MMA: Tyson Fury eyes move to MMA, Conor McGregor agrees to train him

first_img 10 months ago UFC: Conor McGregor wanted to return and fight in the December 14 card A Glimpse of Tyson Fury ‘The Gypsy King’s’ Power UFC: Conor McGregor’s ResponseThe double champ has given a green signal and has agreed on training The Gypsy King for his MMA debut. It looks like we are going to see Fury’s MMA debut along with Conor McGregor’s recently announced UFC return. McGregor is undefeated in the featherweight division and he is the first fighter to hold two simultaneous belts in UFC. The Irish superstar has declared his decision through Twitter in which he said ‘Up The Fury, Let’s Go’. If things go on as planned, 2020 is surely going to be a big year for Conor McGregor. WE RECOMMEND After making a spectacular debut in WWE Universe, former Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury reportedly wants to make a move towards MMA this year. The news has come up suddenly and The Gypsy King, who has never lost a fight in his life, wants to make his MMA debut under the training of Conor McGregor. It has created a lot of buzz in the combat sports community. While Fury already has Braun Strowman in the line for WWE Crown Jewel, there are already speculations about his perfect match-up in MMA universe.Also Read- Boxing Promoter Frank Warren Is Upset Over Tyson Fury’s WWE StintUFC: Tyson Fury in MMA?According to the Gypsy King, he is already in negotiations with Former UFC Double champ Conor McGregor for training him. Tyson Fury knows that MMA is a whole different world and its pretty much different from boxing but he believes that he can take it over. A few days back, promoter Frank Warren revealed his discomfort about Fury’s movement towards WWE, but The Gypsy King still went ahead with his once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Now he wants to move towards MMA and he feels that Conor ‘The Notorious’ McGregor is the perfect man to guide him. Also Read- UFC: Conor McGregor Has Been Named As The Richest Fighter Of UFCTyson Fury’s’ MMA match-ups?Well, it is not officially announced whether Fury will mark his MMA debut in UFC or not but it is pretty obvious that UFC is going to be the most preferable with Conor McGregor as the trainer for The Gypsy King. Fury is undoubtedly one of the best heavyweight boxers of all time with a clean record to date. Here are three matchups that can be a total showdown for Fury’s MMA debut.Francis Ngannou vs Tyson Fury- Who has the deadliest Punch? FOLLOW US 10 months ago UFC: Frankie Edgar accepts Conor McGregor callout; Dana White responds Also Read- UFC: Conor McGregor Speaks On His Much-awaited Return In Jan 2020Also Read- UFC: Paige Vanzant Ignores Maycee Barber For A Fight Raj Sarkar WATCH US LIVE Mark Hunt vs Tyson Fury- Gypsy King or The Big Samoan?center_img SUBSCRIBE TO US 10 months ago UFC News: Mike Tyson has some advice for embattled Conor McGregor LIVE TV Last Updated: 28th October, 2019 16:19 IST MMA: Tyson Fury Eyes Move To MMA, Conor McGregor Agrees To Train Him Tyson Fury wants to make his MMA debut this year after fighting Braun Strowman in Crown Jewel. He wants Conor McGregor to be the trainer for the MMA universe. Written By 10 months ago AIBA ban can take away champions of future: Tyson Fury Alistair Overeem vs Tyson Fury- Action vs Defense 10 months ago UFC: After a feud with Khabib, Conor McGregor is going to Moscow First Published: 28th October, 2019 16:19 IST COMMENTlast_img read more

Bombers flying high to open High School hoop season

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsA nine-point run before halftime was the straw that broke the camels back for the L.V. Rogers Bombers.Norkam of Kamloops blew open a close 35-30 game en route to a 60-43 victory over the Bombers in the final of the Westsyde Wundas High School Boy’s Basketball Tournament Saturday in Kamloops.“A disappointing final 40 seconds of the second quarter proved to be the TSN turning point in the game,” said Bomber coach Blair D’Andrea. “The Bombers allowed three uncontested three-pointers from the Saints to put them in a 14-point hole going into halftime.”In front of a loud partisan crowd, the Bombers worked hard together as a team, with excellent relief minutes from Jessie Zak and Jae Tak to surprise the Saints and keep the game close early.Jason D’Andrea, named tournament Most Valuable Player, paced the Bombers in the finale with 28 points.Clay Rickaby added a double double with 15 rebounds and 16 points while John Zak added 10 and Maverick Seed chipped in with eight points.LVR advanced to the final with a 51-41 victory over Valleyview Vikings of Kamloops. D’Andrea led LVR with 20 points. Seed had eight while Rickaby was another force on the boards with 15.Seeing competition for the first time this season, LVR opened the tournament by smashing Vernon Secondary 52-38.Leading 29-20 at halftime, the Bombers turned up the defensive pressure on Valleyview to register the win.D’Andrea scored 17 for LVR.“The boys played extremely well together, showing off a team-based attack and unity that was fantastic for this early in the season,” said Blair D’Andrea.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Cramer nets four points to lead Nelson past Grand Forks 8-6

