By Darragh Nolan Where Jon Jones goes controversy follows. His latest comeback from a drug suspension looked to be doomed when he tested positive for Turinabol in the week leading up to his rematch with Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232. This illegal substance was the same one that saw Jones stripped of his light heavyweight title, his win over arch rival Daniel Cormier … [Read more...] about MMA cannot be a clean sport while Jon Jones competes
By Gary Elbert Looking ahead to Irish sporting events, the Rugby World Cup under the Oriental sun looms large. Arguably the best collection of Irish rugby players since the game’s inception on the island will head to Japan hungry, determined, and targeting outright victory. A tentative hope exists, resting upon a precarious dream of success that is pockmarked by previous … [Read more...] about We should all dare to dream as 2019 promises to be a thrilling year in sport
McGregor is not a good role model By Danny Keown Like the Lyons vs Barry’s argument, the subject of Conor McGregor has divided the Irish public since his meteoric rise through the world of combat sports. Whether it’s respect for his superb performances in the octagon, or dislike for his over-the-top public persona, everyone seems to have a strong opinion on the … [Read more...] about Head to Head: Is Conor McGregor a good role model?
By Darragh Nolan Khabib Nurmagomedov mauled Conor McGregor on 6 October, but managed to come out much worse off than his opponent. His two million dollar purse is still being held by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, his status with the UFC is uncertain and he’s staring down the barrel of a lengthy spell on the side - lines. As for McGregor? He’s taking home a … [Read more...] about Where do the UFC, Conor McGregor and Khabib go from here?
Conor McGregor goes into his first fight of 2015 knowing that victory will secure him a shot at the UFC Featherweight Champion, Jose Aldo. The Boston crowd is hardly expected to be partisan as the Irishman looks to defeat Denis Siver on his path to UFC gold. On the face of things, there looks like there can only be one result this Sunday. If the promos are anything to go by … [Read more...] about Preview: UFC Fight Night 59: McGregor vs Siver