Alistair Overweight? "The Reem," who was unable to fight Junior dos Santos at UFC 160 due to injury, was snapped by MediaTakeOut.com prancing on the beach with his lady friend in tow. Did "Demolition Man" blow up in between training camps? Or is the hulking Dutchman the victim of bad angles? Remember, the camera adds 10 pounds...
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones is on the mend from his awful toe injury (see .gif here), which he suffered during his lopsided thumping of Chael Sonnen at UFC 159 last month. The latest update comes on the heels of "great news" last week that his toe was just dislocated and healing ahead of schedule. Indeed, it seems as though the gruesome injury will have little -- if any -- impact on keeping him out of action for an extended period of time. Yea baby!
It's good to be king. Undefeated boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr., fresh off his unanimous decision win over Robert Guerrero earlier this month in Las Vegas (watch it here), is the highest-earning athlete in American sports for the second straight year. "Money" is expected to earn $90 million in 2013 according to Sports Illustrated's annual list released Wednesday (via Yahoo! Sports). Basketball star LeBron James ranks a distant second at $56.5 million. Photo by Chris Trotman for Getty Images.
Want to get your hands on Bigfoot Silva, but don't want the giant footprint on your face that comes with it? You're in luck then, as Round 5 will be releasing its "Ultimate Collector" edition of the UFC 160 headliner at select Toys 'R Us stores in August/September 2013. But did they forget to include the UFC heavyweight belt, which is on the line when the Brazilian fights Cain Velasquez for the second time later this month in Las Vegas? See more on that fight here and for more Round 5 collectibles click here.
-- UFC heavyweight Antonio Silva posted a picture of his weight as of Friday (May 10, 2013) on his official Twitter account just over two weeks prior to his UFC 160 title showdown with Cain Velasquez. “Bigfoot” is the physically largest heavyweight on the UFC roster, as he has to cut down to the 265-pound divisional limit. Silva will likely have a 25-35 pound weight advantage over Velasquez on the night of the fight, which could help him earn a victory.
-- UFC middleweight (and perhaps future welterweight) Hector Lombard recently posted a picture of his cauliflower ear on his official Twitter account, and the mixed martial arts (MMA) community collectively vomited. There are some nasty cauliflower ears in the sport, but Lombard’s is the kind that will haunt your nightmares for the coming weeks.
Even though "Bi-polar" Shane Carwin called Roy Nelson "fat" and hurt his feelings, "Big Country" was willing to put their rivalry aside to wish him a fond farewell on Facebook. These two power-punching foes were expected to slug it out last December, but the recently-retired "Engineer" succumbed to one of his many injuries and would never return. That makes Nelson sad. Sincere? Or sarcasm?