McGregor’s hopes of Nurmagomedov rematch dashed by UFC

UFC president White expects Nurmagomedov to face Ferguson when he returns, and not a rematch with McGregor. Both Nurmagomedov and McGregor will come before the Nevada State Athletic Commission on December 10 to discover whether they will be fined and banned for their post-fight brawls. They’ve got to go before the NSAC which is scheduled for […]

Responds After NFL Fans Ridicule Throw Attempt

McGregor visited NFL franchise Dallas Cowboys as a guest of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones at the AT&T Stadium, to watch their victory over Jacksonville Jaguars. He engaged in the pre-match team talk and was also given the opportunity to throw the football. McGregor responds to the social media mocking of his football throwing technique by pointing […]

McGregor visits Taylor after her titles victory

McGregor was ringside in Boston to watch compatriot Taylor successfully defend her world titles. He then visits Taylor in her dressing room where he praises the WBA and IBF champion. It is an honour to see you live. Big respect Katie, honestly. You were enjoying it; hand behind your back. But they should have given you […]

Odds cut on McGregor entering ‘I’m A Celebrity…2018’

With only a few weeks to go before I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2018 launches, bookmakers cut the odds that McGregor will be joining as a contestant. McGregor is being tipped as a likely contender for the show after losing his recent fight and being suspended and ordered not to fight for a month […]

Suspended for at least 10 days

The Nevada Athletic Commission suspends McGregor and Nurmagomedov for at least 10 days after their fight at UFC 229 ended with brawls spreading into the crowd. The suspensions are effective from October 15th but could be extended after the events have been investigated further. Nurmagomedov says he will quit UFC if one of his fellow […]

McGregor calls for rematch

McGregor didn’t attend the post-fight press conference at UFC 229, but took to social media to issue brief statements. On Twitter he says, “Good knock. Looking forward to the rematch.” He also posts on Instagram: “I’ll be back.” Good knock. Looking forward to the rematch. — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 7, 2018

White: McGregor ‘upset’ about loss, doesn’t care about brawl

Following the events that closed out UFC 229, White gives a brief statement talking about how McGregor was upset at the defeat, and didn’t care about the brawl: He didn’t care about the fight after. He was more concerned with the fight. He said ‘listen man, I’m upset. I don’t give a shit about any of […]

Nurmagomedov apologises at post fight press conference

At the press conference following McGregor’s defeat by Nurmagomedov and the chaos that ensued, Nurmagomedov says Russian president Vladimir Putin called to congratulate him, and he apologises to the commission. First of all I want to say sorry to the athletic commission and second to Vegas. This is my bad side…I’m human being. I don’t […]

Nurmagomedov pleads with White to award belt

After defeating McGregor, then brawling in the crowd, and as Las Vegas metro police attempt to restore order, Nurmagomedov climbs back into the octagon and pleads with White to give him his belt: “Put my belt on me.” White refuses, fearing an even greater safety issue. He explained that angry fans would pelt him with anything […]

Post-fight chaos: Nurmagomedov brawls in crowd, McGregor attacked in octagon

The biggest fight in UFC history ends in chaotic scenes in Las Vegas. After defeating Mcgregor with a submission, Nurmagomedov leaps over the cage to attack McGregor’s team-mate Danis, sparking a fight. One of the Russian’s entourage then stormed the octagon to punch the prone McGregor in the back of the head in front of 18,000 frenzied […]

Nurmagomedov defeats McGregor at UFC 229

Nurmagomedov beats McGregor with a submission win in Las Vegas to retain the lightweight title. Nurmagomedov dominated the fight before submitting McGregor late into the fourth round. McGregor struggled to evade Khabib’s clutches and was forced to eventually tap out from the chokehold. According to the UFC’s official statistics, McGregor was taken down a total of […]

Nurmagomedov leaves press conference before McGregor shows up

McGregor and Nurmagomedov appear separately at the final press conference in Las Vegas ahead of Saturday night’s fight. Nurmagomedov took the stage at the Park Theater at exactly 3pm for a scheduled news conference with McGregor and UFC president Dana White. Nurmagomedov: It’s 3pm, this conference is beginning. I don’t need to wait for nobody…Fans […]

Finger injury ahead of fight

McGregor reveals he got a tooth embedded in his finger during training for his fight with Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. I was sparring a 90kg fighter, Ion Pascu, they call him the bomber. Like me, he sometimes spars with no gumshield…I smacked him with a clean shot, and his tooth embedded into my knuckle. Welcome to the fight […]

Talks Mayweather rematch – boxing or MMA

McGregor tells ESPN’s Ariel Helwani he will win this weekend by a “devastating KO” and then assess who he faces next from a long list of possible opponents, including a rematch with Mayweather, in either boxing or MMA. If [Mayweather] has the bottle to come over and deal with this, like he said he has, […]

‘I fell out of love with the game for a bit’

With less than a week to go before McGregor’s big return to MMA against Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, McGregor talks about his displeasure with the UFC over how they stripped him of his belts: I fell out of love with the game for a bit, went off on to my own thing… Had many things going […]