Mayweather vs. McGregor: Keys to Victory

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If you didn’t know who Conor McGregor was, you probably do now. The UFC star’s rapid rise to global stardom was highlighted as the colorful Irishman somewhat stole the show as he and boxing’s long-time pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. embarked on a world tour to promote their upcoming super-fight. The boxing bout, which will see this generation’s best boxer take on the biggest name in mixed martial arts, will take place on August 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. While many have dismissed the fight as a…

Bat Flip Sports Podcast 7/17 : Twins Before Trade Deadline and Vikings Training Camp

So here’s the deal, podcasts are quickly becoming a big time force in the media landscape. Whoever isn’t seriously considering doing one is going to be left in the dust quicker than people realize. We’ve dabbled in the podcast game slightly in the past here at Bat Flip, but we are going to try and make a effort to put out podcasts more often and consistently. In this episode, Petter and I talk about the hype surrounding the Mayweather vs McGregor fight, what the Twins should do before the trade…

A better opponent for Conor McGregor? ¡Sí!

Recently, rumors have circulated about a potential boxing match between UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor and former five-division boxing champion Floyd Mayweather (which two of the panelists on Friday’s episode of ESPN’s Around the Horn predicted McGregor would win). For my money, the fight is never going to happen. Mayweather is retired (a word that doesn’t mean much in combat sports, I know), and McGregor is still under contract with the UFC, who would undoubtedly use their veto power to prevent the fight from happening. But as long as we’re throwing…

Conor McGregor is calling it quits

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Conor McGregor is calling it quits according to a tweet he sent out. I have decided to retire young.Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya's later. — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 19, 2016 If this is true, what a blow to UFC. They have their UFC 200 coming up with McGregor v Diaz as a headliner for the night at the new arena that just opened in Vegas. This was supposed to be the fight to break records for money, now it’s possibly gone.   Speculation is coming that McGregor’s decision…

What happened at UFC 196 Last Night?

(Disclaimer right away for you UFC die-hards, I know next to nothing about MMA. Don’t go crazy bashing me for having an opinion about it.)   Well UFC 196 didn’t disappoint in the shock factor. Both favorites of the night in Holly Holm and Conor McGregor lost by submission, with Holm losing her title in her first bout since knocking Ronda Rousey out.   I’m legit sad the McGregor lost to that punk, Nate Diaz (I wrote a post about McGregor lining up his next victim in Diaz, I am…