Elba: ‘McGregor has a really good chance of winning’

Elba, who himself has had a professional kickboxing fight, which he won, says he thinks McGregor could beat Mayweather. In my opinion, I think McGregor has a really good chance of winning that fight. I have a kickboxing background. The agility of kickboxers and MMA is very different from a boxer. I think what’s going to […]

Covington threatens to expose ‘serious dirt’ on Woodley

Covington, who has gone 7-1 in the UFC welterweight division in which Woodley is the champion, tells White that he has “serious dirt” on Woodley which he will leak  if Woodley makes good on his threat to leak damaging information. Don't worry boss @danawhite I know some serious dirt on @TWooodley that would ruin his life. […]

Cortez: McGregor-Malignaggi sparring got ‘a little out of control’

Cortez, who is in McGregor’s camp to help ease the transition to boxing rules, by overseeing sparring sessions as he would real bouts, says he had to admonish McGregor and Malignaggi during a recent sparring session. He was in there mixing it up a little bit with Paulie and it was the real thing I […]

Eubank Sr.: McGregor ‘is an Irishman. They are a special people’

Eubank Sr. says that McGregor’s Irish spirit may be the deciding factor that gets him the win against Mayweather. Eubank Sr. holds a keen interest in the fight because it echoes the fight he had with Steve Collins two decades ago, when Collins won, unexpectedly. Eubank Sr.: What everyone is missing, what they’re not thinking about, […]

Jones: McGregor ‘tremendous inspiration to me’

After his victory at UFC 214, Jones talks about McGregor: Conor McGregor, he has been a tremendous inspiration to me. He has shown me, who has been at the upper echelon of this sport for many years now, he has shown me that these huge paydays are possible. I never thought in my time as champion […]

Dalby: McGregor ‘prepared for 12 rounds’

Dr. Julian Dalby, the man behind McGregor’s cardiovascular system TheMacLifeFast, says fans don’t have to worry about McGregor being able to go twelve rounds with Mayweather, if necessary. We are just four weeks out now [and] Conor looks great…He is prepared in all aspects of his training to the extreme. If the fight lasts 30 seconds, […]

Mayweather: ‘I’m gonna make a sh*t ton of money’

Mayweather uploads a snap of himself on a private jet with wads of cash laying in front of him. Champion. Predictions: I’m gonna make a sh*t ton of money on August 26. Champion Predictions: I'm gonna make a $hit t$n of money on August 26th. I'm gonna make a $hit t$n of money on August […]

Mayweather’s ex: Domestic violence no joke

Mayweather’s ex-girlfriend, Josie Harris, releases a statement (link) asking McGregor to refrain from profiting from her and other victims’ suffering from domestic abuse. McGregor taunted Mayweather by wearing an NBA jersey of C.J. Watson — the man Floyd accused Josie of secretly texting in 2010, which led to Mayweather attacking Harris, for which he spent two months in […]

Mayweather wants £100 PPV for UK

Hearn, who is Anthony Joshua’s promoter, talks about speculation that the PPV cost for the McGregor-Mayweather fight could be far higher than previous events. Mayweather wants the price to be £100. But Hearn doesn’t think that Sky would drastically increase its pricing point. The price will be within the same realms as it always has. […]

Cruz: ‘McGregor can get it done in six rounds’

Former UFC bantamweight champion Cruz, talks about the upcoming McGregor-Mayweather fight. If I had to look at the basics of the fight, Mayweather’s a little bit older, he’s got the experience factor in boxing. I think Conor has the age on his side, I think he has probably the durability on his side. He’s got the height on […]

McGregor’s shows off fancy footwork

McGregor posts a photo of himself displaying some unorthodox foot movements during a pad session. Re-writing prizefighting. Re-writing prizefighting. A post shared by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on Jul 26, 2017 at 7:29pm PDT

Kavanagh: McGregor is ‘in the best condition I’ve ever seen’

Coach Kavanagh talks about how training is going with McGregor at the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas. I’ve been with Conor a while. This is the best physical condition I’ve ever seen him in. [He has an] unparalleled work ethic. On the rower at 10'000 feet tonight. In the red zone timings. There is a reason why […]

McGregor’s gruelling workout video

McGregor gives supporters an insight into his training, as he uploads a video of himself in camp at the UFC Performance Institute in Sin City. As part of his strength and conditioning regime, he is combining old methods with new — using a state-of-the-art hydraulic squatting machine alongside traditional chin up bars and bar bells.  

