Conor McGregor

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Conor McGregor is an Irish mixed martial artist, born in 1988. He has primarily competed in the featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

20 Apr, 2018
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Nurmagomedov confirms McGregor fight talks

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Nurmagomedov confirms his team are in negotiations with the UFC for his next fight to be with McGregor. He says he is willing to wait to face McGregor, but not for long.

We’re talking, but if it takes too long, I don’t want to do that. We won’t wait long. I want to fight Conor and if he can fight, I will fight him. If he wants to fight this year, then we can fight. Otherwise, I don’t know.

16 Apr, 2018
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Mayweather: Next fight could be in the octagon with McGregor

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Mayweather admits McGregor UFC fight is possible as he reveals desire to come out of retirement.

Retirement has been great but as everybody knows, I go to retirement, I come back. Is it possible I’ll come back? Yes, but if I do, it has to be in the octagon…I spoke with my team. Al Hayman says no, but I spoke with Showtime and CBS. If we can get together with Dana White and the UFC to make a mega-fight happen, one fight, it could be against Conor McGregor, we don’t know…Or we could do a multi-fight deal. But Showtime and CBS have to be involved if I do a multi-fight MMA deal…When I do go to the octagon I look forward to going to probably around 145 (lbs), if that’s a weight class. But right now I’ve got my promoter hat on…We don’t know (if we’re going to do it). (Do I want to?) Absolutely. Only if the money is right. Of course the numbers are going to be crazy…I can contradict myself. I can change my mind. I can do whatever I want to do, I’m Floyd Mayweather. I would not box again.

8 Apr, 2018
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Nurmagomedov wants McGregor fight

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After Nurmagomedov’s win over Iaquinta strips McGregor of his UFC lightweight title, the Russian fighter says he wants to face McGregor in the octagon.

We have to finish this beef. Beef, chicken, or something like this. He have to stop eat Burger Kings and — you want to fight? Come. I told you guys, we’re gonna make him humble. I told you guys, I’m gonna change this game. Now, only one champion. No more fake champions. No more champion who never defend his title, or something like this. Now, UFC have champion, and this champion want to defend his title. You want to fight? Come here…Inside the cage, come. Outside the cage, let me know without camera, without all this media. Like men. He come when a lot of security here, outside the bus, inside the bus, security here, don’t let me go out. Like, he try to, ‘Hey, come out,’ like this. Why you need this show up? Let me know and that’s it, any time…He have to fight with me. Now, no more this all fake champions. You guys remember when he put tweet, ‘Beg me.’ Please, beg me…We have to finish this. It’s going to be very big fight. It’s going to be very big fight, I think. Let’s go. I am ready for this. November, September in Moscow, November in New York. Any time. Let’s go. Let’s fight in Africa or somewhere. I am here.

5 Apr, 2018
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White: McGregor arrest warrant issued

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Whits says there is an arrest warrant out for McGregor’s arrest:

There is a warrant out for Conor McGregor’s arrest. They’re looking for him right now. His plane cannot take off. He cannot leave the state of New York with this warrant. He’ll be grounded and I’m assuming eventually if they don’t catch him, he’ll turn himself in. You can imagine he’s gonna be sued beyond belief, and this was a real bad career move for him.

Listen, you don’t like Khabib and you don’t like what happened (with Lobov) or whatever? Then fight Khabib. You can come in here and you can do it legally. This fight’s happening Saturday. We could have talked and made the Khabib fight right after. You could do whatever you wanted to Khabib within the limits of the rules of fighting. But you want to grab 30 friends and come down here and do what you did today? It’s disgusting, and I don’t think anybody is going to be huge Conor McGregor fans after this.

31 Mar, 2018
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McGregor wishes Schwarzenegger well after heart surgery

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McGregor issues a heartfelt message to Schwarzenegger, who underwent successful heart surgery a couple of days ago.

What an inspiration and true legend you are Arnold Schwarzenegger. It is great to hear you are back in good health my friend.

21 Mar, 2018
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Cena: McGregor promotes better than anyone else

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Cena says professional wrestlers are the greatest salesmen (and women) in the world but the boxing match between McGregor and Mayweather may have been even better promoted. Cena says McGregor was so good at convincing combat sports fans to shell out $100 for his “Money” bout, that similar tactics in pro wrestling would put everyone else out of business.

