Andrew McNicol

Hong Kong

Andrew McNicol

Reporter, Sport

Andrew McNicol is a sports writer with a particular interest in football, rugby and mixed martial arts. He also enjoys covering local athletes and niche sports in the region. He first joined the Post as a sub-editor for Young Post before moving to the Sport desk.

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UFC: Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou call out boxing star Tyson Fury in MMA-boxing crossover – ‘let’s make it happen’

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic wants to sing ‘Sweet Caroline in the ring’ with boxing star Tyson Fury as contender Francis Ngannou posts photo of the pair.

24 Feb 2020 - 8:30PM

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic wants to sing ‘Sweet Caroline in the ring’ with boxing star Tyson Fury as contender Francis Ngannou posts photo of the pair.

UFC: Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou call out boxing star Tyson Fury in MMA-boxing crossover – ‘let’s make it happen’
UFC: Karolina Kowalkiewicz suffering from double vision and requires surgery after Yan Xiaonan loss

Polish strawweight Karolina Kowalkiewicz reveals she requires surgery after breaking ‘small bones’ around her eye and suffering from double vision during Yan Xiaonan loss.

25 Feb 2020 - 10:26AM

Polish strawweight Karolina Kowalkiewicz reveals she requires surgery after breaking ‘small bones’ around her eye and suffering from double vision during Yan Xiaonan loss.

UFC: Karolina Kowalkiewicz suffering from double vision and requires surgery after Yan Xiaonan loss
UFC: Israel Adesanya says sorry for 9/11 comment – ‘you’re bound to miss the mark with some bars’

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya says ‘my brain worked faster than my mouth’ after controversial comment relating to September 11 attacks in 2001.

24 Feb 2020 - 3:03PM

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya says ‘my brain worked faster than my mouth’ after controversial comment relating to September 11 attacks in 2001.

UFC: Israel Adesanya says sorry for 9/11 comment – ‘you’re bound to miss the mark with some bars’
UFC: Paulo Costa slams ‘dirty Kiwi’ and ‘disgusting’ Israel Adesanya after Yoel Romero 9/11 comments

Middleweight contender Paulo Costa takes issue with Israel Adesanya’s ‘Twin Towers’ comments last week and vows to ‘really kill you, dirty kiwi’.

23 Feb 2020 - 7:34PM

Middleweight contender Paulo Costa takes issue with Israel Adesanya’s ‘Twin Towers’ comments last week and vows to ‘really kill you, dirty kiwi’.

UFC: Paulo Costa slams ‘dirty Kiwi’ and ‘disgusting’ Israel Adesanya after Yoel Romero 9/11 comments
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury II: the boxing world reacts to the Englishman’s scintillating TKO win

Billy Joe Saunders accurately predicts Fury’s seventh-round win while NBA star LeBron James weighs in on Wilder’s corner’s decision to throw in the towel.

23 Feb 2020 - 5:14PM

Billy Joe Saunders accurately predicts Fury’s seventh-round win while NBA star LeBron James weighs in on Wilder’s corner’s decision to throw in the towel.

Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury II: the boxing world reacts to the Englishman’s scintillating TKO win
Fury vs Wilder II: boxing legends and professionals share their predictions on one of the fights of the decade

Will ‘The Gypsy King’ Tyson Fury outfox the right-handed grenade of ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Deontay Wilder? The likes of Tyson, Joshua and Hatton think so.

23 Feb 2020 - 12:20PM

Will ‘The Gypsy King’ Tyson Fury outfox the right-handed grenade of ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Deontay Wilder? The likes of Tyson, Joshua and Hatton think so.

Fury vs Wilder II: boxing legends and professionals share their predictions on one of the fights of the decade
From Hong Kong to The Bronx: how Andrew So’s South Bronx United is helping young immigrant footballers

South Bronx United co-founder Andrew So describes football’s transcendence in the United States’ most impoverished borough as the youth programme wins 2020 Laureus award.

24 Feb 2020 - 9:40PM

South Bronx United co-founder Andrew So describes football’s transcendence in the United States’ most impoverished borough as the youth programme wins 2020 Laureus award.

