After Woodley’s UFC 214 win against Demian Maia, White says that Woodley should have put Maia away in the second round, criticises the lack of action in the fight, and then says he had taken away the Georges St-Pierre fight from Woodley and gave it to Michel Bisping. Yup! There you go. Because I know […]
In a psot to Instagram, McGregor talks about the ability to disconnect his limbs from his body. In order to have complete freedom in your shot selection and direction, you must first gain the ability to disconnect each limb from the body safely. This is a right hand uppercut. But notice the separation in the shoulder […]
Malignaggi says McGregor has earned his respect after helping the Irishman prepare for his Las Vegas fight with Floyd Mayweather. It makes me respect McGregor to see his work ethic that he’s put into the training camp. Seeing him work hard every day and see that he’s really determined to upset the odds. When you talk […]
Lennon Jr, the MC who will be introducing McGregor and Mayweather on August 26, says the audience for the showdown will be huge. There will be an excitement a buzz like there’s never been before. I think the world is tuning in to this event. I also can’t wait to introduce the fighters, sit down […]
Eubank Jr, says he is flying to Las Vegas to be part of Mayweather’s training camp in preparation for the McGregor fight. Flying to Vegas to train with the Money Team before Mayweather vs McGregor on August 26. Awesome to be a part of Floyd’s last ever training camp. Flying to Vegas to train with the Money […]
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, […]
Sky Sports announces it has beaten BT Sports for the rights to broadcast the McGregor-Mayweather fight on August 26, live on pay-per-view. Ahead of the fight, Sky Sports viewers will be able to enjoy a range of support programming across both TV channels and digital platforms, in addition to all the pre-fight build up from behind the […]
In response to Cormier’s apology to Referee McCarthy, which he posted after his loss to Jon Jones…. …McCarthy responds: 1/2 @dc_mma U have nothing to apologize for. You have been an incredible champion who has represented the sport of MMA with class & dignity — Big John McCarthy (@JohnMcCarthyMMA) July 31, 2017 2/2 @dc_mma you […]
In an echo of the McGregor-Mayweather fight, two dwarves are set to fight in Las Vegas’ Hustler Club, on August 5. It’s rumoured that the fight will last a total of 3 rounds and ‘Mini Mayweather’ is currently the favourite as he previously fought Mini Pacquiao.
McGregor talks about why he got into MMA. I just got into it. I didn’t really care about sport. Like I didn’t care about sport fighting. I didn’t get in it to be the all Ireland champion or the world champion. I just got in it so people would say ‘right, this guy can do […]
After coming under criticism for interviewing Cormier after he lost to Jon Jones, Rogan apologises. Normally, the losing fighter is not interviewed because they may be concussed, or not in a fit state to take questions. Joe Rogan: "I don't think it's a good idea to interview fighters after they've been knocked-out, but –" Daniel […]
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 […]
After Jones beats Daniel Cormier he calls out Lesnar: Brock Lesnar! If you want to know what it feels like to get beat by somebody who weighs 40 pounds less than you…meet me in the Octagon. "Brock Lesnar… Meet me in the Octagon!" [email protected] [email protected] ? The definition of a super fight!! #UFC214 pic.twitter.com/06TOfsQTzf — […]
In a promo clip for the upcoming fight, Mayweather warns: I’m knocking McGregor the f-ck OUT!
O’Connor has offered to perform Conor McGregor’s walk-on song as he prepares to fight Floyd Mayweather, Jr. next month. The Irish star sang The Foggy Dew before McGregor’s UFC entrance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena before a fight in 2015, and now she wants to bring him luck in Las Vegas again. On her personal […]
Nicola Adams, the double-Olympic gold medalist, says Mayweather will win against McGregor: I can see the interest, for me, Floyd Mayweather’s going to win hands down. It’s just a show really for everybody, a bit of a performance, a bit of entertainment. It’s not something you get to see everyday, a UFC fighter boxing a top class […]
Frampton releases a message, apologising to his fans for the cancellation of his fight with Gutierrez.
