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UFC superstar Conor McGregor retires yet again

Jun 07, 2020 - 3:03 PM

Conor McGregor, the controversial but most bankable star in UFC, suddenly decides again to leave the sport

(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 25, 2017 MMA figher Connor Mcgregor poses during a weigh-in in Las Vegas, Nevada. - Mixed martial star Conor McGregor said on March 25, 2019 he had retired from the sport, vowing to hang up his gloves for the second time in three years. (Photo by John GURZINSKI / AFP)

McGregor gives 1 million euros for protective hospital equipment

Mar 26, 2020 - 5:23 PM

MMA star Conor McGregor donates personal protective equipment to Ireland hospitals

(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 25, 2017 MMA figher Connor Mcgregor poses during a weigh-in in Las Vegas, Nevada. - Mixed martial star Conor McGregor said on March 25, 2019 he had retired from the sport, vowing to hang up his gloves for the second time in three years. (Photo by John GURZINSKI / AFP)

Conor McGregor welcomes Pacquiao to same management firm

Feb 12, 2020 - 1:56 PM

Manny Pacquiao joins the same sports management firm as MMA superstar Conor McGregor

NEW HOME. Manny Pacquiao joins the Paradigm Sports Management family. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

McGregor demolishes Cerrone in 40-second return to UFC octagon

Jan 19, 2020 - 3:03 PM

'Etch my name in the history books one more time,' says Conor McGregor after pummeling Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds

STILL NOTORIOUS. Conor McGregor throws a right against Donald Cerrone in the first round of their welterweight bout in UFC246. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback

Jan 18, 2020 - 1:17 PM

Conor McGregor will fight in the UFC for the first time in more than a year after losing the lightweight title to Khabib Nurmagomedov

REDEMPTION. Conor McGregor admits to making mistakes in the last couple of years. File photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Conor McGregor announces return to fighting

Oct 25, 2019 - 12:57 AM

Seven months after announcing his retirement, MMA star Conor McGregor says he'll see action again in January

COMEBACK. Conor McGregor heads back to the octagon.Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

McGregor sorry for 'unacceptable' pub attack

Aug 23, 2019 - 9:20 AM

'I was in the wrong,' admits MMA star Conor McGregor, who punched a man in an unprovoked attack in a Dublin bar

SORRY. The ever controversial Conor McGregor says he’s ready to accept any punishment. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Conor McGregor under fire anew for sucker punch in Ireland bar

Aug 16, 2019 - 3:51 PM

A CCTV video released recently shows MMA superstar Conor McGregor figuring in a bar assault

CONTROVERSIAL. Conor McGregor gets into trouble yet again. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

McGregor hints at retirement U-turn after Khabib feud

Apr 04, 2019 - 11:02 AM

MMA star Conor McGregor hints he may not retire after all following a vitriolic Twitter exchange with rival Khabib Nurmagomedov

TRIGGERED. Conor McGregor may have changed his mind yet again after trading barbs with a fierce rival. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Conor McGregor under investigation for sex assault

Mar 27, 2019 - 8:40 AM

The camp of Conor McGregor denies assumptions that the recent retirement of the MMA star is related to the sexual assault reports

EMBATTLED. The ever controversial Conor McGregor faces a new issue in his native Ireland. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Conor McGregor retires from MMA again

Mar 26, 2019 - 2:09 PM

'I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as 'Mixed Martial Art' today,' says McGregor in a shock announcement

UFC STAR. Conor McGregor retires as the biggest pay-per-view contributor to UFC. Photo from Conor McGregor's Facebook.

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Mar 12, 2019 - 9:09 PM

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McGregor arrested in Miami after run-in with fan

Mar 12, 2019 - 1:58 PM

MMA fighter McGregor is charged with criminal mischief and strong-armed robbery

AGGRESSIVE. Conor McGregor continues to have aggressive incidents out of the ring.  File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

McGregor, Khabib banned and fined for UFC brawl

Jan 30, 2019 - 9:14 AM

'Politics forever,' says Khabib Nurmagomedov after the Russian gets suspended along with MMA star Conor McGregor

CAGED. The retroactive suspensions allow Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov to see action again by April. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Khabib, McGregor suspensions extended

Oct 25, 2018 - 9:07 AM

The sanctions stem from the stunning post-fight brawl that erupted between the mixed martial arts stars

SUSPENDED. Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov holds down Irish Conor McGregor during their controversial UFC lightweight championship bout. Photo byHarry How/Getty Images/AFP

Mayweather says Khabib fight will happen

Oct 18, 2018 - 8:19 AM

‘Come to my world,’ Floyd Mayweather tells MMA star Khabib Nurmagomedov following the Russian's victory over Conor McGregor

CALL OUT. Floyd Mayweather (right) says he’ll face mixed martial arts star Khabib Nurmagomedov as long as it’s in the boxing ring. Photos from AFP

