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Paddy Pimblett Almost Withdraws From UFC 304 Due To Mental Health Struggles

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Photo: Instagram/Paddy Pimblett Paddy Pimblett has shared that he almost pulled out of his UFC 304 fight due to mental health challenges.  The fighter opened up about his struggles to encourage others to seek help. Pimblett, set to fight King Green on July 27 at Co-op Live in Manchester, revealed that his coach considered withdrawing him from the fight about five or six weeks ago. "Mentally, I just wasn’t there," Pimblett told Sky Sports. Photo: Instagram/Paddy Pimblett Despite his struggles, Pimblett's determination kept him in the fight. "You’ve got to stay confident and positive," he said. "Whenever I start feeling negative and get a bit down, that’s when I get depression." Pimblett has been vocal about mental health, aiming to end the stigma.  UFC fighter Paddy Pimblett, after winning his fight, uses his post fight interview to give a heartfelt speech about mental health. pic.twitter.com/OVejlsffay — 🇬🇧 IM 🇬🇧 (@TellYourSonThis) July 24, 2022

Patrick Mahomes Criticizes Travis Kelce, Fans Wonder About Taylor Swift's Reaction

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Photo: Instagram/Patrick Mahomes The Kansas City Chiefs have started their training camp this week, bringing back quarterback Patrick Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce . Fans are excited to see the duo back on the field together. During the offseason, Kelce and his brother, Jason , took a short break from their popular podcast, "New Heights." The podcast's X (formerly Twitter) account shared a funny old video from 2015 of the Kelce brothers during an NFL Network interview. The clip showed Jason calling Travis and revealing Travis's ringtone, which the podcast jokingly called "the most annoying of all time." Mahomes confirmed that Kelce still uses the same ringtone. Photo: Instagram/Patrick Mahomes "That man still has that ringtone lol," Mahomes posted. His comment went viral, with the podcast's account adding, "Some things never change." As the Chiefs prepare for the new season, they aim to build on last year's success, which en

Shohei Ohtani Honors His Wife As Favorite Female Athlete On Women's Night

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Photo: Instagram/Shohei Ohtani The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated Women's Night during their home game against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday. The evening kicked off with players naming their favorite female athletes, followed by special women in their lives picking walk-up songs for their at-bats. The Dodgers won the game 5-2. When players arrived at the stadium, they were asked to name their favorite female athletes. Many mentioned famous stars like tennis legend Serena Williams or WNBA player Caitlin Clark . Photo: Instagram/Shohei Ohtani However, Shohei Ohtani had a perfect and heartfelt answer. Without hesitation, he named his wife, Mamiko Tanaka , who played professional basketball in Japan for four years before retiring last year. Here's Ohtani giving his answer: Shohei understood the assignment pic.twitter.com/kL6rE6b5PG — Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) July 24, 2024 Here's the full video with other Dodgers players sharing their choices: View this po

Khabib Nurmagomedov In Trouble: $813,000 Car Collection Seized Over $3.4M Tax Debt

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Photo: Instagram/Khabib Nurmagomedov Khabib Nurmagomedov , former UFC lightweight champion, is facing serious legal issues in Russia. Reports indicate he owes over $3.4 million in unpaid taxes to the Russian government.  This has led to the closure of some of his businesses and the freezing of his bank accounts. On July 24, 2024, it was reported that authorities have seized his car collection valued at $813,000. The Russian Federal Tax Service has initiated enforcement proceedings against Nurmagomedov. His car collection, including a Ferrari California T, Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7 Series, Toyota Land Cruiser, and Toyota Tacoma, has been confiscated. Additionally, a family house in Dagestan valued at around $900,000 has also been seized. Photo: Instagram/Khabib Nurmagomedov Nurmagomedov's financial troubles were first reported by Russian media outlet 'Mash' on July 5. Since then, he has been prohibited from leaving Russia. Despite these actions, Nu

Francis Ngannou Reveals Issues In Fight Against Anthony Joshua And Announces Return Date

