I Un-Retired & Then Re-Retired From Basketball

So, does anyone know what it’s like to run in slow motion? Like, no camera tricks or movie trickery? Well, that’s exactly what I was doing yesterday, son. *Sigh* Who the fuck told me that I could still play basketball, man? On the real, my entire body has committed treason and mutiny against me, fam. All I know is, two hours after I un-retired from basketball, I hung my jersey back up in the rafters, bruh. Frankly, my run is over, folks. Keeping it a buck, I just have to accept my washed-dom and move on, brethren.

Ok, let me be honest for a second, son. Now, literally EVERY injury I’ve ever had has come as a result of playing ball. Shit, I broke my left leg, tore my right knee cartilage, badly sprained both ankles AND dislocated by left pinky finger. However, my dumbass just kept on playing, man. Why? Because of an insane love of the game, fam. Hell, to put this in perspective, my love of basketball used to be neck-and-neck with my love of music, bruh. Yeah, it was THAT real, people.

Anyway, after the birth of my second child, I kinda strayed away from the game, son. Not because I lost any love, but because I just didn’t have the time, man. Moving on, in the last few weeks, I decided to get back in the game, fam. So, I laced up my kicks and hit the gym, bruh. Needless to say, my body HATES me today, brethren. Like, every time I take a step, I can hear my knees saying “what the fuck is wrong with you?!” Real talk, by the time I got home, my wife thought I got hit by a truck, folks. That’s how labored I was walking, people.

In the end, I’m legitimately in pain as I write this, son. Ultimately, the glory days are over, man. By and by, my jumper may still be good, but my basketball fitness is traaaaaaash, fam! At the end of the day, I’m going to just stick to boxing and lifting, bruh. All in all, I don’t need these type of shenanigans anymore, folks. So, RIP to my basketball career, brethren. It was great while it lasted. LC out.

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Is This Anthony Joshua & Deontay Wilder Fight Happening?!

So, this fight may happen, son. Shit, the bout between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder may actually happen, man. All I know is, these dudes better not be bullshitting the fans, fam. On the real, if the news is accurate and Wilder has agreed to Joshua’s terms, then I am fucking HYPED, bruh! Hell, THIS is the fight that boxing fans want to see, people! All in all, September can’t come soon enough, folks!

Ok, for those who missed it, Wilder’s co-manager, Shelly Finkel, told ESPN that Wilder has agreed to the offer by Joshua and his manager, Eddie Hearn. Now, although the contract hasn’t been signed yet, it seems as if both sides are ready to go, son. Apparently, the fight will take place in the United Kingdom, Joshua’s home turf. In addition, they’re aiming to have the fight in September. But, that wholly depends on whether or not Gennady Golovkin gets back in the ring with Canelo Álvarez. Side note, I’m not that interested in a rematch between GGG and Canelo, man. In my eyes, GGG won the first fight and now I’m not sure if Canelo is a dirty fighter or not. So, fuck it, fam.

In any case, the table is set for Joshua and Wilder to get down, bruh. Man, we may really have an undisputed heavyweight champion before the year is over, son. Now, I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m excited as fuck, fam! All I can say is, Joshua better not do something stupid like fight Alexander Povetkin first. Listen, nobody wants to see that shit, folks. We want Joshua versus Wilder, plain and simple.

In the end, Finkel, Al Haymon and Matchroom Boxing better get this shit finalized, son. Ultimately, the boxing world needs a showdown of this magnitude, man. By and by, the business aspect of boxing has a way of ruining great fights before they even happen. At the end of the day, let’s just hope that this isn’t one of those situations, fam. Anyway, let’s get ready to rumble! LC out.

P.S. I completely forgot to mention that the potential deal between the fighters is a two-fight deal. Meaning, the first fight would be in the UK and the rematch would be in the United States. I mean, what else needs to be said, bruh? Let’s make this shit happen! That is all.

