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# UFC 196

All 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?
# UFC 196
UFC commentator follows through on promise to get Diaz-themed tattoo if he beat McGregor
Jon Anik is a man of his word.
# no excuse
'155 wouldn't have made a difference, Diaz was the better guy on the night' -- John Kavanagh
Conor McGregor’s coach was taken aback by how quickly his fighter tired.
# 209
The Diaz brothers' return to relevance is the overlooked consequence of UFC 196
Saturday’s win against Conor McGregor in Las Vegas will have significant implications for Nate Diaz.
# Comment
Will a new Conor McGregor emerge from the rubble of his UFC 196 collapse?
“When he elected to follow that route to success, McGregor knew it was a potentially perilous policy.”
# dispatch
Letter from Las Vegas: As the bruises heal, McGregor will face his toughest test yet
“This is the cauldron in which superstars are made and broken.”
# Post-mortem
'He kept his composure and I went into panic mode' - McGregor pinpoints why he lost
No excuses for McGregor as his 100% UFC record comes to an unexpected end.
# Shock
'I'll face it like a man, like a champion. I'll come back and do it again'
Conor McGregor reacts to his first taste of defeat in the UFC after he was submitted by Nate Diaz.
# snapshots
In pics: Nate Diaz chokes the last breath from Conor McGregor's reign of dominance
It was quite a night at the MGM Grand as the Irish MMA star was submitted at UFC 196.
# we go again
What now? Beaten McGregor says next fight will be featherweight title defence
Aldo rematch looms as McGregor plans to drop back down to 145lbs.
# dethroned
Conor McGregor beaten for the first time in the UFC as Diaz scores massive shock
Diaz forces McGregor to tap out in the second round of UFC 196 main event.
# Humble Pie
Jones, Johnson and a host of other UFC stars rub salt into McGregor's wounds
No time was wasted in letting the world know how much they enjoyed McGregor’s loss.
# Post-mortem
Watch: The UFC 196 post-event press conference with McGregor and Diaz
Reaction from the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
# choked
Here's the submission that humbled Conor McGregor at UFC 196
The UFC featherweight champion was forced to tap out in the closing stages of the MGM Grand headliner.
AS IT HAPPENED
Nate Diaz defeats Conor McGregor at UFC 196
Join us to follow all of tonight’s action from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
# And new...
Miesha Tate chokes out Holly Holm to win the UFC women's bantamweight title
Tate secured the stunning submission in the fifth and final round at UFC 196.
# Breakdown
McGregor's hands likely to do the talking but Diaz's ground offensive a concern
Our preview of tonight’s UFC 196 main event.
# TV guide
All the info you need to watch McGregor versus Diaz live tonight
If you plan on tuning in for all the action from Las Vegas, here’s what you should know.
# your call
Open thread and poll: Will it be McGregor or Diaz in tonight’s UFC 196 main event?
Share your views on the MGM Grand headliner.
# Holly's bow
Ronda Rousey's shadow looms large over tonight's UFC 196 co-headliner
Holly Holm defends the UFC women’s bantamweight title against Miesha Tate at the MGM Grand.
# Weight gains
The striking differences between Conor McGregor on the scales last night and in December
McGregor looked much healthier at welterweight.
# Fight night
'No matter who you are, you get hit by Conor and you turn into a wrestler - a bad wrestler'
Owen Roddy warns that it could be a short night if Nate Diaz tries to trade blows with McGregor.
# UFC 196
Letter from Las Vegas: NOW we've got ourselves an Irish takeover
After a quiet start to the week, the raucous Irish fans turned Friday’s UFC 196 weigh-in green.
# head to head
Watch: The UFC 196 weigh-ins featuring McGregor and Diaz
The fighters were on the scales tonight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
# PREDICTION
Weidman: 'McGregor is smart enough with who he is fighting at 170lbs'
Weidman says it is Luke Rockhold’s “time to be humbled” when they meet in middleweight title rematch.
# High praise
McGregor: 'Muhammad Ali is a special man, I cannot accept comparisons to him'
“He changed culture, period.”
# Inside the camp
John Kavanagh: With no weight to cut, there are night-and-day differences in Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor’s coach writes for The42 ahead of tomorrow’s big fight at UFC 196.
# open thread
Where are the best places to watch McGregor v Diaz at UFC 196 in Ireland?
There are several viewing parties taking place if you’re looking to go out for this weekend’s big MMA event.
# UFC 196
McGregor and Diaz had a fascinating live TV discussion about gazelles after last night's bust-up
“No one knows what that means, this is America.”
# column
Conor McGregor's success lifting the gloom for a generation who adore him
He combines the key attributes of any great pop culture anti-hero – the look, the attitude, the other-worldly talent, writes TV3′s Tommy Martin.
# UFC 196
Don't watch the McGregor fight this Saturday without reading this primer first
How McGregor and Diaz compare and where the fight will be won and lost this weekend.
# UFC 196
Letter from Las Vegas: No such thing as bad publicity for McGregor, only smart business
Press conference skirmish injects a new lease of life ahead of Saturday’s clash with Nate Diaz.
# UFC 196
'Nate has already accepted that he'll probably lose this fight. He's just in it for the money'
Can Nate Diaz upset Conor McGregor on Saturday night?
# NEXT EPISODE
'Conor is tough to deny these days': Dana leaves door open for McGregor v Lawler superfight
Could McGregor fight for the welterweight title at UFC 200?
# That's a flag
This has got to be a strong contender for Conor McGregor flag of the week
“Gods recognise Gods.”
# Stockton slap
It almost kicked off between McGregor and Diaz tonight in Vegas
Things got pretty heated as they squared off at the press conference ahead of Saturday night’s bout.
# Red panty night
McGregor skipping the queue at welterweight? He deserves to, says contender Matt Brown
“He’s the money man. That makes sense.”
# thursday
We'll Leave It There So: TV3 to show Euro games, McGregor keen on Lawler and all today's sport
Elsewhere, Jack McCaffrey may be unavailable for Dublin’s championship defence while Belvedere College booked their place in the Leinster Schools Senior Cup.
# Notorious
UFC chief: Conor is setting an example for what other fighters can achieve
“He has an intelligence inside and outside the octagon.”
# moving on up
'I would beat Robbie... That's probably the leading option' - McGregor keen on 170lbs title next
McGregor is “up for” fighting Robbie Lawler at UFC 200.