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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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Karina Smirnoff’s DTWS Blog: ‘This Season Will Be Very Surprising’

Karina Smirnoffs DTWS Blog: This Season Will Be Very Surprising

Karina Smirnoff and Randy Couture

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09/15/2014 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Karina Smirnoff is a former Dancing with the Stars champion, having won the coveted mirror-ball trophy in season 13 with J.R. Martinez. The pro dancer is now in her 16th season on the show, and will be blogging for PEOPLE about competing with actor and retired mixed martial arts fighter Randy Couture for season 19.

Preparations for this week have been going amazingly. I’ve been a fan of my partner, Randy Couture, for years. My dog, Randy Smirnoff, is named after Randy Couture! When I saw he was my partner, I was like, “Oh my gosh, my dad will be so excited.” Randy’s his favorite fighter, too.

Being an Olympic wrestler as well as an ex-soldier, Randy has discipline and dedication that are unbeatable. For a man of Randy’s stature – he’s tall, very muscular, very built – it’s not the easiest thing to be light on the feet and to be a “twinkle toes.” He’s been working so hard and has made progress, and how much he’s done since Day One is amazing. I’m very proud of him.

Karina Smirnoffs DTWS Blog: This Season Will Be Very Surprising

Randy Couture and Karina Smirnoff

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We’ve had fighters on the show before – Floyd Mayweather Jr., Sugar Ray Leonard, Chuck Liddell, Victor Ortiz – and they are not known to be the dancers of the season. None of the guys was natural at it, but I feel like because Randy’s better known for being a wrestler, he has a different way of moving. He’s quite agile.

We’ve been having a lot of fun, dancing and working. He’s always smiling and he’s so charming. I’ve been having a blast. We’ve been working extremely hard, but we joke around and we laugh, and we have great chemistry and a great dynamic.

The biggest challenge is, I don’t think Randy realizes how strong he is, because if he goes full out 100 percent, I have to cling onto him like a koala bear, because if I don’t, I’ll be flying away. We need to really concentrate on being gentle.

Karina Smirnoffs DTWS Blog: This Season Will Be Very Surprising

The first week we’re doing the foxtrot, which is a very smooth, elegant dance. It will be a nice change to see Randy do a dance like that rather than fighting or being in movies as an action hero.

I personally always love to tell a story within a dance. It’s not just about the moves; the moves mean something. I’ve created a whole story for Randy and he loves it. He’s a leading man who will be taking care of his woman, and I think he’s doing a fabulous job at it!

I spent some time with the cast, and this is an incredible cast. It’s a cast of characters, from Lea Thompson to Tommy Chong to Alfonso Ribeiro. I think this season will be very surprising for the viewers.

From the beginning, I treat every season as the season that I want to go all the way, because what’s the point of doing a competition if you’re not in it to win it? We can’t control what we can’t control, but the things that we can control, like the dances, the choreography, and the amount of technique, that’s up to us, and we’re going to give it our all!

Karina Smirnoffs DTWS Blog: This Season Will Be Very Surprising
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