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 Conor McGregor polarises and is clever enough to know that if you do that you will always get around a solid half supporting you. Importantly you will sell. Photograph: John Locher/AP (

Crumlin’s Pied Piper has coaxed them to Las Vegas, the town where selling a licence to perform almost anything is irresistible. Here we are. Conor Mc(...)

 Floyd Mayweather  and  Conor McGregor face off during a news conference at the KA Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino  in Las Vegas ahead of their  super welterweight fight on Saturday. Photograph:   Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Conor McGregor likes to counterpunch. Like the best counterpunchers, he reacts not to the punch, but to the intention to throw the punch. That’s how h(...)

Conor  McGregor launches a big right at Nate Diaz during their fight at UFC 196 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph:  Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

The biggest fight of his life. This is how Conor McGregor is describing his rematch with Nate Diaz in Las Vegas this weekend. One would imagine a non-(...)

Conor McGregor of Ireland reacts to his victory over Jose Aldo of Brazil in their UFC featherweight championship bout during the UFC 194 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena last December. Photograph: Getty Images

Conor McGregor is in rich company alongside the likes of Floyd Mayweather and Cristiano Ronaldo in Forbes’ Top 100 Highest Paid Athletes for 2016. Un(...)

Conor McGregor says he will learn from his heartbreaking defeat to Nate Diaz. Photograph: Getty Images

It didn’t take Jose Aldo long to give his views on Conor McGregor’s surprise defeat to Nate Diaz at UFC 196 on Saturday night - “See ya at #UFC200, @T(...)

Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor square up in Dublin ahead of their proposed meeting at UFC 189, a fight that was cancelled after the Brazilian picked up an injury. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

1. Jose – gone in 60 seconds? John Kavanagh not only teaches Conor McGregor but learns from him too. His gut feeling that the fight could be over wit(...)

Conor McGregor will fight Jose Aldo next December in Las Vegas. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Conor McGregor is now so rich and famous that he doesn’t have to roll out of bed before two o’clock on any hot August afternoon in Las Vegas. This (...)

Conor McGregor has said women’s UFC star Ronda Rousey could “throw me on my head in literally one second flat.” Photograph: Getty

Conor McGregor is tough enough to beat most people in UFC, but there’s one person he wouldn’t like to face in the Octagon: Olympic bronze medallist(...)

 Conor McGregor lands the knockout blow in his fight with Chad Mendes at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Conor McGregor’s six-fight UFC winning streak has continued with a stunning second round TKO of Chad Mendes at the MGM Grand Arena. The Irish feather(...)

Conor McGregor, who fights for the interim UFC featherweight title against Chad Mendes in Las Vegas, throws a high kick during his open workout session in the MGM Grand. Photograph: Getty Images

Conor McGregor likes to give the impression that no external force can possibly affect the serene course of his ship of destiny. “The ship was sailing(...)

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