From Hong Kong to The Bronx: how Andrew So’s South Bronx United is helping young immigrant footballers
Hong Kong figure skater Harrison Wong on competing against Yuzuru Hanyu, sacrificing college parties and 2022 Winter Olympics dreams

Former Hong Kong national champion Harrison Wong describes watching Japanese superstar Yuzuru Hanyu train and sets sights on 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

20 Feb 2020 - 9:23PM

Former Hong Kong national champion Harrison Wong describes watching Japanese superstar Yuzuru Hanyu train and sets sights on 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Hong Kong figure skater Harrison Wong on competing against Yuzuru Hanyu, sacrificing college parties and 2022 Winter Olympics dreams
UFC: Conor McGregor trolls Diego Sanchez then deletes posts about fighting him in Dublin

Conor McGregor reignited an old feud with UFC veteran Diego Sanchez after his controversial win via disqualification last weekend.

17 Feb 2020 - 5:44PM

Conor McGregor reignited an old feud with UFC veteran Diego Sanchez after his controversial win via disqualification last weekend.

UFC: Conor McGregor trolls Diego Sanchez then deletes posts about fighting him in Dublin
UFC: Jon Jones says ‘tremendous’ Jan Blachowicz is worthy of a title shot after Corey Anderson knockout

Light-heavyweight contender Jan Blachowicz says his ‘legendary Polish power’ can defeat champion Jon Jones after impressive first-round KO against Corey Anderson.

16 Feb 2020 - 8:00PM

Light-heavyweight contender Jan Blachowicz says his ‘legendary Polish power’ can defeat champion Jon Jones after impressive first-round KO against Corey Anderson.

UFC: Jon Jones says ‘tremendous’ Jan Blachowicz is worthy of a title shot after Corey Anderson knockout
Floyd Mayweather Jnr says he ‘didn’t really train’ for historic Conor McGregor fight in 2017

Floyd Mayweather Jnr recalls his lax training schedule ahead of Conor McGregor boxing bout in 2017 – ‘sometimes I wouldn’t go to the gym for a week’.

16 Feb 2020 - 7:00PM

Floyd Mayweather Jnr recalls his lax training schedule ahead of Conor McGregor boxing bout in 2017 – ‘sometimes I wouldn’t go to the gym for a week’.

Floyd Mayweather Jnr says he ‘didn’t really train’ for historic Conor McGregor fight in 2017
Darren Till teases UFC 248 stand-in for Israel Adesanya vs Yoel Romero headliner after Jared Cannonier pulls out

Middleweight contender Darren Till retweets fan question about standing in for Israel Adesanya vs Yoel Romero headliner at UFC 248 as Jared Canonnier out with an injury.

16 Feb 2020 - 4:08PM

Middleweight contender Darren Till retweets fan question about standing in for Israel Adesanya vs Yoel Romero headliner at UFC 248 as Jared Canonnier out with an injury.

Darren Till teases UFC 248 stand-in for Israel Adesanya vs Yoel Romero headliner after Jared Cannonier pulls out
UFC 248: Darren Till asks Donald Trump to ‘pull some strings’ with his visa issues

Darren Till calls on US president Donald Trump to ‘pull some strings’ and ‘get me my visa’ to fight at UFC 248 against Jared Cannonier.

15 Feb 2020 - 10:39AM

Darren Till calls on US president Donald Trump to ‘pull some strings’ and ‘get me my visa’ to fight at UFC 248 against Jared Cannonier.

UFC 248: Darren Till asks Donald Trump to ‘pull some strings’ with his visa issues
UFC: Jon Jones tells Dana White to ‘give me a call’ about Dominick Reyes rematch after judging controversy

Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones tells fans to contact UFC president Dana White about Dominick Reyes rematch as judging controversy linger in MMA community.

12 Feb 2020 - 6:20PM

Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones tells fans to contact UFC president Dana White about Dominick Reyes rematch as judging controversy linger in MMA community.

UFC: Jon Jones tells Dana White to ‘give me a call’ about Dominick Reyes rematch after judging controversy
Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao signs for same management agency as UFC’s Conor McGregor

UFC star Conor McGregor welcomes Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao ‘to the team’ after announcing deal with Paradigm Sports Management – fuelling fight rumours.

12 Feb 2020 - 5:28PM

UFC star Conor McGregor welcomes Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao ‘to the team’ after announcing deal with Paradigm Sports Management – fuelling fight rumours.

Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao signs for same management agency as UFC’s Conor McGregor
UFC 247: Texas commission responds to judging controversy and Joe Rogan’s on-air claims that judge was ‘literally not watching’ the fight

The Texas commission rejects Joe Rogan’s live broadcast claims that a judge was ‘looking at the floor’ during a fight and says it takes UFC’s recommendations into consideration.

12 Feb 2020 - 6:22AM

The Texas commission rejects Joe Rogan’s live broadcast claims that a judge was ‘looking at the floor’ during a fight and says it takes UFC’s recommendations into consideration.

UFC 247: Texas commission responds to judging controversy and Joe Rogan’s on-air claims that judge was ‘literally not watching’ the fight
Ex-NFL star Antonio Brown threatens to sue rumoured boxing opponent Logan Paul for promoting unconfirmed fight on YouTube

Former New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown warns YouTuber Logan Paul to send him a boxing fight contract or he will sue him for ‘infraction’ for using his image.

12 Feb 2020 - 12:00AM

Former New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown warns YouTuber Logan Paul to send him a boxing fight contract or he will sue him for ‘infraction’ for using his image.

Ex-NFL star Antonio Brown threatens to sue rumoured boxing opponent Logan Paul for promoting unconfirmed fight on YouTube
UFC 247: Dominick Reyes says Jon Jones knows he lost ‘deep down in his heart’ as judging controversy continues

Dominick Reyes says Jon Jones will want a rematch ‘for his own mind’ after a weekend of controversial judging as Jones’ coach explains why he scored the fight in Jones’ favour.

11 Feb 2020 - 4:34PM

Dominick Reyes says Jon Jones will want a rematch ‘for his own mind’ after a weekend of controversial judging as Jones’ coach explains why he scored the fight in Jones’ favour.

UFC 247: Dominick Reyes says Jon Jones knows he lost ‘deep down in his heart’ as judging controversy continues
UFC 247: More controversy in Jon Jones vs Dominick Reyes judging as scorecard calls it a ‘majority draw’

A photo of the official Texas commission’s scorecard shows Jon Jones vs Dominick Reyes was recorded as a ‘majority draw’ as president Dana White calls for a rematch.

12 Feb 2020 - 12:04PM

A photo of the official Texas commission’s scorecard shows Jon Jones vs Dominick Reyes was recorded as a ‘majority draw’ as president Dana White calls for a rematch.

UFC 247: More controversy in Jon Jones vs Dominick Reyes judging as scorecard calls it a ‘majority draw’
UFC 247: Joe Rogan and Dominick Cruz outraged at judge ‘literally not watching’ on live broadcast

Analysts Joe Rogan and Dominick Cruz were left stunned on UFC 247 live broadcast after spotting one of the judges ‘looking down at the floor’ during an undercard fight.

10 Feb 2020 - 7:00PM

Analysts Joe Rogan and Dominick Cruz were left stunned on UFC 247 live broadcast after spotting one of the judges ‘looking down at the floor’ during an undercard fight.

UFC 247: Joe Rogan and Dominick Cruz outraged at judge ‘literally not watching’ on live broadcast
The Takedown | UFC 247: Jon Jones’ pound-for-pound No 1 status under threat with Khabib Nurmagomedov lurking

Jon Jones’ performance against Dominick Reyes is more evidence of a plateau, with Khabib Nurmagomedov poised to leapfrog him to No 1 in pound-for-pound rankings.

10 Feb 2020 - 6:57PM

Jon Jones’ performance against Dominick Reyes is more evidence of a plateau, with Khabib Nurmagomedov poised to leapfrog him to No 1 in pound-for-pound rankings.

UFC 247: Jon Jones’ pound-for-pound No 1 status under threat with Khabib Nurmagomedov lurking
UFC 247: Dominick Reyes feels ‘disrespected’ by judging vs Jon Jones – ‘I might want to have a word with you’

Dominick Reyes says he ‘might want to have a word’ with the judge who scored fight 49-46 for Jon Jones, as UFC president Dana White praises ‘future of light heavyweight division’.

9 Feb 2020 - 5:43PM

Dominick Reyes says he ‘might want to have a word’ with the judge who scored fight 49-46 for Jon Jones, as UFC president Dana White praises ‘future of light heavyweight division’.

UFC 247: Dominick Reyes feels ‘disrespected’ by  judging vs Jon Jones – ‘I might want to have a word with you’
UFC approaches Dustin Poirier to fight Nate Diaz in May or July after scrapped 2018 bout – ‘come get this work’

Lightweight contender Dustin Poirier says the UFC approached him to fight Nate Diaz at 170 pounds this year after the pair’s cancelled bout in 2018.

