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I guess Floyd misses the limelight.
With McGregor pointedly turning down his offer to allow the Irishman to train in his gym for the upcoming Khabib Nurmagomedov fight at UFC 229 (why?), Mayweather has turned to social media to roast McGregor one more time. He posted a photo of himself landing a punishing blow on the Irishman with the caption
“Easiest 9 figures I ever made! All work is what #mayweatherpromotions #TMT #TBE”
All this latest drama has done is remind me how thankful I am McGregor is preparing for a legitimate high-level mixed martial arts contest and not another crossover carnival boxing event. UFC 229 goes down October 6 in Las Vegas.
Speaking of which, this Khabib vs. McGregor promo might just give you chills.
Roasting Mayweather is all too easy.
McGregor himself can’t help reminding us all how easy it would have been to beat Floyd under MMA rules
Sparring day at Alliance MMA with Dominick Cruz looks intense
It’s a shame there isn’t more footage of Sugar Ray Robinson, the man may have been the greatest ever.
Curtis Blaydes posted this over the weekend and for some reason has been getting largely negative replies. I don’t really understand why.
Fans think they wanna hear real shit from fighters till they bring up their kids. Fans wanna see us crack our skulls open with no regards for our sons & daughters they just wanna see bloodshed who cares if we can read to our kids when they are 7 or 8
— Curtis Blaydes (@RazorBlaydes265) August 26, 2018
Now I need to try these. Thanks, John Wayne Parr.
Mike Perry has been getting a lot of crap, not for his continuous use of the N-word, but for his footwork and technique on the pads here.
I got the drop on ya spot erbody watch out , all my niggas on 50 so you know we hopped out, mobbed out , opps out we gone show what we about , all my Niggas really gang bang , talk that damn slang , scrap about it do the same thang, let ya nuts hang #6six9nine #Kooda #NiggasIffyUh #BlickyGotTheStiffyUh
I never knew Mirko Cro Cop said this about Chael Sonnen.
I think about this once a day at least pic.twitter.com/cddfTWpNB4
— BIG ROB (@animalglue) August 27, 2018
This might be wild speculation, but I would be interested to know where he heard it. It wouldn’t be too surprising to learn Dana and Company pulled some strings behind the scenes, because the NLRB did approve the case, then suddenly reversed their decision and sent Leslie Smith’s case to DC for review.
Apparently @realDonaldTrump bailed out @danawhite and the @ufc by burying @LeslieSmith_GF‘s complaint to the National Labor Relations Board AFTER her claim HAD ALREADY BEEN APPROVED by the NLRB Region 4 and held that fighters are employees. This shit is hard to believe.
— Andrew Yang (@AndrewYangVFA) August 27, 2018
Yves Edwards may have retired, but he’s still got it.
Remember this insanity?
Melvin Manhoef vs. Robbie Lawler pic.twitter.com/Fif127ww8a
— Bestrafer7 (@Bestrafer7) August 29, 2018
Speaking of welterweights, what are the odds Darren Till gets to use his ground-and-pound against Tyron Woodley?
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) August 29, 2018
Combat sports this weekend:
Live Combat Sport Schedule: 8/29 – 9/2
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) August 28, 2018
This is just adding insult to injury
Masaaki Noiri with a triple front kick to the face. pic.twitter.com/55rSpTfcYd
— nojillnolife (@nojillnolife) August 28, 2018
Justin Gaethje and Trevor Wittman are a remarkable coach-fighter duo, and this was a perfect moment.
@TrevorWittman is the best coach in the world. He knows with ones victory comes another’s demise. He will celebrate with me when he makes sure my opponent is ok, that is what you see here. #respect #mma #ufc https://t.co/mhL0JMl0Wh
— Justin Gaethje (@Justin_Gaethje) August 28, 2018
This made me angry at what the internet has made us.
Help my dog walk again
My dog (more accurately my girl’s dog, but she’s mine too) threw her hip out Saturday. This is pretty serious for her; without surgery very soon, she won’t ever be able to walk again, and with an artery exposed the vet told us it’s a ticking death sentence. She’s ten, and up to that has been very active and playful. I set up a GoFundMe. If you can donate anything, I would appreciate it.