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"brett akimoto" Discussed on Big Brown Breakdown

Big Brown Breakdown

06:40 min | 3 months ago

"brett akimoto" Discussed on Big Brown Breakdown

"Offers tailored just over you. That's credit karma dot com slash podcast. Or you can see your offers on the credit karma app apply with comments today. Go to credit karma dot com slash podcast or the credit karma app went on daily show in what and slammed sad sack fake journalist. Who who's timeout like. He doesn't actually pointed some other. Espn guys like other people. Only know what's what's the brett akimoto. Komodo let me just play this real quick short. i you know fired me or didn't extend any contract they did. of course. it wasn't what i was hoping for. And you come up with your own pippa theory as to why. They extended the offer the big ended. I think i'm worth a lot more than they offered and I'm out. I'm out the proven and i'll just add like you know the pettiness knows no bounds. The real estate as they say in las vegas. I here's pretty good. These days for aerial halawani. And i'll talk to myself in person. It's rent-free because what they did on saturday. The two shows that i had in dc. That i helped build that. I was the one who was promoting more than anyone. Anyone i mean all day incessantly. I never got a single plug in my three years. They're a single plug on any type of broadcast. Any type of broadcast for three. Years is law. I stopped counting at the seven plug on saturday for their to new shows. And i loved these shoes. I will surely car for those guys. They're the most loyal friends but the pettiness to try to raise. Those shows me as petty. Now i'm out to china. Put me down. Because now i'm out to try to continue to hurt me. Put robot differently. Because i'm out is laughable to me. I'm not going anywhere. I'm going to continue covering the sport. Continue doing the right way and the fairway and they could bring their parade of sad sack faked journalists their events all day long to do whatever they want to do and You know bow down to them. All just fine with the people that i'm working for. Vox ringer spotify. Substance bts. I'll be fun. Yeah it's an upset dude One plug when he was their entire time at three years and they never promoted his shows. But now they're popping the but also you know you made this betty line papa like. Why does dana in that like you talked about that. Why why was he upset about. Well if we go back remember the brock leser thing. They told you not to release it. Did you a solid. You're all the credentials all that stuff and they said nobody releases before. We want to be the first ser company. That's the rules. You broke the rules dude. That's why he's upset whose father that. Not data's fault scenario mistake again areas really good as job. He's gonna be fine man. He's really really good. Yeah sounds like he's pretty upset. That's the most of cinema upset on any so most emotion. I've seen out of the guy. I thought he was a robot. I thought i thought he was anime robot. He does cry like not all the time but he. He had some ups where he cried. But this is like the actual fierce on pissed off kind of aerial newsy. Espn just keeps beating the drum. They don't get a fine clocked. It works with these big companies man. But he's going to be fine. He's he figured out those. I'll give credit those other shows I tried. I tried to my goddess mad. One they thinking. Espn ratings are tanking. Were you mentioned would be better if they just put jail and daniel together with two guys in the top. Don't wanna hear this guy never heard of talk about mma this guy just because he doesn't have a job with a nfl nba kaz too crowded. You throw them as may sign. I'm like is this guy. Talking about fucking hummer. That's all they know to it. It's so weird dude. It is a word. Yeah it's not gonna work out those shows going to last another month or two and then we get ratings micah shit. This isn't working and then take your advice. Put dc and chill together. Yes that's what's going to happen art speaking of dan. I'll actually play this free to play. Played a lot of us. Your but i'll tell you. Paul yeah answered on here. No he just talked about on. Honey on his podcast. Cold cold cold called day. Jackie chan that'd be the day of the ufc fight. Guess we call called me. Sit here my and name pop up. My phone would say my use. It would say jackie chan. Yeah john bill clinton nope they white. So we're all solid guests. They don't name pops up on my phone. They know white. I co what the scenario lebanon reading breakfast. This is weird. Why don't even have his contact like that. In your fall like dana white. Yes how did you get his number. We were in a group chat with a bunch of people. We'd bet on like a like a horse derby kentucky. Yeah we bet on that he was in it. So i put him in contacting. Call me in a group. Yeah why i hear about these type pretty decent one so here does he say what he's talked about eventually after like fast forward okay. Jake's pissed him off. Jake ongoing feud. That's what i'm also come up publicly and said i love dan away like i just loved the in always have always will. He's a ruthless businessman. He's he's he's the head honcho and i beat for them but i'm not sure how he feels about me. Because by default my relationship with my brother will always take precedence. But if i could be cooler someone calls me because hey man this logan i'm gonna give us up data so the seats got tickets right and yeah he goes so i. I got better sees for you and what's called billionaires row. He's he's like You have a much better experience. whatever. I'm flabbergasted and honored right like data woodson comedy need is fantastic and i psych. Brother basically tells me he's got good seats for me a better experience. Whatever am honored i say. Thanks dana. hangup jake's like yeah. I was weird and it gave me really good seats. Who else was intersection banks. I was a little upset. Banks start the next day. Adriana lima banks thanks thanks to face banks. who's that okay. Awesome video games. There's a lot of big talkers. Shit you. I've never seen someone them beautiful in my.

