UFC president White says he talked to McGregor after his defeat by Diaz. After the fight, Lorenzo (Fertitta) and I went up to Conor’s house that he was renting here in Las Vegas and started talking about what are you thinking, what’s next and he was obsessed — obsessed with fighting Nate Diaz again. Obviously, […]
The rematch between McGregor and Diaz is set for July 9, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The fight will take place at 170 pounds, 25 pounds above McGregor’s usual 145-pound fighting weight. Frankie Edgar will fight Jose Aldo for the interim featherweight title.
McGregor and Mendes weigh in. McGregor: Chad is an overgrown midget. I’m gonna hit him, I’m gonna cut him in half and raise gold for Ireland. Mendes can barely be heard above Irish fans booing.
McGregor is interviewed by Setanta MMA, he talks about his motivations, his coaching, goals, and money. Every boy gets into fights. I was never bullied. Fights would happen, you’re growing up on the street, playing football or whatever. For me, it stuck in my head. Maybe another boy would forget about it. But for me, Idwelled […]
McGregor and Faber tussle in the corridor at UFC189. McGregor: I could have thrown him on his head right there and then, nothing happened.
McGregor is interviewed by Olivi backstage after the fight. I’m overwhelmed. It was a lot of work to get here…it’s been a long road, a lot of hard work. A lot of dedication…He’s a phenomenal athlete. Takedown isn’t enough in this business. I knew he was tired. I was winning every exchange, so I knew […]
McGregor and Mendez give post-fight interviews in the octagon. McGregor: I’m absolutely blown away by the support…I’ve been hearing all the while that I’ve been protected from this style of opponent, that I’ve been gifted a title shot. So when my title shot went running and they gave me the challenge I was supposed to be […]
McGregor defeats Mendes for the Interim Featherweight title, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor is the first UFC champion from the Republic of Ireland. During the fight he spends much of the first two rounds on his back, but he finishes the fight a big left hand that puts Mendes down in the 58th second of the […]
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Abdelaziz, Edgar’s Manager, says that McGregor is avoiding Edgar. When history speaks for itself, Frankie Edgar will go down as the guy who fought anyone at any weight, any time, and anywhere. But when history speaks for @thenotoriousmma he was a ufc champion who hand picked his opponents and chose a guys out of shape to […]
Justino credits McGregor for being able to fight in a UFC weight classes, which had a maximum weight of 135. Justino fights at 145, but will drop to 1450 for her upcoming fight against Leslie Smith. I think [Conor] McGregor opened the door for this. He’s fighting at different weights. He [sold] a lot of pay-per-views and it […]
Silva says he wants to fight McGregor: That’s a challenge I would like to do. I’ve never asked to fight anybody, but I would like to test my martial arts skills against Conor McGregor. I would like that and a rematch with Nick Diaz and Michael Bisping. I think McGregor is a great striker, but […]
Marquez says he is positive for the Argentinian GP. We come to Argentina in a positive mood after achieving a third-place finish in Qatar, a result that wasn’t really predictable before the start of the season. We worked very hard and very well with Honda and with the team over the weekend, and on race […]
Patty Duke dies at age 69. Her agent confirms her death to the Associated Press, saying she died early in the morning of sepsis from a ruptured intestine. Son Sean: She had “really, really suffered” with her illness, was a really, really, really hard process. It was hard for her, it was hard for the people who love her […]
Rossi comments on the upcoming Argentina MotoGP. I am very happy to go to Argentina. In this place I have many fans and it’s always nice to feel the affection and passion of these people. I have great memories here. Last year it was a great race. It will be difficult to repeat the same […]
Lorenzo wins the Qatar MotoGP at Losail Circuit, followed by Andrea Dovizioso, Marc Marquez, and Valentino Rossi. To choose the right tyre was very important. I tried the warm-up lap with a hard tyre but I did not get the best feeling. It was very risky to go for the soft tyre, as our main rivals Rossi and […]
Zeelenberg says Lorenzo should stay with Yamaha. This will be his own decision and it won’t be just one factor. It is true that Jorge [has a strong package at Yamaha] but I can also imagine all competitors at a certain point want to do something else. Looking at that, he has been at Yamaha for […]
