Stars Report: Bisping, Rousey, and more!
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Conor McGregor/Floyd Mayweather Jr.:
World Tour press conference announced for mega-fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. The tour will have four stops along the way. The stops are as following:
- July 11th: Staples Center in Los Angeles at 5:30pm ET
- July 12th: Sony Centre for Performing Arts in Toronto at 6 pm ET
- July 13th: Barclay’s Center in New York City at 6 pm ET
- July 14th: SSE Arena in London at 2 pm ET
Resale tickets for the mega-fight are going as high as $98,500 for premium seats. Nosebleed seats are selling at an outstanding price of $2,500+. If you want a halfway decent seat in the lower level, expect to hand over $23,000+.
Was announced today that the PPV cost for the boxing match between McGregor and Mayweather will be $99.95.
It’s all but locked that Michael Bisping will defend his title against Robert Whittaker the next time he steps into the octagon. Although Bisping is still calling out Georges St-Pierre (GSP). In a recent interview with the MMA Hour, Bisping told them that he wants to still fight GSP. Bisping was quoted, “I’m sick of everyone saying I don’t want to fight. Honestly, who I fight next? I couldn’t give a shit. I really couldn’t. Whether it’s GSP, whether it’s Yoel, whether it’s Whittaker, I’m sick of all the bulls**t.” Bisping goes on to say, “Georges, man up! Make the call. I know you have some issues, but call the man, call Dana White.”
GSP has since responded to Bisping’s comments. GSP responded, “Michael, you should man up and fight me 11/4 in NY. I’m coming out of retirement to retire you. Dana [White], please make it happen.” We will have to wait and see if this fight will eventually happen or not.
Recently in an interview with Live with Kelly and Ryan, Ronda Rousey discussed how recently her house had been victim to a burglary. She and her fiancé Travis Browne went to stop by the house real quick only to realize that they had become victims of a burglary. It had appeared that someone had been staying in their house for 3 days. Rousey explained, “Someone had been squatting in my house for like three days, sleeping in my bed.” She goes on to say that many things had been stolen including her Olympic rings. “Stole my Olympic rings, stole my guns, stole all my precious jewelry, every headphone in the house, credit cards,”
Update: After looking at footage on security tapes, Travis Browne was able to locate the burglars and have them arrested. In an interview with MMA Fighting, Browne said that the burglars were on skateboards and he knew there was a famous skate park nearby. Browne explains how they caught the robbers, “So we looked back at security cameras. We replayed the last four days, saw who he was. We took a picture and put it on my phone,” he said. “We noticed that they all had skateboards. There’s a famous skatepark next to us, so I just walked down and saw the two guys and the chick. I walked over to the cops and said there they are. They tried to get away in the crowd and stuff, but they were arrested a couple of hours later.”
According to Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh, McGregor has been focusing a lot more on sparring lately. Four times as much to be exact according to Kavanagh. Sparring is to help a boxer improve their skills. Instead of going out and just fighting an opponent, you get in the ring with an opponent and work on motions and technique to see what is working and what isn’t working.