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Midnight Mania! Mayweather: Conor Was ‘Easiest 9 Figures I Ever Made’

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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”

Easiest 9 figures I ever made! All work is what? #mayweatherpromotions #TMT #TBE

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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

1 year ago what a trip. Outside trip.

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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.

Now I need to try these. Thanks, John Wayne Parr.

Working on explosive power. Give these a try at the gym today and see how you go.

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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 never knew Mirko Cro Cop said this about Chael Sonnen.

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.

Yves Edwards may have retired, but he’s still got it.

It’s all about angles #thugjitsu @joe_schilling @bombatuf

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Remember this insanity?

Speaking of welterweights, what are the odds Darren Till gets to use his ground-and-pound against Tyron Woodley?

Combat sports this weekend:

This is just adding insult to injury

Justin Gaethje and Trevor Wittman are a remarkable coach-fighter duo, and this was a perfect moment.


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This made me angry at what the internet has made us.


Help my dog walk again


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Andrew Pearson and Nala

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.


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One of her favorite pastimes

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Floyd Mayweather Invites Conor McGregor to Train at Boxing Club in Las Vegas

Conor McGregor will have the opportunity to get some tips from a former foe ahead of his title bout at UFC 229 if he so chooses.
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Midnight Mania! Watch Mayweather Get Blocked by Model

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Brittney Elena makes a living on her looks, as a model, but it turns out she is a very skilled athlete as well. She completely shut Floyd Mayweather down at a charity basketball game Tuesday, just using good fundamental defense.

So, so beautiful.

It may not mean much in the scheme of things, but when a woman shuts down an athlete with the cowardly history of beating other women that Floyd has, forgive me for taking a moment to savor it.

He also got crossed up by an R&B singer later.


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Rose Namajunas is so right. It will never stop surprising me how professional basketball players are just built to another scale than the rest of us.

If basketball players start training we all dead. @dwighthoward #espys

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GSP was with Rose at the ESPYs.

Look who we bumped into here at the Heroes party for the #espys

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Israel Adesanya is clearly the fight to make for Anderson Silva; he is Silva’s spiritual successor and the chance for them to fight is fleeting. Style Bender vs. Spider. Last generation of great striker vs. new generation of great striker. Adesanya works best when given space; Silva will give him space. Silva works best when on the counter; Adesanya is probably confident enough to come forward without having to worry about the takedown.

Donald Cerrone got a custom lever-action Henry rifle for his kid and that’s pretty damn awesome.

All of these seem accurate though

l Completely, probably true!

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Jessica-Rose Clark

Olivier Aubin-Mercier wins with this one

The wider world is seeing this and I’m ashamed

Bruh

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I included Angela Hill’s post about Alexa Grasso for the pun

Hopefully Bellator’s welterweight tournament sees Michael Page actually fight Paul Daley and/or some other good welterweights.

I don’t know who to root for because both these guys have gotten raw deals in their last couple bouts. Merab Dvalishvili fights at an utterly insane pace and nearly survived that guillotine for thirty seconds by just bicycling his feet, and Terrion Ware has fought hot prospects or top fifteen guys in each of his three UFC fights so far.

This link is worth watching. The kid knows how to fight. Of course, bullies can also learn MMA…

I saw this work in Fast and Furious 7 so it’s definitely a real technique.


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

The ‘truck driver’ literally cleaned his clock with this punch, sending the sand flying off his face.

Size isn’t always everything- this ‘turn his own strength against him’ moment is straight out of the camp action movies I used to watch as a kid.

I like this shifting punch

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This is pure and adorable

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Dana White on Mayweather to UFC Rumors: ‘I’m Interested, and He’s Obviously Interested’

It seems that a week can’t go by without some kind of talk regarding Floyd Mayweather’s potential move to the UFC.
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Video: Green Calls Out ‘B–ch Ass’ Mayweather To Stand Up War

For better or worse, Floyd Mayweather is adamant the chances of him making his mixed martial arts (MMA) debut in 2018 are 50/50. While most combat pundits are calling fake news on Floyd’s quest to conquer the eight-sided cage, there are those who wouldn’t mind mixing it up against “Money.”

Yes, even him.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight contender Bobby Green has taken to social media to cal out the pound-for-pound best boxer in the world, maybe in history, to challenge him to a fight inside the Octagon.

And he won’t play by MMA rules, either, as “King” claims he will gladly keep it on the feet and school him at his own game, on his own soil of Las Vegas, Nevada. If Mayweather doesn’t happen to follow Bobby on Instagram, then perhaps Tyron Woodley — who is supposedly set to be training Mayweather in MMA — can relay the message to his pupil.

