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Conor McGregor was the fifth most tweeted athlete in the world in 2017, and his announcement of the Mayweather fight was the seventh most retweeted tweet of the year by any athlete.
Twitter revealed the sports awards for 2017 today....@TheNotoriousMMA had the 7th most retweeted tweet of the year when announcing the fight with Floyd.— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) December 5, 2017
Conor was also the 5th most tweeted athlete in the world. Here's the full list pic.twitter.com/Yq3HZzCBXK
He’s managed to be in the news, and a constant social media topic, despite not fighting a single mixed martial arts bout in the year of our Lord two thousand and seventeen. Sure, he had that crossover money grab opposite Floyd Mayweather, who now claims he carried McGregor (one of those unfalsifiable claims only Floyd can really know). But, McGregor has also made plenty of headlines for drama like this:
Or, you know, punching mobsters or slapping Bellator officials. But, it’s always something.
Chuck is out there just living life, on field with Aaron Rodgers.
Life looks pretty good for Sir Robert Knuckles.
Cyborg brought in another high-level, undefeated boxer to help her prepare for Holly Holm. I’m confident in predicting she is going to smash Holm in this matchup.
Did you see Paige VanZant complaining about a stewardess who wouldn’t let her move to an empty row because she would unbalance the aircraft?
*Opens MMA Twitter* pic.twitter.com/fcbxxc7Cq0— *Opens MMA Twítter* (@OpensMMATweet) December 6, 2017
Goose vs. cow -- who wins? This is the original mixed martial arts:
Lomachenko has hand speed tricks for days, but will that help him beat Rigondeaux this weekend?
The placement of the background images seem ... unfortunate?
Trying to curb my enthusiasm lol pic.twitter.com/93MOTvp1h5— Sage Northcutt (@sagenorthcutt) December 5, 2017
Brian Ortega is passionate about his sandwiches.
I’m with Joe Rogan on this one ...
I was out of town this weekend, so I didn’t see Tiffany Van Soest lost this weekend. It’s always interesting seeing an undefeated fighter handle their first loss.
When you get sick of people living up to stereotypes ...
I am officially holding a seminar for female MMA fighters on how to stop the head and arm throw. First 100 get in free.— Din Thomas (@DinThomas) December 3, 2017
I’ve got the Predator!
I’ll continue posting these as long as they surface:
When the throw does not go as planned ...
Sumo wrestler and Rizin MMA fighter Baruto has a new role to play:
Baruto was very strong Sumo wrestler from Estonia.He has a big body as 2m/180kg(6ft6/403lb) and smiles softly. pic.twitter.com/dAymdO4Hbu— otakujp (@otakucalendarjp) December 5, 2017
Combat sports are promising this weekend!
Good Reads and Quick Hits
- That kid who pretended to “play” Aldo vs. Holloway 2 as a video game to stream it didn’t expect to become an overnight sensation.
- Jose Aldo released a statement to his fans.
- Diego Sanchez made a fighter’s day by getting armbarred -- the fighter just happened to have Down Syndrome.
I never knew the story of how Molotov cocktails got invented was so badass.
Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov claims USSR is not bombing Finland, but dropping "food parcels". Finns have nicknamed Soviet cluster bombs "Molotov's bread baskets." pic.twitter.com/KyufRflzbz— WW2 Tweets from 1939 (@RealTimeWWII) December 5, 2017
Finns smash the bottle on a Soviet tank's cooling vents (burning liquid drips in, setting fire to ammo/crew) yelling: "Here's a drink to go with the bread!" pic.twitter.com/HVctCmXu7l— WW2 Tweets from 1939 (@RealTimeWWII) December 5, 2017
I used to be good at table tennis. Never this good, though. Never good enough to hit these shots with a cleaver:
How is this smart or wise??