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"brett akimoto" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

06:42 min | 9 months ago

"brett akimoto" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Oklahoma beats Kansas 75 68, Kansas was ranked number nine. It's the first three game losing streak for Kansas since 2013 admiring the four power programs in college basketball, Kentucky, Duke Carolina in Kansas. None of them are good Couple of May miss the tournament one of the strangest years in college basketball ever. Yeah, This is one of those years where your aunt who doesn't watch college basketball is gonna win your bracket That's adjusted basis that's gonna happen. All right, let's get on to the Goodyear Hotline, ESPN. Mm, a reporter Brett Akimoto is on. Oh, Brenner, you're on Fine island, and I write about that. I am. Yeah. I've been here thinking about 16 days. So I've gotten gotten real familiar with place. All right. Well, let me ask you that Myron and Joe will ask you what will ask you about the fight, But I'm somebody I like. I like to travel. I'd like to see the world. What's it like there, like like is it has it? You've been there 16 days, so it's gotta be like a second home Now it's Is it a strange experiences A fun experience. What is this quote unquote fight island like You know? I don't like You feel like going on, like, like going to camp with your middle school or something, you know? Okay. You go to Ah, you're in this. You're in a spot on. Do you know everybody, like all the fighters are staying in the hotel, all the teams the coaches. All you see staff, I mean, taking over this hotel, and it's only being used for that purpose because it's a bubble, so they're not letting anybody in. But that also means that I'm not letting anybody out. So I've been here for 16 days and I haven't left the hotel except to go to the Arena. So you actually it's like I mean, it's actually pretty easy to picture what it's like. It's just It's just being in the hotel for 16 like miserable, But that sounds miserable Bread like you're making it sound like I was expecting big convention in Fight Island, like there would be beaches and, you know, there'd be beauty and there'd be water and you get my ties and you're telling me you're just in your hotel room. You had pretty much you know that This is the third time that they've become quite out of the first two. They did have some some other areas that were open. They did actually have a beach with an octagon on it that you could go down to you could get in the water. They had jet skis and things of that like that. But they had to to prevent people from doing that on this trip, because it's actually opening up more over here. So, um, you know, it's kind of getting like, I guess more normal a little bit outside of the bubble and so but because of that, They had to Just make sure that that no one but the hotel just because more more people are, you know, accessing these different areas. So this is probably the worst but island experience of the three so far because yeah, you just gotta stay in the hotel. Well bred. If you need a replacement next time, let him know Meyer Metcalf is available to get out there. You're willing to come out here. It's not that that thing that you want to get out of it. But then you know, I've been having breakfast and then literally seen the fighters, you know on a regular basis and then actually going to the fights like three event about her seven days, so Yeah, I'm not complaining. Bread of Ah, I remember going to the Holly home round around the fighting. I think a lot of people question how focused around awas and if Holly was being overlooked, Holly scores the upset. I'm getting a similar vibe with this one. Dustin's It fought eight times. Since 2017 contest twice since November, 27 26 team. I'm sorry the activity he's fought some great fights like are we overlooking Dustin Por Yai in this event and what could happen? What are his chances that pulling off the upset? Well, you know what? I don't think so, Um, you know, I think that Dustin Justin's getting his respect within the sport. As far as everybody. Everybody knows that Dustin is tough, and everybody knows that, you know when Dustin lost a corner of the first time six years ago People, you know, you kind of wondered where he would go from there. I mean, how he would bounce back and you know, because he was just swallowed up by it by the McGregor hype back there six years ago, and Just that. I mean, you look at this guy's record. He is one of the most decorated lightweights of the last, You know, 10 years so I think people are aware of who doesn't it is and they're aware of how how capable he is. But I think there's also just this acknowledgment that when Connor is motivated when Connor is ready to go, he is a special athlete. He just He just is different. He's got more power. He does have more accuracy. He's he does have more self belief and confidence. You just a really tough guy to beat. When he is when he's on, and I think everybody who's kind of paying close attention to this things that Carter is on. I mean, I'm sure you probably heard Dana White say that the real economy Gregor's back. You know that might sound like promoter talk, but No, it's it's the case. I mean, this guy is ready to go. I believe him when he says he wants to find multiple times this year, and we did see this, even though that first fight was six years ago. This has always been a top stylistic matchup for Dustin because even though as greatest, Dustin is One of the ways that he went fights is he gets him back and forth Ors and Can't do that. You can't do that against Connor of all his power, So I think stylistically it does. Match of favors. Connor Connor is fought in the UFC 12 times of those 12 fights only to have gone the distance in one of those was a three round fight. Vegas has the over under for this in 2.5 rounds. Do you see poor EA being able to stretch this fight into the third round and possibly longer? That's a that's a big big question, because if you think he is able to do that, then Carter has had conditioning issues and he doesn't like people talking about that. I mean, they've addressed that. It's been something that you know has been brought up to the media. On. Do they say that? That's all all make believe, but I don't think it is. I mean, you look back over the course of corners. Career. Usually, if the fight goes longer than he's stating, you know a little bit. He tends Tolo have to have a disadvantage. The later the fight goes, but You know what I think? If you look at those those Vegas odds, they said, it's 2.5. But they've There's juice on the under, right. I mean, it's everyone's kind of expected this fight. You go there that they're expecting this fight to go quickly, and that is because It is because of what I said. You know, Justin that he gets in there and he gets in a firefight right away. So does Connor. I mean, fight lasted all of 40. Seconds against Donald Cowboy. Some money, So I mean, if Or you could stretch it out. Then things could get really interesting. But yeah, there's a reason that there's use on that under ever. Most people are expected this fight to go by quickly..

