Conor McGregor: No other fighters are on my level - all sport round-up

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Andy Murray crashed out of the US Open after a shock defeat to South Africa’s Kevin Anderson, issuing a number of verbal tirades as frustration took hold.

The British No.1 was visibly annoyed at the Louis Armstrong Stadium as he failed to make the quarter-finals of the competition for the first time in five years.

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In Rugby, Wales will be without star full-back Leigh Halfpenny for the duration of this year’s World Cup.

The nation’s worst fears were realised after it was revealed that Halfpenny will sit out through injury, having damaged his anterior cruciate ligament in Saturday’s final warm-up win over Italy.


In cricket Andrew Strauss has revealed he believes Kevin Pietersen’s omission has helped England massively.

The ECB cricket chief told Pietersen in May that he wouldn’t get an international recall, and said that the clarity was helping the team.

"I think that clarity has helped," Strauss said.


Lastly. in UFC Conor McGregor has claimed he is on a different level from all other fighters. The Irishman faces off against Jose Aldo this December, and implied he was doing better than Floyd Mayweather was at this stage in his career.

“As far as them searching for stars since Georges (St-Pierre) and Anderson (Silva), bring George and Anderson back,” he said.

“You think they’re on this level? You think they were 26 years of age with all these records, with these numbers? No they weren’t. Not even Floyd was 26 with this record and these numbers.

“I have the game in the palm of my hand, and they know it, and I know it, and they know I know it."

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