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Its no secret why Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather were fighting. The fight was always about money, and they made a lot of it. With the global total buys topping 6.5 million (if we are really believing anything Dana White says about Pay-Per-View (PPV) numbers) then it broke the all-time PPV record.
Floyd thinks he will go down in the Guiness book of World Records for the feat, which probably puts his career earnings over the billion-dollar mark, and improves his record to 50-0. All of that, gained in a bout with a loquacious Irishman from another sport, in Conor McGregor, who didn’t have a single professional boxing fight.
No wonder he’s proud of it, and no wonder he’s calling it a heist. It was the perfect final caper for “Money” Mayweather.
The real Jon Jones is a very chill dude, who happens to be a talented game developer. As the other Jon Jones runs into more and more problems, his life just gets weirder and weirder, but this is one of the few areas where his professional talents coincide with his Twitter handle.
Rory Macdonald also claimed Robbie Lawler was on steroids in their epic Fight of the Year at UFC 189, but this Reddit AMA was still pretty cool.
This take is too hot to handle
The best take of the May/Mac aftermath. Floyd would finish Conor FASTER in MMA (via BoxingScene forums) pic.twitter.com/DyGypdH8XW— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) August 31, 2017
Mike Perry tried to claim he is the American version of McGregor and the internet wasn’t having it.
The only good way to react to Angela Magana getting another fight in the UFC.
*Opens MMA Twitter* pic.twitter.com/ajUh2dd3zz— *Opens MMA Twítter* (@OpensMMATweet) August 31, 2017
John Dodson vs. Marlon Moraes? That one is awesome.
If you don’t like Gennady Golovkin, I don’t know what to tell you. Big drama show!
Gennady Golovkin is out here trying to stir some shit up in a movie produced in 1934. pic.twitter.com/VrP46eR5qM— Crucial Mookie (@mookiealexander) August 31, 2017
Slips, Rips, and Knockout Clips
Invicta brought the violence tonight
Throwback to this classic:
WHAT WAS THAT ??? Carousel guillotine ! Ajimal Atalwal (Afganistan) vs. Krzysztof Golaszewski (Poland) - Octagon Fighting Sensation 11 pic.twitter.com/8ozru9Yv8k— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) March 4, 2017
Another throwback. I had never seen this from Patricky Pitbull.
Top 5 KO compilation of KLF 65 Qingdao, let's do a quick vote, which one is ur favorite? pic.twitter.com/2hdIxpYk0Z— Kunlun Fight (@kunlun_fight) August 31, 2017
Despite common misconception, Muay Thai isn’t a stylistic monolith. There are as many different styles as there are in boxing, or kickboxing, or even striking styles in MMA
Poot Lorlek - 1970s fimeu who used lots of angular movement and had very quick feet.— Muay Thai Scholar (@MuayThaiScholar) August 31, 2017
Poot won the 122lbs Lumpinee belt at the age of 19. pic.twitter.com/ZDQ3dARBQL
Podcasts and Audio
Mania’s Morning Minute
What UFC fights in September should you see?
Andrew Richardson explains how to fight toll like Alexander Volkov
Tommy Toehold gives Jon Jones the treatment
This looks like a book I will be into
Yeah, this is on point.
Jamie Foxx has his Stephen A. Smith impersonation down perfectly. Even that forehead is on point. pic.twitter.com/8EBN11s0oI— Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) August 31, 2017
Do you think mice lives flash before their eyes?
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