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"brett akimoto" Discussed on SRB Media Podcasts

SRB Media Podcasts

04:35 min | 9 months ago

"brett akimoto" Discussed on SRB Media Podcasts

"Weigh heavily on his mind. I think a big big fight to end his career is important too. I think i think the five is expecting some pointers him versus just take. It would just tie off the career nicely canoe. It's already tied up quite nicely. Twenty nine ahead of an achievement. But this question stunt proposal media of his early career and if you look back at his russian and a flights of his opponent. I think the only had about two wins in his fifteen fights so and so now it's coming out and saying well between are no. It's not seem very inflated. you should go out. You really have be a guy who's in the goku sation while 'cause chesapeake my personal graceful time say that'd be nice. It's not all or pull that into question in my mind that yup. I don't think he's retired. Yeah i think. I agree with the good portion of what you've said i think if it is if he's coming back thirty then the absolute legacy fight is gsp and if he monetary and still legacy fibre. Not as much as it would be if gsp's the opponents is obviously still conor mcgregor but I would put gsp. He's really thinking of You know a legacy fight and maybe being talked about as one of the great civil time. 'cause there's two ways you look at it you look at the numbers and if you look at pure hard cold spreadsheet numbers. Great civil time has to be john. Jones a carter member the ordinary but maybe gsp undecided silver. They've fairly close. Well actually mighty mouse is going to be up there as well. You might be second then. Then guys are head and shoulders from numbers perspective. But then conor mcgregor bolt a lot of excitement a lot of interest and obviously two weight world champion daniel cormier so that there is all these various Sort of points to consider when you think race of all time but for khabib. I think thirty. We'll be he's he's Like you said at that time the year is hard you know horrible. Yes personally for the family He must've just thought. Let's cisco but there's an interview with the with dana white on On youtube wherever with for espn with brett akimoto. And dina has said that he's gonna meet should be in the yard and abu dhabi in the next few weeks before you have to set to five seven so it'd be interesting we main. We may no no more. Once that's happening in a couple of weeks. Tweeted about it saying. See you there in their day. And i'm looking forward to meeting. Its i think inconvenience. That qualify is done. I think could be very much a one and done kind of guy. If if you beat judas done move onto the next on if you look at it from any other kinds of fight speculates that he could take all of john's that will come up and lightweight. Easy to welterweight. I'm compete easily with those guys. And then by jesse three months he could do but from his. He's very founding orientated. I know his his his mother's came from two to leave it behind. She go change of hall. We just not..