He would do fantastic. Hell, he would put me out of work. He gets the entertainment aspect of sport, and I think he gets it as good, or better, than anyone else. The way he promoted the fight against Mayweather… that’s what we do. He did it as good, or better, than us.

John Cena talks Ronda Rousey, Conor McGregor and Blockers

11 Mar, 2018
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St-Pierre rejects McGregor ‘money fight’

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St-Pierre has been linked with a mega-money fight against McGregor ever since he signed up for a new four-fight deal with the UFC in February 2017. Although St-Pierre says he is well aware of the huge payday a fight with McGregor would bring him, he says he is only interested in fights that will add to his legacy in the sport.

The thing is about Conor McGregor, money wise, I believe he’s the one who can put more money on the table. However, legacy wise, I don’t think he’s the guy (to fight). He’s the main guy; he brought the sport to a different level. He’s the most charismatic guy. He sells; he’s the biggest seller in the sport. If you talk about legacy, if I come back, for legacy, that’s what interests me the most – more than the money. Money, yes it’s good. But if I come back, it’d be more for legacy a legacy match.

2 Mar, 2018
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McGregor to lose UFC lightweight belt to Ferguson-Nurmagomedov winner on April 7

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UFC president White confirms that current lightweight champion Conor McGregor will lose his title to the winner of Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 on April 7 in Brooklyn, New York.

That’s exactly right: As soon as one punch is thrown, it’s on for the full title and it’s only fair. They’ve both worked their way up to No. 1 and No. 2. They deserve a shot.

White says the lightweight division will move on in McGregor’s absence, in the same way McGregor’s featherweight title was stripped when he failed to defend it in nearly a year after knocking Jose Aldo out in 13 seconds.

This is good news for the fans. I always hear about, ‘What will you do if this guy leaves …’ This is a sport first. People leave, they’ve made money and moved on. It happens.

19 Feb, 2018
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McGregor: Mayweather rematch will not happen

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McGregor takes to Instagram to say that talks between him and Mayweather, to meet in an MMA rematch, have ended unsuccessfully, as Mayweather has decided to remain in retirement.

I am happy for Floyd and his recent announcement that he is out of these current fight negotiations. It is the reason I never seeked the rematch in the first place. I was happy for him in retirement. My game is a very unforgiving one. It is not like other games. I understand completely him staying retired. I will now carry on in my negotiations and see where it goes. Have a great retirement Junior. Now come here and give your old man a hug for old time’s sake. I’m proud of you son. Yours truly, Senior.

16 Feb, 2018
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Kavanagh: McGregor should fight Nurmagomedov or Ferguson before Diaz

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Coach Kavanagh says that a trilogy fight with Diaz was appealing after UFC 202, but is losing appeal since McGregor has continued to elevate himself while Diaz has been sitting on the sidelines.

Conor’s had an MMA fight and a boxing fight since and we haven’t seen Nate since. So I started changing and you could see it amongst the fans who … are the most important factor in all of this because they pay for the Pay-Per-Views… But you can see it was clearly becoming they wanted to see either Khabib or Tony in there rather than [Nate], probably for the same reason that we didn’t: Nate didn’t keep busy. So I don’t think it would be quite right for that to happen before the winner of [Khabib]-Tony, because Conor, [Khabib], and Tony have kept busy and Nate hasn’t…I think Nate should get one in in the meantime. Him vs. Woodley. I hear there are rumors of that or him against a good lightweight, and if the MMA gods smile, it would be a victory for him. Conor fights the winner of [Khabib-Tony] and then you’ve got this amazing superfight for New Year’s Eve.

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Nurmagomedov: McGregor’s UFC career is over – ‘100%’ getting stripped

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Nurmagomedov says the fact that McGregor hasn’t stepped inside the Octagon in over 15 months is proof that he won’t be fighting in MMA ever again. He says McGregor’s team is focused on a rematch with Floyd Mayweather … instead of a real fight against him or Tony Ferguson — who he’s facing at UFC 223 in April. Nurmagomedov also says his contract for the Ferguson fight explicitly states they are fighting for the ‘real belt’ — which means the UFC is “100%” stripping Conor of his lightweight title.

I don’t think he gonna come back. When’s the last time Conor compete in MMA? Long time. He’s boxing guy.

