Conor McGregor in a fashion shoot for The Irish Times in 2014. Photograph: David Sleator

Jamie D’Alton’s introduction to Conor McGregor is probably the same as most people’s. It came via the Late Late Show. D’Alton had produced a film cal(...)

Conor McGregor’s press conferences never disappoint. Photograph: Getty images

Few in sports are taking the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight seriously. Why should they? As boxer Lennox Lewis told ESPN this week: “Mayweather (...)

Floyd Mayweather Jr. holds all the aces ahead of any potential fight with Conor McGregor. Photograph: Steve MArcus/Getty

If there is ever a fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, it won’t be nearly as much fun as Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor talking ab(...)

Conor McGregor is in Las Vegas as talks continue on a potential fight against Floyd Mayweather. Photograph:  Getty Images

A fight between UFC’s biggest star, Conor McGregor, and former boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather appears to be moving closer to reality. Mayweat(...)

This struggle  has more than a whiff of Frankenstein and his monster. Conor McGregor  celebrates his KO victory over Eddie Alvarez  on November 12. Photograph: Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Conor McGregor may be taking a break from the octagon but he emerged this week as the star in a series of online comedy sketches in which he will feat(...)

 Floyd Mayweather watching an NBA game between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers  in Miami on Wednesday night. Photograph: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Floyd Mayweather took a moment on Wednesday to mock Irish UFC star Conor McGregor – even though the prospect of a fight between the two stars seems di(...)

Khabib Nurmagomedov has issued a challenge to Conor McGregor. Photograph: Getty/Michael Reaves

Conor McGregor is brilliant at promotion, better able to crawl under the skin or in the head of almost any fighter around. But ever since he won the U(...)

Conor McGregor shows off for the crowd at the open workouts in Madison Square Garden ahead of his UFC 205, where he will fight champion Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title. Photograph: Julio Cortez/AP Photo

Preview: UFC 205 Lightweight title bout: Eddie Alvarez v Conor McGregor TV: BT Sport: 3am (main event 5am) A decade ago he was an unhappy teenage (...)

UFC president Dana White stops Conor McGregor from attempting to  throw a chair at Eddie Alvarez during the UFC 205 press conference at The Theater at Madison Square Garden  in New York City. Photograph: Michael Reaves/Getty Images

There was a time not very long ago when a Conor McGregor press conference was still something engaging. Now, as his popularity has boomed and his face(...)

David Simon, creator of HBO series The Wire, called John Banville “f**knuts” on Twitter. Photograph: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Are you familiar with the word “f**knuts” ? Let the Urban Dictionary enlighten you: “A person so annoying and dumb that they can no longer be classed (...)