Referee: McGregor was guaranteed $10m

McCarthy says McGregor was guaranteed $10m for UFC 200. I talked to Lorenzo Fertitta at UFC 197 standing in the back and we started talking. And he said, ‘I never thought that when I had a guy guaranteed $10 million I would have a problem.’ If you don’t think $10 million is a lot of money to […]

Yamaha promises Lorenzo, Rossi equal treatment

Yamaha’s Jarvis says Lorenzo will receive the same treatment as Rossi, other than when it starts working on its 2017 MotoGP bike. For the rest of the season, our mission is the same as his mission. There couldn’t be a better way to conclude this period of Jorge with us going out as champions. We will give our […]

Mancunian Ways interview

Aaron Starkie is interviewed by On releasing Cavalcade as an album. We’d had various bits of advice, and the industry is changing to less of a focus on the album, and more on singles. But we always thought [the songs] would be part of an album…If I had one criticism of the first record. It’s well […]

Edgar’s coach: McGregor needs to ‘let go of the binkie’

Henry, Edgar’s coach, wants McGregor to step aside so Edgar can fight. Everybody keeps stoking up Conor so much, but Frankie is also trying to go for his second belt, too, and this guy – the thing with my daughter growing up, she was a great kid, but she wanted the baba and the binkie and […]

Wants to end career as successful as Rossi

Hamilton says that he wants to end his career as successfully as Rossi: Valentino is towards one of the older riders now, but he still has the ability to be at the top. He still has the ability to do so, and so I hope that I am in the similar position towards the end of […]

Will continue with current fuel tank

Rossi returns to Jerez for testing. He is the last of the 19 riders to take to the track, but goes on to complete 52 laps – almost double race distance. Rossi spends the time trying the new Michelin front tyres with the rear fuel tank concept also making a return. However, both Rossi and team-mate Jorge Lorenzo prefer […]

McGregor offered $2m to fight Mirzaev

Russian media reports McGregor has received a $2m offer to fight Mirzaev in the undercard of Fedor Emelianenko’s heavyweight bout with Fabio Maldonado at Fight Nights Global on June 17. McGregor received a formal offer from the promotion. @from_safonov confirmed the news with Mirzaev. — Karim Zidan (@ZidanSports) April 27, 2016

UFC 200 press conference

White introduces the fighters fro UFC 200. He talks about McGregor: Listen, Conor’s going to fight again. He’s going to fight at UFC 201, 202, 203 – whatever the deal might be. We’ll see what’s next when that plays out. But (UFC) 200 is the fight everybody’s been looking to for a long time. It […]

UFC 200: McGregor-Diaz replaced with Cormier-Jones

UFC announces that Cormier and Jones will lead the ticket for UFC 200, a light heavyweight bout that replaces McGregor v. Diaz. Cormier and Jones were originally set to rematch at UFC 197, until Cormier had to pull out due to injury. Exclusive UFC announcement: Fighters for UFC 200 Main Event revealed | Good Morning AmericaWatch this […]

Pays tribute to Holohan

McGregor pays tribute to Holohan, who is training with him in Iceland. Holohan has been told he can no longer pass a medical to fight in UFC because he is missing a blood-clotting factor called Factor XIII. Shout out to my brother @paddyholohanmma on his successful career in the fight game! We had a heck of a time […]

‘I’m going on vacation’

Diaz tweets that he is going on vacation. Happy to announce that I'm going on vacation #gone #100 ✌?️ — Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) April 26, 2016

Nungesser files second suit against Columbia

Nungesser files a second complaint against Columbia The 100-page complaint again alleges Columbia participated in gender-based harassment, sexual harassment and gender-based misconduct against Nungesser that “was severe, pervasive and objectively offensive” and that deprived him of educational opportunities. Nungesser questions whether male and female students have the same rights, and whether “a false accusation [is] all it takes to lose […]

White insists McGregor not on ticket

Speaking to TMZ, White repeats that McGregor is not on the ticket. All the media keeps asking me that. I feel like the scene in Step Brothers when they ask if they can build the bunk beds. I don’t know how many more times I can say the fight is off or how many more […]

Kavanagh defends McGregor

Kavanagh says he did not know McGregor had announced he was back on UFC 200, until he saw McGregor’s tweet. We left Iceland very early this morning and we ended up getting separated, going different ways. I turned my phone on. I was with Gunni and Paddy Holohan and thing’s started going crazy, I saw this […]

White: No deal with McGregor

White tells the Los Angeles Times in a text message that a deal for McGregor’s return is not true. We haven’t talked [to] Conor or his manager since the press conference. I don’t know why he would tweet that.