Khabib threatens to leave UFC if teammate fired

Oct 12, 2018 - 9:29 AM

Undefeated champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says he'll bolt out if UFC fires his teammate for striking Conor McGregor

HEATED CLASH. Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia holds down Conor McGregor of Ireland during their controversial UFC lightweight championship bout. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Putin says Khabib doesn't deserve harsh punishment

Oct 11, 2018 - 4:39 PM

Khabib Nurmagomedov, who faces possible suspension over the post-fight fracas, has not received his prize money after defending his title against Conor McGregor

HERO'S WELCOME. Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) speaks with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (right) and his father Abdulmanap during their meeting at the Russia is a Sport State forum in Ulyanovsk. Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP

Nurmagomedov won't be stripped of MMA title

Oct 10, 2018 - 10:18 AM

UFC president Dana White says he's not sure what the future holds for Khabib Nurmagomedov after figuring in a post-match brawl with Conor McGregor

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia raises his champions belt upon the arrival in Makhachkala. Photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

Nurmagomedov beats McGregor in brawl-marred UFC bout

Oct 07, 2018 - 2:30 PM

A fight erupts after UFC star Conor McGregor loses to Russia's Khabib Nurmagomedov in Las Vegas

BAD BLOOD. Russia's Khabib Nurmagomedov (top) punches Ireland's Conor McGregor in their UFC lightweight championship bout. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

McGregor, Nurmagomedov make weight for UFC showdown

Oct 06, 2018 - 12:26 PM

Conor McGregor returns to mixed martial arts for the first time since November 2016

SHOWMAN. UFC star Conor McGregor promises a knockout victory. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Mayweather heads Forbes money list, but no women in top 100

Jun 06, 2018 - 2:54 PM

No female athlete lands on the list for the first time as Serena Williams, who was the only woman featured last year, took a break from the sport due to the birth of her daughter

THE MONEY TEAM. Boxer Floyd Mayweather (left) reclaims the title of richest athlete in a list that also includes sports superstars (from left) LeBron James, Lionel Messi and Roger Federer. Photos by AFP

UFC star Conor McGregor surrenders to New York police, report

Apr 06, 2018 - 12:53 PM

Conor McGregor allegedly attacks a shuttle bus loaded with fellow UFC fighters

TURNING HIMSELF IN. UFC star Conor McGregor surrenders to the police after an alleged attack on a shuttle bus full of mixed martial arts fighters. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

How do these ‘smooth’ athletes step up their game?

Feb 12, 2018 - 10:54 AM

Stephen Curry, Simone Biles, Lionel Messi – these Hall of Famers make winning look so effortless.

Mayweather drops another hint at MMA fight

Feb 03, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Mayweather might be seen standing inside a UFC cage in a few months

RETURNING THE FAVOR. Mayweather's teaser video is hinting that he will see McGregor in the cage this time. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/AFP

McGregor not interested in Pacquiao fight, wants MMA bout next

Dec 17, 2017 - 10:19 AM

'I think a true fight is what I want to do next,' says the MMA fighter turned 0-1 boxer

BACK TO THE CAGE. Asked what is in his immediate future, Conor McGregor said "MMA next." Photo by Paul Faith/AFP

Mayweather-McGregor sells 4.3 million PPVs, just short of May-Pac record

Dec 15, 2017 - 11:21 AM

Mayweather and McGregor got a lot of buck for their bang

KNOCKOUT BUSINESS. Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor generated a lot of money in their crossover fight despite cries of mismatch from many in the sport. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

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Nov 24, 2017 - 8:40 PM

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Pacquiao calls out McGregor for #realboxingmatch

Nov 24, 2017 - 1:43 PM

Manny Pacquiao sends Irish MMA star a Thanksgiving greeting packed with a veiled challenge for a #realboxingmatch #2018

Oscar De La Hoya says, 'I'd take McGregor in two'

Nov 16, 2017 - 7:07 PM

First, De la Hoya called the Mayweather-McGregor fight a farce, now he wants to challenge the Irish mixed martial arts star himself

ANOTHER CHALLENGE. Irish mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor poses upon arrival to attend the world premiere of the documentary film 'Conor McGregor: Notorious' at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin, Ireland on November 1. Photo by Paul Faith/AFP

Jeff Horn will face Gary Corcoran, then targets Conor McGregor showdown

Oct 15, 2017 - 2:37 PM

Jeff Horn hopes will face England's Gary Corcoran next after a rematch with Manny Pacquiao fell through

BOXING VS MMA? Jeff Horn hopes to lure UFC star Conor McGregor to Australia for a fight. Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

Mayweather-McGregor falls short of May-Pac gate record

Sep 07, 2017 - 2:11 PM

The Mayweather McGregor bout staged at the T Mobile Arena sold 13 094 tickets well short of the venue s 20 500 capacity

NOT BAD. The Mayweather-McGregor fight raked in $55,414,865.79, well short of the $72,198,500 generated by Mayweather's 2015 "Fight of the Century" against Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/AFP