15 Feb, 2018
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Malignaggi: McGregor won’t risk an ‘a** whooping’ from me

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Malignaggi continues the war of words which started after his acrimonious departure from McGregor’s Mayweather match training camp, and after a video clip from one of their training sessions was released. Malignaggi is keen to settle the score with McGregor but doesn’t believe he’ll get the chance.

I don’t think McGregor is going to fight me, to be honest. I can keep baiting him or what-not but he has the sparring video and that video is not going to come out so he’s going to have the advantage over time. I don’t think he is going to fight me. He had his a** whooped in the sparring session and he has the whole world believing he didn’t so he’s not going to take a chance on that image and perception being changed.

5 Feb, 2018
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Malignaggi: McGregor would be stupid to risk another asswhooping

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Speaking at the launch of Ultimate Boxxer – an entertainment company bidding revolutionise the fight game through eight-man, one-night elimination tournaments, Malignaggi says he will probably not get the chance to fight McGregor.

I don’t think McGregor is going to fight me, to be honest. I can keep baiting him or what-not but he has the sparring video and that video is not going to come out so he’s going to have the advantage over time. I don’t think he is going to fight me. He had his a** whooped in the sparring session and he has the whole world believing he didn’t so he’s not going to take a chance on that image and perception being changed. He’d be stupid to – if I was him, I’d be stupid to risk that perception changing because right now perception is reality. The reality wasn’t that but if that perception is reality, he’s going nowhere near me.

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Bisping: McGregor would ‘destroy’ Mayweather in 35 seconds in the UFC

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On his podcast, Bisping says Mayweather would be beaten easily by McGregor in the Octagon.

I honestly can’t see Floyd Mayweather fighting mixed martial arts and certainly [not] in the UFC. If he does fight in the UFC it’s going to be against Conor McGregor…Conor McGregor in an MMA fight will f****** destroy Floyd Mayweather like he’s never seen…It takes so long to learn – so long to put the pieces of the puzzle together, so long to learn the grappling the transitions from the striking to the grappling. Conor McGregor would literally have a field day with Floyd Mayweather. I don’t know what [Mayweather]’s doing, he’s maybe trying to stay relevant, maybe he’s trying to hype his next boxing match, maybe he’s trying to get a rematch with Conor McGregor in the boxing world, I don’t know what he’s doing. But I will tell you this, everybody does have their price and apparently there was rumours floating round that a billion dollars was the price for a few fights in the UFC and a f****** billion dollars goes a long way. It would certainly be a record breaking pay-per-view, I don’t know if it’ll be more than McGregor vs Mayweather in a boxing ring but it certainly has the potential.

1 Feb, 2018
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In negotiations for next fight

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McGregor says he is in negotiations for his next fight.

I’m currently in negotiations to face my next opponent. We have many options. There’s the current interim lightweight champ. There’s an undefeated Dagestani and maybe a big Russian event. There’s obviously the Diaz trilogy. Of course the Mayweather fight is there. There’s many options, so we’re just at the table at the moment.”

Connor McGregor talks about Floyd Mayweather in UFC, his future, Ronda Rousey on 1/31/18

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McGregor ‘delighted’ for Rousey joining WWE

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McGregor says he is delighted Rousey is joining WWE.

I’m delighted for her, absolutely over the moon for her. She looked like she really enjoyed herself at the event, and I was very, very happy to see her. She’s a pioneer for the game, and she’s came through it all and faced big wins, and big, big losses. And she came through it. And it’s great to see her represent herself and mixed martial arts and have fun in WWE.

Connor McGregor talks about Floyd Mayweather in UFC, his future, Ronda Rousey on 1/31/18

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McGregor: Mayweather will ‘earn respect’ by fighting in MMA

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McGregor says he would respect Mayweather for fighting in MMA.

If he does do it, I know he’s flirting with it, I would have respect for him. I think it would get his earned respect then, if he was to step in [the Octagon]. He’s engaging, we’re engaging, so we’ll see…Of course, I’m seeing all the stuff Floyd’s putting out, all the stuff in the media. If it is [just hype], it will follow him for the rest of his days that he did not do it…I said I would do it and I stepped up and I done it. His time now. I went into his game, he should come into mine.

Connor McGregor talks about Floyd Mayweather in UFC, his future, Ronda Rousey on 1/31/18

 

26 Jan, 2018
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Mayweather shows off $100 million McGregor fight check

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Mayweather posts a picture of an uncashed $100 million check that he received in August 2017 as part of his payment for fighting McGregor.