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Photo: Instagram/Francis Ngannou Over four months after his boxing match with Anthony Joshua , Francis Ngannou has shared his thoughts on the disappointing fight and provided an update on his return to combat sports. After his UFC contract ended, Ngannou signed with the PFL last year, becoming their top star without yet fighting for them. The PFL let Ngannou pursue his boxing dream, leading to a notable fight against Tyson Fury . Despite losing, Ngannou impressed and was set to face Anthony Joshua next. Following his strong showing against Fury, many had high hopes for Ngannou against Joshua. Unfortunately, the fight ended quickly with Ngannou knocked out in the second round. Ngannou later said something felt off before the fight. Photo: Instagram/Francis Ngannou “I got in the ring and wasn’t feeling myself," Ngannou said on the Joe Rogan Experience. "In the first round when he knocked me down, I wasn’t sure what hit me. By the time I got to my corner, my vision was blurry

Bronny James Breaks Social Media Silence After NBA Summer League

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Photo: Instagram/Bronny James Los Angeles Lakers guard Bronny James has completed his first NBA Summer League. The 2024 NBA Summer League ended with the Miami Heat beating the Memphis Grizzlies in the championship game.  Held in Las Vegas, the Summer League is a popular event for fans and NBA players alike to see upcoming talent. This year, the event drew even more attention because of Lakers rookie Bronny James. Picked 55th overall in the 2024 NBA Draft, James had a tough start but showed improvement as the games progressed. Photo: Instagram/Bronny James Usually quiet on social media, James recently broke his silence by sharing a video of his highlights from the Summer League on his Instagram story.  The video included clips of him driving to the basket, making pull-up jumpers, and hitting three-pointers. James' post had no caption but highlighted his growth during the Summer League.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Bron2K Productions (@bron2kpro

Ryan Garcia Headed To Japan For Super RIZIN 3

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Photo: Instagram/Ryan Garcia Ryan Garcia is making headlines again, this time heading to Japan for the big RIZIN Fighting Federation event, Super RIZIN 3, headlined by Manny Pacquiao . Rumors are swirling that Garcia might be considering a fight on New Year's Eve in Japan. The boxing star has had a tumultuous year. After defeating Devin Haney in April, Garcia's win was overturned when the New York State Athletic Commission found a banned substance , Ostarine, in his system. This led to a suspension until April 2025 in North America. Initially, Garcia declared he would compete in the UFC while suspended from boxing. However, the same athletic commissions regulate both sports, preventing him from participating in mixed martial arts. Photo: Instagram/Ryan Garcia Reports now suggest Garcia plans to box in Japan, where there's no major commission to stop him. Garcia and RIZIN FF have confirmed that he will attend the Super RIZIN 3 event at the Saitama Super Arena on July 28th

Paul George Says Clippers Felt Like 'B Team' Compared To Lakers

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Photo: Instagram/Paul George   New Philadelphia 76ers forward Paul George shared his thoughts Monday about his time with the Los Angeles Clippers, saying they felt overshadowed by the Lakers. Speaking on Podcast P, George said fans in L.A. didn’t embrace him as much with the Clippers as they would have with the Lakers. "When I was in L.A., they were like, 'Man, you should've been a Laker.' That's all I was hearing. It wasn't like, 'Yo, welcome to the Clippers.' I'm on the B team. That's how the vibe and the love felt," George said. George, from Palmdale, California, and a Fresno State alum, spent five seasons with the Clippers before signing a four-year, $211.6 million contract with the Sixers this offseason. Photo: Instagram/Paul George   During his time with the Clippers, the team made the playoffs four times and reached the Western Conference Finals in 2021. However, they were knocked out in the first round in the past two seasons. Geor

Ryan Garcia Told To Stick To Boxing After Challenging LeBron James

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Photo: Instagram/Ryan Garcia Ryan Garcia , currently serving a one-year ban from boxing, is exploring new sports during his suspension. However, fans were quick to mock him after he challenged basketball superstar LeBron James on social media. Garcia, who was suspended due to repeated positive doping tests following his fight with Devin Haney in April 2024, posted a video on Instagram showing his attempt at playing basketball. He tagged LeBron James, saying, "Let's go @kingjames I'm ready." The reaction was swift and unforgiving. One user commented, "Wow, rehab looks like a basketball court. That's weird," referring to Garcia's supposed time in rehab. Another simply said, "Just stick to boxing bro." Others joked about his conspiracy theories and mocked his basketball skills. Photo: Instagram/Ryan Garcia Garcia had promised to attend rehab after making offensive comments about black people and the Muslim community. His choice of the Cryp

