Yet another reason why you should never, ever, ever get into a fight with a girl. You might think they’re all nail-scratching and crotch-kicking, but they’re not. Sometimes they can actually kick your butt and let us be the first to tell you, that sh** is embarrassing. You might want to lash out and retaliate, but no matter how many punches she delivers cleanly to your face, you just can’t go off and do this:
In case you missed it, which was very easy and distinctly possible, Jose Canseco got his ass handed to him on a platter by former NFL Pro Bowler Vai Sikahema during the “War At The Shore” over the weekend. Here’s the highlights, er, lowlights of the fight, er, manhandling.
Oh, and in an equally amusing Canseco tidbit, he is now claiming Madonna wanted his juice to make a super baby. Truth. Just check out his interview on Usmagazine.com.
Us: What can you tell us about your relationship with Madonna?
Jose Canseco: Well it’s in the book. We were not intimate.
Us: She was interested but you were not, correct?
JC: No, I was married at the time. I was interested in my wife.
Us: Where did she approach you? Where was the first time you met? How did it happen?
JC: At her house I think it was in the Hollywood Hills. Our people set it up. Her people approached me saying she was interested in meeting me.
Us: What did they say was the reason?
JC: She wanted to get married and have a child with me. [note from ed: Lourdes was born in 1996]
Us: That was her intention to have a child with you?
JC: Yeah, I’m Cuban and she wanted a Cuban child.
Us: And she barely knew you at this point.
JC: She didn’t.
Us: So she was interested in your genes.
JC: Yeah, I’m Cuban 6-foot-3, athletic, built. …
Us: Do you think that part of the attraction was that you were intimidated or that you were married?
JC: No, I think it was that I am Cuban and tall and a big athlete.
Us: So she was very interested in making a attractive, talented child?
[UsMagazine.com]: Jose Canseco: Singer Madonna Begged Me to Impregnate Her
We were as shocked as the next guy to see Kendall Gill provide a little guest commentary during ESPN Friday Night Fights In Your Corner, but there he was. But, hey, the former NBA journeyman does own a 3-0 record as a cruiserweight, making him a shoe-in for best pro baller turned brawler. Gill’s appearance got The Caveman Network to thinking about what other NBA stars could make it in the fight game. Here’s their top five:
5. Richard Hamilton : Yeah, he’s skinny, but so is Paul Williams. Hamilton’s fluidity and conditioning are something to behold, and he’s stronger than he looks. Just like he punishes would-be defenders by running them through screens, Hamilton would torture opponents in the ring with his great conditioning and work rate, just like Williams, aka “The Punisher”.
4. Kobe Bryant : His competitive ability means he will technically master whatever combat sport he dedicates himself to. He will also carry the killer instinct from the court to the ring or cage. Just like he plays basketball like a game of chess, he will be a chessboxer in the ring.
3. Ron Artest : He was the main villain in the Malice in the Palace. He boxes. He broke Michael Jordan’s ribs. He’s a little crazy. He’s jacked (6-7, 240 lbs). Imagine Rampage Jackson with a loose screw in his head.
2. Allen Iverson : If one of them were his main sport, he could be great in either boxing or MMA. He’s a born athlete with great ability and instincts. He’s wiry strong, lightning quick and super-coordinated. He tops it all with long arms and unbelievable creativity.
1. Latrell Sprewell : He’s not in the NBA anymore, but nevertheless, Spree has and lean and mean body to dominate almost any sport he puts his mind to. He’s got a compact torso, long limbs, and not a wasted bone or muscle for peak athletic performance. He’s explosive, both in terms of quickness and temperament. He’s the type of guy you just don’t mess with. Whenever he enters the ring or cage, he will be looking for the kill, and his body will help him get it.
Of course, we can’t forget about Stephon Marbury. He already acts punch-drunk and with his new tat, he’s working on his Iron Mike mentality. But if we’re talking about a kung-fu street fight, it’s Bruce Bowen all the way.
When it comes to his opponents, Floyd Mayweather has never been afraid to trade a little trash talk in the days and weeks leading up to his fights. After all, the guy can say just about anything he wants because he knows he has the goods to back up any outlandish comment he might decide to make. The latest victim of Mayweather’s verbal jabs is boxing commentator Jim Lampley.
On not giving Black boxers enough credit:
Even a guy like Jim Lampley, he praises Kelly Pavlik — who has won some good fights, he beat Jermain Taylor twice, we have to give him credit for that — but they talk about Kelly Pavlik, a white fighter, like he’s the second coming. Or they go crazy over Manny Pacquiao. But I’m a black fighter. Is it racial? Absolutely. They praise white fighters, they praise Hispanic fighters, whatever. But black fighters, they never praise.
On why this is the first time that he’s publicly talked about this:
I’ve noticed it for a long time but I couldn’t say anything because I had to do business with them. I’ll still do business with them, but I’m done holding my tongue. I think HBO is great. But their announcers are full of shit.”
On commentator Jim Lampley’s hypocrisy:
I’ve seen Jim Lampley in the same strip club as me before. They always want to talk about me going to strip clubs, but they don’t want to talk about that. He caught a court case himself, too. But when they catch a case, all they do is take them off the air a couple weeks, then it’s over.”