9 Feb 2020 - 6:02PM

Lightweight contender Dustin Poirier says the UFC approached him to fight Nate Diaz at 170 pounds this year after the pair’s cancelled bout in 2018.

UFC approaches Dustin Poirier to fight Nate Diaz in May or July after scrapped 2018 bout – ‘come get this work’
UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov says 90 per cent of MMA viewers ‘don’t know anything’ as matchmakers and casuals push for Conor McGregor rematch

Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says 90 per cent of MMA viewers ‘don’t know anything’ after rumours of Conor McGregor rematch surface yet again.

8 Feb 2020 - 7:37AM

Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says 90 per cent of MMA viewers ‘don’t know anything’ after rumours of Conor McGregor rematch surface yet again.

UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov says 90 per cent of MMA viewers ‘don’t know anything’ as matchmakers and casuals push for Conor McGregor rematch
UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov calls promotion ‘a well organised circus’ after taking back ‘fixed’ Conor McGregor comeback fight comments

Khabib Nurmagomedov blasts the UFC for booking Conor McGregor’s comeback against ‘mentally weak’ Donald Cerrone but retracts comments that it was a fixed fight.

8 Feb 2020 - 1:47AM

Khabib Nurmagomedov blasts the UFC for booking Conor McGregor’s comeback against ‘mentally weak’ Donald Cerrone but retracts comments that it was a fixed fight.

UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov calls promotion ‘a well organised circus’ after taking back ‘fixed’ Conor McGregor comeback fight comments
UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov says a US$100 million rematch with ‘idiot’ Conor McGregor is ‘not rational’

Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov calls a rematch with Conor McGregor ‘not rational’ and is concentrating on defending his title against Tony Ferguson in April.

7 Feb 2020 - 3:15PM

Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov calls a rematch with Conor McGregor ‘not rational’ and is concentrating on defending his title against Tony Ferguson in April.

UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov says a US$100 million rematch with ‘idiot’ Conor McGregor is ‘not rational’
UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov scoffs at Tony Ferguson’s bloodthirsty elbows – ‘you’ve never seen a cut or black eye on me’

Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says ‘you’ve never seen a cut or black eye on me’ and Tony Ferguson ‘has got a task for himself’ trying to cut his face with elbows.

6 Feb 2020 - 12:26AM

Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says ‘you’ve never seen a cut or black eye on me’ and Tony Ferguson ‘has got a task for himself’ trying to cut his face with elbows.

UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov scoffs at Tony Ferguson’s bloodthirsty elbows – ‘you’ve never seen a cut or black eye on me’
UFC: Jon Jones says he can beat heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic ‘for sure’ and would not need a tune-up fight

Greatest of all time-contender Jon Jones is open to moving up to heavyweight and says he beats champion Stipe Miocic in terms of ‘speed, fight IQ, versatility and confidence.’

5 Feb 2020 - 10:36PM

Greatest of all time-contender Jon Jones is open to moving up to heavyweight and says he beats champion Stipe Miocic in terms of ‘speed, fight IQ, versatility and confidence.’

UFC: Jon Jones says he can beat heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic ‘for sure’ and would not need a tune-up fight
UFC: Colby Covington wants to fight rapper 50 Cent in a charity boxing bout after race comments

Colby Covington calls out 50 Cent in a charity boxing bout after the rapper’s race comments following his title fight loss to Usman in December.

5 Feb 2020 - 8:00PM

Colby Covington calls out 50 Cent in a charity boxing bout after the rapper’s race comments following his title fight loss to Usman in December.

UFC: Colby Covington wants to fight rapper 50 Cent in a charity boxing bout after race comments
UFC: Colby Covington demands rematch with ‘human trash-bag’ Kamaru Usman after claiming he won every round of their welterweight title fight

Colby Covington slams the MMA community for mis-analysing his fight with Kamaru Usman and threatens to not fight again unless his calls for a rematch are met.

5 Feb 2020 - 6:00PM

Colby Covington slams the MMA community for mis-analysing his fight with Kamaru Usman and threatens to not fight again unless his calls for a rematch are met.

UFC: Colby Covington demands rematch with ‘human trash-bag’ Kamaru Usman after claiming he won every round of their welterweight title fight