The Champ Can Do What He Wants
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The Champ Can Do What He Wants

How Conor McGregor became UFC's biggest star.

2014 in Dublin, Ireland, Conor McGregor grabbed the mic and the fight game by the throat.

"We are not here to take part, we are here to take over!"

The stadium erupted in a sea of green, white, and orange. One thing was for certain. McGregor was not lying. It's 2017 and Conor McGregor is Sports Illustrated Fighter of the year, along with being the first ever UFC champ in two weight divisions, the record holder for highest gate and pay per view buys and a very rich man (estimated well over $25,000,000)

Consider this: Conor McGregor drew TWICE as many buys in one year than the ENTIRE UFC in 2014. Things are only looking up for the celtic superstar.

With Ronda Rousey's latest loss and pending retirement, McGregor will unquestionably become the sole icon that is the UFC today. He is 28 years young and relatively unweathered physically.

McGregor's success has launched him into another stratosphere of popularity. He now represents a company that has been forever dominated by American fighters. The pride of the Irish culture has been revitalized. Can you name another fighter or athlete for that matter from Ireland that has been able to dominate his/her sport the way we've seen McGregor? Don't worry, I'll wait!

Unfortunately for the UFC, McGregor has many lucrative opportunities tugging at him in different directions. He is apparently set to star in the remaining two seasons of Game of Thrones. The movie roles and endless endorsements man pull the attention away from the fight game and eventually onto the big screen.

The sport of unarmed combat may have to take a back seat. But can you blame him? When you have the success and personality of Conor McGregor, you call the shots!

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Mark Your Calendars For The Biggest Fight In History

On August 26, let's get ready to rumble!

The fight we have all been waiting for is finally here! The dotted lines were signed yesterday, and the Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight is officially set for August 26th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The bout will be at 154 pounds, and both fighters will wear 10 ounce gloves.

Dana White, UFC president and McGregor's promoter, predicts the boxing match will easily break the 4.6 million pay-per-view buys record that is currently held by the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao.

Now that the logistics of the fight are ironed out, it's time for the fun to start.

The two have a little over two months to build the fight, train and talk their trash. McGregor is arguably the best trash-talker of all time, and Mayweather is definitely no slouch either.

Mayweather's Side
Money May All Day. Floyd Mayweather has dominated the boxing game since he first stepped foot in it. He is 49-0. Just think about that for a second. He has NEVER lost. His quickness, defense and recognition of movement has set him apart from any other boxer that has ever lived, and he is regarded by some as the greatest ever.

For 10-plus years, Mayweather has taken relatively no punishment. Fans of Mayweather think this contest will be a joke. Floyd has veteran boxing experience, while McGregor has never even had one professional boxing match.

If Floyd wins the fight, it will likely be by decision, where he totally outclasses McGregor for 12 rounds. I believe Mayweather's age won't allow him to knock out McGregor, but you never know. Floyd will be heavily favored.

McGregor's Side
There has never been anyone in mixed martial arts like Conor McGregor. In his short career, he has dominated everyone he has ever faced in his weight class. His only loss, to Nate Diaz, was against a man much, much bigger than him. McGregor later pleaded for a rematch at the same weight (170 lbs) and he miraculously defeated him the second time.

Conor McGregor has incredible knockout power and is best at the striking aspect of MMA. However, does Conor have the talent to even touch Mayweather in a boxing match? It's not likely.

Conor's best chance in this fight is to somehow catch Mayweather with a big left hand and knock him out. If accomplished, it will be the biggest upset in sports history.

What McGregor does have working for him is size, reach, youth and unpredictability. McGregor fights southpaw, and is very unorthodox with his movement. McGregor is much stronger than Floyd, packs a heavier punch and is in the prime of his career. Although many of these factors might not matter, it makes the fight so interesting that it's impossible not to watch.

On August 26th, the world of boxing and MMA will collide into a historical and record breaking event. McGregor will break the internet if he somehow wins. Mayweather looks to become 50-0 and dismiss any threat of McGregor as child's play. Regardless if you are a fan or not, the fight is interesting, and the outcome in any fight is always unknown, no matter the favorite or underdog.

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Brock Lesnar To Make UFC Return in July

It should be just as great as advertised.

Last night at the UFC 199 pay-per-view, it was announced that WWE wrestler Brock Lesnar is going to make his mixed martial arts return at the next UFC pay-per-view, UFC 200.