first_imgBrendan Smith, Austin Seaman, Dylan Williamson and Darnel St. Pierre also scored for Nelson, which led 5-2 after 40 minutes.Along with Newton, now tied for top spot in KIJHL scoring with Paul Lautard of Summerland and Castlegar’s Bryan Lubin, Keven Moreau, Matt Lucero and Michael Rand, also scored for Grand ForksNelson Minor Hockey grad Coleton Dawson, playing for Grand Forks was held off the scoresheet.Brett Soles was back between the pipes after getting over the flu to register the win. Nelson outshot the Bruins 32-26.Kiernan Matsuba took the loss in goal for Grand Forks.Nelson, 10-3-2-1, increased its lead in Murdoch standings to four points over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.The Hawks lost in overtime to Golden 4-3 while Castlegar was edged 4-3 by Fernie.Nelson, winners of three straight games, host the Golden Rockets Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena. The Nelson Leafs couldn’t keep Max Newton under wraps as the Bruins sniper scored three times.However, Nelson had the offence firing on all cylinders, scoring eight times during an 8-6 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Border Bruins Friday in Grand Forks.Nelson’s game star Robson Cramer led the assault, scoring twice while adding a pair of assists before an announced crowd of 351 in the Boundary City.Matt MacDonald also finished with four points, scoring once while adding three assists.last_img read more

TALENTED SOPHOMORES PROSPECT PARK, OM & GIMME DA LUTE HEAD GRADE III, $100,000 AFFIRMED STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES SUNDAY

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (June 4, 2015)–Idle since running fourth at 3-1 in the Grade I Santa Anita Derby, Pamela and Martin Wygod’s homebred Prospect Park heads a talented field of five 3-year-olds going 1 1/16 miles in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita.Trained by Clifford Sise, Prospect Park was a dazzling 5 ¼ length allowance winner at a flat mile three starts back on Jan. 30 and was subsequently second, beaten 1 ¼ lengths by eventual Santa Anita Derby winner Dortmund in the prestigious Grade II San Felipe Stakes on March 7.Although he had accumulated a sufficient amount of qualifying points, Sise withdrew Prospect Park from Kentucky Derby consideration shortly after the Santa Anita Derby, citing a fever and an irregular blood count. A Kentucky-bred colt by Tapit out of the Bertrando mare Quiet Romance, Prospect Park was returned to his base at San Luis Rey Downs, where he has had five recorded works. Shipped to Santa Anita last week, Prospect Park drilled five furlongs here in 1:01.60 on May 31.“It was a little slow,” said Sise this past Sunday. “But he came home the last three eighths in 36. He had some kind of viral thing going on in the Santa Anita Derby. Two days later, he popped a temperature…This will be a good starting point back. He’s doing great, fantastic.”With an overall mark of 7-2-2-1, Prospect Park has earnings of $216,570.Trainer Dan Hendricks’ Om, who has the distinction of handing American Pharoah his only loss, a 9 ¼ length maiden drubbing last August at Del Mar, comes off a dominating 2 ¼ allowance win on turf May 10 and may merit second billing in the Affirmed.In explaining the return to the main track this Sunday, Hendricks said “We thought he would be a good grass horse, and he might be, but this time of the year I wanted to try the dirt and either get another option for him, or go back to the turf if he doesn’t like it…It’s a good time to try him, before Del Mar.”Owned by the Sareen Family Trust, Om, a Kentucky-bred colt by Munnings, will try a route of ground on dirt for the first time. With two wins from four starts, he has earnings of $82,500.California-bred Gimme Da Lute, who ran a disappointing third as the 9-5 favorite in Pimlico’s six furlong Chick Lang Stakes May 16, returns to his home base where he annihilated eight state-bred rivals in the 6 ½ furlong Echo Eddie Stakes three starts back on April 4.Owned by his breeders, Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman, the bay colt by Midnight Lute was third, beaten six lengths, two races back in the Grade III, Pat Day Mile on May 2 at Churchill Downs. With two sprint wins at Santa Anita, Gimme Da Lute could be winging up front along with speedy Om. Gimme Da Lute is 5-2-1-2 overall with earnings of $187,560.A bona fide router, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer is well represented by Cyrus Alexander, who comes off a 2 ½ length allowance win at a flat mile April 16 and is a neck away from being unbeaten in his last three starts. Owned by Spendthrift Farm, LLC and Stonestreet Farm, the Kentucky-bred colt by Medaglia d’Oro will be ridden back by Rafael Bejarano. “Cy” has a win and a second at the Affirmed distance and with an overall mark of 7-2-3-2, he has earnings of $115,840.Hollendorfer will also be represented by Cross the Line, who was a well beaten fifth in the Grade III, 1 1/8 miles Illinois Derby April 18. A Kentucky-bred colt by Line of David, Cross the Line is winless since taking the 1 1/16 miles California Derby four starts back on Jan. 17 at Golden Gate Fields and will hope to get a stalking trip in the Affirmed. Owned by Red Cap Thoroughbreds, LLC, Michael Sigband, George Todaro and partners, Cross the Line is 7-2-2-1 with earnings of $155,920.With all horses assigned 118 pounds, here is the complete field for the Grade III Affirmed Stakes, to be run Sunday as the third race on a nine-race card, with jockeys in post position order: Gimme Da Lute, Martin Garcia; Cyrus Alexander, Rafael Bejarano; Cross the Line, Corey Nakatani; Om, Fernando Perez, and Prospect Park, Kent Desormeaux.                First post time on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. –30–last_img read more