Back on UFC 200

McGregor tweets that he is back on UFC 200. Happy to announce that I am BACK on UFC 200! Shout out to @danawhite and @lorenzofertitta on getting this one done for the fans. #Respect — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 25, 2016

MacDonald tweets McGregor support

MacDonald tweets his support for McGregor. my opinion @TheNotoriousMMA did the right thing, us fighters could learn a thing or 2 bout knowing r worth. also we should support eachother — Rory MacDonald (@rory_macdonald) April 23, 2016

Buys presents for girlfriend over FaceTime

Devlin says that, while training in Iceland, McGregor had a member of staff trying on presents for her, while on FaceTime. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Dee Devlin (@deedevlin1)

Gigslutz interview

The band speak to Gigslutz. On their Manchester influences: The Stone Roses and The Smiths are probably our favourite Manchester bands, we didn’t grow up in that era but their music still featured heavily on the playlist at indie clubs like 42nd Street, 5th Avenue and the Venue in our formative years. On being recognized by […]

Bitter Sweet Symphonies interview

The band is interviewed by Bitter Sweet Symphonies, before their headline set at The Royal Oak pub in Chorlton. They talk about recording their upcoming album: The way we are going is more current. We’re really proud of what we’re doing so far. We’ve got five tracks done so far, because we work in the day, […]

Ellipsis interview

The band is interviewed by Ellipsis before their performance in Liverpool. About Cavalcade: On the first album, some of the tracks came from a previous incarnation of ours, a band called Omerta that Jim and I used to be in, so the first album was written over a much longer period than this one…The songs stood up but […]

Evening Times interview

The band are interviewed in advance of their appearance at the Classic Grand in Glasgow: We’re really looking forward to playing the Classic Grand. We have great fans in Scotland and Glasgow is a great city. It feels a lot like Manchester actually. Glasgow crowds seem to be well up for a good night and won’t […]

TXFM interview

The band are interviewed in advance of their show at The Workman’s Club in Dublin. On the death of Prince: There is a real sense of: will those icons of that level  exist again? When I was young I used to get on the bus, go to town, buy an album, read the sleeve notes on […]

Spanish GP: 3rd Place

Marquez comes third in the Spanish GP at Jerez. Valentino Rossi wins the race, some three seconds ahead of Jorge Lorenzo. Honestly, today Valentino [Rossi] was on another level, like I was in Austin, and the most important thing is that today we accepted finishing third in the race. I learned a lot from last […]

Wins Spanish GP

Rossi dominates the Spanish GP, maintaining his pole position throughout the race, and sets the fastest laps of the race. Rossi uses winglets. He finishes over three seconds faster than teammate Jorge Lorenzo. Marc Marquez comes third. This was the perfect weekend, because we start to go faster. I had good pace, I had a […]

Second on grid

Lorenzo takes second grid position for the Spanish GP, behind Valentino Rossi, and in front of Marc Marquez. It is his ninth consecutive front row start at Jerez. Second place is not bad. Obviously I wanted the pole position, but it was a pity that I had problems with the second tyre. It was chattering on the straight […]

Lorenzo claims Rossi doesn’t feel benefit of winglets

Lorenzo says he can feel a difference using aerodynamic winglets on his Yamaha MotoGP bike, unlike his teammate Rossi, who has called them “ugly”. Lorenzo: This year they are a little bit bigger, in a different position from last year. They don’t make such a big difference, obviously they give you a little bit less wheelie […]

Valentino Rossi The Game – Missano trailer

Milestone releases a trailer for Valentino Rossi – The Game. The Misano trailer shows off a range of game modes available on the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli track. Designer: Misano represents the Italian Speed Temple and the Hometown of Valentino Rossi. Since the beginning of his career Valentino Rossi trained himself on all these disciplines like […]

Marquez denies Yamaha move

Speaking in Jerez, Marquez confirms that Ducati had made him an approach, but denied being in the running to replace Jorge Lorenzo as Rossi’s teammate. I had a call from Ducati. Yamaha has done in the past, but not this time. Already Lin [Jarvis, team boss] said it wouldn’t be possible. I started talking with Honda [about […]

