ESPN interview

McGregor talks to ESPN about his fight with Diaz: What kind of fighter would I be, if I said, ‘Hey, I didn’t get you at 170, let me try to get you at 155. I’ll make my adjustments. I ate up to the weight. This time, I won’t do that. The first eight minutes of the fight […]

Van Heerden: McGregor will take Mayweather fight offer

During his sparring sessions, Van Heerden asked McGregor about the chances of a fight with Mayweather actually manifesting. He laughed about it and he said ‘Mayweather started it and I’m going with it. And everyone wants it, so if it’s there I’m going to take it’. So that’s all he said and we all had a laugh about it. […]

Cruz: McGregor a ‘failure of his own success’

Cruz says that McGregor’s pay means he should do promotion. When you look at what the UFC wants, they want you to do the media. Conor is a failure of his own success. He’s so good at this media that they’re going to ask him to do a ton. But I’ll be honest, if the UFC […]

Roach: Mayweather says fight is going to happen

Roach says Mayweather visited his gym, and told him to coach McGregor if the fight is announced. Mayweather did come out to my [Wild Card] gym last week, and he asked me to take that job if it’s offered. He told me the fight’s gonna happen, and we’re gonna make a lot of money. I told […]

Atlas: McGregor needs years of training to beat Mayweather

ESPN Boxing Ringside Analyst, Atlas, says that McGregor cannot beat Mayweather, even with years of training. First off, I wouldn’t [train him]. He has no chance in a traditional boxing match. His only chance would be with MMA rules, where he could try to bring Floyd to the mat where he could — of course — […]

Mouth Magazine interview

The band is interviewed by Mouth magazine, from their Manchester rehearsal rooms. They talk about the James tour: We’ve been very warmly received by [James] fans and the band. The most we’d done on our own was 600, but the lowest  for James was 2500 going up to 5000, and then 20,000 at the Arena. They couldn’t […]

Valentino Rossi: The Doctor Episode 2

Monster Energy releases the second of five episodes in its Valentino Rossi” The Doctor Series videos. The episode looks at the importance of Mugello to Rossi, who has won seven races in a row at the circuit, and other Italian riders. The video closes with thoughts from various people about this year’s event, where Rossi experienced engine failure. Every rider loves […]

Tate to McGregor ‘Don’t get big headed’

Tate has some advice for McGregor. He has done amazing things for our sport and he’s a huge piece in all of this, he really is. He’s a star. He’s a great fighter, he’s a great talker, he’s hilarious, he sells cards well. Nobody can refute that. But when you say, ‘someone deserves a break […]

Machado: Kutcher could beat McGregor

Jujitsu trainer Machado says McGregor, a brown belt, wouldn’t stand a chance against Kutcher, a purple belt, in a grappling match. Machado has trained Chuck Norris. I put all my money (on) Ashton Kutcher. I think he could do really, really good. He’s 200 pounds, 6-2, 6-3, he’s the best…Ashton Kutcher, for me, is my No. […]

Taunts Mayweather on Instagram

McGregor taunts Mayweather on Instagram. I smell like a brand new car, wearing brand new clothes. Why would I ever give a f*ck, about you gossiping hoes. #TheFaceOfRollsRoyce#50Rolls#MoneyMcGregorWhatsFloydGonnaDo? #TakeAllTheirNames#DoNothing@rollsroycecarsna#ThanksForTheCheese I smell like a brand new car, wearing brand new clothes. Why would I ever give a fuck, about you gossiping hoes. #TheFaceOfRollsRoyce #50Rolls #MoneyMcGregorWhatsFloydGonnaDo? #TakeAllTheirNames […]

Booing curtailed Mugello celebrations

Marquez says being booed on the Mugello podium made him limit his celebrations after finishing second in MotoGP’s Italian Grand Prix. The reaction was not the best one. For that reason I didn’t celebrate a lot on the podium because I don’t like this. Today all the circuit was yellow but in the end all the circuit […]

Diaz: McGregor-Mayweather talk cover up for an ‘ass whooping’

In an interview on MMA Hour, Diaz says the UFC is targeting the McGregor rematch for UFC 202. Diaz: I’ll whoop both McGregor and Mayweather in the same night. Now they’re talking that Mayweather shit, it’s all a cover up. It’s all trying to hide the fact that he got his ass whooped and that they want to […]

Yamaha suspects over-revving

Yamaha say that the most likely cause for the Rossi and Lorenzo engine failures was the undulation on the main straight of the Italian circuit. At that point, the rear tyre – spinning at around 380 km/h in the air – loses grip, leading to an increase in revs per minute for the engine. Rossi’s engine failed […]

Engine failure ‘very heavy’ title blow

Rossi says that the engine failure at the Italian GP has hurt his chances of winning the title. This year I am faster, I am more competitive. In the practice every time I am stronger but unfortunately I made a mistake in Austin, but Lorenzo and Marquez also made mistakes. But unfortunately this one’s very heavy. It […]