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"brett akimoto" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

14:28 min | 1 year ago

"brett akimoto" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"Six then the other boasts a brother so the first twenty four picks our quarterbacks or a Bosa then Ronnie Stanley for another quarterback in Philip rivers Khalil Mack Aaron Donald seems a little bit low then another quarterback in Brees Bakhtiari Gardner Minshew in Christian McCaffrey thirty two picks the entire first round of this fictitious re drafting of the entire NFL drew lock is not one of the top thirty two picks and you know what that's way more correct than the ESPN thing is do you think that the whoever was picking for the Dallas Cowboys when they saw that lake Wald was taking through Oct when all my god we're gonna end up with Kyler Murray just terrible Donnie says even in fantasy land the ravens have a good draft the ravens get C. the ravens and up with Stafford Julio Jones J. J. watt and Stefon Diggs how is that possible the ravens end up with Matthew Stafford who is not in a lead quarterback but takes a lot of golf and he's not as bad as people make him out to be I mean when you're when you have a nickname like stats pad for you not a lot of people are gonna take you seriously back then drew lock tell me that you want to take Matthew Stafford right now overture lock if you say you're locked in your wire doesn't mean that you're locked K. have a fantastic career but we're literally talking that five starts what four of them were against non playoff teams three of them five starts fifteenth overall pick I have every NFL player in the Baltimore Ravens who are picking at the near end of every round get Stafford better quarterback than walk then they get a Julio Jones then they get J. J. Y. then they get stuff on decks yeah congrats Donnie ravens once again kill the draft they always do it's crazy true log fifteenth overall that is Corradino you know what else is crazy Conor McGregor retiring white yep Conor McGregor just a little tweet tweet with a picture of him and his mom instead he retired all done just like that or was that they the previous two times that he's retired in the last four years what makes this one stick my guess is bad this is a ploy maybe it's not even a ploy maybe it's just a rash decision Conor McGregor how he's the he's literally the boy who cried wolf I mean that's that's where yes I'm retiring that's it I'm out of here Dana white you can't stop me this time we believe him it would be a much bigger story then it is it should be a bigger story than it is but the reason why it's not is because he's done this before twice and Dana why after the UFC two fifty over the weekend did seem to overly concerned so yeah you wanna retire retire go ahead and I get it the question is what fight does he want what fight is he retiring to try and get sure sometimes the UFC and then you have Jon Jones Jon Jones is relinquishing his title because he's not going to get paid as much as he would like to move up to phrase Francis Nagasu and I gotta say I don't blame him have you seen Francis Nagano the guy gives me nightmares I'm not stepping into the octagon with Francis the gonna do for less than eight billion dollars John Jones was not asking for a billion dollars but he is asking for more money than he is being offered to go fright Francis in Ghana France is now gone puts dues to sleep did you watch his last fight I'm getting as much money as I can this step in the octagon with that guy especially when your arguably the greatest fighter of all time and Jon Jones you want your legacy to come crashing down with one right hand of Francis Nagasu and then you add Henry Cejudo retired at the last big UFC event what is going on with the UFC I would like and I don't I don't mean this is all I give you know if Conor McGregor feels like he wants to retire then more power to him I'm not demanding that he stays in the sport but it's just like dude we're not gonna you'd throw out one tweet I mean is in the players Tribune still a thing you're not gonna go more than just the you know two hundred eighty characters I don't think even use that many I mean if you want us to believe that you're retiring right some of the players Tribune or do a D. do along Instagram post something he did the long Instagram post sell hi Tyler said you know Conor McGregor is retired when he stops testing with you sada are you saying that he's he did retire a didn't he's not testing with you solder is he retiring to try and avoid testing with you sada you could still headline UFC two fifty one yeah I don't know but doesn't it say something about the way the sport is built like there's no there's no free agency you can't demand a trade so this is the way that they I mean this the thought process from a Conor McGregor or John Jones and I don't know that I should one being Henry Cejudo because I do believe given how quickly he retired from wrestling I do kind of think that this retirement could stick he could come back but I I believe him when he said it that he was truly retiring because he has a pattern of I'm gonna do all these things and I'm going to reach the the the zenith and then I'm just I'm I'm out it's kind of his MO but the way that UFC is bill with really no true competitors so I what else can they do how are they gonna be able to Leverj more money and I heard it I think was Brett Akimoto from E. S. P. N. maybe is Ariel Helwani one of those two guys they do a great job covering the UFC they don't make the contracts public but they said like Jon Jones is like the sixth highest paid fighter I mean are you kidding me what if lebron James was one of the bad example because I think lebron takes a little bit less you get what I'm saying by Jon Jones being the six highest paid fighter in the UFC is not commiserate with his talents he's arguably the best but they just feel like it but this is all they can do they don't get the fight they want they don't get the money they want a friend to give up their bell or retire that's just their go to mechanism M. pry a know what price fighting is kind of that's kind of a prize fighting is you know we try to put USC in this box to make it why take the other sports but it's really not I mean it's means prizefighting but because you have sees a little bit more legitimate there's only one organization instead of like the eight different titles that boxing gives out we try to sometimes put in his box it's like it's it's not where that where these guys to do they want to fight somebody specifically or they want more money where are they gonna go but Tyler says that Connor is still testing if you sada you know just don making sure check in on the check did Conor McGregor just wants to make sure that he has an accidentally taken anything illegal you know whatever just Serbian safe making sure that everything is clean yeah he's not retiring and Dana white's not buying it either by the way Amanda newness at what point do we talk about Amanda Nunez being better than Ronda Rousey now Ronda Rousey cites the Jordan lebron argument without Ronda Rousey there's probably no Amanda newness right that is that we can all agree on that but it has Ronda Rousey and what she did for women in the UFC has she given has that given way to a fighter who is superior to her I think I think that question has to be at if Amanda Nunez is is and I guess you know her opponent this weekend was not the greatest opponent she's ever faced or anything like that but just heard don I mean clear domination for the entirety of the fight and this is just what she's been doing fight after fight after fight after fight would it be Amanda Nunez without Ronda Rousey but that does not mean that Amanda Nunez is not a better fighter than Ronda Rousey is once five two two nine eight seven two is the number if you want to get interactive before we take a actually let's do a short break five two two nine eight seven two if you want to get in a fight before the top of the hour but we'll be right back here on exports thirteen on.

