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Conor McGregor announces retirement on social media

Superstar UFC fighter Conor McGregor has announced on social media that he is retiring from mixed martial arts. McGregor’s verified Twitter account had a post early Tuesday that said the …


MMA fighter Conor McGregor arrested in south Florida

Mixed martial artist and boxer Conor McGregor has been arrested in south Florida for stealing the cellphone of someone who was trying to take his photo, authorities said.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 1:43 p.m.

Nevada regulator suspends Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor for UFC brawl

Nevada regulators are suspending UFC fighters Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor for a brawl inside and outside the octagon after their match last weekend in Las Vegas. State Athletic Commission …


Column: Fight poses a question: Is this UFC or WWE?

Khabib Nurmagomedov apologized, though it was clear he wasn’t sorry about much. Not after putting a beating on Conor McGregor in their highly anticipated fight. Not after leaping out of …


Melee breaks out at UFC 229 after Khabib Nurmagomedov chokes out Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor tapped out in the fourth round of his comeback fight at UFC 229 against Khabib Nurmagomedov, who then climbed over the cage and set off a brawl by …


Conor McGregor late, Khabib Nurmagomedov not in a mood to wait

Khabib Nurmagomedov wasn’t about to wait around for a tardy Conor McGregor, who arrived at what was supposed to be their final prefight press conference together to find the UFC …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 3:53 p.m.

Conor is back: UFC says McGregor will fight Oct. 6 in Las Vegas

The UFC says Conor McGregor will return to mixed martial arts with a bout against lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov on Oct. 6 in Las Vegas. The promotion dramatically announced the …


MMA star Conor McGregor pleads guilty in melee case

Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor pleaded guilty Thursday to disorderly conduct in exchange for community service to resolve charges stemming from a backstage melee at a New York City …


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 7:18 p.m.

Conor McGregor says he regrets melee that left Spokane’s Michael Chiesa injured

Mixed Martial Arts star Conor McGregor expressed regret on Thursday for a backstage melee at a Brooklyn arena, and is in plea negotiations to resolve charges in the case.


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 4:49 p.m.

UFC star Conor McGregor posts $50,000 bond, released after arraignment

UFC star Conor McGregor is facing criminal charges after a backstage melee injured two fighters, including Spokane’s Michael Chiesa, and forced the removal of three bouts on Saturday night from …


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

UFC officially strips inactive Conor McGregor of 155-pound title

Conor McGregor has been stripped of the UFC lightweight championship. The expected move was officially announced by UFC president Dana White at a press conference for Saturday’s pay-per-view card at …


Conor’s choices: Defend UFC belt, box again, or Diaz III?

Conor McGregor never got knocked down while losing his revolutionary crossover boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. The defeat is likely to prove very profitable for McGregor, who is now …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 11:08 p.m.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeats Conor McGregor by technical knockout in 10th round

Floyd Mayweather Jr. stopped UFC champion Conor McGregor on his feet in the 10th round Saturday night, ending the boxing spectacle of the summer with a harsh dose of reality.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 10:50 p.m.

Leach correctly predicts Mayweather-McGregor result; Washington State players, coaches enjoy fight together

Even in this tiny pocket of southeastern Washington, it’s practically impossible to escape the buzz surrounding tonight’s mega-bout between boxing icon Floyd Mayweather Jr. and MMA star Conor McGregor.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 5:22 p.m.

Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor ready for big fight in Vegas

Floyd Mayweather has weighed in at a trim 149 1/2 pounds for his boxing showdown with Conor McGregor, who also made weight at 153 pounds. The undefeated boxer and the …


Conor McGregor must get rough and creative to upset Floyd Mayweather

Conor McGregor is a massive underdog in his fight with Floyd Mayweather, and deservedly so. But stop pretending the improbable doesn’t happen in combat sports, particularly when McGregor is involved. …


Floyd Mayweather is money, and this should be easy money

Floyd Mayweather Jr. was a winner the day he signed the contract to come out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor in what could be the richest fight ever. He’ll …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 5:51 p.m.

Bookies will lose millions if Conor McGregor knocks out Floyd Mayweather

If Conor McGregor manages to knock out Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the early rounds, Las Vegas bookmakers will suffer the biggest single event loss in the history of sports betting. …


Conor McGregor has boxing skill, but enough to beat Floyd Mayweather?

Conor McGregor took up boxing nearly 20 years ago in Ireland, so he knows plenty about the sport heading into his first professional bout as a huge underdog against Floyd …


Who’s the best puncher? Floyd Mayweather says it could surprise

Floyd Mayweather Jr. says it was the first punch of the fight. His promoter thinks it came during the second round. Either way, one shot to the head and Manny …


Norman Chad: Floyd “Money” Mayweather shouldn’t be allowed to box

I am writing this column under protest – yeah, I know, usually most of you read this column under protest, so now we’re even – because today I am writing …


John Blanchette: We deserve this sordid Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor spectacle and its rematches

There’s something about The Money Fight that gets me all nostalgic for the dewy bygone days of crossover sports nonsense.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 3:08 p.m.

Floyd Mayweather Jr., Conor McGregor will fight in smaller gloves

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor will fight with smaller gloves, though not nearly as small as the ones McGregor is used to wearing. Nevada boxing regulators on Wednesday gave …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 6:55 p.m.

Maloofs bet $880K on Floyd Mayweather, would give winnings to charity

Gavin and Joe Maloof are so confident Floyd Mayweather Jr. will beat Conor McGregor that they bet $880,000 on it. And if the Maloof brothers are big winners along with …


Lots of tickets remain for Mayweather-McGregor – at a price

A check online Saturday revealed hundreds – even thousands – of seats still available from Ticketmaster at the T-Mobile arena for the Aug. 26 fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and …


UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 9:40 p.m.

Conor McGregor early leader over Floyd Mayweather Jr. in trash talking

It’s still early, but give Round 1 of the trash-talk battle between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. to the Irish MMA star.


Dylan Hernandez: Fans shouldn’t be tricked into watching Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor

Boxing has gained one notable advantage by moving to the fringes of our cultural landscape: The average sports fan knows nothing about it.


UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 10 a.m.

Conor McGregor backers: Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight is no sideshow

Conor McGregor’s fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been described by critics as a novelty and a sideshow. His agent doesn’t care. Audie Attar says McGregor brings some things that …


UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 6:49 p.m.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. coming back to fight UFC star Conor McGregor Aug. 26

Floyd Mayweather Jr. said Wednesday he will come out of retirement to face UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing match on Aug. 26. Mayweather retired in September 2015 after …


UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 8:39 a.m.

Getting closer: Conor McGregor resolves Floyd Mayweather Jr. bout with UFC

Conor McGregor has come to an agreement with UFC that has moved a proposed fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. closer to reality. UFC President Dana White said he reached a …