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UFC 264: Conor McGregor undergoes surgery after devastating loss to Dustin Poirier, vows to return to octagon
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UFC 264: Conor McGregor undergoes surgery after devastating loss to Dustin Poirier, vows to return to octagon

Doctors revealed that McGregor broke his left tibia and fibula bones in the opening round of the non-title lightweight bout in Las Vegas.

Super Sunday: Messi's dream fulfilled, Djokovic joins '20' club, Italy inflict pain on England to clinch Euro title and more
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Super Sunday: Messi's dream fulfilled, Djokovic joins '20' club, Italy inflict pain on England to clinch Euro title and more

Check out photos from the Super Sunday blockbuster in sports, as Lionel Messi ended his long wait, while Italy broke England hearts in Euro 2020 final at Wembley.

UFC 264: Dustin Poirier beats Conor McGregor by technical knockout as Irishman suffers broken leg
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UFC 264: Dustin Poirier beats Conor McGregor by technical knockout as Irishman suffers broken leg

The fight was officially ruled as a "doctor's stoppage" at the end of the first round after a bloodied McGregor swung and missed a punch then stumbled backwards, his leg grotesquely buckling under him on the edge of the octagon.

UFC 264: Test of Conor McGregor's strength and hunger as he takes on older and wiser Dustin Poirier
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UFC 264: Test of Conor McGregor's strength and hunger as he takes on older and wiser Dustin Poirier

McGregor, perhaps attempting to steal from his own playbook, has reverted to the trash talking persona that has served him so well in the past. But the difference this time is Poirier is older, wiser and a more well-rounded fighter.

Floyd Mayweather returns to fight YouTube sensation Logan Paul at Hard Rock Stadium
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Floyd Mayweather returns to fight YouTube sensation Logan Paul at Hard Rock Stadium

Mayweather and Paul are to box eight, three-minute rounds. There will be no scoring. Each can win only by knockout, technical knockout or disqualification.

Floyd Mayweather unfazed by critics ahead of exhibition bout with Logan Paul
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Floyd Mayweather unfazed by critics ahead of exhibition bout with Logan Paul

Sunday's bizarre exhibition bout against Logan Paul, with no judges ringside, is scheduled for eight rounds at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium.

MMA superstar Conor McGregor named sporting world's highest-paid athlete in 2020 by Forbes
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MMA superstar Conor McGregor named sporting world's highest-paid athlete in 2020 by Forbes

The bulk of the former plumber's pay packet came via his successful business activities, which included the sale of his Proper Twelve whiskey brand.

Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor agree trilogy fight at UFC 264: Reports
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Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor agree trilogy fight at UFC 264: Reports

McGregor, 32, will be chasing his first victory since January 2020 while the 31-year-old Poirier (27 wins, five defeats) will be looking for a third consecutive victory.

UFC 257: Hurt and heartbroken Conor McGregor ponders future after defeat against Dustin Poirier
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UFC 257: Hurt and heartbroken Conor McGregor ponders future after defeat against Dustin Poirier

The 32-year-old McGregor had been an overwhelming favourite to register a winning return after a year away from the octagon.

UFC 257: Dustin Poirier avenges 2014 loss, knocks out Conor McGregor
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UFC 257: Dustin Poirier avenges 2014 loss, knocks out Conor McGregor

Poirier, who now has a UFC record of 27-6, used low calf kicks in an effort to put McGregor (22-5) off his usual ferocious stand-up game — and it worked

Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2 preview and prediction: Plucky Irishman to pick apart American in short order
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Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2 preview and prediction: Plucky Irishman to pick apart American in short order

The blueprints to defeat McGregor exist. Like Nate Diaz, you have to be insanely durable, take his best shot and keep coming forward Terminator-like.

UFC 257: Conor McGregor vows 'masterpiece' in MMA return against Dustin Poirier
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UFC 257: Conor McGregor vows 'masterpiece' in MMA return against Dustin Poirier

McGregor (22-4) was last seen demolishing American welterweight Donald Cerrone (36-15) via a knockout in just 40 seconds at UFC 246 in Las Vegas last January

Conor McGregor ends latest retirement, will take on Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 in January
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Conor McGregor ends latest retirement, will take on Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 in January

A frustrated McGregor, who had previously announced multiple retirements before returning to the octagon, said in July he had retired.

As Jon Jones-Israel Adesanya trash talk threatens to devolve into unseemly spectacle, UFC misses danger signs yet again
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As Jon Jones-Israel Adesanya trash talk threatens to devolve into unseemly spectacle, UFC misses danger signs yet again

Personalities sell. Rivalries sell. Trash talk sells. It also helps if you can fight well. Here's a look at the endless trash-talk culture that has associated itself with boxing and MMA.

Pacquiao vs McGregor may result in plenty of dollars for UFC star, but risk far outweighs the reward
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Pacquiao vs McGregor may result in plenty of dollars for UFC star, but risk far outweighs the reward

The upcoming bout between Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao and Conor McGregor is likely to be different from the MMA star's foray with Floyd Mayweather Jr. It is because while Mayweather did not knock McGregor out senseless, Pacquiao can do precisely that.

Manny Pacquiao camp says Conor McGregor fight being considered, acknowledge 'tremendous global event'
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Manny Pacquiao camp says Conor McGregor fight being considered, acknowledge 'tremendous global event'

Sean Gibbons, president of Manny Pacquiao Promotions, said a fight between the eight-division world champion and McGregor would be a "tremendous global event."

Conor McGregor released without charges after being taken into custody in Corsica for alleged sexual assault, indecent exposure
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Conor McGregor released without charges after being taken into custody in Corsica for alleged sexual assault, indecent exposure

Conor McGregor, no stranger to controversy, was taken into police custody on suspicion of attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure, was released on Saturday without being charged, his lawyer said.

UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father and trainer, Abdulmanap, dies of coronavirus
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UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father and trainer, Abdulmanap, dies of coronavirus

UFC lightweight world champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father and longtime trainer, Abdulmanap, has passed away. According to reports, he died due to complications arising from coronavirus.

Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor makes third retirement announcement in four years
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Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor makes third retirement announcement in four years

UFC President Dana White has already said McGregor is next in line for a title shot at the winner of lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov's bout with Justin Gaethje this summer.

UFC 249: Tony Ferguson likens fighting in empty arena in Jacksonville to Ultimate Fighter experience
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UFC 249: Tony Ferguson likens fighting in empty arena in Jacksonville to Ultimate Fighter experience

UFC 249 fight card isn't full of stars, due to the coronavirus enforced restrictions, but is expected to be a much-watched affair, however not in the arena.