Manager: Conor McGregor is ‘serious’ about pursuing boxing world title 

Esther Lin, Showtime When rumors first started that Conor McGregor was in talks to fight boxer Floyd Mayweather, no one really believed it would happen. Mayweather had already retired with an undefeated 49-0 record. But more importantly, McGregor was under UFC contract, and not since Chuck Liddell traveled to Japan to take part in the […]

UFC 246 prelims give McGregor four of top five prelim numbers in modern era

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Conor McGregor’s presence, and a strong college basketball lead-in, helped the UFC 246 prelims draw the largest audience for such a show in more than three years – and the largest since the UFC’s move to ESPN. The Jan. 18 show did 1,767,000 viewers and was the top-rated show on cable […]

Finished in three divisions: Khabib Nurmagomedov mocks Conor McGregor with alternative stat

Conor McGregor made history at UFC 246 when he became the first fighter in UFC history to score finishes at featherweight, lightweight and welterweight thanks to his 40-second finish of Donald Cerrone at T-Mobile Arena on Jan. 18. McGregor hailed his accomplishment in his octagon interview immediately after his win, but one man who wasn’t […]

Jorge Masvidal understands why Conor McGregor is avoiding the fight with him

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jorge Masvidal can’t fault Conor McGregor for not wanting to fight him. This past weekend at UFC 246, the first and only “BMF” champion was sitting cage side where he watched McGregor dispatch Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in just 40 seconds in the main event. Afterwards, while Masvidal waited to hear if […]

Conor McGregor still open to Nate Diaz trilogy: ‘Let’s go, Nathan’ 

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting With a 40-second TKO over Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC 246, Conor McGregor has a lot of options available to him right now but he hasn’t forgotten about an old rival still lurking in the shadows. Just moments after McGregor got back in the win column after 15 months away from […]

Morning Report: Justin Gaethje believes Conor McGregor may be more willing to fight him following win at UFC 246

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This weekend at UFC 246, Conor McGregor came back to the UFC after a 15-month layoff and impressed, knocking out Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds. In the aftermath of the event, McGregor is now flush with possible opponents. UFC President Dana White is adamant McGregor needs to rematch Khabib Nurmagomedov […]

USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Jan. 21: Where does Conor McGregor go now?

Where do you rank a former lightweight and featherweight champion who went three years without a victory and then returned to fight at welterweight? The person in question, of course, is not just any old fighter, but the biggest star in all of mixed martial arts, Conor McGregor. If we have to actually go ahead […]

John Kavanagh: Conor McGregor ‘Definitely Going to Be Competing’ Before Summer

Even if Conor McGregor isn’t able to fill in for Tony Ferguson or Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 249, it sounds like the former two-division champion will return to the Octagon in the next few months. View full post on Recent News on

Spinning Back Clique: Buy or sell a new Conor McGregor moving forward after UFC 246?

Welcome to “Spinning Back Clique,” MMA Junkie’s weekly show that takes a spin through the biggest topics in mixed martial arts. In this week’s episode, “Gorgeous” George, “Goze” and John Morgan unpack the ramifications of Conor McGregor’s quick TKO win over Donald Cerrone in his return fight at UFC 246, as well as an odd […]

Morning Report: Jorge Masvidal ‘moving on’ from Conor McGregor bout: ‘I would take a lot more pleasure in dismantling Usman’s face’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Let the games begin. On Saturday night, Conor McGregor knocked out Donald Cerrone at UFC 246, reasserting himself as a going concern in the UFC. The win set McGregor up for a number of other potential bouts, including a lightweight title shot against the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson, […]

Conor McGregor, ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone and Holly Holm lead final salaries for UFC 246 

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Conor McGregor made a whopping $76,250 per second for his performance this past Saturday night at UFC 246. It took the former two-division champion just 40 seconds to finish Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in the main event, where he took home a disclosed $3 million payday for his efforts. McGregor also earned […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father puts $100 million price tag on Conor McGregor rematch

Conor McGregor returned in spectacular fashion at UFC 246, which has reignited discussions of a potential rematch with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. McGregor (22-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC) took out Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds on Saturday. It was his first fight since losing by fourth-round submission to Nurmagomedov (28-0 MMA, 12-0 UFC) in October 2018 […]

Morning Report: Conor McGregor not interested in waiting for Khabib Nurmagomedov: ‘The who doesn’t matter for me now’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Conor McGregor is back but what comes next is anybody’s guess. Over the weekend, McGregor made his triumphant return to the UFC, knocking out Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds in the main event of UFC 246. It was McGregor’s first win in over three years and sets him up for […]

Conor McGregor praises Grandma Cerrone: ‘She’s a phenomenal woman, that lady’

LAS VEGAS – One of the first people to congratulate Conor McGregor on his UFC 246 victory came from the opposing side. After the official decision, McGregor (22-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC) and Donald Cerrone gave their post-fight interviews inside the cage. Cerrone, the bout’s loser, went second. As soon as he was finished, McGregor embraced […]

Conor McGregor ‘skeptical’ Kamaru Usman got hacked, suspects Ali Abdelaziz involved

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Conor McGregor didn’t see the worst of UFC welterweight champ Kamaru Usman’s Twitter account on Saturday night. He missed the profanities, racial slurs and even banking information apparently leaked to the internet. What McGregor did see was a message before his UFC 246 walk that reminded him of a long-running antagonist, […]

Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Conor McGregor and UFC 246’s key winning fighters?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Donald Cerrone and UFC 246’s losing fighters?) After every event, fans wonder whom the winners will be matched up with next. With another night of UFC action in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look forward, put on a pair of Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard’s shoes, […]

Rejuvenated McGregor Admits He ‘Disrespected All Those Who Believed in Me’ in Recent Years

For someone as hugely popular as Conor McGregor, it’s almost unfathomable that his destruction of Donald Cerrone on Saturday night was his first win in over three years. View full post on Recent News on

Kinder, gentler Conor McGregor? Don’t expect it in Khabib Nurmagomedov rematch

LAS VEGAS – Conor McGregor was universally praised for his refreshingly professional demeanor ahead of UFC 246, but “The Notorious” isn’t willing to promise he can do the same against Khabib Nurmagomedov. “It’s got very personal with that man and his team,” McGregor said. “Look, it is what it is. I make no promises. I […]

UFC 246 post-event facts: Conor McGregor enters rarefied air with finish of Donald Cerrone

The UFC’s first event of 2020 went down Saturday with UFC 246, which took place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and with a main card that aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass. In the main event, former two-division UFC champ Conor McGregor (22-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC) made his glorious […]

Dana White: Donald Cerrone Wasn’t a ‘Shot Fighter’ Against Conor McGregor at UFC 246

Dating back to 2017, Donald Cerrone has suffered five losses in UFC competition by knockout or technical knockout – all against some of the top names in the sport today View full post on Recent News on

© 1992-2020 DC2NET™, Inc. All Rights Reserved