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TMZ caught up with Sylvester Stallone, as they do, and among questions about the Canelo vs. Jacbos boxing match, they asked him if he believes Conor McGregor deserves equity in the UFC. Stallone’s response was simple.
Will you give him a piece of yours?
He also proceeded to say that he’s got an extra room in his house, apparently extending an offer of hospitality to the Irishman. Stallone is one of many celebrity owners of a slice of the UFC, along with Tyler Perry, Mark Wahlberg, and Maria Sharapova.
It isn’t clear why McGregor hasn’t obtained equity in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Mark Wahlberg was asked in a similar TMZ-style interview if he would sell McGregor his shares, and he said of course he would. McGregor has, instead, offered to fight Wahlberg for the shares, and Conan O’Brien too for that matter. Dana White has been very dismissive of McGregor’s desire for equity, which has been his goal since his win over Eddie Alvarez way back at UFC 205. It may be that the UFC’s parent company, WME, do not want to sell ownership to him, and set a precedent for fighter ownership. It may be that McGregor is not as serious about ownership persay, and wants it specifically as compensation for future bouts. If all he wants is ownership, it sounds like Stallone is more than willing to sell him a share.
I had a dream @BeckyLynchWWE challenged me in a stadium in Curitiba Brazil for a @WWE fight.— CRIS CYBORG (@criscyborg) May 3, 2019
Vs @HeymanHustle pic.twitter.com/QNM3aIhv6m
Jordan Burroughs and Ben Askren are promoting their wrestling match well
May 4, 2019
Make it stop
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Here is a little “Proper in the Jar” with @jimmyfallon to kickstart this Bank holiday weekend! My son turns 2 this weekend so we are celebrating! I count my lucky stars everyday for this life! I am feeling that great Friday feeling today, oh yes! I hope you all have a Proper weekend with the ones you love! Shout out Phil Lynott of Leighlin Road, Crumlin Dublin 12 also. A black Irishman from Crumlin in the 60s, that grew up to be become a true rock ‘n’ roll icon! I grew up right around the corner on Clonmacnoise Road. Up the Proper 12! Happy Friday everyone! @properwhiskey
Eryk Anders expresses a reactionary opinion that I 100% agree with
Ladies can we stop with the lip injections?— Eryk Anders (@erykanders) May 3, 2019
Israel Adesanya openly implies Yoel Romero is on steroids
...you humpty dumpty mothafuckas are so dumb— Israel Adesanya (@stylebender) May 2, 2019
"hiTtinG hiZ pHySikeL pEak LAtEr" hahaha oh man I can't.
Did you know he tested positive in 2015 for banned substances, accepted a 6 month sanction and kept on going? Y'all are dumb af #everybodysonsteroids #ijustrollblunts https://t.co/GxF1Wa38iG
This is accurate
Me: I could be a MMA commentator for sure— The Strangle Squad (@_StrangleSquad) May 3, 2019
Also me: *someone gets rocked*
"OOOH! He fuckin...."
*watches the fight completey silent for a minute*
"shit man, he didn't like that shot"
From one weatherbeaten former champion to another.
This guy’s backup took a LOOOONG time getting to him
I can’t figure out exactly what happened in this video but it wasn’t good for the people wearing pajama pants
A PhD candidate ran an in-depth study on fighter pay, and some of his conclusions are fascinating. This is well worth your time.
This news is not great for the UFC’s new PPV model, if true.
WWE Network, Hulu, Netflix, New Japan World and DAZN COMBINED are still less than what the UFC and ESPN are charging for one show. They don’t seem to care about their consumers at all and you shouldn’t pay for it until they offer a fair price.— Jason (@JasonAmadi) May 2, 2019
A comedian accidentally called out Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh
A guy called John was in the audience, he said he ‘had a gym’. I called him a w*nker and challenged him to a fight thinking he was a pretentious lad who owned a few treadmills.— Duane Doogan (@DuaneDoogan) May 3, 2019
Wasn’t exactly the case... https://t.co/RkX5dBJxvH
Slips, Rips, KO Clips
Utterly brutal headkick/knee
Thanh Le absolutely crushes Yusup Saadulaev seconds into R2 via knee to the head. Dear god. #ForHonor pic.twitter.com/Bjp0FZW8eR— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) May 3, 2019
Official Results: Brito def. Mariscal via KO :44 into Round 1. pic.twitter.com/pNqNFzNd3a— AXS TV Fights (@AXSTVFights) May 4, 2019
Brandon Royval armbars Joby Sanchez #LFA65 pic.twitter.com/ZdtxDL8Vot— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) May 4, 2019
Jonathan Haggerty defeated Muay Thai legend Sam-A
Jonathan Haggerty (ONE - For Honor) pic.twitter.com/m6MZ1bHkmh— Yodsanan | Shemetov to Rizin (@_Yodsanan) May 3, 2019
A Hank Hill quote is always worth including
"You leave your face open, you're going to get popped." - Hank Hill#LunaVsThen pic.twitter.com/BiIa1eEUtD— UFC FIGHT PASS (@UFCFightPass) May 4, 2019
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