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Conor McGregor hails Donald Trump as ‘USA goat’ on MLK Day

UFC fighter says Trump has been ‘Phenomenal President’UFC president Dana White is also a keen fan of presidentConor McGregor fresh from a lightning quick victory over Donald Cerrone in his UFC comeback has praised the presidency of Donald Trump.Trump m…

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Conor McGregor ponders fights against Nurmagomedov, Diaz and Mayweather

Irishman considers next move after beating Donald CerroneUFC president White eyes lucrative Nurmagomedov rematchShortly after Conor McGregor had dispatched Donald Cerrone within 40 seconds in his UFC comeback on Saturday night, attention turned to the …

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‘If something happens I’ll be here’: McGregor hints at Khabib rematch – video

Conor McGregor stopped Donald Cerrone 40 seconds into the first round at UFC 246 on Saturday night. Speaking after his return to the octagon, McGregor teased a rematch with bitter rival Khabib Nurmagomedov Conor McGregor destroys Donald …

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Conor McGregor visits 40-second destruction on Donald Cerrone in UFC return

McGregor scores first-round TKO at UFC 246 – as it happenedFormer two-division champion returns from inactive stretch Conor McGregor came back with a big bang. McGregor stopped Donald Cerrone with a head kick and punches 40 seconds into the first round…

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UFC 246: Conor McGregor v Donald Cerrone – live!

McGregor and Cerrone meet in welterweight non-title fightTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 5.08am GMT Holly Holm has outpointed Raquel Pennington in a dreadfully dull rematch of her UFC debut. Scores were 30-27 (twice) and 29-28. That means th…

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UFC 246: Conor McGregor v Donald Cerrone – live!

McGregor and Cerrone meet in welterweight non-title fightTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 5.08am GMT Holly Holm has outpointed Raquel Pennington in a dreadfully dull rematch of her UFC debut. Scores were 30-27 (twice) and 29-28. That means th…

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UFC 246: Conor McGregor v Donald Cerrone – live!

McGregor and Cerrone meet in welterweight non-title fightTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him Bryan will be here shortly. In the meantime here’s a look at Karim Zidan’s look at Conor McGregor’s return. Related: UFC happy to promote flawed Conor Mc…

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UFC 246: Conor McGregor v Donald Cerrone – live!

McGregor and Cerrone meet in welterweight non-title fightTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him Bryan will be here shortly. In the meantime here’s a look at Karim Zidan’s look at Conor McGregor’s return. Related: UFC happy to promote flawed Conor Mc…

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Sports quiz of the week: Conor McGregor, cows, cricket and a crash

Who keeps scoring? Who keeps driving? Who keeps playing?Conor McGregor is back in action this weekend in Las Vegas. When did he last win a fight (in UFC or boxing)?2019201820172016JS Saint-Pierroise are playing in the last 32 of the French Cup this wee…

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UFC happy to promote flawed Conor McGregor in the pursuit of profit

The fighter has had several brushes with the law since he last fought nearly 15 months ago. He is a risky proposition to stake the promotion’s reputation onOn Saturday night, Conor McGregor will make his long-awaited return to the octagon, where he wil…

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Conor McGregor says personal troubles ‘shaped me as a man’ before UFC return – video

Conor McGregor has admitted he has ‘been through certain things’ since his 2018 loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov. McGregor said he had given up drinking before his 18 January fight with Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone after making promises to his team. McGregor was…

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Conor McGregor to make UFC return in January against Donald Cerrone

‘Conor has signed and Cowboy is ready to go,’ says Dana WhiteIrishman has not fought since losing title in October 2018Former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor is set to return to the octagon on 18 January where he will take on veteran American Do…

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An MMA fighter stood up for a bullied Oklahoma boy. Then the stars aligned

Justin Wren recognized a younger version of himself when he came across a viral video of a 12-year-old getting attacked in school – and has seized on a chance to change the cultureRayden Overbay winced and arched his back as the boy unloaded punches on…

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RAM’s revival and the ongoing struggle against MMA’s far-right fight clubs

Far-right mixed martial arts groups appeared to be on the retreat in the US. But there are signs of a growing network of such organizations across the globeIn October 2018, the FBI arrested four members of the Rise Above Movement (RAM), a US white supr…

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Donald Trump may have been booed in New York but UFC is his friend

The President was met by jeers – and a few cheers – at UFC 244. But he has enjoyed a cosy relationship with the promotion down the yearsOn Saturday night, Donald Trump decided to make an appearance at UFC 244 in New York City. It was his second appeara…

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Donald Trump retweets obscene comments from fighter after UFC appearance

President was greeted with boos and cheers in New YorkEric Trump denies his father had a negative receptionDonald Trump followed up his appearance at an Ultimate Fighting Championship event in New York City on Saturday night by retweeting an obscene co…

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Donald Trump: president met with boos and cheers at UFC fights in New York

US president attends UFC 244 card at Madison Square GardenTrump attended with adult sons and Republican lawmakersPolitics can be a bruising business. But President Donald Trump took a break from battling the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry to watch anot…

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MMA fighter Conor McGregor fined €1,000 over Dublin pub assault

Mixed martial arts star punched customer who rejected offer of a shot of his whiskeyThe Irish mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor has been fined €1,000 (£850) for assaulting a man in a Dublin pub who rejected his offer of a drink.A Dublin court c…

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Arabian fights: inside the UFC’s long-term partnership with the UAE

The UFC returns to the UAE for the first time in five years on Saturday, but the promotion is steeped in controversyOn Saturday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will return to the United Arab Emirates for the first time following a five-year hiatus …

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Sports quiz of the week: fast balls, wanton boys and dropped shots

Who keeps scoring? Who had no luck? Who is changing his life?Jofra Archer’s bowling against Australia in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s was extremely fast. But which of these is fastest?The fastest ball Archer bowled against Australia The fastest reco…