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Jon Jones is back atop the mountain in UFC, and he wasted no time in letting everyone know who he wants to face next. During his post fight octagon speech, Jones again challenged Brock Lesnar, the former UFC Heavyweight champion and current WWE Universal champ.
“Brock Lesnar, if you want to know what it feels like to get your ass kicked by a guy that weighs 40 pounds less than you, come meet me in the octagon,” – MMA Junkie
Lesnar’s response, like most things Brock does, was no nonsense and emphatic:
Lesnar heard that and had a simple, direct response to The Associated Press.
“Be careful what you wish for, young man,” Lesnar said – MMA Junkie
I’m a casual MMA fan at best, but the thought of those two locking horns inside the octagon is as exciting a matchup as I can imagine. The fight has a few barriers to overcome, notably Brock’s current suspension due to an anti doping violation from his last fight in the Octagon last summer. While the fight can’t happen anytime soon, Jones and Lesnar arguably have the most pull to get what they want in the UFC, and there’s no doubt that if they work out a deal, it would make Jones, Lesnar & the UFC top brass very, very rich. I can’t wait to see how this story continues to unfold.
Friday night is going to be a big night at Fenway, with the Red Sox officially retiring David Ortiz’ number 34. The ceremony figures to be a relatively long one, which is only fitting to honor arguably the largest figure in franchise history. Some of the ceremony is going to be a surprise, but on Wednesday we learned of one portion. The city of Boston is planning to rename a street after the legendary Red Sox slugger.The street to be renamed after him is currently known as the Yawkey Way Extension, and it lies between Brookline Ave and Yawkey Station. Starting Friday night, it will be known as David Ortiz Drive. – Over The Monster
David Ortiz’s name will take it’s rightful place alongside Yawkey Way this week, as the city of Boston and the Red Sox are turning Yawkey Way Extension into David Ortiz Drive. I’ll be at the number retirement/baseball game tomorrow night, and I can’t wait to see Big Papi back on the Fenway diamond. He’s the greatest Red Sox player of my generation, and will obviously go down in history as one of the handful of greats the organization has ever had. I watch that grand slam video I embedded above on a weekly basis, and there’s about a dozen more videos where he’s heroically winning the game for the Sox. Congrats to David Ortiz.
Not surprising. KD doesn’t strike me as a beer guy, never mind a Bud Light guy. Somebody get Kevin some champagne stat!
P.S. Hey KD, this is how it’s done:
I’ve never been a huge fan of Kevin Durant. He’s one of the top basketball players on planet Earth, sure, but that doesn’t mean you have to like and/or root for the guy. He made a tough decision last year by leaving OKC to join the Warriors, the same Warriors team that beat OKC in the Western Conference Finals last year. It wasn’t a well accepted move by sports fans, but Durant never seemed to care. He wanted a championship, and he felt like he put enough time in Seattle/OKC and wanted to fast track that ring ceremony.
11 months later, he’s now an NBA champion and a Finals MVP. Nike had their KD commercial ready to go as soon as the game was over, and it’s a video filled with Durant’s critics over the years being silenced by his championship victory. This video reminds me of all the doubters that Dirk Nowitzki had in the lead up to his championship win (which was also against Lebron James). The big difference between Dirk and KD is that Dirk stayed put in Dallas and won his way, while KD had to go to the best team in the West to get it done. Whether you love him or you hate him, and whether you love or hated his decision to join Golden State, you will always have to refer to Kevin Durant as a champion.
P.S. For a different perspective on KD joining the Warriors, here’s comedian Neal Brennan:
What a time to be alive. I was trying to think of something to compare this to in the real world but I’m drawing a blank. I understand that there’s a difference between being a professional athlete and doing literally anything else, but a 250 pound weight clause is basically giving away money. If this was a 225 pound clause or 215 maybe I’d give Lacy some credit, but the guy is 5 foot 11 inches tall. Asking him to not be a 250 pound plus ball of dough shouldn’t be too difficult, especially when you’re dangling $55K in front of his face. If I’m Eddie Lacy I’m using this bonus and going on an eating spree the likes this world has ever seen. Do your thing, Eddie. You deserve it?
Video on social media showed Mr. Met walking down a tunnel at the ballpark, turning around and giving the middle finger to the fans. It was unclear what, if anything, the fans said to the mascot before he made the gesture. – ESPN
Poor Mr. Met. The Mets are not great this year, dropping to 23-28 after last night’s loss. The only thing worse than being a mascot is being a mascot for a shitty team, and Mr. Met finally had enough last night. I have to imagine that Mr. Met has done this countless times over the years when fans got a little too aggressive, but rule number one of existing in today’s society is to remember that EVERYONE has a camera phone. I wouldn’t be surprised if there was video of this two second incident from every angle imaginable. Left, right, center; there’s probably a bird’s eye view from someone 100 yards away. Mr. Met really should’ve just stuck up his middle of the three fingers he has instead of doing the entire gesture. That way you can get away with the excuse that you were just saying hi.
P.S. Now that Mr. Met is in the spotlight, how long until we get an article complaining that there’s no Ms. Met? I’m going to say 3 hours.