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"brett akimoto" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

05:49 min | 1 year ago

"brett akimoto" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"Absolutely nobody see see total humility Montana so humble so then he follows that with tweets that had G. S. P. at number three and John Jones a number for you to quote yet Joseph for quote due to multiple lackluster decision performances plus questionable decision when attempting to save plate H. W. entry avoiding its champion and quote and gracious historian the Conor is Conor did note that quote I didn't mention PT results on multiple entrance even though that makes me the clear current number one MMA goat along with still being active although it shames as well as put all runs and finishes in complete doubt five snowboard multiple Jews has a true don't must do it all end quote that is one of my favorite quotes in history the world I've snored multiple Jews heads that might be one of the all time best phrases ever put on Twitter that might be one of the all time best phrases ever put on the internet not only one of my favorite Connor quotes ever which is saying something one of my favorite athlete quotes ever one of my favorite quotes by human being dead or alive ever quote I've snored multiple Jews hats it's freaking brilliant it's so good it's so good I'm almost willing to overlook Connor punching an old man in the face for refusing a shot of his whiskey that said I'm not exactly sure what the point of the go to read was other than Connor just riffing however it did catch the attention of Anderson Silva who challenged McGregor on Instagram with the caption which read quote have immense admiration for the great athlete to Connor is and I believe that a superfight would go down in the history of the sport neither of us need to prove anything to anyone I believe the fans of the U. F. C. and this sport would like to watch is great martial arts spectacle it would be fantastic to test my martial arts skills against him and quote to which Connor tweeted back I accept hello yes right my poem it's on a super fight between two legends at a catch weight of one seventy six point three seven pounds get your popcorn ready pop all man this is give me amazing right right yeah and let's not get into that yes yeah market and because almost assuredly that's not going to happen that's not on because silver is just the latest in a long list of guys would be the challenge Connor or the Connery's challenged in the last few weeks alone I mean how the hell is Connor going to find the time the squeeze all these guys in because before accepting so was challenged Connor had already accepted a challenge from Oscar de la Hoya to a boxing match except Oskar never actually challenged him he's also continue to talk about a rematch with Floyd Mayweather then there's Connors promise to go up to one seventy and clean out the entire division and then this week from a few weeks back quote super excited for the L. W. title bout in July I'm assuming he's talking about a fight with Justin Gaethje G. who had called out with this week quote Justin there is no danger in a manner that Hogg's lags we all know trying dance round with the real threat is here all you want I'm going to believe being butcher you your teeth I'm going to put them on a bleeping necklace speak on my skills as a father you are sleeping dead a quote make Connor is freaking everywhere all these challenges declarations acceptance is they've all come in the last month across multiple sports multiple weight divisions in other words Connor is looking to fight anybody anywhere in any discipline at any time hello I'm shocked he did not so except house invitation to fight him or maybe he had sent from your wireless radio probably wouldn't be with your port number restrict gear off your face and make you so yesterday Congress alleged partner in the business Dana white you know Dana the czar of USC he intimated the Qatar might want to just pump the brakes a little bit telling Brett Akimoto he hasn't even talked to Connor about his next fight so if you're fired up for Connor V. Oscar Connor V. Floyd Conor B. Gage G. Connor V. Silva Conor V. cal Connor V. anybody you better hold up because Conor's partner would like a word or two first Connor and I have not talked about fighting if you're Conor you're sitting home I mean everybody's calling about every weight division you know who's next I'm I'm waiting for for again you know okay who's going to call my next it's crazy you know Connor and his personality he's going to respond to okay that's funny funny Comey's funny but funny you should mention that because Connor did re tweet a video of himself from back in twenty sixteen talking about the fact that he will fight anybody anywhere at any weight look at everyone down there one eighty to two hundred easy everybody everyone's fine is well over well the way the middleweights coming in French the time weigh me down you know I mean so why not go will they get slow her they get less three there are three of us different.