The week in photos: August 26-September 1, 2017

Sep 02, 2017 - 2:31 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

INK FESTIVAL. A participant displays his tattoo to audience of the Dutdutan festival at the World Trade Center in Pasay on September 1, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Nearly 1 million viewers for pirated FB Live of Mayweather-McGregor fight

Aug 28, 2017 - 6:45 PM

An unauthorized livestream eludes the social network and copyright owners of the fight

Mayweather's 50-0 record should have an asterisk, says Marciano's son

Aug 28, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The son of heavyweight legend Rocky Marciano feels the Mayweather McGregor showdown was only an exhibition fight

WIN NUMBER 50. The son of Rocky Marciano believes Floyd Mayweather's victory over someone who had never boxed professionally before taints his 50th win. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

McGregor open to boxing again, but White wants him to stick to MMA

Aug 27, 2017 - 6:20 PM

McGregor whose pro boxing record is 0 1 says he s a free agent and isn t ruling out future fights in the ring

SOME AND DONE. Conor McGregor isn't allowing his 0-1 record stop him from considering other pro boxing fights. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

After 50th win Mayweather says he's retired - for real this time

Aug 27, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Floyd Mayweather says This was my last fight tonight For sure Tonight I chose the right dance partner to dance with

McGregor feels Mayweather stoppage was premature

Aug 27, 2017 - 2:59 PM

Despite the loss McGregor says Mayweather isn t that fast or powerful but praises his poise

COMPOSED. Conor McGregor gives respect to Floyd Mayweather for his poise and experience, but believes the fight was stopped too soon. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/AFP

Mayweather batters McGregor, wins by TKO in round 10

Aug 27, 2017 - 12:58 PM

McGregor is competitive early before Mayweather turns on the jets and batters him to a technical knockout win

BOXER WINS BOXING MATCH. Floyd Mayweather pounds boxing debutant Conor McGregor to a tenth round technical knockout win. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Jack pummels Cleverly on Mayweather-McGregor card

Aug 27, 2017 - 11:02 AM

Badou Jack demolishes Nathan Cleverly and promptly calls out Adonis Stevenson

MOVING UP. Badou Jack steps into the light heavyweight division and wins a major title. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

LIVE UPDATES: Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor fight

Aug 26, 2017 - 7:32 PM

Live updates begin on Sunday August 27 at 9 am Manila time

McGregor vows Mayweather knockout as moment of truth nears

Aug 26, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Conor McGergor claims Floyd Mayweather can t beat him and that Las Vegas is Ireland now

Million-dollar bets on Mayweather win

Aug 26, 2017 - 12:04 PM

One bet has over 1 2 million in cash at stake If Floyd Mayweather wins the bet earns around 240 000

McGregor heavier for Mayweather showdown

Aug 26, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Conor McGregor weighs 153 pounds while Floyd Mayweather comes in at 149 5 pounds

Khan fears for McGregor in Mayweather bout

Aug 26, 2017 - 11:13 AM

Amir Khan says Conor McGregor needs to think about himself in this fight because he might not ever be the same fighter or he might not even fight again

Mayweather's preparation for McGregor includes a late night strip club visit

Aug 25, 2017 - 2:24 PM

Mayweather says he decided to open a strip club while serving his two month prison sentence

MAKE IT RAIN. 'Nobody can beat me,' says Floyd Mayweather when asked if strip club visits could affect his preparedness. Photo by Jhay Oh Otamias

Conor McGregor: From struggling plumber to millionaire fighter

Aug 24, 2017 - 2:45 PM

McGregor now owns a luxury yacht named The 188 a reference to the welfare checks he used to cash when he was struggling to make it big

STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM. Conor McGregor was cashing welfare checks of $222 a few years ago. Now he'll stand to make a potential record payday against Floyd Mayweather Jr. Photo by Jhay Oh Otamias/Rappler

Mayweather, McGregor all-business at respectful press conference

Aug 24, 2017 - 7:30 AM

Conor McGregor insists he s ready to pressure Floyd Mayweather and break this old man

SUBDUED EVENT. After their profanity-filled press tour, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor keep it respectful at the final press conference. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Mayweather thinks McGregor is struggling to make weight

Aug 23, 2017 - 4:52 AM

Floyd Mayweather says he thinks McGregor looks 10 pounds over the weight limit just a few days out from their crossover fight

FIGHT WEEK. Conor McGregor could face stiff financial penalties if he misses weight. File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Mayweather unfazed by 'dirty' McGregor sparring tactics

Aug 18, 2017 - 2:21 PM

Floyd Mayweather Jr thinks Conor McGregor is fighting dirty in sparring sessions and says the referee will do a great job of keeping their fight clean

UNIMPRESSED. 'He's had Joe Cortez in his training camp and I've still seen him being extremely dirty,' says Floyd Mayweather. File photo by Mike Stone/AFP