Now before the immature douches who love saying wrestling is fake, let me say this.

Brock Lesnar is a former UFC Heavyweight Champion and a former NCAA Heavyweight Champion. He's not just some frilly actor that only knows how to fake fight. Yes, pro wrestling is scripted and winners are predetermined. It's all about entertainment.

He even broke The Undertaker's undefeated WrestleMania win streak.

Okay, maybe that last one isn't a legitimate fighting feat, but you get the point.

Now, wrestling and MMA fans alike are both ecstatic, confused, and overall, shocked at this announcement. It was only about 15 months ago in which Lesnar was strong arming WWE owner Vince McMahon into a better contract, or else, he would go back to UFC.

WWE put out a statement saying that this will be a "one-off" opportunity for Lesnar to compete in the octagon. This is huge news for both sides as WWE and UFC are not exactly on the best terms.

This is also a historic piece of news because of the fact that active members of the WWE roster cannot compete on other companies, whether they would be MMA or wrestling.

And fans are already pulling out the gifs for the news.

This is just an attraction match for what is being widely regarded as the biggest UFC event in the company's history. The pay-per-view, held on July 9 in Las Vegas, will be headlined by Jone Jones vs Daniel Cormier for the light heavyweight championship.

An opponent has not been announced for Lesnar as of yet, but it really doesn't matter. Lesnar is not back in the UFC on a permanent basis, so for anyone that is worried about any predetermined results for the match or Lesnar getting slingshotted to a heavyweight title shot, don't.

Lesnar is a legitimate ass kicker with an impressive resume so even with all the rust he has, he has not fought in UFC since 2011 and he is 38-years-old, it should still be an entertaining fight.

So just kick back and enjoy the show and the fights come July 9.

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A Parting Glass for McGregor?

There's no way he's really done, right?

Yesterday, UFC star Conor McGregor shockingly announced his early retirement just over two months before UFC 200, which would be the sport's biggest event to date. Not only that, but McGregor was slated for a rematch with Nate Diaz, who recently handed McGregor his first ever UFC loss on March 5th. Here is McGregor's message:

A day late, and I'm still skeptical. I mean, there's so many questions to ask: Why? Why now? Why before the biggest event in your sport's history? Why before you get the chance to rematch Diaz?

Is it because you think you're going to lose?

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Yeah, right. It's no secret that McGregor loves 3 things: fighting, talking shit, and money. In any interview he gives, he'll definitely tell you how he's going to win, it'll be a first round knockout, and how he's going to make millions doing it.

My theory? It's always, always, ALWAYS all about the money. In an interview with ESPN yesterday, UFC president Dana White said, "Conor did not want to come to Las Vegas and film the commercial, or be a part of any marketing we have. He's in Iceland training, and that's not possible.... He felt leaving right now would hurt his training, and getting ready for this fight."

I think that's a little bit of BS from UFC. There are other rumors regarding McGregor wanted more money than UFC was willing to put on the table. I think once UFC said no to more money, McGregor decided to "retire" as leverage. He's the face of the sport, and knows that he is who people want to see. By retiring, McGregor's middle finger is up and aimed directly at Dana White. Your move, UFC.

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This Female MMA Fighter Is A Hero For Pooping Mid-Fight

And she owned it like a champ.

Well this is just absolutely bonkers. I have never seen anything like it. This woman just took a shit on the ground while getting choked out and millions of people are watching it and sending it to their friends, family and co-workers.

Can we just think about that for a second. That is sooooo funny. This is the most iconic female pooping video since two girls one cup, and this one is monumental.

Justine Kish is a hero for poop-pantsers all across the globe. She could have said nothing. She could have felt embarrassed and hid from the media laying in dark room just wishing that this feces-nightmare was over.

But she didn't. She owned the absolute fuck out of it. She said #ShitHappens! And in an instant, she transformed the act of the shit-pants to something that is now 10X more acceptable than it has ever been before.

For anyone who has ever experienced an accidental bowel movement, and you most certainly know who you are, #ShitHappens is something that really hits close to home. It happens. Sometimes you are racing to the bathroom, sometimes you are taking a test, and sometimes you are blacked out in the bed of someone from the opposite sex. The one common theme with all of this is that it is unintentional (for the most part) and if there is anything we have learned in 2017 it is that judging of people for things beyond their control is bad.