What I Learned From Deontay Wilder & Luis Ortiz

So, the fight between Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz finally happened, huh? After all of the delays, suspected suspensions and general tomfoolery, these two dudes finally got inside the ring. All I can say is, the preceding nonsense was worth it, son! I mean, I was highly, HIGHLY entertained by this match, man! In any case, despite Wilder’s knockout win, both men had their moments. All in all, there was A LOT to take away from this fight, fam.

To begin, let’s talk about Wilder, bruh. Keeping it a buck, that dude is a warrior, son. Look, there were several times during that fight where Ortiz was fucking him up, man. By my score, Wilder lost the first four rounds, fam. Ok, yes, he did score a knockdown against Ortiz in the fifth round. However; other than that, Wilder was getting thoroughly outclassed. Not to mention, Ortiz was whooping the living shit out of him in that seventh round. Real talk, if Wilder was some regular ass fighter, the bout would have been stopped. Shit, Wilder must’ve gotten hit with like 30 unanswered punches, bruh. Look, if Wilder tries some shit like that against Anthony Joshua, he’s getting finished, for sure.

Now, in regards to Ortiz, I think this fight showed that he’s the better technical fighter. Initially, it took him a couple of rounds to figure out how to get around Wilder’s reach. After that, he was pretty much hitting Wilder at will. In addition, his seventh round dominance was so clear, the judges scored it 10-8 despite the fact there was no knockdown. Frankly, I feel like Ortiz got bamboozled in that round. Hell, if this was any other fight, the referee would’ve stopped the contest, son. By and by, Ortiz ended up losing because he got tired and subsequently got caught by Wilder’s right hand.

Moving on, let’s talk about these judges, man. Now, at the time of the stoppage, all three judges had Wilder winning 85-84. Dude, what fucking fight were they watching, fam?! Listen, there’s a legit argument that outside of that fifth round knockdown and tenth round knockout, Wilder lost every round. On the real, there’s NO WAY he was winning that fight, bruh! Look, Wilder NEEDED that knockout to win, son! Ortiz was picking him apart with his accuracy. *Sigh* This is the type of shit that makes people hate boxing, folks. Seriously, these judges didn’t even try to hide their biases, people. All I know is, it’s disgusting, brethren.

In the end, the ball is now in Anthony Joshua’s court. Ultimately, if he gets past Joseph Parker, he can no longer avoid Wilder, son. At this point, there’s no one else for Joshua to fight, man. At the end of the day, these promoters can miss me with that Jarrell Miller talk, fam. Joshua doesn’t need to fight Miller, bruh. He needs to rumble with the heavyweight champion he’s been ducking: Wilder. In my eyes, that showdown better go down before the end of 2018. LC has spoken! Good day.

Don’t Ruin This, Canelo!

Dammit, Canelo Álvarez! Say it ain’t so, son! Please tell me that Canelo isn’t just another juicer, man! All I know is, his positive drug test better NOT ruin the rematch between him and Gennady Golovkin! Real talk, boxing fans have been waiting for this matchup, fam. With that being said, we need to get to the bottom of this potential scandal ASAP!

Ok, for those who missed it, Canelo just popped hot for a performance-enhancing drug. Apparently, he tested positive for clenbuterol. Now, historically, this substance has been used as a weight-loss drug for bodybuilders and an enhancer for other athletes. Anyway, in response to his positive test, Canelo blamed contaminated Mexican meat. Listen, that may sound like a bunch of bullshit, but he may have a case, bruh. As a matter of fact, back in 2011, the Mexican national football team was also busted for clenbuterol. But, they were later acquitted after the World Anti-Doping Agency determined that the positive tests were caused by bad food.

Now, the problem is, there’s also a history of boxers using this substance fraudulently. For example, Érik Morales, Lucas Browne and Francisco Vargas all served suspensions for clenbuterol use. So, it’s a little hard for me to automatically believe Canelo’s story, son. In my eyes, him using drugs makes sense. I mean, he’s facing GGG, one of the hardest-hitting middleweights in history. Real talk, Canelo doesn’t want to get put on his ass. From that standpoint, he was probably looking for an extra boost, man. Either way, I still want to see this fight, fam.

