Rafael Dos Anjos Pulls Out of UFC 196 Super Fight vs. Conor McGregor
Next week’s UFC 196 super fight between UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael Dos Anjos and UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is off. According to Brazilian news outlet Globo, dos Anjos has suffered a broken foot with only a week leading up to the fight with the outspoken McGregor. UFC officials have not made an announcement, but the injury would force dos Anjos off the card.
McGregor was looking to become the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two different divisions at the same time. It seems a bit like Groundhog’s Day for the Irish UFC featherweight champion. This past July, in the days leading up to a featherweight title fight against Jose Aldo at UFC 189, Aldo pulled out of the fight with an injury. The UFC summoned Chad Mendes to face McGregor for an interim belt, and McGregor won with a second-round TKO.
It currently remains to be seen if McGregor will remain on the card to face an opponent on short notice and for an interim lightweight championship. UFC 196 takes place March 5 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, containing a co-main event of women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm taking on Miesha Tate.
Shane McMahon Returns to WWE, Will Face the Undertaker at WrestleMania 32
Here comes the money. The prodigal son of the McMahon empire returned to the WWE after nearly five years away from the public eye. During the presentation of the Vincent J. McMahon Legacy Award, which was given to Stephanie McMahon, Shane made a surprise return (in some very fresh Air Jordan 1s) to the company. After collecting himself after getting pretty choked up to the reaction that he got upon his return, he talked pretty vaguely about the business deals that he cut with his father to allow him to pursue his own interests, before telling Stephanie McMahon how much she is running the company into the ground.
Shane’s father, Vince, would then ask what he wanted and that was to control Monday Night RAW. Vince would oblige under one condition, and that is if Shane faces The Undertaker at WrestleMania 32. Shane agreed, but not before getting his father to drop a live “F-bomb” before parting ways. It’s officially WrestleMania season, guys.
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Posted by WWE on Monday, February 22, 2016
The Knicks Are Bad, Real Bad, Michael Jackson
On what was the fifth anniversary of the trade that brought Carmelo Anthony to the New York Knicks, the struggling franchise encapsulated this era in one day. Starting with interim coach Kurt Rambis claiming a hack caused him to “like” a pornographic tweet on Twitter and ending with a blowout home loss to the Toronto Raptors 122-95.
Anthony is now openly admitting that staying positive has been his biggest challenge during his tenure as a Knick. “It’s been tough. It’s challenging,” Anthony said after being reminded that he has seen four coaches and three general managers plus one team president (Phil Jackson) and dozens of teammates since he was traded from the Denver Nuggets. “It’s challenging to kind of stay strong and positive through all this.”
“You can’t control that,” Anthony said of all the changes in New York. “When you look at it, how many different coaches? Four different coaches. [A lot of] different players. I mean, that’s a lot to go through.” The Knicks (24-34) have lost 12 of their past 14 games and are in danger of missing the playoffs for the third straight season.
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