Junior Dos Santos: The Wait is Over

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UFC’s ‘Truth Talking’ Conor McGregor Drawing Comparisons to Ali, Jordan, Sherman

Not every American sports fan knows Conor McGregor yet, but he’s a household name in Ireland and to UFC fans in our country.

With his brash talk and delivery that has drawn comparisons to Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, as well as parallels with sporting greats Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan, McGregor is becoming a bigger name in the USA every day.

In 2014, Sherman became the most notorious trash talker in sports. McGregor is now writing the guide for the brash athlete in 2015. The UFC featherweight star refuses to call his way trash talk, though. He prefers “truth talk.” McGregor sees an opponent’s weakness, calls it out, visualizes how to exploit it and then executes his vision.

When he finishes training in Dublin and comes to Boston to fight Dennis Siver January 18 at TD Bank Garden, the MMA world will again be watching to see if the Notorious Conor McGregor can back up his predictions.

His growing audience and fans in the USA will also be watching McGregor‘s hilarious Twitter feed and his pre-fight comments to enjoy the latest, most entertaining model of the brash athlete.

 

Footage courtesy #TheNotoriusDocumentary, airing January 8 on Fox Sports 1.

Motive Television, directed by Patrick Timmons Ward. Thanks also to Severe MMA.

Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver, Jan. 18

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TC Droidcast Episode 31: Pebble, ZenWatch, And Smartwatch 3

droidcast-banner-31 Join Darrell Etherington, Kyle Russell and Greg Kumparak as we chat about the Pebble gaining support for Android Wear interactive notifications, the Asus ZenWatch and the Sony Smartwatch 3. We also get a little bit futurist with our thoughts on Chrome OS, how it will integrate with Android and what Google envisions for its desktop platform in the long term. This is a very special episode… Read More

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Bucs, Titans lead six-team race for No. 1 pick

Bucs, Titans lead six-team race for No. 1 pick

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How can golf rediscover its mojo?

From lowering the cost to using a timer and jet packs – your suggestions on how to get a lot more people playing golf.

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Murray practicing two days after hand surgery

Murray practicing two days after hand surgery

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Anderson Silva stars in ‘Itsy, Bitsy Spider’ UFC 183 promo

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Sony can make any eyewear more like Google Glass

Sony has just announced a new attachable display module that can turn a “pair of fashionable glasses, goggles, sunglasses, or other type of eyewear” into smartglasses. And, yes, it’s completely detachable so you can remove it whenever you want to. Th…

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After UFC Fight Night 58, We’ll Know How Good CB Dollaway Really Is

No. 4-ranked contender Lyoto Machida meets No. 10-ranked CB Dollaway in the UFC Fight Night 58 headliner. The middleweight clash will send the winner into title contention.

Dollaway has a chance to silence his critics and establish himself as one of the elite in the division. He started his career 6-0 before joining the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter. The Arizona State wrestler made the finals against Amir Sadollah, where he would suffer his first career loss.

Dollaway had an up-and-down start to his UFC career, going 5-4. He was stopped by submission twice, and he was knocked out twice. It looked as if Dollaway was nothing more than another lackluster product of TUF.

However, come 2012, he started to live up to the potential many saw in him.

In May of that year, he went up against veteran Jason Miller and dominated the fight. He then moved on to take on Daniel Sarafian and took a split decision.

One of his most impressive performances came in his fight after that, punishing Tim Boetsch, but he ended up on the wrong side of a decision in one of the worst judgements of 2013.

Dollaway got right back in the win column in 2014 with back-to-back victories over Cezar Ferreira and Francis Carmont.

Win or lose, the fight this weekend against Machida will show us how good Dollaway truly is.

Machida is the cream of the crop at 185 pounds. He is one of the best fighters we have seen, and the former UFC light heavyweight champion is arguably the worst stylistic matchup for Dollaway around.

The Brazilian has made numerous wrestlers look foolish, including Dollaway‘s former collegiate teammate, Ryan Bader.

The Brazilian is coming off a Fight of the Year candidate against champion Chris Weidman. He will be motivated to get another title shot with a dominant performance.

This is the perfect chance for Dollaway to show off the strides he has made in his overall MMA game. He can validate himself as a Top 10 middleweight with a competitive fight in hostile territory.

Machida‘s ability to create distance and takedown defense will make it exceptionally difficult for Dollaway to be successful with his wrestling. The American will have to threaten Machida with his stand-up and gain his respect.

Dollaway will be forced into showcasing his full range of skills.

