I point out when cool people endorse Trump, so in the interest of fairness, I’ll pass this along. Old school UFC fighter Pat Miletich has endorsed Rand Paul. There is even Rand Paul Pat Miletich gear if you so desire. Cool pick-up from the state of Iowa for Rand. I guess not all the tough guys are endorsing Trump, just most of them. 😉
I see a lot of people are attributing Ronda Rousey’s loss to the karma associated with her recent endorsement of Bernie Sanders, but this is not the case. It’s really karma for her accepting the Patrick Swayze role in the remake of Road House (something I vehemently denounced here at CHT), the cosmic implications of which are much more significant. That kick to the head was the cosmos’ way of saying “You ain’t no James Dalton, so stop frontin’.”
Yesterday am I awoke to a Facebook feed full of after the fact bellyaching. Mayweather (who is older than Pacquiao BTW) ducted him during his prime. Mayweather is a criminal. Mayweather is a wife beater. Mayweather ran and didn’t engage. Mayweather is a boring fighter. Blah, blah, blah… Yeah, all that and … SCOREBOARD!
I think it is possible that Mayweather ducked him, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he was scared. It’s possible he was just trying to maximize his lifetime earning potential by protecting his undefeated record until near the end of his career. Plus there were all the issues with Showtime and HBO. Both fighters are past their prime, but I suspect the result would have been the same 5 years ago. The morning after the fight is the time to give Mayweather the props he is due. Save the talk about what might have been 5 years ago for a later time when shooting the sh*t at the bar or whatever. Complaining the next day about Mayweather ducking him or being a wife beater or running or whatever, can’t help but come off sounding like sour grapes. It’s the armchair sports pundit equivalent to the polemic obituary. Now is not the time.
Very few things unite Americans of all classes, races, backgrounds, etc. like a big fight. I don’t say that to be all PC, it is just an observation. I overheard women at work today talking about the fight. Problem is, we don’t have big fights like we used to. We haven’t had a really big fight in a couple of decades. People say boxing has fallen, and it has, but there is still a market for boxing when you have big personalities and compelling match-ups. I love the Klitschko brothers, but we need some good American heavyweights and some stars at the lighter weights, like Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler and Tommy Hearns used to be.
I will always love MMA, but I don’t see boxing and MMA as competitors. I see them as complementary. I believe a thriving fight scene will lift all boats.
Anyway, here is my prediction: Floyd Mayweather will fairly easily out box Pacquiao. Mayweather by a rather lopsided decision.
Uh-oh! Perhaps Jon Jones should have stayed in rehab. This doesn’t look good for him.
I don’t even like Jon Jones, but I still want a pair of these. They combine the retro old school “Pump” with a futuristic look.
You have to be a certain age to understand the cultural significance that was once attached to “the Pump.” Now that Reebok has an exclusive contract with the UFC, we’re gonna be bringin’ back the old school cool of a once faded brand.
If you are a man and you watch the Oscars tonight instead of the UFC Fight Night, just go on and turn in your card.
This is an interesting bit of counter-programming if you think about it. Don’t know if the UFC did it deliberately.