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Conor McGregor is cover athlete in EA Sports’ UFC 3

‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor, known for making headlines for his performance inside and trash talk outside the Octagon, brings a new level of inspiration to upcoming UFC 3. On February 2, users can now join cover fighter Conor McGregor on a journey to be the greatest of all time in EA Sports UFC 3 releasing on Xbox One and PlayStation From Real Player Motion (RPM) tech, a revolutionary gameplay animation technology, to the all-new G.O.A.T. Career Mode, UFC 3 delivers the best looking and best feeling EA Sports UFC…

Boxer Pacquiao willing to fight McGregor

MANILA: WBO welterweight world champion Manny Pacquiao is willing to square up with mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor if his potential superfight with Floyd Mayweather fails to materialise, a spokesman said Sunday. But the Filipino boxing hero-turned-senator stressed that any fight with McGregor would have to be a boxing bout, not an MMA contest. "If McGregor will fight me in boxing, why not? But not in MMA. MMA is much different than boxing," a spokesman quoted Pacquiao as saying a few days ago. "The fight can be…

McGregor relinquishes featherweight belt: UFC

NEW YORK: UFC's first dual division champion Conor McGregor has relinquished his featherweight title with Jose Aldo replacing the Irishman as the category's undisputed champion, officials said on Saturday. The move was triggered by a sequence of events that followed light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier's withdrawal from his scheduled title defense against Anthony Johnson at UFC 206 on Dec. 10 due to injury. McGregor, who knocked out Eddie Alvarez this month to claim the lightweight crown and become the first…

Mixed martial arts: Celebrities bet on UFC investment

NEWS YORK: UFC, the US-based mixed martial arts juggernaut, said Friday that more than 20 top celebrities from the worlds of sports and entertainment have piled in as investors. Among the league's new investors are tennis star sisters Serena and Venus Williams, as well as Maria Sharapova; actors Sylvester Stallone and Ben Affleck, and Canadian singer Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye, UFC said in a statement. Money reportedly has been pouring in for the fast-growing UFC, whose bloody cage-fights were once equated with cockfights.…