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Paul George — Injured NBA Star Gets Hospital Visit from Floyd Mayweather

Paul George suffered one of the most horrific sports injuries in recent memory and his season is over before it started … but he appeared in good spirits during a hospital visit from Floyd Mayweather. PG sustained a compound fracture of the…

Paul George — Injured NBA Star Gets Hospital Visit from Floyd Mayweather
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Freddie Roach: Georges St. Pierre vs. Anderson Silva Is MMA’s Pacquiao vs. Mayweather

Freddie Roach, esteemed boxing coach and somewhat of a living legend in that community, has long been more supportive of MMA than the rest of his sweet science cohorts. He’s even gone as far as training MMA fighters like Georges St. Pierre, Anderson Silva and Andrei Arlovski the finer technical details of the boxing game even if he’s adapted application for MMA purposes.

In the above video, he tells UFC commentator Joe Rogan that a proposed super fight between GSP and Silva would be MMA’s version of Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather. Notably, I said the exact same thing just weeks ago. To wit:

Freddie Roach: Georges St. Pierre vs. Anderson Silva Is MMAs Pacquiao vs. Mayweather

GSP vs. Silva involves that rare moment in time when the most sporting significant bout intersects directly with the territory of being the most fan-demanded, most financially lucrative fight currently available. In a world where contractual limitations don’t exist, there are other fights that could be bigger. Fedor vs. Lesnar, perhaps at the time it was most feverishly demanded, could’ve been bigger. But that fight has lost its luster and is anyway unattainable. If we are talking about two fighters who exist in the same contractual universe whose pairing meets the aforementioned criteria, GSP vs. Silva stands alone.

GSP vs. Silva is more Pacquiao vs. Mayweather’s little brother than peer. It won’t garner the world wide attention or breach the North American sporting consciousness in a way boxing’s mega fight would. But putting on GSP vs. Silva would be hugely beneficial in raising the awareness of what MMA’s finest fights can look and feel like, particularly in the absence of Pacquiao vs. Mayweather.

Some in the MMA community agreed, others did not. To those who didn’t, let this serve as a helpful reminder of how epically off the mark you actually are.

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Justin Bieber Jumps Into The Boxing Ring

Justin Bieber has taken up the sweet science of boxing, working out at champ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.‘s gym. Is the Biebs finally channeling his angst into something useful? The Gossip Table has the scoop.

In other news, George and Amal Clooney got married last month, but they weren’t done celebrating their nuptials. This past weekend, the couple hosted a reception at an English hotel, inviting family and Hollywood friends. In the clip below, find out more about the pair’s latest lavish party.

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