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A brief guide to … English football over the Christmas holiday

In Britain, the football industry never stops even over the festive period. Scott Murray looks back on more than 150 years of sporting tradition With the Guardians unstoppable rise to global dominance** we at Guardian US thought wed run a series of articles for fans wishing to improve their knowledge of the sports history and storylines, hopefully in a way …

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Conor McGregor nearly comes to blows with Nate Diaz at UFC 196 media event

UFC featherweight champion separated from challenger at Thursday presser ahead of Saturdays welterweight fight Conor McGregor took a swing at his UFC 196 opponent Nate Diaz on Thursday afternoon following a press conference to promote an event that has taken a nasty turn in recent days. The two fighters were facing each other in the traditional squaring-off photo opportunity on …

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UFC 196: Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz trade insults in indignant pre-fight sequence

Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz engaged in a expletive-packed crusade of words on Wednesday that included allegations of steroid expend before their non-title engage at UFC 196 The Irishman Conor McGregor and American Nate Diaz engaged in an expletive-packed crusade of words on Wednesday that included allegations of steroid expend before their non-title engage at UFC 196. Diaz was called …

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Khabib Nurmagomedov: UFC’s first Muslim star on the verge of greatness

The 28-year-old Dagestani brawler boasts a 24-0 record but he faces the stiffest test of his MMA on Saturday with the interim lightweight title on the line Since its founding in 1993, a diverse mix of men and women have laid claim to belts as the best of the best in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Saturday night in the co-main …

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Conor McGregor swapped the showman for the fighter to beat Nate Diaz

Talk of money, cars and fame fell by the wayside at UFC 202. All the Irishman concentrated on was making sure he got his career back Sometime before Saturday night Conor McGregor found his fighting soul again. He went five exhausting rounds in a second bout with Nate Diaz and there would be no cocksure bravado or head wagging or …

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UFC 199: trash talk picks up before Rockhold-Bisping duel

Rockhoold conserves a high opinion of himself, and reviewers wonder whether Manchesters Bisping can provide competition. Plus Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber face off for the third time When Dana White stands at a dais to promote the UFC, the organizations charismatic chairman tends to leave an impression. On Thursday, he didnt chiefly because it wasnt necessary. As has become …

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Will Conor McGregor’s absence hurt UFC 200? It’s debatable

UFC 200 and Zuffa are already steaming on without the Irishman, and much remains in doubt about his status after moves that seem as much a tantrum as an act of courage We were told a rematch would headline UFC 200 on 9 July in Las Vegas. Now we know which one. When Conor McGregor feigned retirement and balked at …

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