We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

6 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 11:53 | 5/6/16

McGregor-Diaz set for UFC 202

Welterweight rematch to take place on 20 August

Conor McGregor will take on Nate Diaz in a highly anticipated rematch on 20 August, the UFC has confirmed.

Featherweight champion McGregor stepped up to 170 pounds, 25 above his usual fighting weight, to take on the experienced Californian in March.

The pair's welterweight clash saw Diaz inflict a dramatic defeat on the Irishman.

The rivals were initially set for a rematch at next month's UFC 200. However, after failing to fulfil promotional duties, McGregor was removed from the card.

McGregor's opportunity to gain revenge will now take place at UFC 202 in August.

The Dubliner is desperate to be victorious at welterweight, saying to ESPN: "What kind of fighter would I be, if I said, 'Hey, I didn't get you at 170, let me try to get you at 155'?

"I'll make my adjustments.

"I ate up to the weight. This time, I won't do that."

The rematch announcement was made soon after Michael Bisping's first-round knockout of middleweight champion Luke Rockhold in Los Angeles.

Bisping's triumph makes him the first Briton to win a UFC title.

Aldo and Holloway confirmed for UFC 212

13:03 | 12/2/17

Jose Aldo and Max Holloway will meet for the featherweight title at UFC 212 on June 3 in Rio de Janeiro.


Mayweather makes McGregor offer

08:38 | 12/1/17

Floyd Mayweather has offered UFC champion Conor McGregor $15million and a share of the pay-per-view revenue to fight him in the ring.


Nunes: Rousey should retire

14:37 | 31/12/16

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes insists Ronda Rousey should retire after the Brazilian defeated the 29-year-old inside 48 seconds in Las Vegas on...


McGregor granted boxing licence

09:25 | 1/12/16

Conor McGregor has been issued with a boxing licence in California, raising speculation of a possible fight with Floyd Mayweather.


Kavanagh unhappy with UFC decision

19:27 | 29/11/16

Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh has lashed out at the UFC following their decision to strip the Dubliner of the Featherweight title.


What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 6 great sports channels, with 42 Premier League games, every Champions League game and every Europa League game, as well as UFC, Allianz Leagues GAA, Golf, F1 and much more.