Agostini says that Lorenzo has an offer from Ducati: I hope Lorenzo signs with Ducati. I say that as an Italian. I know for a fact that [Ducati owner] Audi has made him a super offer…I know how I would reason it out. Does the money they are offering make up for giving up on the best equipment, […]
McGregor and Dos Anjos appear at the UFC 197 pre-sale press conference. This man across from me has a title, he has nothing else but that nothing to offer me but that gold belt…I feel I can take down these three belts…I made this man. I put him in that seat I tell him what to […]
McGregor defeats Aldo in 13 seconds, the fastest finish in any UFC title fight. As the fight starts McGregor takes the center of the octagon. McGregor misses a straight left hand, followed with a leg kick that connects. As Aldo hits with a right-left punch combination, McGregor connects his first punch then hist Aldo’s chin with a left hook that leaves Aldo […]
Marquez passes on his best wishes to two-time F1 world champion and fellow Spaniard Fernando Alonso who walked away unhurt from a huge smash after running into the rear of Esteban Gutierrez’s Haas car. I want to make sure I send a message of encouragement to Fernando Alonso given the accident he had at the Formula […]
Despite Rossi saying that he would wait “five or six races to decide” about a two-year contract extension with Yamaha beyond 2016, the timing was changed by team-mate Jorge Lorenzo’s goal of having a new deal secured before the first race. Rossi signed in Doha. Rossi: I thought in my mind to wait some races, I want to […]
EA Sports releases Finish The Fight, a trailer for UFC 2. The ad shows McGregor, Rousey and Tyson counting down the time of their fastest knockouts.
Diaz and McGregor talk at the post-fight press conference. McGregor: It’s a bitter pill to swallow. I took a shot, I went at it. I feel I was inefficient with my energy. Usually I fight a man in the division I am champion in, and they crumble under those shots. But Nate took them well. […]
McGregor is interviewed backstage, after the fight, by Fox Sports. It stings real bad..I’ve been on the end of many defeats in my life and I rose back. I will not shy away from it. I will not make excuses for it. I will assess it and come back…I misinterpreted his efficiency. I blew out and […]
Diaz and McGregor are interviewed directly after the fight. Diaz: I’m not surprised…I know it was gonna be a slow start for me…He had some good punches, and he landed them, so good on him…I’m an athlete, a warrior, we should all be ready to fight, even on our worst days. McGregor: I took the chance going […]
McGregor is defeated by Diaz in the second round. After bloodying Diaz in the first round, McGregor tires the second round. Following a combination from McGregor, Diaz lands a jab and straight left that visibly rocks McGregor. McGregor makes his way toward the center of the cage and is caught with another jab and straight left from Diaz. McGregor tries […]
Mcgregor defeats Stephen Bailey with a TKO in 1:22 at K.O. – The Fight Before Christmas in in Whitehall Colmcille GAA club, Dublin. I’m the f-cking future.
McGregor reportedly cancels an appearance on xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, alongside Vin Diesel. As I mentioned on @SportsCenter, I'm told McGregor has canceled his planned appearance in Vin Diesel's XXX film. Doesn't want distraction. — Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) March 19, 2016
McGregor defeats Taylor with a TKO at Cage Rage – Contenders: Ireland vs. Belgium, which is held in Ireland’s National Stadium.
McGregor makes his professional MMA debut at Cage of Truth 2, defeating Gary Morris with a second-round TKO.
McGregor is interviewed in the bedroom of a house in Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland. Without a doubt you will see me in the UFC in the future…I started MMA a few years ago and I really, really love it. It’s like an addition for me. I train twice a day. I don’t want to do anything […]
Following the fight, McGregor turns professional and is signed by the Irish Cage of Truth promotion.
McGregor makes his MMA debut, at the amateur Ring of Truth contest in Ringside Boxing Club, Dublin. He beats Campbell with a TKO in the first round,
McGregor joins Dublin’s Straight Blast Gym team, where he is coached by Sergey Pikulskiy. Conor’s been wrestling since day one when I came to SBG. From the start he picked things up right away. He’s probably the only person who never missed a wrestling class.