We’re begging you FOX, pleeeease bring back Celebrity Boxing.
[MediaTakeOut.com]: Boxer Floyd Mayweather GOES OFF…Claims HBO Announcers are RACIST!!!
[MLive.com]: Mayweather rips HBO announcers for racial bias
A long, long time ago Floyd Mayweather was the greatest boxer alive. But that was before he got bored with the competition. So, Money went on to samba and polka his way into America’s heart on Dancing with the Stars before deciding to take his in-ring skills to a different kind of squared circle, accepting a whole mess of WWE’s cash in order to get in a match with the Big Show at Wrestlemania. Well, it appears Mayweather still can’t decide on a full-time career.
The following was sent along to mmanews.com by Angel Aramboles:
I just got off the phone with a source very close to the situation and I am told that Floyd Mayweather and his representatives have been in contact with UFC’s Dana White as late as Wednesday but “possibly as late as last night” according to the source.
UFC is expected to make several announcements on Thursday.
1) Anderson Silva will be fighting in the light heavyweight class
2) Chuck Liddell will fight in the main event on the September pay-per-view in Atlanta
However, the big announcement being rumored is that Floyd Mayweather will be signing or has signed with UFC. For those that did not read our last update, Mayweather announced his retirement from boxing. If this signing turns out to be the case this would be a huge coup for UFC as it would surely attract some of the boxing fans that have not given UFC a chance.
The fighting game these days is more about kicking and cages than rings and rope-a-dopes. But that doesn’t mean MMA is the only game in town. On Saturday – the same night UFC heads to Canada to deliver the much awaited rematch between Matt Serra and George St. Pierre – Las Vegas’ glitz and glamour will be watching a big time boxing match between Joe Calzaghe and Bernard Hopkins. As it is with most fights, whether MMA or boxing, the trash talk was abundant between the two gladiators. But Calzaghe, he just doesn’t give a s***.
The undisputed super-middleweight champ said: “Hopkins keeps calling himself a living legend but at the end of the day he’s still lost four fights.
“He’s been beaten four times, which is four times more than I have, so I don’t give a s*** what he says.
“He can talk b******s all he likes — let’s see what happens in the fight.
“My dad Enzo is a good caller of fights and he’s told me that if I fight like I usually do, I’ll beat the s*** out of Hopkins.”
The war for fighting supremacy between boxing and mixed martial arts has been going on for a while now and it looks like we might finally get a little clarification on the matter. NBC Sports is reporting that there are talks going on concerning a boxing bout between the UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and boxer Roy Jones Jr.
Alan Hopper, director of public relations for Don King Productions confirmed that talks are ongoing, and characterized them as “preliminary.”
“Roy likes the idea and is up for it,” Hopper said. “It’s being discussed. Roy will only agree if the match takes place under the rules of boxing, and UFC would have to clear Silva’s participation.
Making the fight a boxing match clearly gives the advantage to Jones Jr., but that doesn’t mean it can’t be an interesting contest. If the WWE‘s Big Show takes down Floyd Mayweather Jr. at WrestleMania and Silva knocks off Roy Jones Jr. then it could be nighty-night for boxing. It’s a black eye at the very least.
In other news…
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We’ll be the first to admit that when it comes to the sweet science of boxing, Bert Sugar we are not. However, you don’t have to be an expert to know the difference between aggressiveness and stupidity. This nimrod decided to exercise the latter.
[Late Rounds]: One of the Fastest Knockout in Boxing History
Is it possible to be both a “pro” and a “Joe” at the same time? Even though Spike TV thinks otherwise, we’ve found proof that professional athletes can be very mediocre at other things. Take boxers for example. Some boxers know how to build excitement for a fight and then deliver what they promise, like the feud we saw between Ricky Hatton and Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the weeks leading up to their 10 rounder in December. Those fellas are “pros” through and through.
On the other hand, you’ve got guys like Edison Miranda and Jean Pascal. Both are excellent fighters in their own rights, Miranda with a 29-2 record (25 KOs) and Pascal with a 20-0 record (14 KOs), but the duo could use a lesson or two on the mic. The two aren’t facing each other, but both fighters are involved in separate co-main events at tonight’s Friday Night Boxing from the Hard Rock Live Arena. However, there’s been talk about a possible bout between the two in the near future and, thus, the smack talk is a flowing. But these guys could defiantly use some silver-tongue tutoring because they’ll never sell a pay-per-view with insults like these:
I’m going to give you a beating ahead of time,” Miranda told Pascal at a news conference Monday. “The first knockout is going to happen right here.”
Miranda never delivered the punch but tensions continued at another news conference Wednesday.
”Look at him, he’s ugly,” Pascal said of Miranda. “They call him the Pantera [Panther], but when I finish with him, he will be a little black kitten.
Boxing continues to deliver what is supposed to the sports final big fight before the UFC and MMA take over for good. This weekend’s bout is no different as the brash and arrogant Floyd Mayweather takes on the hard-hitting Brit Ricky Hatton. So, is this going to finally be the last hoorah for the sweet science? In a word – no friggin’ way. But the UFC and other fringe fighting alliances are defiantly going to be giving boxing a run for its money in the years to come. One league that we think everybody should pay extra close attention to is the HHHBCF or the Hand to Hand Heavy Bag Combat Federation.