Francis Ngannou Set For PFL Debut Against Renan Ferreira In October

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Photo: Instagram/Francis Ngannou Francis Ngannou , the former UFC heavyweight champion, is gearing up for his return to MMA under the Professional Fighters League (PFL) banner. After signing a multi-fight deal with PFL following his free agency, Ngannou has announced plans to make his debut in October.  Although he briefly entertained boxing matches with Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua , Ngannou confirmed that his immediate focus is on MMA. Ngannou revealed on The Joe Rogan Podcast that Renan Ferreira is likely to be his first opponent in PFL.  Discussions are underway for a potential clash on October 19, pending finalization by the promotion. Sources close to Ferreira have corroborated ongoing talks for the matchup. Photo: Instagram/Francis Ngannou PFL, which secured a partnership with Saudi Arabia last year, is eyeing the kingdom as the venue for Ngannou's debut, possibly featuring Cedric Doumbe on the card. Ngannou expressed his commitment to fighting under PFL's banner bef

Paddy Pimblett Wants To Fight Jake Paul

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Photo: Instagram/Paddy Pimblett Paddy Pimblett , a charismatic fighter from Liverpool, England, is eyeing a boxing match with Jake Paul . Pimblett, who has one final fight on his UFC contract, expressed interest in stepping in if Mike Tyson doesn't fight Paul this November on a Netflix broadcast. “That would be phenomenal,” said Pimblett. “If I got offered to fight on a boxing show for millions of dollars, I’ll do it.” Photo: Instagram/Paddy Pimblett Pimblett will become a free agent after fighting Bobby Green at UFC 304 on Saturday. Despite this, he made it clear he doesn’t plan to fight for any other MMA organization. “I wouldn’t want to ever fight for another MMA organization,” said Pimblett, 29. “UFC is the pinnacle of Read Next: Conor McGregor's Foot Injury Fully Healed, UFC Return Looms Source: Sports Illustrated  

Conor McGregor's Foot Injury Fully Healed, UFC Return Looms

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Photo: Instagram/Conor McGregor Conor McGregor has confirmed that his broken foot, which forced him out of his UFC return, is now fully healed. This news came through a post that has since been deleted.  The Irish fighter is looking to return to the UFC later this year. Over the weekend, McGregor made headlines for allegedly firing Mike Perry from the BKFC promotion.  Perry was stopped by Jake Paul in a boxing match in Tampa, Florida. McGregor claimed Perry took a pay cut for the fight and was cut from the BKFC roster.  Photo: Instagram/Conor McGregor Despite fans supporting Perry, McGregor shifted the focus to his own return to MMA. Amid the drama, McGregor shared a video of himself training, indicating his foot is healed.  In response to a comment from Michael Chandler , McGregor confirmed in a now-deleted tweet, “The foot is fully healed.” Attention now turns to when McGregor will make his UFC comeback.  🚨 Conor McGregor gives an update on his foot injury "The foot is full

Joel Embiid Thinks Injuries Keep Him From Being Among The GOATs

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Photo: Instagram/Joel Embiid Joel Embiid has achieved a lot in his NBA career. Considering he only started playing basketball at 15, his success is remarkable. However, injuries have plagued him throughout his career. He missed his first two NBA seasons due to injury and has been sidelined for 204 games—nearly three full seasons. In discussions about the greatest of all time (GOAT), Embiid's name often comes up. Recently, he told the New York Times that he believes he could be in those conversations if not for his injuries. "I think so. I think I’m that talented," Embiid said. He emphasized the importance of winning championships, which requires support from teammates. Embiid has faced numerous "freak injuries" during crucial moments, particularly in the playoffs. Despite these setbacks, his accomplishments are impressive. At 30, Embiid has won an MVP award, been a runner-up twice, and is the most efficient point scorer in league history. He has also been named

LeBron James To Carry Flag For Team USA at Paris 2024 Olympics

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Photo: Instagram/LeBron James LeBron James will be the flag bearer for the United States at the Paris 2024 Olympics. The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee announced this today. James, a four-time Olympian, will lead Team USA at the Opening Ceremony on the Seine River. The event starts at 7:30 PM local time in Paris (1:30 PM EDT) and will be shown live on NBC. Team USA athletes in Paris voted to select the flag bearers. James, who has won Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012, first competed in the Olympics in 2004. He is also a 20-time NBA All-Star and became the NBA’s all-time scoring leader in 2023. Photo: Instagram/LeBron James James expressed his pride in representing the United States: “For a kid from Akron, this responsibility means everything to not only myself, but to my family, all the kids in my hometown, my teammates, fellow Olympians and so many people across the country with big aspirations.” In Paris, James will join Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony as the only A