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"brett akimoto" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

06:17 min | 1 year ago

"brett akimoto" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

"What is that all right I I broke the game before I was thirty years of age these are nuts we don't have that do not stand far nobody owns so he told me well I don't have that no one's gonna check in you I'm cool with all the guards guards recognized because his little legs his little call his little hand I'm going to knock him out we thought Paul Reynolds mark my words your name is on its knees and I'm out here rallying around California in a car that spits fire rests like el Chapo with anaconda is on my feet I'd like to absolutely nobody see see total humility Montana so humble so then he follows that with tweets that had G. S. P. at number three and John Jones a number for you to quote yeah John devore quote due to multiple lackluster decision performances plus questionable decision when attempting to save plate H. W. entry avoiding its champion and quote and gracious historian the Conor is Conor did note that quote I didn't mention PT results on multiple entrance even though that makes me the clear current number one MMA goat along with still being active although it shames as well as put all runs and finishes in complete doubt I snored multiple Jews had a true don't must do it all end quote that is one of my favorite quotes in history the world I've snored multiple Jews ads that might be one of the all time best phrases ever put on Twitter that might be one of the all time best phrases ever put on the internet not only one of my favorite Connor quotes ever which is saying something one of my favorite athlete quotes ever one of my favorite quotes by human being dead or alive ever quote I've snored multiple Jews adds it's freaking brilliant it's so good it's so good I'm almost willing to overlook Connor punching an old man in the face for refusing a shot of his whiskey that said I'm not exactly sure what the point of the go thread wise other than Connor just riffing however it did catch the attention of Anderson Silva who challenged McGregor on Instagram with the caption which read quote have immense admiration for the great athlete to Connor is and I believe that a superfight would go down in the history of the sport neither of us need to prove anything to anyone I believe the fans of the U. S. C. and this board would like to watch is great martial arts spectacle it would be fantastic to test my martial arts skills against him and quote to which Connor tweeted back I accept all hell yes right my home it's on us super fight between two legends at a catch weight of one seventy six point three seven pounds get your popcorn ready pop Bowman is give me amazing right right yeah and let's not get into that yes yeah market and because almost assuredly that's not going to happen that's not on because silver is just the latest in a long list of guys would be the challenge Connor or the Connor was challenged in the last few weeks alone I mean how the hell is Connor going to find the time is with all these guys in because before accepting service challenge Connor had already accepted a challenge from Oscar de la Hoya to a boxing match except the author never actually challenged him he's also continue to talk about a rematch with Floyd Mayweather then there's Connors promised to go up to one seventy and clean out the entire division and then this week from a few weeks back quote super excited for the L. W. title bout in July I'm assuming he's talking about a fight with Justin Gaethje he who had called out with this week quote Justin there is no danger in a manner that Hogg's lags we all know try to dance around with the real threat is here all you want I am going to bleeping butcher you your teeth I'm going to put them on a bleeping necklace speak on my skills as a father you are sleeping dead a quote make Connor is freaking everywhere all these challenges declarations acceptance is they've all come in the last month across multiple supports multiple weight divisions in other words Connor is looking to fight anybody anywhere in any discipline at any time hello I'm shocked he did not so except house invitation to fight him or maybe he has thrown for Australia probably would include your port number restrict gear off your face and make you so yesterday Congress alleged partner in the business Dana white you know Dana the czar of USC he intimated the Qatar might want to just pump the brakes a little bit telling Brett Akimoto he hasn't even talked to Connor about his next fight so if you're fired up for Connor V. Oscar Connor V. Floyd Conor B. Gage G. Connor V. Silva Conor V. cal Connor V. anybody you better hold up because Conor's partner would like a word or two first Connor and I have not talked about fighting if you're Conor you're sitting home I mean everybody's calling about every weight division you know who's next I'm I'm waiting for frigging you know Hey who's going to call my next it's crazy you know Connor and his personality he's going to respond to okay that's funny funny Comey's funny but funny you should mention that because Connor did re tweet a video of himself from back in twenty sixteen talking about the fact that he will fight anybody anywhere at any weight look at everyone down there one eighty to two hundred easy everybody everyone's fine is.

