Entries by Mark Devlin

Freddie Roach teases McGregor-GSP fight

Boxing coach Freddie Roach says that he has been training St-Pierre for his upcoming fight with Michael Bisping at UFC 217 for Bisping’s middleweight title. When Roach is asked if he could help improve McGregor’s boxing skills, the 57-year-old dismisses the idea. It’s too late [for McGregor]…GSP is going to kick his ass anyway. While there […]

‘Racist’ Paddy Power ad for Mayweather v McGregor superfight banned

  After complaints from nine people, an advert for Paddy Power that urged punters to “always bet on black” before the Floyd Mayweather fight with Conor McGregor has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), who said it was likely to cause “serious offence”. Paddy Power claimed the ad was not intended to cause offence on the […]

Rio Ferdinand to start boxing career

Following in the footsteps of Conor McGregor, Rio Ferdinand, the former Manchester United and England captain, is to attempt to become a professional boxer. When Betfair approached me about the Defender to Contender challenge, the chance to prove myself in a new sport was a real draw.  Boxing is an amazing sport for the mind […]

Chael Sonnen: McGregor selling more than entertainment

Chael Sonnen says McGregor is selling something more than entertainment. People always miss what Conor’s selling. He’s selling trash-talk’ or ‘he’s selling entertainment.’ Well you’re close. I mean, there is some trash-talk there and he’s definitely entertaining. But if you could only use one word, he’s selling confidence. That is the number one thing. Anybody, […]

Joe Rogan: McGregor will box again

On his podcast, Rogan says that, despite being beaten by Floyd Mayweather, McGregor will continue to box professionally. I don’t think [Conor is done boxing]. Look, he went the very first fight against the greatest ever and he didn’t look too bad. If there’s a legit, big fight – say if Canelo Alvarez steps up and […]

Ferguson explodes at possible McGregor-Diaz III: I will Stockton slap the s**t out of Nate

At UFC 216, Ferguson takes on Kevin Lee for the interim lightweight championship, and should he win the belt, Ferguson would expect to be first to face current UFC lightweight champion McGregor, whenever McGregor decides to return to MMA. But rumors, and McGregor’s coaching staff, suggest that McGregor will complete his trilogy with Diaz when he does next defend his lightweight […]