Nilesh Ray

Conor vs Khabib showed fight promotion should have limits

The promotional tagline for UFC 229 was‘The World is Watching,’ publicising an event that was anticipated to be the greatest showcase in the sport’s history, as MMA’s most infamous and  charismatic superstar in Conor McGregor, faced the most dominant fighter to grace the octagon in the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov. Yet as...
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Posted Nov. 4, 2018

Nike’s Kaepernick campaign is a step forward

From a kneeling quarterback ostracized from the sport he loves, to the face of the largest global sport apparel company in the word, Colin Kaepernick is arguably the most polarising American athlete of his generation. Whilst he may be a beloved hero to some and a political pariah to others,...
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Posted Sep. 14, 2018

Mesut Özil has shown we need to redefine national identity

Recently, Mesut Özil sparked controversy, conflict and crisis as he announced his shock decision to step down from the German National team. The shockwaves felt by this choice come not merely from his departure, but from allegations of “racism and disrespect” over his Turkish heritage and cultural background that has...
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Posted Aug. 5, 2018

Daniel Cormier made UFC 226 an event for the ages

As the curtains closed on MMA’s most important and spectacular fight card of the year so far, UFC 226, Daniel Cormier provided an iconic moment that will be imprinted for years to come into the already saturated history of the sport. When the dust settled on an electrifying night in...
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Posted Jul. 8, 2018

Wenger waves goodbye to Arsenal

The story has finally come to an end. For one of the most divisive and polarising figures in the history of football, the writing has been on the wall for quite some time now. After 22 dramatic years, which saw unimaginable highs and devastating lows, on  April 20,  Arsène Wenger...
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Posted May. 28, 2018