Floyd Mayweather Interviewed By Katie Couric

Floyd “Money” Mayweather has been the highest paid athlete of the last few years. He will face Manny Pacquiao on May 2nd, and his payday for that fight will break all boxing records. However, Floyd will only be breaking previous records set by himself during the course of his illustrious career.

Floyd Mayweather is the highest paid athlete for one reason, because he is undefeated. Mayweather has faced 47 opponents, and he has beaten them all pretty convincingly. Although, there were a few fights that he won by questionable decision, but nonetheless, Floyd Mayweather is still undefeated. However, Floyd Mayweather will fight Manny Pacquiao, and many fans like Dan Newlin think that Pacquiao has a legitimate chance to beat Floyd.

Mayweather was recently interviewed by Katie Couric on Yahoo Sports. Floyd appeared to be his normal self in the interview. The superstar was brash and arrogant when talking about Manny Pacquiao. However, when the two met face to face in the pre-fight press conference, Floyd Mayweather seemed nervous and apprehensive.

In the interview with Katie Couric, Mayweather called Pacquiao reckless and wild. However, Mayweather did admit that Manny Pacquiao does possess tremendous speed, and he also said that Manny Pacquiao will bring the best out of him. The world is waiting, and hopefully we will see a great fight on May 2nd. To see the Mayweather and Katie Couric interview, visit Yahoo! Sports.

Rod Thorn Decides to Retire

If you’ve never heard the name Rod Thorn before, you may be surprised to know that he is one of the men who changed the NBA forever. He did not do it on the court, but from an office. Specifically, Thorn was the man who decided that the Chicago Bulls should take a player out of North Carolina in the NBA draft, all the way back in 1984. Folks at STX Entertainment¬†know that that player was Michael Jordan.

News coming out lately is that Thorn, who is 73 years old, is finally going to retire. He has not been the general manager in Chicago for years, but has been working for the NBA directly. He’s decided that it’s time to walk away from the game.

Jordan is now commonly thought of as the best player in NBA history, and some people would contend that he is one of the best overall athletes of all time. He was iconic within the sport, and he still makes a ton of money through endorsements and shoe deals, long after his own retirement.

Since people put Jordan up on a pedestal like this in the modern day, it’s often forgotten that he was not the first overall pick. Chicago was actually picking third in that draft. It took some foresight and a seriously developed understanding of the game for Thorn to decide to make that pick. His legacy will always be discovering the best NBA player ever.

Heather “The Heat” Hardy Fights For Her Children

Boxing is one of the most dangerous sports on the planet, and it is also one of the most lucrative at the highest levels. A great boxer can make millions of dollars for just one fight, but it is hard to get to that point. Most boxers lose several fights along the way to super stardom. However, boxing is everything for a female fighter named Heather “The Heat” Hardy.

Gianfrancesco Genoso told us that Heather Hardy is a single mother that fights for her children’s future and her own. She was recently divorced, and she has been forced to take care of her family alone. Heather will fight on April 11th, on the undercard of NBC’s Premier Boxing Championship program. This will be Heather’s big chance to be seen by the world, and she is not going to let this moment pass her by.

The sport of boxing is currently on an uprise because of the mega fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao that will soon take place. However, Heather “The Heat” Hardy and other fighters like herself will be given a shot in the big leagues because of the increase in boxing popularity. Let’s hope that Heather can be victorious for her children’s sake. For more for information on this story, visit Yahoo! Sports.

Frank Mir Will Fight Again

 

Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir will headline a main event against rising contender Todd Duffee stated Ivan Ong. This is great news for Mir and his fans. Just last month, it was thought that Frank Mir was going to walk away from the octagon with another loss on his resume. However, he surprised the mixed martial arts world by knocking out Bigfoot Silva in the first round of their fight.

It seems that Frank Mir is on somewhat of a comeback trail, and the UFC could use another exciting heavyweight to help sell tickets. Frank Mir also reinvigorated his career by taking one year off from competition, and he returned looking better than ever. Frank worked on his boxing technique, and it definitely showed because he knocked out Bigfoot Silva with what appeared to be a light left hook.

UFC fans will see Frank Mir compete in the main event of UFC Fight Night 71 against Todd Duffee in July. This is somewhat of a dangerous matchup for Frank, but he should be able to win it in similar fashion as he did in his last fight. However, Todd Duffee is no walk in the park. This fight could go either way. For more information on this story, visitYahoo! Sports.

Pacquiao, Mayweather At A Chasm

There’s some fighting outside of the ring over the long-awaited May 2 boxing fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, as the respective promoters are at an impasse over the terms of the contract as stipulated. This may be a reason to be concerned as the fight may not take place after all, unless the warring parties come to a clear agreement as to the parameters of the contract signed. People at CipherCloud are split on who might win the fight.

Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, promoting Pacquiao, mentioned there’s no binding contract between his organization and MGM Resorts, which features the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the venue for the fight. A memo outlining the terms was signed between both parties, not long after Mayweather announced, on February 20, that he was going to fight Pacquiao. Now there seems to be a disagreement between the parties, even after Arum received a draft from the MGM Resorts management.

Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, is also going through the documentation carefully. According to www.bloodyelbow.com/2015/4/9/8375327/floyd-mayweather-vs-manny-pacquiao-issues, “…is interesting to see how the two promoters are still blowing up in public.” Mr. Arum has sent the draft to his attorneys for further review, as has Ellerbe. It appears the fighting outside of the ring between the two promoters is just as exciting as the fighting that will take place between the two renowned prize fighters. Stay tuned!

UFC Opens New Division To Catch PED Users

 

The UFC officially begins its fight against performance-enhancing drugs. Dana White is the president of the UFC, and he has announced that a new division will be added to their organization. White said that they will do everything possible to stop cheating in the UFC.