In the end, Canelo better prove his case, bruh. Ultimately, if this fight gets cancelled, I may have to fight someone myself, son. By and by, I’m getting sick of all of these drug scandals in combat sports. At the end of the day, this nonsense always seems to delay/cancel the fights we want to see. *Sigh* Let’s just get to the boxing, folks! That is all. LC out.

Floyd Mayweather Better Stay Far Away From MMA

So, let’s be real, son. I mean, Floyd Mayweather is probably trolling us, man. Shit, if nothing else, he’s a master at keeping his name in the spotlight. In any case, I highly, HIGHLY doubt that Mayweather is entertaining an MMA fight. Why? Because he’d get fucking murdered, fam! Listen, as much as I box, I’m also aware of the skill set needed for a mixed martial arts match. With that being said, someone stop Floyd before he gets choked to death.

Ok, for those who missed it, Mayweather seems to be up to something. Just yesterday, he posted a cryptic video on Twitter and Instagram. In it, we can see him walking into an MMA cage, moving around like he’s getting acclimated to the scenery. Now, this is notable for a couple of reasons. First, if he were really entertaining an MMA match, he could make a MASSIVE amount of money. This is especially true if it were against Conor McGregor. Second, him and Dana White previously squashed the idea of him fighting in the UFC. So, this would be a complete about-face. All in all, I’m not exactly sure what Mayweather is trying to say here, if anything, bruh.

Look, it’s no secret that I’m an avid MMA fan, son. Anyway, while I spend a lot of time boxing now, I spent years doing Taekwondo as a kid. Meaning, I know what it’s like to get kicked in the face. Does Floyd? Because that’s EXACTLY the type of shit that will happen in an MMA fight, man. Listen, Mayweather’s boxing pedigree can’t be questioned, but is he ready for all of the other disciplines? Has he grappled before? Does he know what it’s like to get kicked repeatedly on the legs? Shit, if Floyd walks into an octagon, he’s going to get fucking mangled, fam! All I know is, he better get A LOT of practice in before he gets assassinated for money, bruh.

In the end, I don’t even know why I fell for Mayweather’s trap, son. Ultimately, this video probably means nothing and he’s just fucking with us. By and by, I hope that’s the case, man. At the end of the day, if he steps onto the mat against McGregor, then Conor is probably going to head kick the fuck out of Mayweather. Then again, maybe that’s EXACTLY what I want to see, fam. Hey, Dana, make this shit happen, bruh! That is all. LC out.

My Apologies To Stipe Miocic

So, this past weekend was a wild one for combat sports, son. I mean, there was so much violence on Saturday night, I didn’t know where to place my focus, man. Between the UFC, Bellator MMA and Errol Spence Jr. vs. Lamont Peterson, I got my fix of chaos and mayhem, fam. With that being said, I owe a particular fighter an apology, bruh. All jokes aside, I’m sorry, Stipe Miocic. Listen, I failed to give the reigning UFC Heavyweight champion a chance against Francis Ngannou. Needless to say, I was sorely mistaken. All in all, Miocic beat the breaks off of Ngannou, folks. I guess the Ngannou hype was too much and too soon.

Ok, to be fair, I was fully aware of how great Miocic was/is. Shit, he was already the champion and had to beat some serious competition to get there. Whether we’re talking about Junior dos Santos, Alistair Overeem or Fabrício Werdum, Miocic has defeated a number of legends on his way to the top. Now, despite all of that, I’ve watched Ngannou hit people, son. Listen, it often looks like murder when Ngannou’s fists connect with people’s faces. Hell, just look at what he did to Overeem, man. Real talk, I was positive Alistair was dead for at least three seconds, fam. All I know is, I truly believed that if Ngannou hit Miocic, he’d go night-night, bruh.

