Conor McGregor has no shot of beating Floyd Mayweather on August 26th. I’m not a diehard boxing or MMA fan, but it doesn’t take a human genius to tell you that a world class boxer is going to defeat a world class MMA fighter in a boxing match. With that said, I don’t know how you root for anyone other than Conor McGregor. He’s just as arrogant and insufferable as Mayweather at times, but he’s also someone who will wear a suit with the words ‘fuck you’ printed all over it. That’s so great. If it was anyone else, I’d say that they’re milking up all this publicity even though they know they’re going to lose, but I don’t think McGregor thinks that. He’s crazy enough to think he can win, but even if he doesn’t, he’s going down in a blaze of glory.
I don’t think the Mayweather/McGregor fight will ever be able to live up to the build, but there’s no denying that both guys (and Showtime) know how to hype up a big time event. The match is a little over 7 weeks away, and Showtime is pulling out the big guns with it’s latest trailer. It’s really just Mayweather & McGregor talking about themselves mixed in with training and fight footage, but both guys are so confident and so skilled that it makes for an enthralling trailer. Whether you love or hate them, you can’t deny that millions of people will be watching this fight on August 26.
BONES – Jon Jones is off UFC 200. In a stunning turn of events, the interim light heavyweight champion was pulled from the main event of UFC 200 late Wednesday night after being flagged in a random June 16 drug test administered by USADA. In Jones’ stead, a three-round fight between Brock Lesnar and Mark Hunt will headline an event that was previously being touted as the biggest in UFC history.
There’s really no other way to react to this situation other than to say that it sucks. It sucks for diehard UFC fans who were ready for “the biggest event in UFC history”. It sucks for casual fans like myself who were tuning in to see a fight between two guys who legitimately seem to dislike each other. It sucks for Dana White. It sucks for all the fighters who didn’t get a chance to be on this card because Jones was. The list of why it sucks goes on and on. I respect the UFC and their fighters, but it boggles my mind that the main event for the biggest event in company history can be dismantled like this three days before the fight. I’m all for drug testing guys as stringently as possible, but isn’t there a way to be notified before July 6 that a guy failed a drug test on June 16th? I’m not familiar with the drug testing procedure in MMA, but this is a total kick to the balls for the UFC, and it’s doubly as bad when you remember Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz were also supposed to be on the card. Thank God for Brock Lesnar, because without his fight against Mark Hunt, I really don’t know what the drawing power for this event would be.
Planet Fitness, I really enjoy your gym. It’s clean, well maintained, all the machines work, and I have ample space for my finer stretches. However, there is one thing that you lack in a BIG way, wild animal fighting. There is no space for me to fight with any wild animals and even worse there are no wild animals at your gym. With the way the fitness society is changing this is unacceptable. How am I suppose to work up a good sweat? On a treadmill? Pshhhh, like that will ever work. See the video below for my new workout regiment.
Protein powder? Diet pills? Steroids? Who needs ’em when you have a bear to spar with. I figure I will go out and find a adolescent bear and start there. Maybe move up to its parents as I gain experience. Not to mention I will have an awesome new pet; Talk about two birds with one stone. I can’t see this ever going wrong.
Dwight Howard, an NBA locker room headache for 10 years now, says he’d be willing to one day fight in the UFC – for a $10 million price tag.
“If I get knocked out, I get knocked out,” said Howard, who signed a four-year, $88 million deal with the Rockets in July. “I’ll get back up one day.” – FOXSports.com
Knocked out? You want to fight MMA, and the worst case scenario you can think of is getting knocked out? You’re dumber than you act/look.
Dwight, take a look at this
Can’t knock the hustle though. I would do a TON of dumb shit for 10 million. But Dwight, you just signed an 88 million dollar contract, I didn’t. Lay low, bro.
(Source) “During the New York Comic Con over the weekend, actor Jason David Frank (who stared as the green Power Ranger on the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers series) was asked about his challenge made to CM Punk this past July to have an MMA fight. Here is what he had to say…
“Let’s get that going. I love CM Punk, he’s a really nice guy. But he did say in his panel that he would fight me and you can’t say that in the fighting world if you don’t mean that you’d fight me. Let’s get a contract going!”
Frank has fought four times in amateur mixed martial arts, going undefeated at 4-0. He is also undefeated at 1-0 in pro MMA.”
Oh I like this. In any hypothetical wrestling situation I usually take CM Punk, but now that the green Power Ranger is involved, I might have to rethink that strategy. Apparently the green Power Ranger (real name Jason David Frank) is a legitimate MMA fighter and martial artist (yawn). Any three first named person can be an MMA fighter, but only the best of the best can fake wrestle. I say we scrap the MMA idea and get JDF on WWE Raw tonight. Build a superpower feud that culminates at Wrestlemania XXX. If there’s one person who can sell a match between a straight edge fake wrestler and an actual power ranger, it’s Vince McMahon. If I’m Vince, I only include one stipulation this match: Jason has to wear the green Power Ranger costume at all times. If that doesn’t get you 1 million pay per view buys then I don’t know what will.
P.S. This HAS to be his entrance theme. I’ve never convinced myself of something so quickly in my life.