Says Lorenzo move good for MotoGP

Marquez says that Jorge Lorenzo’s move to Ducati is good for MotoGP. I think it’s important and it’s good for the championship because one of the top riders moves to another manufacturer and is always for sure a big opportunity. Also a new challenge for him and we will see but still remain one year, […]

Third place on grid

Marquez takes third place on the grid at Jerez, behind Jorge Lorenzo, and Valentino Rossi, who takes pole. I’m satisfied because before the qualifying session, we knew it would be difficult to get pole position, and the goal was to achieve a place on the front row. I think we did a great job; I […]

BBC 6 Live interview

Aaron Starkie and James Ryan are interviewed by Hawkins on BBC 6 Live. On their sound and image: AS: I think we’re learning that more and more. The last gig we did at Gorilla, the lighting show a was a big part of it. And that’s something we’re considering more for the future, perhaps involving video. […]

Praises Slow Readers Club

In an interview with Gigs North East, Davis praises the Slow Readers Club, who will support James in their upcoming tour. There are a newish band from Manchester called The Slow Readers Club. They are opening up for us in the majority of our shows in May. They’re really good. They’ve made an album called […]

Louder Than War interview

The band is interviewed by Louder than War. On being part of the Manchester scene: Manchester is an important city musically and culturally it has given the world so many great bands. That is both a blessing and a curse. There are a lot of great bands coming through in Manchester but it’s quite varied; […]


The band releases their second album, Cavalcade. The album is produced by Phil Bulleyment. Its dynamically a bit more sophisticated, the individual instruments have a bit more room to breathe. This is partly due to us getting better as musicians but our producer Phil Bulleyment played a major role in shaping the sound of this […]

The Slow Readers Club

The band releases their debut album, The Slow Readers Club. The album, produced by Kipper, includes many songs from the Omerta period. Aaron Starkie: Recording the album was pretty intense, long days from about 10am to 10pm, could fry your brain sometimes but it was worth it. We had done a lot of work in preparation before […] interview

In advance of their first Northern Ireland show, the band are interviewed by On whether 2015 was a breakthrough year. Yeah it definitely felt like a step up, in Manchester we have gone from playing venues like the Night and Day to selling out Manchester Gorilla. We’ve been touring a lot too and building our fan base […]

Takes Jerez pole position

Rossi takes his first pole position in almost a year, his 62nd pole in his career, and first at Jerez since 2005, on his final lap of Saturday’s qualifying session in Spain. Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez had held the provisional pole, with Marquez threatening to take the pole on his last lap. That confirmed Rossi’s 62nd […]

Pundit Arena interview

Pundit Arena interviews McGregor in Iceland. I’m feeling good buddy, I’m feeling good. I’m over here, I’m training hard and we’ll see how things go. I’m enjoying retired life for now. I’ve been sick of the cameras a long time. Yet here you two are!

UFC offered to recreate gym in US

TMZ reports that McGregor will miss out on a $10million (£7m) purse for the bout, and that UFC offered to fly McGregor from Iceland to the US, as well as to all the locations for a media tour, by private jet. McGRegor was also told that his gym would be flown with him and set up exactly as it is […]

Block Out The Sun performance

The band record a one-shot acoustic performance of Block Out The Sun, from their album The Slow Readers Club. Block Out The Sun – Live acousticWatch this video on YouTube

Block Out The Sun performance

The band performs Block Out The Sun at Sofar Manchester. Slow Readers Club – Block Out The Sun | Sofar ManchesterWatch this video on YouTube

Isle of Wight festival

The band perform Plant The Seed on the Jack Rocks This Feeling stage at the Isle of Wight Festival. The Slow Readers Club LIVE – “Plant The Seed” for Jack Rocks at Isle of Wight Festival 2015Watch this video on YouTube

Life on Mars performance

Kurt & Aaron Starkie perform a cover of David Bowie’s Life on Mars at Sound Control in Manchester. The Slow Readers Club – Life On MarsWatch this video on YouTube

Ears to Ears interview

Aaron Starkie is interviewed by Ears to Ears. On the name of the band: I remember as I was finishing Junior School we were taken around Senior School and shown all the different class rooms, Science labs and drama room and all that. One of the rooms we saw was called ‘Special needs’ I thought […]