For Green, there is no harm in shooting his shot, but the chances of Floyd actually following through on his MMA conquest seems rather unlikely. Then again, if Green sticks to his word of keeping it all striking with the hands and no takedowns or kicks, then maybe Floyd will be all ears.

I mean, it’s better than the alternative.

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Floyd Mayweather: I’ve Already Started Training for MMA Debut

Floyd Mayweather tells FightHype.com that he has already started training for his possible mixed martial arts debut, which could come by the end of 2018.
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‘Broke’ Mayweather Training For Boxing Return, Not UFC Debut

Wait, so there’s a chance Floyd Mayweather Jr. is not going to become a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and face Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Conor McGregor in late 2018?

But … but … the training! The buffness! The billions!

That doesn’t mean “Money” is calling it quits just yet. Not because of the competitive fire, but rather because the aging pugilist is broke and needs the money. I guess this whopping payday wasn’t enough to rebound from all those tax troubles.

“Floyd’s not gonna do MMA but he is gonna box again,” former UFC title contender Chael Sonnen told TMZ Sports. “I will tell you unequivocally, right now, Floyd Mayweather does, and is planning, to box one more time.”

“Floyd’s broke,” he continued. “It does not matter what you made, it matters what you kept, and he is a dumb-dumb. Look, he’s just not a very bright guy. He’s surrounded with even less bright guys.”

Who needs brains when you have brawn Voltron?

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Midnight Mania! Mayweather Says 50/50 Chance He Makes His MMA Debut in 2018

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We truly live in a world where the truth is stranger, and much funnier, than fiction.

For instance, I couldn’t write a line this funny, from Floyd Mayweather. Via MMAJunkie.com:

“I started training already,” Mayweather said. “Not the physical part – endurance, as far as moving around. So far, I’ve started running. …

So… he’s started running. That’s a far cry from training “the MMA”, my man. I’m willing to make a Mayweather-sized bet that, put on the spot, Floyd couldn’t tell you what the letters in MMA stand for.

Does it get better? It gets better.

“I’m thinking about fighting in the MMA, I’ve thought about it. … I started training in Miami. I look forward to fighting probably by the end of the year. We don’t know. Right now it’s a 50-50 (chance), not a hundred percent. But we’ve started training.”

You mean you’ve started running.

However, as ridiculous as this whole scenario is, we have to remember that McGregor boxing Mayweather was pretty nearly as ridiculous, and that actually happened. I wrote maybe fifty articles on it, and you, y’all, the readers, lapped it up. It got millions of clicks, and made hundreds of millions of dollars. It’s no wonder then that UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has offered to train Mayweather for his MMA debut.

“Me and Woodley have spoke to each other on numerous occasions,” Mayweather said. “We talked. We said we’re going to start working out, as far as he’s got a great hand game already. I’m going to be working with different guys in the jiu-jitsu world. My wrestling game, I’m going to be working with guys with the wrestling. My kicking game, I’m going to be working with guys for the kicking game. Before I get in the octagon, I’ve got to be well rounded, all around the board.”

Besides sounding like my dad who is always just about to start an exercise program (sorry Dad), Mayweather sounds like someone who just hasn’t done any of this, ever, and so doesn’t understand how difficult it is going to be. At least McGregor boxed as part of his MMA training. Floyd has never needed to wrestle or learn submissions to be a boxer.

“Fighting is not nothing new for me,” he said. “Fighting barefoot is something new, but fighting is nothing new for me. The thing is this — (say I’m) fighting a guy that has some unbelievable jiu-jitsu skills, unbelievable wrestling skills, but the thing is this: His chances of getting to me, I mean, the percentage of his chances getting to me to lock up with me, he has to come in first. But he may lock up with me, and he may get wrapped up in certain ways. You don’t know how things could play out or how things could happen.

“With MMA, anything can happen. It’s brutal. It’s very, very brutal.”

My favorite part of that above transcript is just how little he says. Perhaps he should check the record on pro boxers getting into the cage with minimal training. But he may be right about the following:

“I know right now I’m the biggest name in MMA,” Mayweather said. “Hands down, I know this. And the second biggest name is Conor McGregor.”

See, there is money to be made here, and Floyd might just decide getting his ass kicked in the gym every single day for half a year, then in a cage in front of paying millions, is worth that sweet sweet cash.

However, despite the fact that this cash will only happen just once against a credible opponent, against exactly one UFC opponent in Conor McGregor, Mayweather is being coy about this all leading up to a McGregor rematch. He says he wants to fight at featherweight instead, perhaps a game to try to force McGregor to fight at a weight it is very draining for him to make.

“I can’t say right now,” Mayweather said. “I can’t really say how things are going to play out. I’m a numbers man. I’m all about the numbers.”

