Category Archives: Tactics & Strategies

Conor McGregor ready to fight again before summer after UFC 246 win

It may just be a few days since Conor McGregor picked up a win at UFC 246, but it sounds like the fighter is already to get back into the Octagon.  McGregor, who knocked out Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in just 40 seconds at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday for his first win since 2016, may be ready to fight again before summer. “I’d be very surprised if he doesn’t compete before the summer,” McGregor’s coach John Kavanaugh said […]

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The Conor of old returns with authority

LAS VEGAS — As he prepared to fight his most bitter rival, to regain the belt that had been stripped from him in a bout that would ultimately become the best-selling MMA pay-per-view in history, Conor McGregor lived anything but a spartan lifestyle ahead of challenging Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. He was drinking. He was not as committed to his training.  It makes no sense, but he treated the biggest fight of his life almost like […]

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Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone live results and updates

LAS VEGAS — It’s fight night in Sin City where T-Mobile Arena hosts UFC 246, the first MMA event of 2020. Yahoo Sports is cageside to bring you live updates of the action. In the main event, Conor McGregor will be making his return to cage for his first match since losing a lightweight title bout vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov. McGregor is making the move up to welterweight to fight UFC fan-favorite Donald Cerrone. “Cowboy” has fought five […]

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Is Conor McGregor a sure bet at UFC 246?

LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor remains slightly better than a 3-1 favorite to defeat Donald Cerrone when they meet Saturday in a five-round non-title welterweight bout in the main event of UFC 246 at T-Mobile Arena. But if history is any indication, if you plan to bet on McGregor, it’s best to do it sooner rather than later. Betting action has been slightly less than expected on McGregor-Cerrone as bettors have focused on NFL playoffs, said Jeff […]

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This may be Cowboy’s last chance to win a big one

LAS VEGAS — We’ve seen this act play out before. A guy whose name is littered all over the UFC record books, who would fight anyone at anytime and accept a bout on a moment’s notice, gets the biggest shot of his life. He’s doubted and treated as a necessary evil. There are complaints about why he got the fight. And then he goes out and scores a stunning victory that turns him from a very good […]

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Chad Johnson chimes in on McGregor presser

Chad Ochocinco went straight to the source for advice ahead of UFC 246.(Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson, like thousands of others, is planning on placing a bet on Conor McGregor’s bout with Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 this weekend.  Before throwing any money down, however, Johnson wanted to go straight to the source. He went to McGregor himself. [Don’t miss Conor vs. Cowboy on Jan. 18: Order UFC 246 on ESPN+ now!] […]

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Cowboy fight outcome won’t matter for McGregor

LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor moved up a spot in the UFC’s pound-for-pound rankings in December, going from 14th to 13th. His Nov. 12, 2016, win in New York over Eddie Alvarez must still be resonating in the minds of the voters. McGregor also dropped, from third to fourth, in the UFC’s lightweight rankings. Perhaps there, the voters concentrated on the fourth-round submission loss in 2018 to champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. But McGregor’s rankings show the imprint he […]

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The Teflon Con: Dirt doesn’t stick to McGregor

LAS VEGAS — He’s made upward of $150 million since he last won a fight. He’s hob-knobbed with NFL owners on the sidelines, appeared in a series of commercials pitching his successful brand of whiskey and he’s become a father twice. On Saturday in the main event of UFC 246 at T-Mobile Arena, Conor McGregor will return to mixed martial arts in a familiar position when he meets Donald Cerrone in a five-round non-title welterweight bout. [Don’t […]

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Jessica Penne claims USADA is effectively killing her UFC career; USADA responds

Jessica Penne – UFC Phoenix Injury Scrum Jessica Penne on Friday issued a lengthy statement via Instagram, claiming that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is effectively and unfairly putting an end to her UFC career with a potential four-year sanction. After having completed a sanction of 18 months for violating the rules in relation to doctor-prescribed medication, Penne thought that she was finally clear of USADA, as she was being more careful than ever about everything she put […]

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Why is the UFC waffling on Irene Aldana?

(L-R) Irene Aldana strikes Ketlen Vieira in their women’s bantamweight bout during the UFC 245 event at T-Mobile Arena on Dec. 14, 2019 in Las Vegas. (Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC) Double champion Amanda Nunes needs challengers. She needs them both at featherweight and at bantamweight. They might be tougher to come by in the UFC at featherweight because of the promotion’s lack of depth in the 145 pound weight class. At bantamweight, deserving and credible contenders for Nunes […]

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