It’s proven I’ve got the Midas touch.

25 Jan, 2018
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Kavanagh: McGregor will be back in the UFC this year

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During a Facebook live interview to promote Wimp 2 Warrior, Kavanagh says McGregor will return to UFC in 2018.

There’s so much happening in the division and things changing around and what have you. I can’t say who [he’ll fight]. I can’t say when [he’ll be back]. As people who follow him on social media will see, he’s back, very motivated, training a lot. He’s in the gym every day. The plan seems to be forming and getting more exact every day that [he’ll be] back in the UFC this year. When and against who, I would be just guessing.

22 Jan, 2018
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Ferguson: McGregor turned down fight

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Speaking on The MMA Hour, Ferguson says McGregor turned down a fight with him before he was offered his upcoming UFC 223 showdown with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

As far as what they told me in the contract, that’s what they were telling me. They were saying, ‘Look, you’re fighting for the undisputed title.’ That was after they told me I was going to fight Conor McGregor and then just a whole bunch of s*** went down and I was like, you know what, I just got to deal with this. What happened was they offered me a fight with a fighter who didn’t want to fight…I don’t know if it was a contract issue or what it was, the dude doesn’t seem interested to defend his belt against the number one and defending interim lightweight champion. Now I’m the champion because he didn’t want to defend it. Defend or vacate so my campaign actually worked.

The MMA Hour: Episode 418 (w/ DC, Sonnen, Ferguson, Rory, Joanna, more)

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Nurmagomedov says he might deny McGregor a title shot

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Nurmagomedov says if he wins against Ferguson at UFC 223, he may deny McGregor a shot at the lightweight title upon his long-awaited return to MMA. He says he is more interested in his legacy than his bank balance.

I’m gonna make humble Conor. I’m gonna beat Tony and I’m gonna say to Conor, ‘Hey, you have to go into the [contender] line,’ because you have to deserve this. He has only one fight at 155 [pounds]. I am 25-0 at 155. Undefeated. Undisputed…I’m going to take this belt, and we’ll see what happens…Fighters try to make money with Conor but I’m not in this sport to make money. I can make money with other stuff in Russia, like a lot of money. I come here to make history, for my legacy.

21 Jan, 2018
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White confident McGregor will return to UFC in 2018

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White says he is confident that a lot of his top box office stars, including McGregor, will gear up for long-awaited returns to the Octagon this coming year, as well as Jones, Lesnar, St-Pierre and the Diaz brothers.

I’m going to take the odds and say ‘yes’, that Conor will fight more than twice inside the Octagon, at odds of +175 that he will.

Dana White clarifies McGregor's status as lightweight champ, makes predictions for 2018

19 Jan, 2018
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McGregor attends training in Tierney Celtic top

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McGregor posts photos of himself training in Dublin, wearing a Celtic shirt with Tierney’s name, number and autograph on the back. Another photo is captioned:

Working on the “Blitz” tonight at @sbgireland. An underrated technique until it goes through you at 100mile an hour. Shout out Celtic football club.

15 Jan, 2018
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UFC may strip McGregor’s lightweight title

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White warns McGregor he faces being stripped of his UFC lightweight title if he remains out of the octagon until September.

Conor has said he’s thinking about coming back in September. If he comes back in September that’s almost two years, that can’t happen, it’s not fair to everybody else…I love Conor, I respect Conor, I love everything he’s done for this company, but the belt would have to move on.

White says McGregor’s continued absence is unfair to his division rivals and added talks are under way for interim champion Tony Ferguson to take on undefeated Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov in a bout for the lightweight title.

You do Khabib versus Tony. We’re working on that fight now. If and when Conor comes back, he will get the first crack at the title.

1 Jan, 2018
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McGregor ends year sick with Australian flu virus

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McGregor reveals he ended the year sick in bed for two days after being struck down with the Australian flu virus. He was forced to cancel a New Year’s Eve party after contracting the illness, but took to social media to share a snap of himself in bed with Conor Junior.

Well that was a wild New Year’s Eve. Half the family hit with the Australian flu virus and some even left in hospital with it. I’ve never even been to Australia wtf!…Big New Year’s Eve party cancelled at the last minute and I am left shaking in bed the past two days. I’ll leave that with the rest of the bad behind me in 2017 and take with me the many great experiences I’ve had this year! None greater than the birth of my son Conor Jr and the continued support of my family, my friends and my dedicated staff through thick and thin.

