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Mike Tyson is mad. He thought McGregor-Mayweather would be a contest between styles, where McGregor would get the chance to use his MMA techniques against Floyd Mayweather. Now that he knows it’s straight boxing, he thinks McGregor is getting the short end of the stick. He said so in an interview on the Podcast “Pardon My Take”, with transcript via SI.com:

"McGregor is going to get killed boxing. I got mad because I thought they were going to use MMA rules against boxing because that's what it's all about: Can the boxer beat the MMA guy? McConor [sic] put his dumba*** in a position where he's gonna get knocked out because this guy's been doing this all his life since he was a baby. McConor [sic] can't kick and grab and stuff so he won't stand much of a chance."

"McGregor took the biggest sucker rules in the history of boxing," he added

This is after Tyson has stated that McGregor will look ridiculous boxing Floyd Mayweather. He used to like McGregor; now that McGregor is taking his “dumbass” to boxing, he has changed his tune.

If you disagree with Tyson’s opinion, you can buy Conor McGregor’s “fuck you” pinstriped suit for just $6500, via complex.com. The justification for such a suit?

"Infamy and notoriety isn't always bad," says the listing, "especially in the case of one bold, brave, confident friend of ours who revels in pushing boundaries. For those interested in taking similar risks, we have recreated our original custom 3-piece suit produced exclusively for Conor McGregor and we are making it available as a limited-edition custom order."

In a statement released to GQ, CEO David August Heil said demand for the suit has been through the roof since McGregor was spotted wearing the suit during the press conference. To help make the extraordinary price tag worth it, he's also promising that each suit purchase will be numbered and signed by him personally, in addition to being a made-to-measure item. Should you decide to take the plunge, you'll have your own version of McGregor's suit in about 12-15 weeks.

I have a couple questions about this suit. Is McGregor getting a cut of this? Where would you wear this suit, exactly? Not to most workplaces. Certainly not to church. With that price tag, I can imagine this being worn by high-profile executives giving speeches about the power of self belief to a group of uber-rich executives, the kind who receive small loans of a million dollars from their parents. Will they still be espousing those ideals by the time they get their suit, after McGregor is embarrassed by Floyd Mayweather? Perhaps the lesson will be “losing is winning”, or “fail upwards” because of the money McGregor will make even in defeat.

Actually, that does sound like a speech you would hear from someone who would wear this suit.

Many on the internet disagree with Tyson, offering approximately this level of analysis:


Insomnia

Speaking of McGregor-wear: you can buy Bosslogic’s new Reebok shirt shortly. From this preview, it looks like Reebok finally did something right.

Jon Jones wants everyone to believe he’s matured in the past two years. Maybe he has. But his recent justification of cocaine use and his history as a compulsive liar don’t give me much confidence.

A few snippets from today’s conference call:

Jon Jones is at his best spitting insults with a kernel of truth:

“Boards don’t hit back” - Kenny Florian

I mean, that is what traditional martial arts excel at:

Derrick Lewis’ therapy includes twerking

Twerk session at therapy today. Getting my body ready to go on another winning streak #ufc

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Ramzan Kadyrov continues his use of MMA for his political agenda.

Chris Weidman was one of the UFC fighters paid by Kadyrov to fly to Russia as part of Kadyrov’s combat sports PR campaign.

Journalist Karim Zidan, who specializes in covering the intersection of MMA and politics, is calling Weidman’s retelling of the account into question.

A reminder that Georges St. Pierre was so good at mixed martial arts because he was a phenomenal athlete, and he still is.

Even using his UFC statistics, McGregor’s striking is not as good as Mayweather’s boxing... although I would like to know where Reed got his stats for this.

Good question. Are Stipe’s pay issues settled?

Kickboxing news:

Conor McGregor’s recent feud with Draymond Green brought out the reason he was wearing that C.J. Watson jersey- Watson was the guy Mayweather was upset about when he beat the mother of his kids. It’s interesting that McGregor refused to bring up Mayweather’s history of domestic violence at all during the press tour, but would wear this jersey. Perhaps he was trying to send an message to Floyd directly without being accused of using domestic violence to sell a fight.

At any rate, here’s a meme from Chase Sherman, who won his UFC fight this past weekend. Space Jam is the greatest sports documentary of all time.

Why does Romero think he can pick a fight with the champion immediately after losing his own interim title fight to Robert Whittaker? That’s not how that works. And, according to Rockhold, Romero turned down a fight with Luke, not the other way around.

Back in the day, the Rock thought about doing MMA, and promptly thought better of it. Based on what happened to CM Punk, that was probably a good move.

Oh COME ON, COWBOY. DON’T RUIN THIS FOR US.


Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

Pacific Rim was a bad movie, but it did have visually spectacular action sequences.

Real life violence:

This was a brutal slam from Josh Burkman


Good Reads

  • This profile on Sara McMann, Olympian, UFC fighter and single mother, is extraordinarily well written and you should read it.
  • Germaine de Randamie is one of the most puzzling characters in the UFC. She is actually relieved to be rid of her featherweight belt. If she always planned on moving back to bantamweight, why did she even take the Holly Holm fight? Why did she seem open to fighting Holm at featherweight, but not Cyborg? Its really rare a professional fighter, especially one with the track record of De Randamie, is straight up scared of anyone. She claims it is the steroid issue, but she had other reasons before she named that one. Honestly, I’m just genuinely puzzled with her decision making.
  • Jon Jones said that Anderson Silva told him Cormier has fear in his heart.
  • Jorge Masvidal explains why McGregor has little to no chance boxing Floyd
  • Conor McGregor fans have supposedly been harassing Mayweather’s girlfriend Abi Clarke, even throwing a brick through her window with a “fuck the Mayweathers” note tied around it.

Podcasts and Video

The MMA Hour

Cormier vs. Jones prediction with Flyin Brian J:

UFC 214 Lawler vs. Cerrone by the numbers:

BJJ Scout analyzes Weidman vs. Gastelum

The CME podcast

The Severe MMA podcast

The Naked Godcast


Random Land

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