"brett akimoto" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

03:12 min | 1 year ago

"brett akimoto" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

"Away from your phone stay on point are now back to Dennis details here is another one N. consist of just two words not so much with detail actually as an actual hand here are your two words two words relating to where that fight card is going to be held the two words being private island private private private highland private island private island island Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland private island if you don't believe me listen to my man and break it down himself for Brett Akimoto this place where this fight's going to be on April eighteenth I have locked up for two months so I'm gonna continue to pump lights out I've also secured an island I've got an island the infrastructure is being built right now we're going to do all of our international flights on the silent show when April eighteenth when we do this fight on April eighteenth international and local you know in the United States we're gonna start cranking the UFC will be back up and running internationally and here in the states so much much more amazing this sentence quote I've also secured an island that was simply here to the island I've got an island I've got an island both pretty amazing statements in talking to help move right headliner out find a new opponent global pandemic find a private island lowball pandemic with a shut down nearly the entire globe please Hey read one one thousand to one thousand please thank you just find a private island and we will fight it out there a private island for fights and that doesn't sound like real life that sounds like something from a bond movie or a van Damme movie or hell the greatest martial arts movie ever enter the dragon starring the greatest martial artist ever Bruce Lee they had a tournament on a damn island that's what this is even if it sounds more like a damn Joaquin email an island a private island we are just quote pumping out fights every week really is one of the most unbelievable ideas ever only Dana white could come up with that and only Dana white would have any shot of pulling that off just bringing fighters in by plane or boat or seaplane or hovercraft or teleportation and having him throw down and then leave the island it's like survivor meets the ultimate fighter meets a sci fi flick I.

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"brett akimoto" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

07:59 min | 1 year ago

"brett akimoto" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"I should also let you know the excel for TI's changed up a little bit the old man continues his training at the board it's Mr president strange deal where it is known as Mr president and you hear that theme song because the my man looks like Dwight Eisenhower he looks older than Dwight Eisenhower the more bizarre N. I. N. Eisenhower of the same birthday even stranger red is like fifteen years younger than me and looks twenty years older go figure it's all weird anyway that aside he is pushing the buttons which means he has moved up hawk is move back and allow these kind of floating around in other words let's get to the program Josh Lambo makes a triumphant return Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo maybe the most fascinating kick on the world joins me in about ten minutes you know Connor is a senior writer for ESPN he's got a great piece up right now about Tom Brady and how we ended up with Tampa Bay that's gonna come up later on in the our second hour is wide open for you Rodney McLeod is a safety with the eagles he joins me in our number three Jim podcast tomorrow I mention that because well it is tomorrow and because I've already taped the interview Tony hawk stop by for a conversation yesterday and he murdered it so Tony hawk will be my guest on episode one twenty for the German podcast now you know we're doing right so if you looking for some help let me start with this with hobby but stuck in Russia an official out of UFC two forty nine Tony Ferguson did not have an opponent for the April eighteenth card but now that it's been resolved we just engage he stepping in and officially signing on for that fight K. T. tweeted quote for the people I'm terrified and I believe that love it hashtag UFC hi this is really fascinating on so many different levels number one he tweets he's terrified in fact you should be he's taking that fight on my two weeks notice something he says he's on record saying he does not like to do is not like the fight on short notice and he's doing so against one of the most dangerous people on the entire planet in Ferguson and guys had the benefit of a full camp so either this is one of the most reckless or bad **** or both decisions you're ever going to see and the two of them are going to fight for the interim lightweight belt make of that what you will every is got a pain on the interim belt whether or not that means anything at all but that's up for grabs but the fact the gauges have officially signed on is not even the most interesting headline from the U. S. in the past few hours fast any but not not the most interesting because now the we have two fighters at the top of that card the issue is no longer who is going to headline it but rather where is that car going to be you might recall you have C. two forty nine was originally going to be held in Brooklyn but with corona virus that's no longer possible so the last couple weeks have been rumors that it might be overseas it might be on the west coast you might even be at a UFC facility yesterday Dana white came in and finally offered up some clarification as only Dana can tweeting that the fight would be quote somewhere on earth end quote well that certainly narrows it down my man did you know somewhere on earth but Dan is god Dietz and one of the details is that he's got a location locked up for the next two months and as Dana told TMZ the plan is to quote comping out fights every week end quote he's looking to pump out fights every week and no clones I don't see how he would or should be of any interest toll number six leave it alone those takes retired twenty years ago they're not going to see the light of day today stay on point palm fights not checks Hey there I said it for you EDS stand down put your phone down put your phone down back away from your phone stay on point are now back to Dennis details he was a another one and consists of just two words not so much with detail actually as an actual hand here are your two words two words relating to where that fight card is going to be held the two words being private island private private private highland private island private island Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland private island you don't believe me listen to my man break it down himself for Brett Akimoto this place where this fight's going to be on April eighteenth I have locked up for two months so I'm gonna continue to pump lights out I've also secured an island I've got an island the infrastructure is being built right now we're gonna do all of our international flights on the silent so when April eighteenth when we do this fight on April eighteenth international and local you know in the United States we're gonna start cranking the UFC will be back up and running internationally and here in the states so much what's more amazing this sentence quote I've also secured an island that was simply here to the island I've got an island I've got an island both pretty amazing statements in talking to help move right headliner out find a new opponent global pandemic find a private island Lobel pandemic they shut down nearly the entire globe yes please Hey Rick one one thousand to one thousand please thank you just find a private island and we will fight it out there a private island for fights and that doesn't even sound like real life that sounds like something from a bond movie or a van Damme movie or hell the greatest martial arts movie ever enter the dragon starring the greatest martial artist ever Bruce Lee they had a tournament on a damn island that's what this is even if it sounds more like a damn Joaquin email an island a private island we are just quote pumping out fights every week really is one of the most unbelievable ideas ever only Dana white could come up with that and only Dana white would have any shot of pulling that off just bringing fighters in by plane or boat or seaplane or hovercraft or teleportation and having him throw down and then leave the island it's like survivor meets the ultimate fighter meets a sci fi flick.