21 Dec, 2017
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McGregor: I’ll quit fighting before I suffer any brain damage

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McGregor insists he won’t take “stupid” risks and will quit fighting before he suffers any potential brain damage, as he looks to return to the UFC.

I always look at the end from a damage-taken standpoint. How much damage have I taken? How is my brain? How is my mental health? How is my physical body? How is my training? How is my preparation? How is my hunger for it? That is where I gauge how long I will do it and there is still a lot left in me.

McGregor admits he no longer fights for the financial gain, but for the love of the sport.

It is not necessarily a money thing for me. I am passionate about fighting. Fighting is what I love to do. I will continue to do it as long as I am healthy and willing to put in the work that it takes to do. I will not be stupid though. I will not notice things about myself and then continue to do it like many others before me…It is a dangerous, ruthless business and I am aware of that. Thankfully I am in a position of great wealth. I do not need to do it. I am doing it for the love of it. I will make my decision when the time comes.

13 Dec, 2017
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Rutten: McGregor must defend or vacate title

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Rutten says McGregor must defend his title:

First of all, (he needs to fight) the interim champion. He needs to defend his title, it’s got to start there. I think Max Holloway is a fight that he needs to fight as well, if he still wants to fight it. Nate Diaz will be a great fight, but I think he’s holding the division hostage. He needs to defend his title. Otherwise, he’s going to have to step away from it.

10 Dec, 2017
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Ferguson wants title unification fight vs. McGregor in early 2018

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Ferguson says he wants a title unification bout against McGregor in the first quarter of 2018.

So I Asked Doc If He Could Make My Elbows Any More Sharper 💪😎 Well… w/ A Wink & A Nod It Was Done!!! T’Was A Very Minor Surgery & Now Getting Ready To Unify My Belt W/ McNuggets @thenotoriousmma In The 1st 1/4 Of The Year (March – April) As Recovery Is Going Great!!! #DefendorVacate MF’er🖕🏽😎…I Look Forward To Kicking McNuggets Ass & Defending My Strap For A Decade Or Two

"Keep Em' Sharp" So I Asked Doc If He Could Make My Elbows Any More Sharper 💪😎 Well… w/ A Wink & A Nod It Was Done!!! T'Was A Very Minor Surgery & Now Getting Ready To Unify My Belt W/ McNuggets @thenotoriousmma In The 1st 1/4 Of The Year (March – April) As Recovery Is Going Great!!! #DefendorVacate MF'er🖕🏽😎 The First Day Of Therapy Was Huge, "I Never Liked Sitting On The Sidelines" 😎✌️@repair_sports_institute_hb Almost To Full Flexibility & Next Is Strength 🏋️Thanks Doctor Mora, @danawhite & @ufc For The OrthoScope It Was A Success #TSKYH Great Job 👍 , I Look Forward To Kicking McNuggets Ass & Defending My Strap For A Decade Or Two 🇲🇽🏆🇺🇸 #AndTheNew #TonyFergusonMMA SnapJitsu™ #SnapDownCity My Mat MF'ers 🖕🏽😎

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5 Dec, 2017
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Ora defends McGregor ‘date night’ comment

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Ora defends her comment on an Instagram post, where she says she was having ‘date night’ with McGregor. McGregor has been in a relationship with Dee Devlin for eight years, and they have a son together. Ora’s spokesperson:

Date night is a figure of speech, Rita also posted selfies with Donatella Versace as her real date and one with Jourdan Dunn as her date.

 

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Holloway: If McGregor rematch doesn’t happen, it’s on him

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In an interview with Helwani, Holloway says if a rematch against McGregor fails to materialize, the he blame should not be pinned on him.

When a bully pulls your hair, you punch him in the face. You know, it’s funny. The guy’s funny, I couldn’t help but laugh. I’m on his mind apparently…I’m trying to think of our division and respect all the other fighters…It took me 10 fights to get the damn interim title shot and then 11 to get an undisputed shot. It’s my duty to make sure everything runs smoothly. I gotta respect our sport, my division and the guys that are fighting in it. That’s what I gotta do. At the end of the day, this guy is gonna keep yapping…

Tell [McGregor] I’ll be waiting. If that fight doesn’t happen it’s not on our side, it’s on his. Right now, I’m focused on champ life. When the exhibition fights come up and I have choices to make I can start calling out boxing guys and tell them, ‘come over to MMA, big shot.’ We’ll see what happens, but it’s just funny, you know? It’s funny. I’m quite surprised because every time they talk about this guy’s UFC career, one name doesn’t come up and that’s Max Holloway. It’s me. For him to bring me up is actually funny. It’s surprising, it’s hilarious and we’ll see what happens. He’s still retired in my eyes. When he comes back and wants to fight a real MMA fighter let me know.