Having become a skilled boxer, McGregor’s interest in MMA is ignited when he begins sparring with Egan, his friend. I met Tom who was just grappling at the time. Around the same time we discovered MMA, so I’d head up to his gym in Kildare and we’d teach each other what we knew, then scrap at the end […]
McGregor plays football in Brickfield Park, Drimnagh, for Yellowstone, now known as Stanaway Celtic, for two years. Manager: Most weeks we’d have had about five people, a dog and a man with an umbrella at our matches. The first year he was generally down with us all year. But in the second, you’d be lucky to get […]
After leaving school at the age of 17, McGregor spends 18 months working as an apprentice plumber in Kilternan, starting at 5am. It was a rough time. I did not like the life and plumbing did not interest me so one day I said ‘f*** it’ and I quit.
McGregor appears in a companion ad for the Budweiser Dream Big campaign, a contest to win $50,000 to win an ‘American Dream”. America is a great place. There are many great people. It’s so diverse, so whatever you are interested in you’d best believe you can find a lot of that over in America. To have people […]
McGregor appears in an ad for Budweiser Ireland’s Dream Big campaign. Never give up on your dream, Be your own inspiration. A beacon of self-belief. Keep proving others wrong. If your dream doesn’t scare you, it’s not big enough, So dream as big as you dare.
McGregor’s Dream Big Budweiser ad is banned by RTE after the station says it promotes underage drinking. Current advertising guidelines prohibit brands from using ‘heroes of the young’ to market alcohol. Budweiser: Conor is an aspirational figure for people who wish to follow their dreams and ambitions. Based on independent statistics research, Conor McGregor has an overwhelming adult appeal. RTE: RTE […]
Marquez says he is happy with his third place result in Qatar. He gained a second over testing. I’m happy with this third place because I know that we gave our all and just two weeks ago we were one second off the pace compared to the other guys on the podium…The race was faster […]
In U.S. District Court in Camden, Trump’s lawyers argue that Agusta, the manufacturer of a helicopter that crashed Oct. 10, 1989, killing three executives of his New Jersey hotel casino business, are responsible for damages to the business. The suit alleges that the manufacturer knew that the rotors were defective, failed to take even minimal steps to correct the […]
Conor’s sister, Erin, introduces him to The Secret, a book written by Rhonda Byrne, that tells the reader that the power of positive thinking can change their life and bring about anything they desire. Initially, he thinks the book is ridiculous, but a year later, after a bad day he gets a DVD of the book and, […]
The family moves from Crumlin and settles in Lucan, a suburban town on the edge of Dublin. I certainly did not handle it well. I eventually did. But at the time, I had a lot of resentment towards my family. I actually was really upset for a long time…In the long run, it ended up working […]
Conor McGregor is born in Crumlin, a suburb of Dublin, Ireland, to Tony McGregor and Margaret. Tony, the child of an Irish father and English mother, was born in Liverpool, England. But his family splits up when he was seven, and he is sent to live with relatives in Dublin. He meets Margaret when they are 15, while walking to school. A […]
The Trumps settle their divorce. Ivana gets a settlement of $14 million dollars, a 45-room mansion, an apartment in the Trump Plaza, and $650,000 annually. The deal is similar to their prenuptial agreement. Trump will retain the 50-room triplex they shared at the top of Trump Tower, New York. Due to Donald’s precarious financial situation, Ivana’s lawyers say she wants to take the […]
The Justice Department sues the Trump Management Corporation for alleged racial discrimination in 39 of its buildings across New York. The Government says Trump Management has refused to rent or negotiate rentals and required different rental terms and conditions, because of race or color, as well as misrepresenting to blacks that apartments were not available. Donald […]
The city of New York sues Trump over alleged intimidation and harassment of tenants at his 15-story building at 100 Central Park South, which overlooks Central Park. Trump bought the building in 1981 with the intention of tearing it and the adjacent Barbizon Plaza (which he also owns) and replacing them with another of his mega-luxury towers. […]
Trump agrees to pay a $750,000 civil penalty to settle an antitrust lawsuit brought by the FTC, alleging his 1986 stock purchase of Holiday Corp. and Bally Manufacturing Corp, as part of a takeover bid, violated the notification procedures required by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. The law requires that buyers must notify the government before purchasing more than […]