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 […]

McGregor paries at friends’ wedding in Ibiza

McGregor parties at wedding of childhood friend Tom Devitt, in Ibiza, still sporting a shiny black eye from the fight. He is accompanied by his mother, Margaret, and partner, Dee. McGregor congratulates his friends and looks forward to the party. Some buzz watching two childhood friends get married in Ibiza yesterday! Congrats Tom and Emma absolutely […]

Floyd Mayweather tried to place £310,000 bet on McGregor fight but walked away after being made to wait

According to ESPN, Mayweather approached a sports betting vendor in Las Vegas around 3.30pm – just hours before the main event – and tried to stake around £310,000 on the fight ending inside 9.5 rounds. The odds were 1/2, meaning he would have make a £155,000 profit, but the bet was not placed. Concerns over the legality […]

Coach Roddy: ‘I was heartbroken’

Coach Roddy appears on ‘The Late Late Show’, to talk about how difficult it was for McGregor and the whole team when the fight didn’t go their way. I was heartbroken. I don’t only work with Conor, Conor’s a good friend of mine. We’re training partners and sparring partners for many years, and then I […]

Former ringside doctor says McGregor may have been hurt more than many think

Darragh O’Carrol, a former ringside doctor and emergency physician, gives his professional opinion on stopping the fight, Saturday night. McGregor claimed after the fight that he was more fatigued than hurt, but O’Carrol agreed with referee Robert Byrd’s decision to call an end to the fight at the moment he did. O’Carrol explained that Byrd likely […]

Coach: Diaz ‘needs to get paid at least $30 million’ for McGregor trilogy

Diaz’s boxing coach Richard Perez says he hopes the big payout for McGregor from the Mayweather fight, could mean more money for his future UFC opponents, particularly Diaz. Diaz’ last two UFC fights were against McGregor in 2016, and he made $2.6 million dollars in those bouts combined. After seeing what McGregor made against Mayweather, […]

McGregor given two-month ban for medical reasons

McGregor has been given a two-month suspension from all sport on medical grounds. The ban prevents McGregor from another fight – boxing or MMA – until at least October 26 and no physical contact at all until October 11. At the end of the ban period, Nevada State Athletic Commission will ask McGregor, 29, to take […]

Estimated 3 million people illegally streamed McGregor-Mayweather fight

Almost 3 million people watched Saturday’s McGregor-Mayweather fight using illegal streams, according to web security company, Irdeto. Viewers used online links to get around paying the $99.95 charged in the US for the high-definition pay-per-view (£19.95 in the UK). 239 illegal streams of the fight were watched by 2,930,598 people. Had they all paid, even at […]

McGregor to overtake Ronaldo on Forbes athlete rich list… a year after he predicted he would

McGregor is set to overtake Cristiano Ronaldo on the Forbes athlete rich list, following his super-fight with Mayweather, which is expected to earn him around £77m — and that’s not including endorsement deals. Ronaldo topped the list this year with earnings of £71m. McGregor is renowned for his predictions, and foresaw overtaking Ronaldo when Ronaldo visited him […]

Snoop Dogg trashes ‘punk ass’ Conor McGregor

Snoop Dogg, who has a long-standing relationship with Dana White, trashes McGregor: 50 and 0 n****. The motherf***ing champ, n****. 50 and 0. F*** that motherf***ing punkass McGregor, you b****. F*** him. Motherf***ing champ, n****. Yeah, n****. That’s what you get for coming to a motherf***ing gang fight with a butter knife you b***ass motherf***er. […]