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UFC lightweight Norman Parke, a self-admitted wild child as a young man, could have been a cautionary tale, if not for hearing countless tales like that in various establishments in Bushmills, Northern Ireland.“I drank in pubs and clubs and heard the same stories every weekend,” said Parke. “This guy could have been this, he could have been that. He was a good footballer, he was a good boxer. Well, what happened? Oh, he drank too much, the drink got the better of him. You’re sitting and hearing these stories 24/7 and I said I ain’t gonna do this. So I kept chipping away and chipping away.”Firs … Read the Full Article Here

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Just two fights into his UFC career, and Conor McGregor is an old pro at this whole media thing. How good is he? He can do an interview in the midst of warming up for a training session that will hone his skills for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night main event against Diego Brandao in Dublin, Ireland.But if he’s doing two things at once, will we still get some good material for the story?“Always,” said McGregor. “Wait until July 19th and you’ll see good material, material that hasn’t been seen before.”It’s pretty obvious that “The Notorious” McGregor is feeling the pressure before headlining in the O … Read the Full Article Here

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UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the featherweight bout between Conor McGregor and Diego Brandao and the welterweight bout between Gunnar Nelson and Zak Cummings, airs live exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS from the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland beginning at 12:30pm ET / 9:30am PT.”Tomorrow, I take his head clean off,” said McGregor after hitting the scales. Brandao was equally confident, vowing to destroy the brash Irishman in what has become one of the most eagerly-awaited matchups of the summer.> Watch: The Official Fight Night Dublin Weigh-In HighlightUFC FIGHT PASS MAIN EVENTDiego Bran … Read the Full Article Here

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After having his last two fights canceled, one due to the release of his opponent (Will Chope) on fight week, the other (against Brian Ortega) coming undone thanks to a hand injury, I figured it was the right time to ask Diego Brandao about the bad luck he was having.“It’s 2-0 right now,” came the response from the Brazilian featherweight, who headlines this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night card in Dublin, Ireland against Conor McGregor.Apparently, he assumed I was talking about that afternoon’s World Cup match between Brazil and Germany, which saw Brandao’s home country fall into a quick two-goal h … Read the Full Article Here

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The full roundtable media scrum with Floyd Mayweather Jr. as he talks Mayweather vs. Maidana 2, Maid…

Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana make a final stop to Los Angeles on the Mayweather vs. Maidana 2…