Conor McGregor of Ireland warms up in his locker room prior to his lightweight title fight against Eddie Alvarez during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor may be taking some time off from the Octagon, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be out of the spotlight. The only person in the UFC to hold world titles in two different weight classes simultaneously is reportedly scheduled to make an appearance in HBO’s “Game Of Thrones.” According to a report by Belfast Live, one of the directors of HBO’s popular show is a huge fan of McGregor and thought that the Irishman would be a perfect fit on the show.
Johnny Tapia was elected Tuesday to the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Johnny Tapia would have turned 50 next May, and I have no doubt that had he still been alive, he’d be begging for just one more fight. Boxing saved the lives of countless fighters over the years, but none moreso than Tapia.
After welterweight David Emanuel Peralta scored a huge upset of former two-division world titleholder Robert Guerrero, winning a 12-round decision on Aug. 27, he did a memorable dance in the ring to celebrate. And then the man who essentially had been retired from the ring, driving a taxi in his native Argentina before accepting the bout with Guerrero, quit his day job and decided to devote his life full-time to boxing. Peralta (26-2-1, 14 KOs), 34, even relocated to Miami to train under the guidance of Herman Caicedo, who has been preparing him for his first fight since the career-changing win over Guerrero. Peralta returns to the ring to face Berlin Abreu in a scheduled 10-round bout on Saturday