Nate Diaz is a disgruntled employee right now. It’s been six months since he lost to Conor McGregor at UFC 202, yet despite being cleared to compete in September, Diaz still has no upcoming fights. “I know what this is,” the 31-year-old Californian told the Los Angeles Times on Saturday. “I’m being put on the shelf.” And so Diaz is doing what anyone else unhappy with their workplace might do — he’s looking for opportunities elsewhere. “That’s why I’m trying to get a [Nevada] boxing license,” he said. Diaz stated his intention to apply for the license earlier this month, and according to Nevada State Athletic Commission Director Bob Bennett, he’s on track to get it once he fills out the paperwork.
Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather tuned into the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, and he had a decent reason. Mayweather says he placed a $30,000 bet on the first half, taking the Falcons who easily beat the spread with a 24-0 halftime lead over the Packers. Mayweather posted a screenshot of his bet on Instagram to brag about the easy $25,000. Over the years, Mayweather has made a habit of flaunting his gambling winnings on social media. Some of his bets have toppled $1 million, and he rarely shares any of his losing bets. But hey, $25,000 for one half of football doesn't seem too bad - even if it is low by Mayweather's betting standards. He also claimed to make $90,000 on Cincinnati-Tulane basketball.
In this short video preview, Showtime Sports talks to both Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz as they prepare to do battle in a thrilling sequel of last year’s title fight. This time, though, Carl Frampton is the reigning featherweight champion and has all the confidence he needs having already won a decision over Santa Cruz. ABOUT FRAMPTON VS. SANTA CRUZ 2 (via Press Release): Carl Frampton vs. Leo Santa Cruz 2 is a world championship rematch of the 2016 Fight of the Year candidate featherweight showdown. The 12-round bout headlines SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING action on Saturday, Jan. 28 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. In the co-main event, lightweight world champion Dejan Zlaticanin