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From The42 'The people who believe in me and support me, they deserve better and I wish to give them that' UFC 246

'The people who believe in me and support me, they deserve better and I wish to give them that'

Conor McGregor ends his 15-month UFC absence this weekend.

'His whole story is a lie. You know he didn’t have it as hard as he tries to sell'

Paulie Malignaggi discusses his relationship with Conor McGregor in this extract from Ewan MacKenna’s new book.

From The42 UFC title fight lined up for February as Cejudo relinquishes flyweight belt King Henry

UFC title fight lined up for February as Cejudo relinquishes flyweight belt

The Olympic gold medallist will now focus entirely on his defence of the UFC bantamweight title.

From The42 Masvidal wins BMF belt with controversial victory over Diaz at UFC 244 MMA

Masvidal wins BMF belt with controversial victory over Diaz at UFC 244

Jorge Masvidal benefited from a third-round TKO after Nate Diaz had a big cut over his right eye in the non-title clash.

From TheJournal.ie Boos and cheers: Mixed reception for Trump as he attends MMA fight in New York UFC

Boos and cheers: Mixed reception for Trump as he attends MMA fight in New York

Dozens of protesters had placards with slogans such as “Trump/Pence Out Now!” and “Headlock Him Up”.

From The42 Cerrone urges McGregor to 'sign the damn deal' for Las Vegas showdown Cowboys Ted!

Cerrone urges McGregor to 'sign the damn deal' for Las Vegas showdown

Talks have taken place between Conor McGregor’s team and Donald Cerrone over a UFC bout in January.

From The42 Nate Diaz says he's out of UFC 244 after positive drug test Popped

Nate Diaz says he's out of UFC 244 after positive drug test

The Stockton fighter was to face Jorge Masvidal in New York but broke the news of the test himself.

From The42 McGregor says UFC return has been agreed for Las Vegas in January 2020 Vision

McGregor says UFC return has been agreed for Las Vegas in January

The former two-division champion has been out of action since his defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov last year.

From The42 Jędrzejczyk fights through the pain to claim dominant win MMA

Jędrzejczyk fights through the pain to claim dominant win

The Polish fighter’s striking got the better of Michelle Waterson.

From The42 'People that have turned down fights with me, but Jack is a warrior': Cannonier prevails against Hermansson UFC This post contains videos

'People that have turned down fights with me, but Jack is a warrior': Cannonier prevails against Hermansson

Elsewhere on Saturday night, Gunnar Nelson was beaten in his welterweight clash with Gilbert Burns.

From The42 Queally beats Scope in thriller before Gallagher produces lightning-quick finish at Bellator Dublin MMA This post contains videos

Queally beats Scope in thriller before Gallagher produces lightning-quick finish at Bellator Dublin

Danni Neilan made a successful debut in the pro ranks by finishing strong to beat Camila Rivarola.

From The42 Khabib Nurmagomedov submits Poirier to remain undisputed UFC lightweight champ 28-0

Khabib Nurmagomedov submits Poirier to remain undisputed UFC lightweight champ

Nurmagomedov won by rear naked choke after 2:06 of the third round.

From The42 Nate Diaz versus Jorge Masvidal to headline UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden CONFIRMED

Nate Diaz versus Jorge Masvidal to headline UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden

UFC President Dana White confirmed the pair will meet in New York at the start of November.

From The42 Zhang ends Andrade's reign in just 42 seconds to become China's first UFC champion This post contains videos

Zhang ends Andrade's reign in just 42 seconds to become China's first UFC champion

‘Today, I want to dedicate this victory to the 70th anniversary of the motherland,’ said the home fighter.

From The42 Till moves to middleweight for Madison Square Garden clash with former interim title challenger 185

Till moves to middleweight for Madison Square Garden clash with former interim title challenger

The Liverpudlian will look to rebound from back-to-back losses.

From The42 Former England rugby star set for MMA stint Switching Codes

Former England rugby star set for MMA stint

James Haskell has signed for leading mixed martial arts promotion Bellator MMA.

From The42 Miocic KOs Cormier to take heavyweight title, Diaz makes winning comeback Ufc 241 This post contains videos

Miocic KOs Cormier to take heavyweight title, Diaz makes winning comeback

Nate Diaz defeated Anthony Pettis in his first fight since facing Conor McGregor in 2016.

From The42 Covington next in line for welterweight title shot, confirms UFC president White Title Picture

Covington next in line for welterweight title shot, confirms UFC president White

The promotion’s ‘super villain’ convincingly overcame former 170lbs champion Robbie Lawler to earn a second shot at gold.

From The42 Edgar insists he's 'not going anywhere' after title fight defeat to Holloway Down Not Out This post contains videos

Edgar insists he's 'not going anywhere' after title fight defeat to Holloway

The 37-year-old dropped a unanimous decision loss to the Hawaiian on Saturday night.

From The42 It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week Say Cheese

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

All the action from a different angle.

From The42 Max Holloway beats Edgar via unanimous decision to defend UFC featherweight title Champion This post contains videos

Max Holloway beats Edgar via unanimous decision to defend UFC featherweight title

The 27-year-old bounced back from his lightweight defeat to Dustin Poirier in April.

