Andrew McNicol

Andrew McNicol is a sports writer with a particular interest in football, mixed martial arts, and lacrosse. He first joined the Post as a sub-editor for Young Post before moving to the Sport desk. He is currently studying a master's degree in media and communications in the UK.
Andrew McNicol
Andrew McNicol is a sports writer with a particular interest in football, mixed martial arts, and lacrosse. He first joined the Post as a sub-editor for Young Post before moving to the Sport desk. He is currently studying a master's degree in media and communications in the UK.

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The Takedown | Israel Adesanya’s UFC 243 ‘Death Note’ sounds start of the new ‘Stylebender’ era

‘Stylebender’ finely positioned to take reins as UFC’s next big star, combining showmanship with sound bites and deadly striking – plus a love of anime.

7 Oct 2019 - 6:41PM

‘Stylebender’ finely positioned to take reins as UFC’s next big star, combining showmanship with sound bites and deadly striking – plus a love of anime.

Israel Adesanya’s UFC 243 ‘Death Note’ sounds start of the new ‘Stylebender’ era
The Takedown | UFC fans accusing Jeremy Stephens of faking eye injury against Yair Rodriguez are delusional

The American has been given a 180-day medical suspension by UFC doctors – fans arguing he should have fought on against Yair Rodriguez are clueless.

25 Sep 2019 - 1:50PM

The American has been given a 180-day medical suspension by UFC doctors – fans arguing he should have fought on against Yair Rodriguez are clueless.

UFC fans accusing Jeremy Stephens of faking eye injury against Yair Rodriguez are delusional
The Takedown | UFC: Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz trash talk super unnecessary for ‘BMF’ press conference

Respect on show in New York, with bad blood not needed to hype the ‘BMF’ fight at Madison Square Garden, where 10,000 tickets have already been sold

20 Sep 2019 - 5:11PM

Respect on show in New York, with bad blood not needed to hype the ‘BMF’ fight at Madison Square Garden, where 10,000 tickets have already been sold

UFC: Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz trash talk super unnecessary for ‘BMF’ press conference
The Takedown | UFC: Conor McGregor drops Dustin Poirier rematch hint but Justin Gaethje is the fight to make

A rematch with ‘The Diamond’ makes sense but Justin Gaethje is perfect stylistic match-up for ‘The Notorious’ – and the bad blood is already brewing.

18 Sep 2019 - 2:17PM

A rematch with ‘The Diamond’ makes sense but Justin Gaethje is perfect stylistic match-up for ‘The Notorious’ – and the bad blood is already brewing.

UFC: Conor McGregor drops Dustin Poirier rematch hint but Justin Gaethje is the fight to make
The Takedown | Sorry Khabib, Jon Jones is still UFC’s pound-for-pound No 1 – in rankings and cold, hard reality

Nurmagomedov a one-of-a-kind wrestler, but ‘Bones’ is a one-of-a-kind mixed martial artist – and we’re talking greatest fighter, not greatest human.

14 Sep 2019 - 1:12PM

Nurmagomedov a one-of-a-kind wrestler, but ‘Bones’ is a one-of-a-kind mixed martial artist – and we’re talking greatest fighter, not greatest human.

Sorry Khabib, Jon Jones is still UFC’s pound-for-pound No 1 – in rankings and cold, hard reality
Benjamin Mendy’s ‘Hong Kong’ trip riles Pep Guardiola … but Manchester City defender reveals it’s all a joke

Man City boss looks stunned at press conference when told his defender is apparently in Hong Kong – but Mendy was just playing a prank on Instagram

9 Feb 2019 - 11:33AM

Man City boss looks stunned at press conference when told his defender is apparently in Hong Kong – but Mendy was just playing a prank on Instagram

Benjamin Mendy’s ‘Hong Kong’ trip riles Pep Guardiola … but Manchester City defender reveals it’s all a joke
England’s Jadon Sancho reminds me of Eden Hazard, says Borussia Dortmund teammate Axel Witsel

