Andreas Hale Updated at 10:38 a.m. ET Updated at 10:38 a.m. ET For the first time in a long time, the UFC doesn’t need Conor McGregor. Don’t get us wrong, it would be nice to have the Irishman in competition, but the UFC is finally in a position where they aren’t hamstrung by McGregor’s absence due to the incredible buzz caused by Brock Lesnar’s appearance after Daniel Cormier defeated Stipe Miocic for the UFC heavyweight title at UFC 226. MORE: Why Daniel Cormier vs. Brock Lesnar is the UFC's fight to make The prospect of Daniel Cormier facing Brock Lesnar in a future event rings nothing but dollar signs for the UFC. More importantly, it drowned out the calls for a Conor McGregor return to the Octagon. Prior to the post-fight scene inside of the Octagon that played out like an episode of WWE’s "Monday Night RAW," McGregor and his absence … [Read more...] about For the first time in a long time, the UFC doesn’t need Conor McGregor
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Jul 09, 7:46 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Sports By Abhinav Kini 07/09/18 AT 7:14 AM Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin believes Conor McGregor did well in his professional boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather last year.McGregor ventured from the mixed martial arts world to the boxing world as he brought Mayweather out of retirement and the two combat sports cash cows clashed in a highly-lucrative fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in August.Mayweather would eventually win the contest by way of TKO in the 10th round but many praised McGregor as although he never seriously troubled the American, he did well to nearly go the distance against arguably the greatest boxer of all time.Golovkin, regarded by many as one of the current pound-for-pound best boxers in the world, was one who was also impressed with the Irishman's effort. In attendance for UFC 226 on Saturday night which took … [Read more...] about Gennady Golovkin Assesses Conor McGregor’s Boxing Ability, Floyd Mayweather In UFC
CONOR McGREGOR grapples his nappy-wearing one-year-old son Conor Jr... after taking him for a walk in a wheelbarrow. The doting dad-of-one, 29, also shared an adorable snap of him high-fiving his protege on what he called a "relaxing Sunday". McGregor is enjoying some time away from the cage and was recently seen looking a little hot under the collar while celebrating a friend's birthday. He was working up a sweat again while training at the Straight Blast gym in Dublin over the weekend. And after getting to grips with blokes his own size, the two-weight UFC champion brought his little lad out onto the mats. Conor Jr - wearing a Gucci T-shirt - was shown watching his old man in action and resting on top of him as they lay on the mats. McGregor holds his son by the feet and in the next image bends down to congratulate his boy on a successful sparring session. And fans loved it, with one writing: "You're a good pops! Teaching them young, he's going to be a killer in the ring if he … [Read more...] about Conor McGregor grapples one-year-old nappy-wearing son Conor Jr… and takes him for walk in wheelbarrow
White believes the New York legal system will punish McGregor enough by Jack Jorgensen @JackJorgensen14 1m ago • 2 min read Conor McGregor's return to the UFC seems inevitable, but first he must deal with the legal ramifications stemming from his Brooklyn bus attack prior to UFC 223. McGregor is due back in a New York courtroom on July 26 as he and his legal team attempt to negotiate a plea deal for the attack that took place on April 5. Still, no matter what the court decides later this month, many have speculated whether the former featherweight and lightweight champion will be subject to any further punishment from the UFC upon his return to competition. Well, it doesn't seem as if "Notorious" will have to worry about anything past what the court hands down. UFC president Dana White sat down with Yahoo's Kevin Iole ahead of UFC 226 this weekend in Las Vegas, and when questioned whether any sort of hammer will be dropped on McGregor … [Read more...] about Dana White: UFC won’t further penalize Conor McGregor for UFC 223 bus attack
How did a fight between one of the greatest boxers of all time and a guy who had never fought in the ring before go deep into the latter rounds? Conor McGregor should be congratulated for his performance, however the fight lasting as long as it did isn’t quite as unexpected when one looks a little under the surface. While he would have been confident, Floyd Mayweather also had everything to lose – a loss to a boxing unknown would not have done any favours for his impeccable record and legacy. Mayweather is the ultimate boxer: technically sound and measured, confident, but respectful of all opponents. He has superior ringcraft to all he has faced, is prepared to be patient, and looks to out-box his opponents. He is allusive and has great defence. With McGregor having limited experience and ringcraft, and a lack of ‘match fitness’, Mayweather knew that the strategy to guarantee a win was to take McGregor deep into the fight. McGregor’s only chance of winning … [Read more...] about Was Conor McGregor lasting ten rounds really that unexpected?