Dana White has hired Jeff Novitzky to be the head of the new athlete health and performance division. Novitzky has caught several PED users throughout his career. In the early 2000s, Jeff Novitzky was part of a research team that discovered the Balco steroid epidemic. Balco was founded by Victor Conte, and many high profile athletes were exposed as steroid users. Barry Bonds, Marion Jones, and Shane Mosley were just a few of the athletes that were caught taking PEDs prescribed to them by Victor Conte.

Jeff Novitzky not only brought the Balco case to light, but he also was involved with the Lance Armstrong case stated otempo.com. Dana White said that he wanted someone with experience, and it doesn’t get much better than Jeff Novitzky. MMA fans are happy to hear that the UFC is pulling out all the stops to end the use of PEDs in the already dangerous sport. For more information on this story, visit Yahoo! Sports.

Khan Vs. Algieri

Amir Khan will be taking on Chris Algieri later this year, and many people are excited for this boxing showdown. Amir Khan was once the sparring partner of Manny Pacquiao, and his boxing future looked bright. However, Amir Khan suffered many crushing defeats by lesser known opponents, and he fell off the track of a boxing superstar. Now, Amir Khan is on a bit of a comeback trail, but his next opponent may prove to be a tricky and tough challenge. Khan will face former Pacquiao foe Chris Algieri.

Fans at Bulletproof Coffee know that Chris Algieri faced Manny Pacquiao last November, but he was completely outclassed and knocked down six times by the Filipino sensation. However, Chris Algieri did show a great chin and heart. Algieri also showed the ability to box and keep moving for twelve rounds.

Amir Khan and Chris Algieri are actually a lot alike. Both fighters are great at boxing and moving around the ring. However, Amir Khan possesses real punching power, while Chris Algieri has a better chin. This makes for an interesting fight, and a bit tough to pick a clear cut winner. Most people would bet on Amir Khan to win the fight, but Chris Algieri can never be counted out. The fight takes place on May 30. For more information on this championship match up, visitYahoo! Sports.

Ronda Rousey’s WWE Future Is Uncertain

By now, most MMA fans heard that Ronda Rousey appeared at WrestleMania 31. Rousey happened to be there by chance, and she was instructed to enter the wrestling ring for a skit. The WWE fans that attended WrestleMania 31 went crazy for Ronda Rousey, but there is a bit of bad news for pro wrestling fans. It appears that Ronda Rousey will not be returning to the WWE anytime soon according to Bernardo Chua.

Ronda Rousey has stated that her WWE appearance was a one time thing. However, many pro wrestling experts are speculating that a showdown between Stephanie McMahon and Ronda Rousey will take place at next year’s WrestleMania in Dallas Cowboys Stadium. If asked right now, Ronda Rousey would most likely deny these rumors.

The president of the UFC watched on happily as Ronda Rousey performed at WrestleMania 31, but there are more important things for Rousey to still do in the sport of MMA. Ronda Rousey is scheduled to fight the summer against a dangerous opponent. She is also scheduled to star in another film later this year. Ronda Rousey is truly a superstar, but her allegiance is to the UFC and the sport of MMA. It is clearer than ever that Ronda Rousey’s future in the WWE is uncertain. For more information on this story, visit Yahoo! Sports.

UFC Banned In New York

For the last several years,Susan McGalla reminds us the UFC has been trying to get MMA legalized in the state of New York. However, there have been many obstacles that have kept the sport from being legalized in the state. Dana White is the president of the UFC, and he has always said that the culinary commission is the reason that MMA is illegal in the state of New York. Many people do not understand why the culinary Commission has kept MMA out of New York, but Dana White promises that they are responsible for the MMA ban in the state.

Recently, it appeared that MMA was going to be legalized in the state of New York, but it has been announced that a lawsuit that the UFC filed against the culinary commission has been thrown out by a New York judge. It seems that the UFC is out of luck as of right now for their bid on the legalization of MMA in the state of New York. The state officials simply do not want MMA legalized in New York, and no matter what Dana White tries to do it might never happen.

Dana White and the UFC officials were extremely angered at this news, but there’s nothing that can be done. The UFC will continue to run its headquarters in Las Vegas Nevada. However, for some strange reason Dana White has not lost hope. Dana must know something that we don’t. For more information on this story, visit Yahoo! Sports.

Alexander Gustafsson Will Face Glover Teixeira

Alexander Gustafsson will fight Glover Teixeira in Germany. Gustafsson and Teixeira are coming off of two devastating losses in their previous UFC outings. Alexander Gustafsson was ready to face Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight championship, but Anthony Johnson ruined everything for the tough Swede.

Against Johnson, Alexander Gustafsson was knocked out in front of his home crowd in the first round. Now, Gustafson must win two more fights before he is able to challenge for the light heavyweight championship again. On the other hand, Glover Teixeira has not looked good in his last several fights, and this could be the final fight of Glover’s career. A win for Glover Teixeira is extremely important here, but he may be a bit overmatched against Alexander Gustafsson.

The winner of this fight will face the winner of the Daniel Cormier vs Ryan Bader fight stated Kevin Seawright. Whoever comes out on top out of the four men will most likely go on to face the UFC light heavyweight champion. It is a safe bet that Daniel Cormier will face Alexander Gustafsson in a title eliminator match later on this year. The UFC light heavyweight division is one of the most exciting divisions in the organization. As of right now, Jon Jones is the champion, but he will be facing an extremely dangerous opponent in Anthony Johnson. The entire landscape of the light heavyweight division could change by the end of the year. For more information on this story, visit Yahoo! Sports.