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“Not only did he surprise Floyd Mayweather, he surprised me and a whole host of experts,” he said.
“Because McGregor hit Mayweather often, his defense didn’t even work against Conor. He had to come out and fight like an old boxing slugger, like George Foreman or something.”
His reference to himself in the interview is hilarious, as was his repeated reference to the Irishman as “McConor”. He saw the borderline blow- that Mayweather sold as a low blow- in the ninth round as the referee saving Mayweather when he was genuinely hurt.
“The referee protected Mayweather in one of the last rounds. McConor hurt him,” recalled Foreman.
“He had him hurt, and was going for the finish, and the referee stepped in for no reason at all and stopped it. It was a vicious body punch. Conor had him with a good body shot and the referee saved him, but that’s typical of a boxing match.”
However, I don’t think I would go this far. It may have been the most exciting Mayweather fight in a long time, but was it this good? I don’t think so. But Foreman, the former heavyweight champion of the world, and one of the very few boxers to go broke, return, and manage his money the second time around, is certainly entitled to his opinion.
“Well, for the first time, I think all of the media should apologize for all the negative things they were saying about the fight,” Foreman said. “It’s probably…it’s going to be hard to top it. It could have been the fight of the year.”
McGregor was tired, but Nate did stop his usual guillotine escape brilliantly.
Nate has Conor figured out in more ways then we’ll ever know. Nate knew what escape route Conor had used previously & adjusted accordingly. pic.twitter.com/Omg5h0cmBH
— AcidHaze (@AcidHaze) September 6, 2017
Learn Chinese with Sage:
MMA fans don’t like change.
What do you think about Demetrious Johnson changing his nickname from ‘Mighty Mouse’ to just ‘Mighty’?
— Flyin’ Brian J (@FlyinBrianJ) September 5, 2017
I do like this T-shirt design, though.
I just realized the Demetrious Johnson shirt just says “Mighty”… Note these were co-designed by the athletes, so DJ might have signed off pic.twitter.com/ESEehBbbql
— Mike Dyce (@mikedyce) September 5, 2017
What’s McGregor’s recent trend of posting his weirdest facial expressions?
The Fertittas got their money originally, as part of the Galveston mob. The more you know.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 5, 2017
Tilman is third cousin of Lorenzo and Frank, former UFC owners. Feels like we haven’t seen the last of Fertitta pro sports ownership. https://t.co/Gzu9AqBX0t
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) September 5, 2017
Mike Jackson continues to call out C.M. Punk in diverse and funny ways, but I doubt he’s getting that fight …
That’s because Punk’s second UFC fight (why? $ $ $ , that’s why) seems already to have been decided. It’s probably not this one.
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) September 5, 2017
Truth. That IS a McGregor coat … and a McGregor beard, for that matter.
how often do u think about this 1947 portrait of arctic explorer Peter Freuchen and his third wife, fashion illustrator Dagmar Cohn. pic.twitter.com/CgdcKqN4lc
— Gavia Baker-Whitelaw (@Hello_Tailor) September 3, 2017
Conor McGregor is probably wearing that coat right now. https://t.co/N2jjl6is4V
— Tim B (@TB_Money) September 5, 2017
Weird, but just strange enough to enjoy.
— Mojahed Fudailat (@MojahedFudailat) September 5, 2017
Megan Anderson hitting mitts with James Krause:
— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) September 6, 2017
Slips, Rips, and KO Clips
I, too, love Joanna Jedrzejczyk, but I’ve never described her this poetically:
The lady is a god damn artist of distance. A cubist of violence shattering people into fragments. pic.twitter.com/FVJ1DjS8mG
— AcidHaze (@AcidHaze) September 5, 2017
I love body shots …
— EditinKing Boxing (@EditinKing) September 6, 2017
What an uppercut!
— Boxing History (@BoxingHistory) July 9, 2017
Not all uppercuts are created equal …
What Coming For Me Looks Likepic.twitter.com/nr2oeJtiTG
— D’SAVAGE3800 (@draqosavage) April 23, 2017
Podcasts and Video
The MMA Hour:
Michael Bisping said some … stuff in this episode.
Direct link to Bisping’s comment. I suspect he’ll say he was joking. You decide.https://t.co/ps7lXf4w04
— Jed Meshew, Esq. (@JedKMeshew) September 5, 2017
“These days, white people we seem to be suffering a bit of racism. It’s almost a sin to be white these days.” – Michael Bisping UFC MW champ
— Jed Meshew, Esq. (@JedKMeshew) September 5, 2017
Flyin’ Brian J. with the Nunes-Shevchenko preview:
The Severe MMA podcast:
— SevereMMA Podcast (@SevereMMAPod) September 4, 2017
Hulk Hogan is trapped in my computer pic.twitter.com/gmKI7yROhg
— Steven Carson (@StevenCarsonNR) February 8, 2017
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The life of a professional fighter isn’t all glitz and glamour.
As if getting punched, kicked, kneed, choked and twisted into a pretzel on a regular basis isn’t enough, fighters attract a general wackiness that makes their lives, well…interesting.
To commemorate these day-to-day hardships, slip-ups, pranks, and more, we bring you, “The Weekly Grind.”
Let’s go get some boxing ones now son. pic.twitter.com/KwBkFriTto
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 18, 2017
I’m thinking “Do NOT get caught on camera staring at her butt… AGAIN.” https://t.co/lrF88lYcjo
— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) May 18, 2017
Pode contar comigo sempre, Ju! Tenho certeza que vai conquistar tudo que vc deseja e faria de tudo para poder te ajudar! Continue evoluindo como uma pessoa mas sempre sendo essa mulher linda e simpática! Vou sentir sua falta nega! @juliaboscher #amigaslindas #jiujitsuparamulheres #jiujiteiras #cantstopwontstop #sandiego #aventuras
— Paige VanZant (@PaigeVanzantUFC) May 19, 2017
First and foremost I’m focusing on myself and getting healthy, everything else will fall into place!!
— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) May 20, 2017
— Valentina Shevchenko (@BulletValentina) May 19, 2017
Hella Classic My Kicks @reebok @ufc Thank you buddy @solesbysir #ilmb Repost from @solesbysir I am learning a lot from all the @ufc fighters. Lol Even from my new buddy @teru145 . He’s a fan of the “ladies” apparently . #SolesBySir #1of1 #customCleats #nowait #customClassics #UFC #AthleteSummit #aWholeNewWorld #beMorehuman #SorryMom
From now on I will have a live feed rolling during all my interviews so you know what is REALLY being said in its entirety.
— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) May 19, 2017
— Nina Ansaroff (@NinaAnsaroff) May 19, 2017
— Peoples Champ (@YoelRomeroMMA) May 18, 2017
— Gegard Mousasi (@mousasi_mma) May 19, 2017
ATTENTION! Breaking news! Chad Mendes saves Florida gator from drowning! Haha jk. Three of our clients dropped the hammer on 3 gators yesterday! One was a monster that broke 11’4″ on the tape!!! We were able to get 4 hogs down as well. These clients will have plenty of meat in the freezer for the year!! So far the @finzandfeatherzguides gator trip has been a success! #meat #food #groceryshopping #hatersgonnahate #gators #finzandfeatherz @triplemoutfitters
— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) May 18, 2017
.@jucao you elf looking mfer! Go cry somewhere else they don’t even train together his words not mine, survival of the fittest!
— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) May 18, 2017
Stop blaming @Cody_Nolove I’m a grown man and said it was an easy fight! Diego whooped me and taught me a lesson and I’m stronger bc of it!
— Hayder Hassan (@HayderHassan) May 18, 2017
@DustinPoirier Next fight is You … don’t get too excited Your not the first guy to hurt me badly before I finished him ..knee or no knee U wanted out
— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) May 16, 2017
George Sullivan is dealing with his second USADA case in the last eight months, but is adamant that he has not knowingly cheated.
The UFC welterweight tested positive for a banned substance stemming from a sample collected Jan. 14 and is facing a UFC anti-doping policy violation. At the time, Sullivan was serving a one-year USADA suspension for a violation he was hit with in November. USADA could give double the suspension this time, because it’s potentially Sullivan’s second offense.
However, Sullivan said there is an explanation as to why he tested positive for a prohibited drug in January: he was taking a prescribed fertility medication to help him and his wife have a baby, he told MyMMANews in a video published over the weekend.
Sullivan said he tested positive for clomiphene (or clomid), which can be used to treat male infertility, though it only has FDA approval for female infertility. The New Jersey native said he was only on the pill two days when he was tested and didn’t think to disclose the medication to USADA sample collectors when they showed up to his gym at 5 a.m.
“There’s a lot of information that goes towards showing them that it was just an honest mistake,” Sullivan said.
Sullivan, 36, said he has been in communication with USADA, which is currently conducting an investigation.
“It’s been 65 days and I still can’t the medication approved,” Sullivan said. “It’s very vigorous how they test everything. They need to break everything down and talk to your doctor. It’s crazy.”
Both Jon Jones and Brock Lesnar tested positive for clomiphene in relation to their respective fights at UFC 200 last summer. Both ended up being suspended by USADA for one year, the maximum sanction for that drug for first-time offenders. Jones also tested positive for letrazole, which has similar anti-estrogen properties to clomiphene.
Clomiphene can be used for what is called post-cycle therapy for those using anabolic steroids.
Sullivan (17-5, 1 NC) was suspended one year, retroactive to January 2016, by USADA in November after he admitted use of a deer antler velvet that contained the banned substance Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1). Sullivan said the prohibited drug was not listed on the bottle, though USADA said when it announced the sanction that the substance manufacturer listed a highly concentrated dose of IGF-1 in the products on its website.
Sullivan never tested positive for the banned substance, though. He first declared it in January 2016, hence the suspension being retroactive to that time despite USADA only flagging it last July. Sullivan said he plans on filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the deer antler velvet.
“Basically I was screwed over and I never took anything, willingly knowing I was taking an illegal supplement,” Sullivan said. “That’s what hurt me the most. Everybody was like, ‘Oh, he took it.’ I didn’t even know it was in the bottle.
“I didn’t do nothing wrong. And it’s gonna come out in the court cases when I go after this company.”
Sullivan was removed from two fights due to the respective potential violations and provisional suspensions. He was supposed to face Hector Urbina at UFC on FOX 20 last July and then, once off suspension, Randy Brown at UFC 208 last month.
The worst part, Sullivan said, is what he feels like has been a breach of privacy. He didn’t plan on divulging to the public that he and his wife were having a hard time having a child. And he has been surprised by how fans have jumped to conclusions, calling him a cheater.
“They’re fake fans,” Sullivan said. “They don’t read the articles. A lot of guys are like, ‘You let your fans down.’ How about the fact that I’m trying to have a kid? I didn’t let you guys down. I didn’t think about that. All you guys had your kids. We’re trying to do what’s best for our family.”
Cris Cyborg questions nutritionist George Lockhart’s decision to have her take birth control pills before fight
In her latest video blog, Cyborg is seen arguing with her nutritionist George Lockhart, considered one of the very best in the business, about his decision to have her take birth control pills during this cut.