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Past articles by Nicolas:

Conor McGregor proves he’s more than just a left hand (though that’s still killer) in UFC 246 clinic

Conor McGregor blasts ‘disrespectful and uneducated’ critics as he showcases sublime skill set in 40-second demolition of Donald Cerrone at UFC 246. → Read More

UFC: Conor McGregor blasts Dana White’s refusal to put Khabib rematch in Moscow

After Conor McGregor’s stunning win over Donald Cerrone on Saturday night, UFC president Dana White confirmed what everybody already knew. → Read More

Conor McGregor responds to Nate Diaz’s UFC 246 ‘fake’ jibe – ‘let’s go Nathan, we’re right here’

Nate Diaz appeared to criticise Conor McGregor in a series of cryptic tweets on Saturday night, after “The Notorious” flattened Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds. → Read More

UFC 246: Dana White takes back Conor McGregor welterweight criticism – ‘won’t hear another peep’

UFC president ‘blown away’ by Conor McGregor’s 40-second win against Donald Cerrone – ‘won’t hear another peep out of me about him fighting at 170 pounds’. → Read More

Conor McGregor says ‘weird’ Jorge Masvidal ‘blew it’ with UFC 246 outfit – ‘my grandma wears that’

Conor McGregor likens Jorge Masvidal’s Versace robe at UFC 246 to ones ‘old ladies in Ireland wear watching the soap operas’. → Read More

UFC 246: Conor McGregor doubts Kamaru Usman was hacked after derogatory girlfriend tweets

Conor McGregor says profanity-laden message about his partner, Dee Devlin, on Kamaru Usman’s Twitter ‘had all the hallmarks of that weasel, Ali Abdelaziz’. → Read More

UFC 246: Conor McGregor TKOs Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in 40 seconds

Conor McGregor makes quick work of Donald Cerrone on his return to the UFC Octagon in Las Vegas, and seemingly calls out Jorge Masvidal, Kamaru Usman. → Read More

UFC: Dana White ‘doesn’t love’ Conor McGregor at 170 pounds – ‘I think Cowboy’s too big for him’

UFC president Dana White says Conor McGregor ‘is not a 170 pounder’ and thinks Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone is ‘too big for him’. → Read More

Conor McGregor late for UFC 246 weigh-ins (but he has a good reason this time)

Conor McGregor, Donald Cerrone both tip the scales at 170 pounds for UFC 246, and ‘The Notorious’ says sorry for tardiness – ‘it’s hard getting the kids ready’. → Read More

UFC 246: Conor McGregor open to Jose Aldo rematch – ‘maybe, if he wants it’

Conor McGregor says ‘maybe down the line’ when asked if he would fight former UFC featherweight rival Jose Aldo again – ‘never say never’. → Read More

UFC’s Conor McGregor denies sex assault allegations – ‘I’ll say a prayer for those who try to curse me’

Conor McGregor, who is reportedly under investigation by Irish police over two incidents, breaks his silence – ‘I’ll say a prayer for those who try to curse me’. → Read More

UFC 246: Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone says he’ll stand and trade with Conor McGregor – ‘it’s my stupidity’

Donald Cerrone says he ‘probably should’ implement a ground game against Conor McGregor at UFC 246 ‘but I like to get in there and throw down too … it’s my stupidity’. → Read More

UFC: Conor McGregor ‘under weight’ for ‘Cowboy’ fight; thinks Cerrone ‘doesn’t look well at 155’

Conor McGregor says he only weighs ‘160 and a bit’ ahead of UFC 246 return against Donald Cerrone at welterweight – ‘I just don’t think he looks well at 155’. → Read More

UFC: Jorge Masvidal open to Georges St-Pierre fight – ‘I wanna break his face’

Jorge Masvidal says he wants to ‘resurrect’ UFC legend Georges St-Pierre and then retire him again – ‘the dude’s a stud, I’d put everything into my soul to end this individual’. → Read More

UFC: Kamaru Usman says he’d retire Conor McGregor – ‘it would be a tremendous mismatch’

UFC welterweight champion Kanaru Usman thinks ‘we don’t ever see him back in the sport’ if he fights Conor McGregor – ‘I would hurt him really, really bad’. → Read More

UFC: Jorge Masvidal is Ben Askren’s fighter of the year – ‘unfortunately I think he deserves it’

Ben Askren seems to bury the hatchet with Jorge Masvidal after picking him as his 2019 fighter of the year – ‘I’d like to pick Israel Adesanya over him, but I think that would be disingenuous’. → Read More

UFC: Jorge Masvidal jokes Colby Covington in ‘witness protection with Donald Trump’s secret service’

Jorge Masvidal says Colby Covington has been ducking the American Top Team gym after trash talking his teammates – ‘you can’t even look in his direction, he’s got too many people’. → Read More

Jorge Masvidal gives his Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone prediction for UFC 246

Conor McGregor is an overwhelming favourite with the bookmakers’ for his fight against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 on January 18, which is fair given his status as a two-time division champion. → Read More

UFC: Conor McGregor ‘open to it all at 170’, not just Masvidal – but Usman warns him

Conor McGregor ‘likes the look’ of Kamaru Usman, Colby Covington as well as Jorge Masvidal – but champ warns him ‘take your L from Cowboy’. → Read More

Conor McGregor right to have an axe to grind with UFC fans – sleep on him at your peril

UFC fans and fighters are forgetting about Conor McGregor’s skill base, and he plans to ‘go in there and remind them’ against Donald Cerrone. → Read More