Max Holloway: Conor McGregor Happy to Hold onto Win from ‘When We Were Kids’

4 Dec, 2017
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Mayweather: De La Hoya ‘on coke’, claims he ‘carried’ McGregor

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In comments about De La Hoya wanting to fight McGregor, Mayweather claims he carried the Irish fighter for the sake of the fans:

When Oscar de la Hoya, the same one that was talking about me fighting Conor McGregor, he was trying to protest and stop the fight! Now he’s trying to fight Conor McGregor. Is he a hypocrite or is he back on coke again? That man, that boy still snorting the lines. Still snorting the lines! Everybody try to protest the Mayweather McGregor fight. But I’m gonna tell you all the truth. You know I carried McGregor? You know I made it look good for y’all?

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Holloway: I’d gladly fight McGregor

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At the post-fight press conference after his win over Jose Aldo, Holloway targets McGregor:

I’m the champion of my division and I got to keep everything rolling. I got to keep everything going. I got to [get] thrown in the deep end. I’m not going to go on a hiatus. As long as I get contenders, I’m going to fight. If [the] UFC call me up for that reason, any reason to fight him [McGregor], I’d gladly fight him. If the Conor fight don’t happen, it’s not on my side, I’ll tell you guys right now. It’s on their team. Their team talks about me all the time. They tell me about how I’m the best guy in the world and blah-blah-blah and this and that, but now, really think about this. Right now Conor’s talking about fighting Paulie Malignaggi in MMA. Let that sink in. Paulie Malignaggi in MMA, I don’t know what to say.

29 Nov, 2017
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White: McGregor ‘may never fight in the Octagon again’

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At the UFC’s Las Vegas headquarters, White says McGregor may not fight again:

Conor might never fight again. The guy’s got $100 million. I’ve got guys that made less than that and were lawyers and went to school their whole life and quit working. Try to get up and get punched in the face every day when you’ve got $100 million in the bank. Money changes everything with a lot of people.

As for a potential fight with Tony Ferguson:

Listen, we ain’t taking any direction from Ferguson. With [McGregor], it’s not about ‘defend or vacate’. We’re working on a new deal right now. We’ve got to work out this new deal.

27 Nov, 2017
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Aldo: Strip McGregor if title if he doesn’t defend it

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Aldo says the UFC should strip McGregor of his lightweight belt if he doe not defend it.

Thank God my division is moving. It would be bad if it was stuck, but my division is moving. It’s hard, right? Every athlete dreams of becoming champion, fighting for the title, and the guy is holding up the division. But it’s up to the UFC to make the decisions. The UFC needs to do what has to be done: you take the belt away or make him defend it. I think everyone is waiting for that…He has to defend it, has to put his belt on the line in order to become champion. He only won the title. For me, Ferguson has great possibilities of becoming champion in the future.

24 Oct, 2017
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Referee: McGregor told to sit because he was acting as fourth cornerman

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Goddard says he told McGregor to sit down in Gdansk because he was acting as a fourth cornerman.

The reason I interjected is because Artem gets a fourth cornerman cageside giving instruction. That’s not allowed. Imagine had Conor talked him through a fight-ending sequence. Then what? Conor was basically acting like a fourth cornerman. Walking around the cage side wherever and whenever he wanted…When Fili took down Artem, Conor was right there. That’s simply not fair and not allowed. I won’t have it. He can’t do as he pleases…If Conor had stood up, stayed at his seat, then he could have shouted till his heart’s content. That’s what he’s supposed to do. But what he simply cannot do, what he is not allowed to do, is approach the cage at any point and as I say act as the fourth cornerman…That’s unfair and unjust. Anyone who knows me will tell you I’ve done this forever, in any country in any situation. My integrity is not wavered and neither is the rules. We can’t allow that. I simply had to act.

