Andy Lee defeated Matt Koborov to claim the WBO world middleweight title in Las Vegas. He will defend his title against Peter Quillin in Saturday’s big televised fight. Photo:  David Becker/Getty Images

Andy Lee’s first defence of his WBO world middleweight title against Peter Quillin in Brooklyn on Saturday night is likely to draw at least four times(...)

New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady celebrate their side’s victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty Images

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 Ireland’s Conor McGregor at a press event at the Convention Centre in Dublin ahead of his UFC world featherweight title fight against Brazilian Jose Aldo in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, in July. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA 2:10

The story’s out. Ireland’s king of pain Conor McGregor can do restrained-normal. There were no roundhouse kicks aimed at the throat of Jose Aldo, his (...)

 Ireland’s Conor McGregor salutes the Boston crowd. Photograph: Emily Harney / Inpho

Seconds after Sunday’s Ultimate Fighting Championship fight with Dennis Siver was mercifully stopped, the victorious Conor McGregor leapt over the (...)

UFC Fight Night 59: The near sell-out crowd was treated to an exhibition of McGregor’s exceptional mixed martial arts talent. Photograph: Inpho/Emily Harney

With odds of 1-12 in his favour, a victory for Conor McGregor on Sunday should have been considered a mere formality. But such is the Irishman’s star (...)

Conor McGregor has been getting plenty of attention in Boston ahead of his fight with Dennis Siver.  Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty Images

An Irish accent goes a long way in Boston’s “Southie” neighbourhood, and it also helps if you are one of the world’s most exciting mixed martial artis(...)

Conor McGregor took his professional MMA record to 15-2 with a TKO of Dustin Poirier at MGM Grand in Ls Vegas.  Photograph: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

Conor McGregor announced the dawn of “the new era of the fighting Irish” after his patented left hook brought an end to his bout with Dustin Poirier (...)

Dubliner Conor McGregor (left) has entralled the Irish public when he beat Diego Brandao of Brazil at the O2 Arena, Dublin, in a UFC fight in July. Photograph: Inpho.

On New Year’s Day 2011, Dustin Poirier made his UFC debut and began the journey towards his showdown with Conor McGregor at the MGM Grand Arena in Las(...)

 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) (...)

Ireland’s Conor McGregor and Diego Brandao of Brazil do battle at the UFC fight night on Saturday at the O2 in Dublin. Photograph: Rodrigo Romos/Inpho

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