I personally believe this is a turning point in the history of the poop-pants and I am glad that we can all crowd around the computer or our phones with our closest friends and family and laugh together as we watch a girl poop in her pants while being knocked out.

P.S. I will refrain from posting links to the youtube videos of other cases of MMA fighters, as well as people in other situations, pooping their pants, but by all means navigate there if you so please.

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The UFC 200 Drinking Game

As well as a preview, but we know you're here for the booze.

UFC 200 is this Saturday, July 9 and people are extremely excited, to say the least. The cad, from top to bottom, is the most stacked in its company's history. With two championship fights, the return of Brock Lesnar and a bunch of other great fights, it's an MMA fan's wet dream come to life.

Gross, I know.

However, UFC will now be on the world stage with a dark cloud hanging above its head. An event celebrating the company and the sport's meteoric rise to global prominence is now marred by controversy as Jon Jones was pulled from the UFC 200 main event versus Daniel Cormier.

This is due to a possible anti-doping violation from the USADA. That fight would have been for the Undisputed UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.

It is just the next chapter of a dark aspect of UFC, that many of their fighters have failed drug tests, including stars such as Nate Diaz, Alistair Overeem, Antonio Silva and now possibly Jones.

So without further ado, here is the preview on the main card, what to know and a nice drinking game, because let's face it, if you're going to watch this, there will be alcohol involved.

Cain Velasquez vs Travis Browne
Velazquez hasn't fought in more than a year and that was a loss to Fabricio Werdum for the Heavyweight Championship. Velazquez is still one of the best heavyweights in the world and this is a fight that solidifies his standing in the division en route to his rematch with Werdum.

Browne on the other hand, is a big, hulking fighter who has never had a realistic shot at the UFC Heavyweight Championship. He holds an 18-3-1 MMA record and owns wins over Brendan Schaub, current No. 3 ranked Alistair Overeem, and No. 8 Josh Barnett. A win over Velazquez could propel him to a title shot.

Jose Aldo vs Frankie Edgar for the Interim Featherweight Championship
This fight is a rematch from their 2013 Featherweight championship bout in which Ado retained in a highly competitive fight. Now after Aldo lost his belt to Conor McGregor, he has been on a mission to try and recapture championship gold.

Since losing to Aldo, Edgar has yet to lose a fight and won those fights in impressive fashion. He has the ability to dominate opponents with quick and heavy hitting offense. While this is a fight for an interim title, expect the winner to try and challenge McGregor for an undisputed title match after he finishes his business with Nate Diaz.

Miesha Tate vs Amanda Nunez for the UFC Women's Bantamweight Title
Pretty much, whoever wins this fight is going to probably fight Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm, the woman who beat Rousey, in 2017. Miesha Tate is a veteran in women's mixed martial arts and the current champion.

Nunez is not a household name among MMA fans, but she has racked up an impressive resume: a 12-4 MMA record with a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is currently the No. 4 ranked woman in the official UFC women's bantamweight rankings.

This may not be the Rousey-Holm rematch we all wanted, but this is still a pretty good fight with plenty of action.

Brock Lesnar vs Mark Hunt
Brock Lesnar is a WWE Superstar who also happens to be the former UFC Heavyweight Champion. To explain the nuances of why he is fighting here in UFC on this site for a third time is redundant, so read my piece on it here. As for how he'll do, it's anyone's guess. Lesnar says that he is in the best shape of his life but five years from the octagon is a long time and he's facing Mark Hunt.

Hunt is a knockout artist who owns wins against heavyweight greats Frank Mir and Antonio Silva. This is more of an attraction match than a fight to decide future rankings in the division but expect Hunt to try and knock Lesnar out quickly. Lesnar, meanwhile will try and used his vast experience in amateur mat wrestling to try and wear him down.

Drinking Game for UFC 200 (This applies to the prelims, too, if you are watching them)
-Drink every time that crowd goes "Ohhhhh!!!" for a vicious strike
-Down your drink for a Ronda Rousey or CM Punk appearance (this counts for commercials too)
-Drink for every time UFC 201 is mentioned
-Drink for every mention of wrestling and WWE.
-Down your drink if they mention Velazquez losing the Heavyweight title in his last fight.
-Drink every time Joe Rogan yells "OH MY GOODNESS!"
-Drink every time a broadcaster says "HERE WE GO!"
-Down you drink if a fight ends in a Knockout.
-Waterfall your drink whenever someone has his/her opponent in a hold on the floor.