22 Oct, 2017
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McGregor told to move away from cage

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During a fight between Andre Fili and Artem Lobov at UFC Fight Night 118 in Gdansk, referee Marc Goddard pauses the action briefly to walk over to McGregor to tell him to leave the area. McGregor, who was not a licensed corner, was shouting directions to Lobov outside the Octagon. Goddard:

Conor, what’s got into ya man?” Come on! Sit down, please! Be a professional!

17 Oct, 2017
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Malignaggi in talks to fight McGregor

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Malignaggi says he is in talks to fight with McGregor

I know Al Haymon’s [Malignaggi’s advisor] talking to Dana White. I know they’re speaking, so if they want the fight they’ll make it. Once I spoke to Al and Team Haymon, and they told me they wanted to make this fight, I knew that the only was this fight doesn’t happen is if [Conor] had absolutely no balls. This fight will pay him more, this fight will get him more exposure, this fight is a bigger fight than anybody else he has. There’s no more Mayweather fight. This fight is the biggest fight there is. So once they told me that, I knew the only way this doesn’t happen is if this guy has absolutely no balls. Which wouldn’t surprise me because he has no balls. But the way they’re going to present it to him, it’s going to be presented in a way where he really shouldn’t turn it down.

(WOW!) MALIGNAGGI REVEALS MCGREGOR FIGHT TALKS HAPPENING: "AL HAYMON'S TALKING TO DANA WHITE"

7 Oct, 2017
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Coach Kavanagh targets St. Patrick’s Day in New York for McGregor’s next fight

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Coach Kavanagh says March 17th at Madison Square Garden in New York is a possible date for McGregor’s next fight. Reports last month suggested that McGregor had booked a comeback bout with Nate Diaz that was initially scheduled for December 30th at UFC 219. According to leading MMA journalist Ariel Helwani, that fight and date is still the plan for all parties concerned, but a deal is still far from being finalised. Appearing on The Late Late Show, Kavanagh hinted at an alternative date of March 17th:

We’re already talking about 2018 and some fights in 2018. I’m looking forward to getting him back in the gym and back into the rigmarole of training. I think that’s best for him. I keep saying it out there – so hopefully it becomes a reality – but I would love Madison Square Garden, St. Patrick’s Day, New York, for a Conor fight in the UFC.

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Stephanie McMahon: McGregor is ‘a perfect fit’ for WWE

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McMahon, WWE’s chief brand officer, says McGregor’s authenticity and swagger make him a ‘perfect fit for WWE’. McGregor has been linked with a switch to Sports Entertainment previously, due to his mic skills and out-of-ring persona, having become one of the biggest stars in both boxing and MMA. McMahon:

I think Conor would be a perfect fit with WWE. He certainly has the personality and the athletic ability, the appeal. He speaks his mind, he’s very genuine and authentic and he has a hell of a Vince McMahon swagger.

6 Oct, 2017
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Freddie Roach teases McGregor-GSP fight

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Boxing coach Freddie Roach says that he has been training St-Pierre for his upcoming fight with Michael Bisping at UFC 217 for Bisping’s middleweight title. When Roach is asked if he could help improve McGregor’s boxing skills, the 57-year-old dismisses the idea.

It’s too late [for McGregor]…GSP is going to kick his ass anyway.

While there is potential for a 170 pound fight between the two (McGregor fought Nate Diaz at that weight), the UFC denies that such a fight will take place:

GSP is coming back after 4 years off. Conor is looking to defend his title. There is zero talk about GSP vs. Conor.

5 Oct, 2017
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Tony Ferguson: I’m not interested in fighting McGregor

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During the UFC 216 media day, Ferguson says he will not be joining those calling out McGregor. Ferguson, who will be headlining UFC 216 on Saturday in Las Vegas alongside Kevin Lee, as they fight for the UFC interim lightweight title, says he is not that interested in “red panty night”:

I like blue panties. He’s not gonna defend or vacate, he’s gonna have to fight me. There’s no insider information. He’s never spoken my name. I’m one of the most ruthless vatos out there. This guy, he doesn’t want a part of me. I’m not aiming at him. I don’t give two f–ks.

Ferguson says McGregor is avoiding a fight against the best in the division:

I don’t want to fight someone who doesn’t want to fight me or compete against some of the best. When you’re saying, ‘I’ll fight anybody, anytime.’ You’re f–king full of shit. For me, I’ve been fighting anybody, any time, any weight – straight up.

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