Showtime releases the first episode of Mayweather vs McGregor All Access featuring mainly press conference highlights. The next three episodes are to include training/interviews/drama. Mayweather vs. McGregor – ALL ACCESS: Episode 1Watch this video on YouTube
The Frampton-Gutierrez fight is called off after Gutierrez slips in the shower on the eve of the bout. Gutierrez suffers facial cuts, bruising to the head and breaks two teeth in the accident. Frampton had weighed in a pound over the featherweight limit, which meant the contest would not have been a WBC title eliminator […]
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 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.
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 […]
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. […]
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 posts a photo of himself displaying some unorthodox foot movements during a pad session. Re-writing prizefighting.
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.
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. Conor […]
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. […]
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 […]
Islam Badurgov releases the full video of his prank where he was made up to look like Conor McGregor, including the application of fake tattoos and a beard. He then took a walk on LA’s muscle beach, meeting fans and performing stunts. Conor, this prank is dedicated to your forthcoming fight. You are an impeccable […]
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, […]
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 […]
Fathom Events will present the McGregor-Mayweather fight in selected cinemas in the US live on August 26. While the pay-per-view will cost $99.95 to order at home in high definition, tickets to view the fight in theaters appear to be $40 in most locations. Tickets can be purchased at the website or at theater box […]
McGregor responds to Tyson calling him a ‘dumbass,’ who is going to get knocked out by Mayweather, by referring to Tyson’s legal action against Don King. Tyson sued King for $100 million in stolen earnings, and received $14 million in an out-of-court settlement. That's nice Mike, but you're looking at the new Don King here, […]
Bookmakers are reporting large bets coming in for McGregor, which are improving his odds. For example, a Nevada bet was placed for $150,000 for McGregor to win. McGregor is now running at a low of +375 while Mayweather’s favorite status has dipped to -550 (84% win probability). When odds opened for the fight, Mayweather was widely available as […]
Conlan says that McGregor’s self-belief can be a decisive factor in his upcoming fight against Mayweather. He’s definitely got ability. He’s a guy who believes in himself 100 million percent. Floyd Mayweather has been impossible to beat. No matter who it is, no matter what sport it is, if someone believes in themselves that much, […]
Hearn, Joshua’s promoter, says he is working to set a date for Joshua to fight Klitschko on November 11, in Las Vegas. While Klitschko has yet to trigger the rematch clause in his contract, Hearn believes he wants the chance for a final fight in Las Vegas. I’ve been in Vegas with AJ, officially applying for my Nevada […]
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 […]
A 40-year-old man wearing fake tattoos impersonates McGregor, while taking a walk on a Los Angeles beachfront. The impersonator managed to draw himself a crowd of fans willing to believe he was McGregor, and performed acrobatics on the sand, before getting in a Bentley and waving to the crowd surrounding him.
Universal releases a teaser trailer for Conor McGregor: Notorious, the upcoming McGregor documentary. Universal: The documentary, filmed over the course of four years, is the exclusive, all-access account of Conor’s meteoric rise from claiming benefits and living in his parent’s spare room in Dublin to claiming multiple championship UFC belts and seven figure pay-packets in Las Vegas. […]
Unhappy fans take to social media to complain that McGregor-Mayweather tickets sell out in minutes, despite some tickets costing as much as £8000. Fans rushed to grab their tickets for the 20,000-capacity T-Mobile Arena at 6pm UK time, but many were not able to get tickets, even if they had ‘right to buy codes,’ which […]
Jones says that, despite his admiration for McGregor, he doesn’t think the Irishman can beat Mayweather. I really admire Conor McGregor a lot. He’s been a huge inspiration to me. But I’m also a fan of greatness – and Floyd Mayweather is unquestionably great. He’s 40 but Floyd takes care of himself, he’s been living a […]
Tyson says McGregor will not be able to beat Mayweather under boxing rules. Tyson said that if it were him in the fight with McGregor, he would allow the Irishman to use kicks and knees in the fight. McGregor is going to get killed boxing. I got mad because I thought they were going to use […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 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, […]
David August tailoring releases a limited edition of McGregor’s ‘Eff You’ suit, which the fighter wore to his first press conference with Mayweather in Los Angeles. The $6500 suit is produced in exclusive wool in navy twill, with ‘explicit fighting words presented in a vertical repeat’. Other details include purple camouflage silk lining. Each suit will be […]