Washington RB arrested and released

Washington Football Team RB is in some trouble.

RB Derrius Guice has been arrested on felony domestic violence charges after he turned himself in around 5pm on Friday.

Guice faces one count of strangulation, 3 counts of assault and battery and one count of destruction of property.

Washington responded to the arrest by quickly releasing the RB from the football team.

Both flyweight titles on the line!!

UFC 255 on November 21st, 2020 both the men’s and women’s flyweight title will be on the line.

The main event is going to be Deiveson Figueiredo defending his belt, for the first time since beating Benavidez for the flyweight title, against Cody Garbrandt. Cody was last seen KO’ing Raphael Assuncao at UFC 250. Cody is making his debut at flyweight.

Cody is 1-3 in his last 4 fights being straight KO’d in his three losses and yes he beat Assuncao with a vicious KO, but he was rocked and backing against the cage and landed a clean right with one second remaining in round 2. His chin has been suspect and dropping a weight class will not help that chin. I am not saying Cody is a bad fighter by any means but after his three straight losses I would like to see a little more before giving him a title shot in a division he’s never fought in. We know Cody has a ton of talent as we saw in his domination of Dominick Cruz, back in 2016. I know he is a money fight for the UFC as he has great talent, but his glory days were 2016 and earlier. We should see more first.

Now who should probably have this title shot? Brandon Moreno, he’s been on a roll at flyweight with 3 wins and a draw in his last 4 fights. Brandon has been dominating his opponents as of late and is sitting at the top of the flyweight division rankings.

The women’s division makes sense since JoJo Calderwood was next in line for Valentina Shevchenko and lost to Jennifer Maia. Jennifer Maia will battle arguably the second best woman’s fighter in UFC history for the flyweight belt in the co-main event when she takes on Valentina Shevchenko.

My early predictions for these two titles fights are as follows. A very early round 1 KO for Figueiredo over Garbrandt as he seems unstoppable at flyweight to be honest. With a win Figueiredo would become the only flyweight fighter to defend this divisions belt besides Demetrious Johnson. The co-main event I believe will end with Valentina picking up a round 4 TKO after winning the first three rounds on the scorecard dominantly.

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Conor truly gone??

According to Dana White UFC fans won’t see Conor McGregor in a UFC cage this year. He said ” He does not have a fight this year and won’t have a fight this year. Conor McGregor will not fight in 2020… I guarantee he will not fight in 2020.” This was said on August 3rd, 2020.

He was then asked today, August 4th 2020 about Conor fighting next year since he was so specific about this year. Dana responded with “We have nothing planned for him in 2021 and as of right now I don’t expect him to fight. We as of now believe he is truly retired.”

Conor McGregor is an interesting man and polarizing sports figure. It’s crazy, but he is arguably the biggest name for someone in their own sport, period. Baseball has Trout but they also have Harper and Betts and others people mention. Basketball has LeBron sure, but who doesn’t also bring up Harden or Giannis or Curry as the biggest figures in the sport. Hockey has Crosby, Ovi, and McDavid. MMA nobody comes close to importance or recognition level as Conor McGregor.

He earned this fame and recognition because when he reached the UFC he went on a tear. He destroyed everything and everyone in sight while talking a massive game, he backed it up. He showed no cares who he upset because Conor on his rise would smash everyone in his path and had no fears. He was unlike anyone we have ever seen and possibly will ever see. He used to be a people’s fighter, he stopped fights and fought often it was amazing. I myself loved him and thought he could be a true GOAT, a Jordon or Brady type legend.

Once he hit Aldo with that counter left hook his game forever was cemented. He took the featherweight belt from who some still to this day call the best featherweight in UFC history. Once he did that he wanted more and went after Nate Diaz twice splitting those fights. Once beating Nate he moved onto the lightweight title dominating Eddie Alvarez which at the time seemed impossible. Conor became the lightweight and featherweight champ in 3 years and 7months of entering the UFC. That was an incredible feat and something that probably can’t be repeated. He also brought in the biggest PPV buys in UFC history.

That’s when his fighting regularly and being a fans fighter ended though. Once he beat Eddie he left to box against Floyd Mayweather a year later in which his gas tank failed him in a fight he was winning until then once again showing his incredible striking skill set.

He returned to the cage one year later following Floyd’s fight, after two full years away from the octagon and being stripped of both belts without ever defending them he came back to fight Khabib for the lightweight title. This is the fight were we saw that the division might have evolved in talent past Conor’s. As Conor was away he faced some legal issues which were false accusations and helped start a business in which he created a whisky called proper no 12. He wasn’t away just doing nothing, but while he was busy with his life the UFC lightweights and featherweights grew leaps and bounds.

Conor is a top level striker one of the best in the world honestly, especially in MMA. He is one of the only people that can self promote himself to over a million PPV buys without any help needed. He isn’t one of the best on the mat but we have seen fighters without ground game be incredibly successful, example Adesanya and Ngannou. He has been outgrown in talent by people like Gaethje, Poirier, and Khabib as he took alot of time off, but if Conor truly is done he will be missed greatly as he brought the fans to the sport in rapid fashion. The sport probably tripled in popularity due to him alone.

XFL finds a surprising buyer

The XFL has been sold just hours before it was set to be auctioned off.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and private equity investment firm Redbird Capital have teamed up to purchase the XFL for $15 million. Johnson and Redbird Capital split the $15 million evenly.

It will be interesting to see what they do with it after getting shutdown due to Covid-19 after having some success with an average viewership of 1.9 million per game.