Yamaha investigating engine failure

Silvano Galbusera, Rossi’s crew chief says that Yamaha are still investigating the cause of Rossi’s engine blowout at the Italian GP. Rossi told Galbusera that the last engine that blew was at Misano in 2007. Galbusera also adds that engines that fail to such a degree are not a Yamaha tradition. He also says that Lorenzo’s engine, which blew out […]

Budweiser ad pulled

Ireland’s Advertising Standards Authority says complaints against a Budweiser ad featuring McGregor have been upheld. McGregor was the face of a competition which offered customers the opportunity to win €50,000 to travel to America to “fulfil their dreams”. Complainants said the ad was “irresponsible and inappropriate” because it linked a role model for children to alcohol, and that MMA was […]

Jeffries: McGregor can beat Mayweather

Jeffries says he was impressed by McGregor’s boxing ability. He had really good boxing knowledge, amazing footwork, and he was very athletic and elusive. I thought his boxing was going to be amateur level, but he could beat a lot of professional fighters. Conor would beat some very high-talent professionals…I’ve totally changed my opinion. I thought […]

Will appear on ESPN Magazine’s ‘Body Issue’

ESPN announces that McGregor will appear in this year’s ESPN The Magazine‘s “Body Issue,” an annual collection of photographs of famous athletes in either nude or semi-nude conditions. Prior UFC stars to appear have included Jon Jones, Ronda Rousey, and Miesha Tate. The full roster of athletes to be featured in the magazine will be released June 20, with […]

Cowherd: McGregor-Mayweather on Sept 17

Cowherd says on his show that Mayweather vs. McGregor will take place the weekend of Sept. 17, 2016, in Las Vegas. I think Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather will be a lopsided fight. Mayweather is a boxer. Boxers can’t beat him. Conor McGregor is not going to beat him — it is a payday. I have already booked […]

RIZIN CEO: McGregor, Rousey great for Japan

Sakakibara says McGregor and Rousey would be welcomed in Japanese MMA. He would do fantastic. The fans would go crazy over him. Their style, Conor and Ronda, given the weight class and divisions of who they are, being able to make such a huge success financially, that has changed history within the fight game.

Carvalho’s death affected promotions

In an interview with ESPN, McGregor says he was deeply affected by the death of Carvalho. I had f—— journalists knocking down my mother’s door, you know what I mean? That’s not what I signed up to do — have people knocking on my mother’s door, talking about a kid dying. It’s not nice to […]

Engine failure ‘a great shame’

In a post-race interview, Rossi says that he was competitive before the engine failure. Unfortunately on lap six, the bike start to have a problem and the clutch didn’t open, maybe because the engine already start to seize a little bit. It is for that reason that I go wide. But in seven-eight corners I was […]

Manchester Arena interview

The band are interviewed after their show,supporting James, in Manchester. Aaron: The first gig we played in Bristol, I shit myself. I was like, I never want to do this ever again. What am I doing? We’d done our own tour before, but this was in front of a few thousand people that were cold. […]

ESPN Sportscenter interview Part 2

In the second part of McGregor’s interview on ESPN Sportscenter, he talks to Mane about Mayweather. I hear the boy talking. The leak came out. It was him that leaked it. He gets $100 million and I get $7 million. That’s a paycut to me. I don’t take paycuts. I thought boxing was where the money was at. […]

ESPN Sportscenter interview Part 1

McGregor is interviewed by Mane for ESPN Sportscenter. McGregor talks about the controversy around UFC 200. It was a publicized civil war. I was going through some things, there was some crazy stuff going on back home…I didn’t say no to everything. I just wanted to do reasonable media. And then all of a sudden, […]

Sister: Family in reality show discussions

McGregor’s sister Erin, says that the family are in talks to create a reality TV show, that would include home life, her business ventures and the final countdown as she prepares to give birth later this year. It’s something I would definitely, definitely want to do. I think there’s a great market out there for a […]

Italian GP: Second place

Marquez comes second in the Italian GP. After Valentino Rossi drops out with engine failure in lap eight, Marquez takes second place after Jorge Lorenzo. In the final lap Marquez overtakes Lorenzo and is ahead until the final straight, where Lorenzo uses his slipstream to overtake him in the last second of the race. We […]

Retires with engine failure

In the eight lap of the Italian GP at Mugello, Rossi retires with engine trouble. Jorge Lorenzo wins the race, just ahead of Marc Marquez. I was unlucky. It hurts so much because I was very fast and in the race I felt good.