Ortiz: Mayweather threw ’16 or 17′ illegal elbows in 2011 fight

Ortiz says Mayweather made many illegal shots on him during their 2011 fight. Mayweather controversially knocked out Ortiz as he was holding out his hands  in apology for a headbutt against Mayweather. Ortiz says he resorted to the headbutt because Mayweather was continually striking him with illegal elbows.   You can’t elbow unless you are Mayweather. […]

McGregor and Mayweather to be drug-tested ‘robustly’

USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) says McGregor and Mayweather will be subject to no-advance notice; out-of-competition round-the-clock drug testing. USADA confirms there are no limits to the number of tests McGregor and Mayweather will be subjected to in the lead up to, and including, August 26. There is no maximum number of tests that can be […]

Frampton: Fight is not bad for boxing

Frampton says he is is excited about flying out from Northern Ireland to Las Vegas to watch the McGregor-Mayweather fight. I think Conor’s brilliant. He’s a showman, he’s mental and he’s a maniac. I really like him and I’m going out to watch it with some of the others [fighters] from our gym, like Josh Taylor, […]

Mayweather may ‘walk out’ with Diaz, but not Bieber

Jason Lee, from Mayweather’s entourage, says Mayweather may be walking out with Diaz at the upcoming fight. McGregor lost to Diaz in March of 2016, then beat him in UFC 202, in August 2016. I was just in London with Floyd when the whole shit went down with Conor and I’m going to make the call […]

Aldo: ‘McGregor was never a champion of anything’

Aldo says: McGregor was never a champion of anything. He defeated the champion and left. A real champion has to defend (the belt). I speak for (Max) Holloway because, win or lose (against Frankie Edgar), he will be there fighting. I’m happy that Holloway is the champion. An example, someone who deserved being where he […]

Mayweather: ‘Not going to be a dull fight’

Mayweather, who has been spending time training with Anthony Joshua in Vegas, says that he and McGregor are both preparing for the fight in the same way, and fans can expect an exciting battle. There has been a lot of trash-talkers [through his career], and at the end of the day, he’s not bad. We […]

McGregor-Mayweather tickets on sale

Tickets for the McGregor-Mayweather fight go on sale at 6 PM BST (1 pm ET and 10 AM PT) and can be purchased through this link here. In an attempt to stop touts from snapping up multiple tickets, only two seats can be purchased per transaction. The cheapest ticket will cost £385 ($500). Those wanting a front-row seat will […]

‘A Never Ending Legacy’ fan film

GreatToEntertain releases ‘A Never Ending Legacy’, a short film about McGregor, documenting his career rise. A young McGregor, starting out in UFC, talks about his dream: My dream is to be the lightweight champion of the UFC, have more money than I know what to do with, and have a great life for my kids, my […]

McGregor, Draymond Green feud on Instagram

McGregor posts a photo of himself on Instagram, wearing a Golden State Warriors’ No. 23 jersey. This upsets NBA player Draymond Green, who tells McGregor: We rocking with Floyd (Mayweather) bro not you… take that off bruh. McGregor responds in two posts: That’s CJ Watson mate. I don’t know who the fuck you are. No disrepect […]

Top boxing coach: McGregor has ‘the fighter’s curse’

While others are focusing on McGregor’s height, boxing trainer Virgil Hunter takes note of some issues with McGregor’s physique. One of the things that I noticed is that [McGregor’s] body – he has the waist of a model. He doesn’t have a fight trunk…he has a waist as opposed to a trunk. There’s a difference. You […]

McGregor’s team hire referee Joe Cortez

McGregor’s team has retained the services of retired Hall of Fame referee Joe Cortez. Cortez will work for six weeks with McGregor and his team, conducting eight and twelve round fight simulations – where Cortez reads the rules and initial warnings, basically recreating a scenario similar to a professional boxing match. Cortez has worked in 986 professional bouts, […]

McGregor spars in Gucci shorts

McGregor posts a picture of himself on Instagram, in £240 Gucci swimming shorts. He captions it: Sparring today. The shorts are Gucci. Sparring today. The shorts are Gucci. A post shared by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on Jul 21, 2017 at 2:35am PDT

McGregor inspires teens out of poverty

Two orphaned teens in China are being inspired by McGregor and their love of mixed martial arts to lift themselves out of poverty. Xiao Long and Xiao Wu, both 14, are trying to follow in McGregor’s footsteps, believing his motto that “hard work” always wins over talent alone. They train at China’s Enbo Fight Club […]

White talks fight to Kimmel

White appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live to talk about the upcoming fight. Kimmel asks if he thinks Conor has a chance at all to beat Floyd Mayweather. White: I do…Floyd Mayweather is going to be 41 years old this year. If there’s a kink in that armour, it has been with southpaws. Conor McGregor is […]