The former light heavyweight champion is better in nearly every category, which is why Dollaway enters as a plus-400 underdog, per Odds Shark. Not many will give him a chance, and it is going to be difficult to change the perception that he is not an upper-echelon middleweight. His recent wins and impressive performances have failed to do so to date, but this is his golden opportunity.

Saturday’s performance will give us the best look into just how far Dollaway can go in this division. While a win puts him in title contention, a competitive loss shows us he can still get there.

A one-sided loss, on the other hand, will essentially confirm his role as a gatekeeper.

This is an important main event for the division, but even more important for Dollaway‘s prospects as a top-tier middleweight. 

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UFC on Fox 13: Rafael Dos Anjos Ends Nate Diaz’s Weird Week with a Whipping

Rafael dos Anjos saw to it that Nate Diaz’s week of bluster ended with a whimper.

From Wednesday to Friday, Diaz had largely set the pace for UFC on Fox 13, grabbing the lion’s share of the headlines when he slept through his open workout, cut a professional wrestling style promo on new UFC signee CM Punk and then missed weight by more than four pounds.

On Saturday, it was dos Anjos’ turn to offer a rebuttal.

The 30-year-old Brazilian pounded Diaz for 15 full minutes in their co-main event bout—punishing his legs with hard kicks from the outset and opening a large cut over his right eye during the second round. Diaz took it all in a style befitting his impetuous reputation, but by the time it was over, the judges called it a lopsided sweep for dos Anjos (30-26 x 2, 30-27).

“I’ll give him this, he’s tough as hell, man, (with) those leg kicks he ate,” UFC President Dana White said of Diaz after the fight, via Fox Sport’s Ariel Helwani. “Dos Anjos should’ve come back here and got arrested for attempted murder with that fight. He absolutely destroyed him. It was a one-sided beating. Nate Diaz either needs to get serious about this sport and get his head together, or retire.”

We already knew a win would keep dos Anjos in the discussion for a shot at the lightweight title in 2015. The dominating fashion with which he pulled it off now leaves him neck-and-neck with Khabib Nurmagomedov for immediate consideration. He’ll finish 2014 at 3-1, and (though he won’t win the award) he should get his name on a few Fighter of the Year ballots.

Considering his 17 fights and six years of service in the Octagon, however, he remains almost shockingly nondescript. Despite going 8-1 since May 2012, I’m still not sure most UFC fans could pick him out of a lineup. Perhaps this win over Diaz changes that, though what happens to him next likely depends almost entirely on the health of Nurmagomedov.

The undefeated Dagestan-native beat dos Anjos back in April, but he then had a proposed bout against Donald Cerrone called off after he suffered a knee injury. At present, the UFC doesn’t think Nurmagomedov will be ready to face champion Anthony Pettis in a timely fashion and company brass exited the weekend saying that made dos Anjos their top pick.

“Pettis texted me right after the fight and said ‘wow, (dos Anjos) murdered him. I’m ready to go. I’ll fight either one of them.’” White said, via MMA Fighting.com’s Shaun Al-Shatti. “I would say if Khabib is healthy right now, probably Khabib (gets Pettis). But he’s not. So it’s dos Anjos.”

We know how these sorts of promises go, though, right? With Cerrone still set to fight Myles Jury in January and Nurmagomedov already ambushing Pettis during press conferences, it’s still anybody’s best guess who ultimately turns up as No. 1 contender.

One thing we do know, it won’t be Diaz.

The junior senator from the 209 finds his MMA career in disarray after a weird week of promotion and then an uncharacteristically tepid performance on fight night.

Diaz had been out of action some 13 months while he quibbled with the UFC over his pay. Aside from the transgressions listed above, this week he also walked out of an official UFC interview and disparaged the organization’s new partnership with Reebok.

On fight night, he didn’t look at all himself. After missing weight, he appeared in slightly less than Diaz-quality shape. He tried to work his high-octane offense and slippery ground game throughout the fight, but it was clear he wasn’t operating at 100 percent.

After the strange week he’d had, there was speculation that perhaps Diaz was trying to get cut from the UFC on purpose. When it was over, however, he confirmed he fought with a preexisting injury—and for him to even mention it, it must’ve been pretty bad—but said he wants to fight again for the UFC, and all but assured his next performance will be a better one.

“I ran into some issues in camp and I wish I could’ve fought and won,” Diaz told ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto. ”I know what I can do. I had to come and get paid. I had some issues and I was injured. I was not in the best type of shape I could be in. I’m here to fight, always. I’m here. You see me.”

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