Bike ‘not so stable’

Marquez says his fourth place grid was a result of his bike’s lack of stability. The Ducati on the straight is really fast but here we are also losing to Yamaha and Suzuki in the small accelerations. OK, here that is not as demanding as Le Mans, they are small ones [straights]. But with one tenth […]

Rose: Mayweather-McGregor will happen in 2017

On his Jalen and Jacoby radio show, Rose says Mayweather-McGregor will happen in 2017, although he declines to name his sources. I got some breaking news, the Floyd and McGregor fight is going to happen. Floyd and McGregor will probably announce in a month. It will be in May, the same weekend as the Kentucky Derby, in 2017. I’ve already […]

Italian GP: Fourth on pole

Marquez takes fourth place on the grid for the Italian GP at Mugello, 0.255s behind Valentino Rossi, who takes pole. Maverick Viñales comes second, and Andrea Iannone is third. Marquez’s fastest lap was hindered somewhat but a small mistake towards the end. For the first time since the Catalan GP  in 2015, Marquez will start off the […]

Takes Italian GP pole position

For the first time since 2008, Rossi takes pole position in Mugello, with a time of 1’46.750. Yamaha teammate Maverick Viñales comes second, with Andrea Iannone in third. Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo place fourth and fifth. I‘m very, very happy because it has been a long time since I last had pole here in Mugello, in the […]

‘I need to start in top five’

Due to wet conditions Rossi completes a series of practice starts at pit exit, but does not set a time in the morning session. He comes sixth in afternoon practice, 0.644 seconds behind Ducati’s Andrea Iannone, but within two tenths of team-mate Jorge Lorenzo. Unfortunately this morning we had wet conditions and for going on the track it was quite […]

Diaz walks from White meeting

A meeting between White and Diaz in Stockton, CA, ends with Diaz walking out angrily. Sources say the meeting, which started friendly, was to discuss terms for Diaz vs. McGregor, and that Diaz left because he was not happy with the financial arrangement. White: Obviously I’m not going to disclose details of the deal, but let’s […]

Lorenzo, Marquez given bodyguards for Mugello

MotoGP organisers have arranged a bodyguard each for Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez for this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix in order to minimise the chance of an incident with Valentino Rossi’s fans. A third security specialist has been assigned to Alex Marquez, Marc’s brother. Whe Rossi is asked if he would make some kind of appeal to […]

Red Bull interview

Marquez is interviewed about the 2016 season for Red Bull. On challenges so far: At the moment we’re managing quite well, we’re only five points behind Lorenzo, but it will be a difficult season. The tyres are the same for everyone, but you have to work on the chassis in order to get the tyres working […]

Report: Mayweather offers McGregor $50m to fight

TMZ reports that Mayweather has offered McGregor $50 million for a fight, which is to be held on New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. The report says that Dan White has not been contacted by Mayweather, and that White may not accept such a deal because in three critical Pay-Per-View markets — Europe, Australia and Canada […]

McGregor: Relationship with UFC ‘in a good place’

McGregor says his meeting with White went well. I met with Dana and Mr. Fertitta, good conversation like it always is. We have a good relationship. It is what it is. It happens. This is the fight game. Sometimes emotions get into it but it’s important to recognize that emotions have no place in business. We just […]

James tour announcement

James announces that The Slow Readers Club will be support act on the upcoming Girl At The End Of The World tour. Delighted to announce our support for eleven of the May dates on the Girl At The End Of The World Tour will be an up and coming Manchester band Jim and Saul have […]

Tour with James

The band perform a series of UK concerts as the support for James, starting in Brighton. .@slowreadersclub So much appreciation from the fans, certainly the best response to a support band we've had since social media took off. — James (@wearejames) May 18, 2016

We Close Tonight interview

The band are interviewed by London-based music blog, We Close Tonight. On Manchester’s live scene: Yeah, Kurt had been in a band with David as well before so we were all familiar with the live scene in Manchester. I think our first gig as Omerta was at Band On The Wall and probably our first gig […]

GIGSoup interview

The band is interviewed by GIGSoup. On still working day jobs. A lot of bands that are a higher level than us still have day jobs…we speak to them and they’re all on a decent label and having success but they still work. You just think, it would help (not having a job) because you could […]

Charming Man interview

The band are interviewed by Charming Man, a Manchester music blog. On their influences: There are tons of bands that have influenced us but Radiohead, The Killers and Interpol probably the most prominent. We started out as a guitar band really, but were always interested in adding things like synths and strings. At the time my […]

One Chance

The band releases a promo for One Chance, re-recorded for inclusion in their debut album, The Slow Readers Club.

One Chance

Omerta release One Chance, their second single, on a limited edition of 400 7″ Vinyls and 400 CD’s.

The Slow Readers Club formed

Omerta disbands. Aaron Starkie, Neil Turvin and James Ryan form The Slow Readers Club. Kurtis Starkie, Aaron’s brother joins the band. Aaron: To cut a long story short, Omerta broke up, Neil (drummer) and Nick (guitarist) left. Me and Jim (bass) carried on, brought my brother Kurt in on guitar and worked with a few different drummers […]