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McGregor vs Poirier 2: Who is Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor's UFC 257 opponent? (2021)

Victory over Dan Hooker last June saw Dustin Poirier take his MMA record to 26-6, with one no contest



Conor McGregor's fight with Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 this weekend may be a rematch but it is not your average UFC sequel - and Poirier is not your average fighter.

It's no grudge match, there's no bad blood, and it's not like there's any unfinished business - McGregor was a clear winner when they last met in September 2014.

Read more: McGregor vs Poirier 2: Who is Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor's UFC 257 opponent? (2021)

Tokyo 2020: No guarantee Olympics will go ahead, says IOC's Pound (2021)

The Tokyo Olympics were originally scheduled for 24 July to 9 August 2020 but were postponed last March



Dick Pound, the longest serving member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), remains uncertain whether the Tokyo 2020 Games will go ahead.

It comes after organisers said they will be ready to host the rescheduled Games - despite the city declaring a state of emergency over Covid-19.

Read more: Tokyo 2020: No guarantee Olympics will go ahead, says IOC's Pound (2021)

Russia banned from Tokyo Olympics and 2022 World Cup after Cas ruling (2020)

Russia's men's football team will be able to play at next year's delayed Euro 2020 finals



Russia's ban from all major sporting events after a doping scandal has been cut to two years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The ban still prevents Russia from competing in the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, set to be held next year, and football's 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Read more: Russia banned from Tokyo Olympics and 2022 World Cup after Cas ruling (2020)

Sports Personality of the Year: Khabib Nurmagomedov named World Sport Star of 2020



UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov has been voted BBC Sports Personality's World Sport Star of the Year.

The Russian, 32, extended his perfect professional record to 29 wins with an emotional victory over interim champion Justin Gaethje in October.

Read more: Sports Personality of the Year: Khabib Nurmagomedov named World Sport Star of 2020

Paris 2024 Olympics: Breaking confirmed in Games programme (2020)


(Photo of Japanese breakdancer Issei Hori) Breaking grew up alongside hip-hop in New York in the 1970s



Breaking - a competitive form of breakdancing - has been confirmed as part of the final line-up for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

It will join surfing, skateboarding and climbing, which will be retained after debuts at the delayed Tokyo Games in 2021.

Read more: Paris 2024 Olympics: Breaking confirmed in Games programme (2020)


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