“Conor McGregor, tough, vicious competitor,” he continued. “Of course, just like he feels he got dynamite hands with the 4-ounce gloves on, I feel like I got dynamite power with the 4-ounce gloves on.”

“It’d be hard for me and Conor McGregor to fight, because if I was to fight in the MMA, I would have to fight at 145 (pounds),” Mayweather said. “The weight class I would fight at is 145. … In MMA it would be totally different, because we don’t have no shoes on, and with 4-ounce gloves on, you think I’m fast with 8-ounce gloves on, imagine how fast I’d be with 4-ounce gloves on.”

I can only imagine.

For now.


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This is the world’s most amazing sport, hands down bar none.

The Black Beast

@azxd lmao

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This was fun to watch in slow motion

Boxing Glove vs Water Balloon! #SlowMoSunday

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I hope this guy was okay

Jon Jones likes weaponized violence as well as the unarmed kind.

Widespread but they all were a hit. #Hobbies #20Yards #NeedATrainer

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How about you try some REAL self defense training, Jonny Bones?

Truth

l He wasn’t ready Shout out to the homie – @pizzajitsu for this gem

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I’m not sure this is real, but if so, not cool from the ref, or the fighter who takes a cheap shot. Derrick Lewis, as always, is an Instagram must-follow.

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The GOAT, Artem Lobov

Joe Rogan and I both hate-love these. I see them as telling tokens of our world, one where ‘the market’ is just credulous people who will always fall for charlatans because they so badly want to believe.

Anthony Johnson lifting is a scary thing.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk getting down

This spectacular suplex KO was ruled a DQ the next day by what seems to be some very shady ONE FC decision making.

Here’s what the ONE fearless leader had to say as explanation:

And here’s why it doesn’t quite make sense…

This DQ was the most unnecessary DQ of all time. He was gifted the win.

Garry Tonon has bars as well as hands

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John Danaher recaps what went into Garry Tonon’s superb MMA win this weekend

Victory in Thailand: Garry Tonon won his first ever MMA fight here in Bangkok via TKO in the second round. Prior to the bout, Mr Tonon expressed a desire to use his fledgling striking skills rather than simply rely on grappling. Despite only around four months of MMA training he made remarkable progress and wanted to test his new skills as part of his development. After an understandably nervous start where he took some hits, he settled into his rhythm and started landed his own heavy blows leading to a first round knock down and very nearly finished in the first round. In the second, Mr Tonon took control both in the open and on the fence and ultimately to the floor where he landed many heavy punches and elbows to get a stoppage. It was impressive to see a grappling athlete with no real striking background other than some sporadic pad work until four months ago come out and win via TKO on a specialized striker. Obviously there is still a huge amount to work on, but it was an amazing performance by the rookie. It was also a brave choice to stay with striking when he could have easily gone into submission mode. Previous to tonight, Mr Tonon had never thrown a punch with bad intentions before, but here in his debut he landed well once he got settled in. Any debut into MMA is tough, but doing it in a foreign country, on the main card of one of the biggest organizations in the world, with only four months of experience behind you and big expectations from fans, and still have the presence of mind to work on new developing skills to help long term growth shows remarkable presence of mind. I hope you all enjoyed the bout. Thank you all so much for your interest and support. I know it means a lot to Mr Tonon and it certainly does to me. It was an honor come to Thailand, home of the mighty Thai fighters, a land steeped in martial arts tradition and influence, and make a memorable debut. Now it’s back to NYC to get the squad ready for upcoming grappling bouts!

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The event was fun

Comedian Hannibal Buress sponsored Invicta FC 28, which was by all accounts a bloody and fun event.

Case in point:

Cory Sandhagen spars with his dog

Leslie Smith explains the goals of Project Spearhead, the fighter-led attempt to organize and figure out if fighters are legally employees, and if so, to form a fighter’s union.


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

This guy has fantastic knees

Wild sequence indeed. MMA is gloriously unpredictable

You don’t see this too often

Grappling has so many forms.

Sumo, which is also grappling


Good Reads

As someone whose whole job is aggregating social media content, I found this an interesting read, even if I disagreed on Darren Till.


Random Land

Promethean sacrifice

What am I watching

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Agility

Vid by @cowdogcallie

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Oh yeah. Worth the watch.

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Conor McGregor Opens as Big Favorite in Hypothetical MMA Bout vs. Floyd Mayweather

There has been enough talk about a potential mixed martial arts bout between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather that odds have been released regarding an Octagon meeting between the two rivals.
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Conor McGregor Opens as Big Favorite in Hypothetical MMA Bout vs. Floyd Mayweather

There has been enough talk about a potential mixed martial arts bout between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather that odds have been released regarding an Octagon meeting between the two rivals.
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