Conor McGregor pays tribute to Portuguese MMA fighter João Carvalho

Ultimate Fighting Championship champion Conor McGregor has paid tribute to the Portuguese mixed martial arts fighter João Carvalho, who died following a Total Extreme Fighting event in Dublin at the weekend. Carvalho fell ill 20 minutes after being beaten in a technical knockout by Charlie Ward, a team-mate of McGregor….

Jon Jones ready to come to rescue at UFC 200 in Conor McGregor’s absence

Jon Jones has confirmed he is ready to come to the rescue at UFC 200 after Conor McGregor was removed from the card this week in the wake of the Irishman’s apparent retirement from the sport. Conor McGregor’s ‘retirement’ tests the limits of the UFC’s powers | Les Carpenter Read…

Conor McGregor pulled from Nate Diaz rematch after UFC retirement tweet

The UFC president Dana White has announced that Conor McGregor has been pulled from his Las Vegas fight with Nate Diaz, hours after McGregor appeared to have announced his retirement from the sport. The 27-year-old McGregor caused confusion on Tuesday evening when he sent a tweet saying: “I have decided…

Conor McGregor may never use his boxing licence but don’t write him off

So a couple of days after the UFC controversially stripped its lightweight champion of his featherweight strap, Conor McGregor has received a boxing licence from the state of California. Cue a biblical flood of opprobrium from the boxing world. When it comes to blurring the lines between MMA and the…

UFC 196 preview: why Conor McGregor’s speed should be too much for Nate Diaz

Tonight in Las Vegas, Irish star Conor McGregor was scheduled to fight for history. Two UFC titles around one waist. That was the 27-year-old’s intention as he pushed his promoter, Zuffa, to a place it had never gone before. Holly Holm: the UFC superstar who acts anything like one Read…