Belgian midfielder believes England fans are ‘right about the hype’ around 18-year-old winger

16 Nov 2018 - 4:01PM

Belgian midfielder believes England fans are ‘right about the hype’ around 18-year-old winger

England’s Jadon Sancho reminds me of Eden Hazard, says Borussia Dortmund teammate Axel Witsel
Belgium striker Dries Mertens would consider China move after contract is up with Napoli

The 31-year-old has one year left with the Italian giants and has sought advice about the Chinese Super League from teammates Carrasco and Witsel

4 Nov 2018 - 1:00PM

The 31-year-old has one year left with the Italian giants and has sought advice about the Chinese Super League from teammates Carrasco and Witsel

Belgium striker Dries Mertens would consider China move after contract is up with Napoli
Hong Kong launches first indoor lacrosse league as it pursues world top 20 dream
Skydiving begins Asian offensive as it strives to be included in 2024 Olympic programme
A Red Bull Air Race in Hong Kong? The wheels are in motion, says Kenny Chiang
Forget Neymar and Brazil! Hong Kong needs to copy Kylian Mbappe, Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne to secure success
Asian Games 2018: Hong Kong rugby sevens stars get passport boost with HK$1.6 million at stake in Jakarta
‘Rugby, where you don’t get smacked’ – how the mixed gender sport of tag is bringing Hong Kong together
Blood, broken bones and lying to your parents: the secret life of a Hong Kong martial artist
Manchester United star Alexis Sanchez is ready to recapture Arsenal form, says legendary ex-Red Devil Denis Irwin
Hong Kong triathlon prodigy shrugs off Asian Games passport misery with first senior win

Oscar Coggins secures first senior-level Asian competition win, boosting Tokyo Olympics chances and putting UK passport renunciation ordeal behind him

8 Aug 2018 - 10:05PM

Oscar Coggins secures first senior-level Asian competition win, boosting Tokyo Olympics chances and putting UK passport renunciation ordeal behind him

Hong Kong triathlon prodigy shrugs off Asian Games passport misery with first senior win
Fifa eWorld Cup tournament: Asian student wins nearly HK$2 million in prize money at inaugural e-sports competition
Meet the ballroom dancer leading shy Hong Kong schoolchildren clear of ‘cookie cutter’ and ‘little box’ syndrome
Fifa 18: Michael Carrick end of an era SBC card puts Manchester United legend alongside Iniesta, Buffon, Pirlo in Ultimate Team
Tristan Thompson ‘punches Draymond Green’ in LeBron James’ ESPY Awards after-party altercation, according to reports
Neymar Jnr fever as Team Hong Kong return from superstar’s five-a-side tournament in Brazil
Denver Nuggets news: Gary Harris visits China NBA camp, says good defenders will get plaudits after snub
Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics: Zachary Yuen, NHL’s first Chinese draft, eyes success for China national team
NHL China Games 2018: Boston Bruins battle Calgary Flames in Shenzhen as ice hockey tries to crack Chinese market
World Lacrosse Championship: Hong Kong end campaign on winning note as US and Canada tussle for title
Fifa World Cup hooligan ‘carnage’ fears pleasantly prove false for Hong Kong football fans in Russia
Asian Games 2018 medals the target for Hong Kong equestrian team after horse quarantine nightmare

Chef d’equipe Amanda Bond is confident of success in Jakarta thanks to an improved performance programme and smoother horse transport

18 Jul 2018 - 10:29PM

Chef d’equipe Amanda Bond is confident of success in Jakarta thanks to an improved performance programme and smoother horse transport

Asian Games 2018 medals the target for Hong Kong equestrian team after horse quarantine nightmare
World Lacrosse Championship 2018: Hong Kong’s dream run hits a wall in heavy loss to Germany
Japanese university student and pro boxer Nanako Suzuki lights Hong Kong up with her good looks and right hooks