Now, when it came to the actual fight, NONE of that happened, son. Ok, yes, Ngannou did hit Miocic with a couple of shots. Yes, Miocic’s eye and ear did get fucked up. However; Miocic executed a brilliant game plan, man. Basically, he relied on his cardio and his wrestling to outwork Ngannou. On the real, I was a bit surprised by how bad Ngannou was on the ground. Look, he had no way to defend the takedown and he was just getting pummeled, fam. On top of that, he was gassed out by the end of the first round. By and by, he needs MAJOR work in certain aspects of his game, bruh.

In the end, Miocic proved a lot of people wrong, son. Listen, it’s no secret that Dana White and company put the marketing machine behind Ngannou. In any case, instead of caving under the pressure, Miocic found a way to win and broke the record for the most Heavyweight title defenses. Ultimately, he believes he’s the best Heavyweight of all time and he might be right, man. At the end of the day, Cain Velasquez might be the only fighter left who could say otherwise. That is all. LC out.

Guillermo Rigondeaux Played Himself

Man, what the fuck did I watch on Saturday night, son? Like, what kinda tomfoolery did I witness in this Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux fight, fam? Real talk, that match was so ridiculous that I want my money back, bruh. The problem is, this wasn’t even a Pay-Per-View event, folks. In any case, the fight was so stupid, that I still feel like I’m owed money, people. All in all, I’m thoroughly, THOROUGHLY disappointed with a fight that I was so excited to see.

Ok, let me explain why I’m so damn mad, son. Listen, on paper, this fight was supposed to be the fight to end all fights, man. I mean, just take a gander at the participants, fam. Look, for the first time in boxing history, two two-time Olympic gold medalists were going to face off against each other. On top of that, they had a combined amateur record of 885-14 and combined professional record of 26-1. Needless to say, boxing nerds like me were HYPED, bruh!

Now, yes, some people were a little concerned about the size different between Loma and Rigo. Frankly, Rigo is a shrimp compared to Loma, son. Shit, we’re talking about a three-inch height advantage and eight pound weight advantage, man. Listen, to the casual person, the weight difference might not seem like a lot. However; when it comes to boxing, that shit has a HUGE impact on the fight, fam. In any case, I wasn’t that pressed about it because I had a high regard for Rigo’s skill.

With all of that being said, the fight was an absolute dud, son. Keeping it a buck, Loma just made Rigo look stupid, man. He hit Rigo whenever he wanted and Rigo couldn’t land a fucking punch, fam. Look, the shit was so lopsided that Loma landed more punches in the fourth round alone than Rigo landed in the entire fight. Now, after getting thoroughly outclassed for six rounds, Rigo didn’t even bother coming out of his corner for the seventh round. Basically, after all of the hoopla around this fight, Rigo fucking quit, bruh.

In the aftermath, Rigo blamed a hand injury for why he couldn’t continue. Now, there are several issues with this claim, son. First, he didn’t even fucking hit Loma, man! So, how the FUCK could he injure his hand?! Second, a TON of other fighters have thugged it out through worst predicaments, fam. Hell, just the other week, Miguel Cotto battled Sadam Ali with a torn bicep, bruh. With that being said, I ain’t tryna hear shit about Rigo’s hand, folks.

In the end, Rigondeaux disgraced himself and tarnished his legacy, son. Ultimately, he had no answers for Lomachenko, man. By and by, all Rigo did was get punched in the face and then try to hold Loma. All I know is, for someone of Rigo’s pedigree, it was a pretty pathetic showing, fam. *Sigh* So much for a legendary fight, bruh. LC out.

P.S. Tevin Farmer was robbed in his fight against Kenichi Ogawa, son. Now, this is EXACTLY why I hate decisions, man! Shit, judges can be the absolute WORST, fam! On the real, Farmer should be the IBF champion right now. I mean, there was NO WAY he lost that fight, bruh! *Sigh* Saturday night was just a bad night for boxing, people. That is all.