McGregor on England: ‘I’m an Irishman’

After the Brooklyn press conference, McGregor is asked about heading to England. Reporter: You’re getting ready to get back to England, which is kind of home to you. McGregor’s response is rapid. I’m an Irishman. It’s separated by water. It’s not…English people have always been good to me. I’ve fought in England, I’ve been to […]

Video: Endurance training on underwater treadmill

McGregor ramps up his fight preparation with altitude chamber, cryotherapy and underwater treadmill training, at the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas. Using the state-of-the-art facilities, McGregor is working with his team to achieve optimum results. In the altitude chamber he pushes his body to the limit in extreme conditions by giving it the ultimate aerobic […]

Robin Black breakdown: McGregor can disrupt boxing

MMA analyst Robin Black releases a video, with his take on the McGregor-Mayweather fight, where he suggests that McGregor’s greatest asset in this fight is that he is not immersed in boxing or influenced so strongly by its rigid nature or traditions. Disruption never comes from within. Every disruption is caused from the outside because everybody […]

McGregor ‘Doubt Me Now’ documentary to air Friday

BT Sport announce they will air McGregor documentary ‘Doubt Me Now’ on Friday, July 21st at 10pm. It documents McGregor’s preparations for the Mayweather fight and aims to give viewers a closer look at the build-up ahead of the blockbuster bout between UFC star Conor McGregor and legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather, featuring interviews and analysis.

McGregor’s father: ‘Absolutely and unequivocally’ not racist

Tony McGregor insists racism claims against his son are wrong. During the recent world press tour, McGregor was criticised for telling Mayweather to “dance for me, boy” – a phrase that has racial overtones in the United States. He further inflamed the claims by stating that he could not be racist because “I am half-black from […]

‘McGregor has changed fashion in Ireland’

In Sligo, the man who used to sell McGregor clothes, says McGregor has changed fashion in Ireland. EJ Menswear shop owner, Eamonn Cunningham, has noticed a huge upsurge in the sale of three-piece suits since McGregor has become so popular. The menswear business in Ireland has a lot to thank Conor McGregor for.

McGregor camp deny sparring KO

McGregor’s management categorically deny Vargas’ claim that Brandon Rios knocked out McGregor while sparring during training. Having been previously misreported in the media that Bradley Wheeler was, in fact, the man who KO’d McGregor, McGregor’s team clarify that neither Rios or Wheeler have sparred with Conor. The guy mentioned by Jessie Vargas is Brandon Rios, not Brad […]

McGregor ‘would like to’ fight Nurmagomedov; Diaz ‘so bitter’

Following the final press conference of the world tour in London, McGregor talks about fighting Nurmagomedov in Russia: It’s certainly one of the things I would like to do. Whether it’s next, I don’t know. I don’t even know how close the Russia thing is. Whether Khabib can pull his shit together; he missed weight…There’s a few of […]

McGregor: How I will stop Mayweather

After the London press conference, McGregor says how, ‘from a technical point of view’ he is going to stop Mayweather in four rounds: I think an uppercut. An uppercut, or a hook around the temple.

McGregor: I’m building an empire

Talking after the press conference, McGregor talks about Mayweather’s tax troubles: I believe he has to take this fight. He’s in a very dire financial situation. But, I’m still trying to learn this tax game as well. I’m only new money… Just have the checks ready and I’m gonna steam through your boy, take the […]

White: Trump will be watching fight

Post press conference, White says unlikely President Trump will attend the fight, but he will be watching: They called me yesterday and I don’t think they’re gonna come, but they’ll be watching… [President Trump] feels he’ll ruin the event if he shows up. The Secret Service is going to have to have to go through […]

McGregor: ‘I am the president of Ireland’

While on walkabout in Los Angeles, a shirtless McGregor responds to a question asking if the President of Ireland will be attending the upcoming fight: I am the President of Ireland. He’s fighting that night.

Kavanagh: ‘Chris Martin kicks like a donkey’

Staying on in Dublin after Coldplay’s sold out Croke Park gig on Saturday night, Martin visits Straight Blast Gym on the Naas Road for a private training session with Kavanagh, before downing a pint at McDowell’s pub in Inchicore. Kavanagh Instagrams himself posing with Martin: Good training today with my boy Chris Martin @coldplay kicks […]

Wembly ticket sell-out frustrates fans

Many fans are left frustrated after trying unsuccessfully to get tickets to McGregor-Mayweather London press conference. The event, to be held  in the SSE Arena Wembley on Friday, July 14, will be the final day of their world press tour. Tickets, which were free and open to the public from noon on Tuesday, were limited to […]