From The42 Edwards makes it eight UFC wins in a row after overcoming Dos Anjos by unanimous decision Rocky

Edwards makes it eight UFC wins in a row after overcoming Dos Anjos by unanimous decision

Leon Edwards beat Rafael dos Anjos after five rounds at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.

From The42 Veteran Faber marks UFC return with 46-second knockout in Sacramento The California Kid This post contains videos

Veteran Faber marks UFC return with 46-second knockout in Sacramento

The 40-year-old took less than a minute to stun Ricky Simon and pick up his first knockout win in 12 years.

From The42 Jon Jones edges Santos via split decision while Nunes outclasses Holm inside opening round Nevada

Jon Jones edges Santos via split decision while Nunes outclasses Holm inside opening round

Jones defended his light heavyweight title last night while Holly Holm came up short against Amanda Nunes.

From The42 Gallagher opponent named for Dublin card as Bellator prepare for second Irish show this year The Strabanimal

Gallagher opponent named for Dublin card as Bellator prepare for second Irish show this year

The promotion returns to the 3Arena on 27 September, with the Strabane native likely to headline the card.

From The42 Ngannou demolishes Dos Santos to notch third consecutive first-round knockout, calls for title shot Light Work This post contains videos

Ngannou demolishes Dos Santos to notch third consecutive first-round knockout, calls for title shot

The former heavyweight title contender wants the winner of Cormier v Miocic 2 later this year.

From The42 Gunnar Nelson to return at UFC Copenhagen in September Bounce Back

Gunnar Nelson to return at UFC Copenhagen in September

The Icelandic fighter will take on Thiago Alves, while the main event for the card is yet to be announced.

From The42 Covington set for UFC return against former welterweight champion Lawler Fireworks

Covington set for UFC return against former welterweight champion Lawler

The pair are being targeted to headline the UFC on ESPN 5 card on 3 August.

From The42 Virgin Media announces deal to broadcast Bellator on Irish TV Television Rights

Virgin Media announces deal to broadcast Bellator on Irish TV

MMA fans will be able to watch the promotion on Virgin Media Sport, starting with Bellator London later this month.

From The42 'I'm the greatest combat athlete of all time' - Cejudo celebrates after securing UFC champ-champ status All The Belts

'I'm the greatest combat athlete of all time' - Cejudo celebrates after securing UFC champ-champ status

The reigning flyweight champion dethroned Marlon Moraes to become the promotion’s new bantamweight kingpin.

From The42 New contract makes Nurmagomedov 'the highest-paid athlete in the UFC' Fight Business

New contract makes Nurmagomedov 'the highest-paid athlete in the UFC'

The lightweight champion has inked fresh terms with the UFC as he prepares to face Dustin Poirier.

From The42 UFC announce September title defence for lightweight champion Khabib CONFIRMED

UFC announce September title defence for lightweight champion Khabib

The undefeated Russian will take on interim title-holder Dustin Poirier in a unification bout in Abu Dhabi.

From The42 'I'm interested in winners' - Diaz dismisses prospect of McGregor trilogy Rubber Match

'I'm interested in winners' - Diaz dismisses prospect of McGregor trilogy

The 34-year-old UFC star is due to return from a three-year lay-off to face Anthony Pettis in August.

From TheJournal.ie Ross welcomes cancellation of MMA event planned for weekend Mixed Martial Arts

Ross welcomes cancellation of MMA event planned for weekend

Safety concerns surrounding the event had been raised.

From The42 Dos Anjos spoils Lee's welterweight debut with stoppage victory in New York RDA

Dos Anjos spoils Lee's welterweight debut with stoppage victory in New York

The former lightweight champion returned to winning ways in last night’s UFC Fight Night 152 headliner.

From The42 'In the UFC, there was a lot of pressure. If you lost, you were only getting half your money' Interview

'In the UFC, there was a lot of pressure. If you lost, you were only getting half your money'

Norman Parke chats to The42 about bare-knuckle boxing, life after the UFC and closing in on title glory ahead of his KSW bout this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Charges dropped against Conor McGregor in alleged phone-snatching case Miami

Charges dropped against Conor McGregor in alleged phone-snatching case

Local media reported an out-of-court settlement.

From The42 Andrade lifts UFC gold after controversial slam finish against 'Thug Rose' Champ

Andrade lifts UFC gold after controversial slam finish against 'Thug Rose'

The Brazilian celebrated her win in front of a home crowd at UFC 237.

From The42 Ferguson set to face 'Cowboy' Cerrone as lightweight title picture takes shape Fireworks

Ferguson set to face 'Cowboy' Cerrone as lightweight title picture takes shape

In his first bout since October, El Cucuy will take on one of the UFC’s most in-form fighters at 155lbs.

From The42 Cerrone takes convincing win over Al Iaquinta, calls on McGregor to fight in July Cowboy

Cerrone takes convincing win over Al Iaquinta, calls on McGregor to fight in July

The 36-year-old won on a unanimous points decision.

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