Jul 11th 2015, 8:15 PM 59,735 Views 20 Comments

Ireland’s Conor McGregor challenges for a UFC belt In Las Vegas.

All the info you need to watch Conor McGregor in action at UFC 189
# TV Guide
From The42
# TV Guide

All the info you need to watch Conor McGregor in action at UFC 189

Jul 11th 2015, 8:00 PM 50,779 Views 3 Comments

If you plan on tuning in for the action from Las Vegas this weekend, here’s what you should know.

McGregor vs. Mendes: Distance and Movement - A striking breakdown
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

McGregor vs. Mendes: Distance and Movement - A striking breakdown

Jul 11th 2015, 6:00 PM 20,121 Views 6 Comments

Analyst Connor Ruebusch examines the UFC 189 main event.

A letter from Las Vegas: 'Isn't Ireland a small country? How can there be so many of you?'
# UFC 189
From The42
# UFC 189

A letter from Las Vegas: 'Isn't Ireland a small country? How can there be so many of you?'

Jul 11th 2015, 1:30 PM 17,278 Views 10 Comments

Paul Dollery sets the scene ahead of UFC 189.

Open thread and poll: Who will be victorious in tonight's UFC 189 main event?
# Your Call
From The42
# Your Call

Open thread and poll: Who will be victorious in tonight's UFC 189 main event?

Jul 11th 2015, 6:00 AM 9,467 Views 21 Comments

It’s the toughest test of Conor McGregor’s career.

Conor McGregor and Urijah Faber involved in backstage altercation
# Handbags
From The42
# Handbags

Conor McGregor and Urijah Faber involved in backstage altercation

Jul 11th 2015, 3:46 AM 19,898 Views 19 Comments

“I could have thrown him on his head right there and then.”

McGregor and Mendes make weight at a packed MGM Grand
# Heated
From The42
# Heated

McGregor and Mendes make weight at a packed MGM Grand

Jul 11th 2015, 1:00 AM 37,547 Views 36 Comments

Believe it or not, Chael, the Irishman hit the mark at 145lbs.

# ufc-189 - Friday 10 July, 2015

UFC boss: McGregor to get a Croker title defence if he overcomes Mendes and Aldo
# GAA HQ
From The42
# GAA HQ

UFC boss: McGregor to get a Croker title defence if he overcomes Mendes and Aldo

Jul 10th 2015, 10:03 PM 8,595 Views 11 Comments

Dana White is still keen on a show at GAA headquarters.

Is MMA really 'bigger than boxing' as one former UFC champion claims?
# Money Money Money
From The42
# Money Money Money

Is MMA really 'bigger than boxing' as one former UFC champion claims?

Jul 10th 2015, 6:00 PM 16,375 Views 25 Comments

We take a look at the numbers.

'It will be a first-round KO... I'll be very surprised if it goes into the second'
# Early Night
From The42
# Early Night

'It will be a first-round KO... I'll be very surprised if it goes into the second'

Jul 10th 2015, 11:00 AM 10,208 Views 1 Comment

We spoke to Conor McGregor’s main sparring partner in Vegas.

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