Yikes, Fight Night 135 does lowest ever viewership on a UFC/FS1 event

Fight Night 135

Justin Gaethje is as exciting a fighter as there is, but he doesn’t seem to have much draw. Saturday, more people watched Logan Paul fight KSI than saw Justin Gaethje take out James Vick at Fight Night 135. Let that marinate for a moment. That fact proved two things beyond a shadow of a doubt. … Read moreYikes, Fight Night 135 does lowest ever viewership on a UFC/FS1 event

Quick Picks: Breaking down Fight Night 135 Saturday night

Quick Picks

It’s time for Quick Picks: Breaking down UFC Fight Night 135 I’m riding a major high heading into this card. At Bellator 204 I was a perfect 4-0 on my Quick Picks. Yes, that includes calling the upset loss of James Gallagher.  Allow me to bask in that for a moment before I make these picks and … Read moreQuick Picks: Breaking down Fight Night 135 Saturday night

Andre wasn’t touchy or ‘Fili’ when exposing a non-paying sponsor

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Andre Fili and his great nickname, ‘Touchy’, don’t deserve to get screwed over. In fact, pretty much all fighters shouldn’t feel slighted by a company who sponsors them. It’s an old, yet familiar, story in MMA. More often than not, it seems that independent fighter sponsors skip out on the bill. Such is the case with Fili.

Apparently, VitaGoods were supposed to pay Fili for doing three Instagram posts with their product. After the three posts, he would get paid. Well, after the third, they told him he needed to do a fourth, but with his face in the video. So, Fili obliged. He took a baseball bat to their product and had a smile on his toothless face while he did it.

Hey Andre, swing away.

Here’s your 4th video @vitagoods. Happy Thanksgiving🙃 #outcastsandunderdogs

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Conor McGregor apologizes for homophobic slurs used at Fight Night 118

Conor McGregor

Conor went on the Late Late Show in Ireland and apologized.

After UFC Fight Night 118, Conor McGregor was attempting to console his friend and teammate Artem Lobov who had just lost perhaps the last fight in his career.  He was talking to Lobov, unaware that he was being recorded. Conor used the word “[email protected]” twice during that conversation and the internet exploded as it often does.

He was on an Irish talk show, The Late Late Show and the subject came up. Here’s what Conor had to say.

“I have to put my hands up there. I was watching a fighter, a sparring partner, a training partner, a friend, a brother of mine who has given his health — his body health, his brain health, everything — to help me prepare for fights to give my brain health and my body health to entertain the public. That’s the fighter I was going to watch and support and I witnessed him lose a fight — a potential career defining or career ending fight — in a manner where the opponent was stalling and running away. I was upset and I was whispering in his ear and I was speaking on that and I said what I said. 

Meant no disrespect to nobody of any of the LGBT community. I didn’t mean no disrespect. Wasn’t even, you’d swear I was talking about or screaming at two people of the same sex kissing. I campaigned when we were trying to get same sex marriage legalized (in Ireland), I was campaigning for that. It’s another one where things just get blown out and they love to just, any chance they get, they love to throw me under the bus. It is what it is, I just have to say sorry for what I said and that’s it and try and move on from it.”

That’s all Conor had to say about it. Bottom line is I don’t believe he was saying what he said to homophobic. However, when you say something that so many find offensive, the mature thing is to apologize and move on. Conor did just that. Good for him.