A pumped-up Conor McGregor prepares to face Diego Brandao at the O2 Arena earlier this month. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Is it possible to not know who Conor McGregor is? The diminutive Crumlin centaur with that Pan-goatee and kick-like-a-mule is unavoidable. In the medi(...)

 Ireland’s Conor McGregor with Diego Brandao of Brazil at the UFC Fight Night Dublin in the 02. Photograph: ©INPHO/Rodrigo Romos

Three days after his four-minute win over Diego Brandao in Dublin last week, Conor McGregor’s next fight was confirmed for 10 weeks later (Sept 27th) (...)

Box office: Conor McGregor defeated Brazil’s Diego Brandao at UFC Fight Night in the O2, Dublin. Photograph: Rodrigo Romos/INPHO

Saturday night’s Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fight Night garnered an average of 257,500 viewers for TV3 Group’s 3e, with the audience peaking(...)

 Conor McGregor lands a left hand on  Diego Brandao at the O2 Arena in Dublin. Photograph: Rodrigo Romos/Inpho

Ireland’s Conor McGregor once again delivered on the hype tonight, this time on home soil at the O2 Arena in Dublin, with a first round stoppage of(...)

Dublin’s Conor McGregor at the weigh-in for his fight with Diego Brandaoat the O2 Arena. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho 1:39

Conor McGregor sees himself as something of prophet, a man who at various stages has foreseen the future and is leading his people along that prede(...)

Great characters: Billy Connolly and Seamus Heaney in BBC Two’s ‘Five Fables: The Two Mice’

A creative collaboration between the comedian Billy Connolly and the Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney sounds unlikely, even more so when it’s to ma(...)

Aisling 'Ais the Bash' Daly -  2:55

“I beat people up until they want to quit and give me a submission,” says Aisling Daly, who likes to remind people that in 2011 it was she who beca(...)

Miley Cyrus does her twerking thing with  Robin Thicke during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in New York in August. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

What links Miley Cyrus, Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan, twerking and a crystal meth dealer from New Mexico? All four have appeared at the top(...)

Conor McGregor. Photograph: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

Ireland’s Conor McGregor is facing 10 months outside the UFC octagon after an MRI scan on an injury sustained in his latest win revealed extensive dam(...)

Conor McGregor celebrates following his win against Max Holloway in their featherweight bout in Boston on Saturday. Photograph:  Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

Earlier this year he was queueing for the dole, but on Saturday night Conor McGregor was in Boston’s TD Garden, wearing little more than briefs and ho(...)