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"brett akimoto" Discussed on Ariel Helwani's MMA Show

Ariel Helwani's MMA Show

03:19 min | 2 years ago

"brett akimoto" Discussed on Ariel Helwani's MMA Show

"Can't get pay per view on demand. You can only get via ESPN. So the structure of the deal where the champion or the top draws getting paper viewpoints has changed. That's one of the issues the Coleman event talk from a few weeks back another one of the issues, which they eventually got over. But then the opponent became a new issue who's gonna fight isn't going to be not as Dana white said recently in an interview with barstool sports that it's not going to be. I think all these things kind of led to Connor saying I am done. I'm tired of this in the world of boxing known tells the top star what to do who to fight went to fight all those things more. And I don't feel like, you know, I need to haggle over these things now important to note that the interview that aired with Jimmy Fallon on the tonight show Monday night was taped the week ago. So in that interview, he was a hinting at a return, but also hinting at some politics, but seemed to be in great spirits, great shape. But of course, that happened a week prior. So there's not a lot of a connection to be may between the interview and the timing of the tweet, of course, choose day. Afternoon. The New York Times reported that according to multiple sources Conrad had been arrested in mid January in Ireland after a woman in Dublin accused him of sexual assault. He has not been charged, and according to the laws in Ireland the press there cannot name someone who has just been arrested, but not charged. And so that's why you've seen these reports over the last couple months of unnamed sportsman famous sportsmen in Ireland who was arrested, but Conner's name was never attached this according to the New York Times that person is Connor McGregor. This is a very fluid situation developing situation based off the comment from Connors spokesperson, Karen Kessler, the retirement has nothing to do with the allegations with the New York Times story. But obviously a lot happened to Conor McGregor on Tuesday. And so there's a lot to discuss as far as his future is concerned. And so with that in mind, let me say Hello to my colleague over at ESPN, the great Brett Akimoto who's joining us, ROY. Now on the phone to talk about all things Conor McGregor. Brett, how are you? Yeah. What's up aerial? We have plenty plenty to the sponsors. You just laid out. Yes. I wish we were talking about a fight on July sixth. I wish we were talking about, you know, main event combing event DS, Donald I wish we were talking about one of those things of unfortunately, we are not. And so let me ask you first regarding the retirement, are you hearing the same things that I'm hearing, which is essentially the retirement announcement had nothing to do with the story that came out later on that day via the New York Times that he is not retiring, quote, unquote because of those allegations. Yeah. I mean, you know, his his spokesperson came out and said that directly to you. You know, it's denied that anything to do with it. And you know, whether or not that had even a fraction of of influence on his decision. I mean, my based on conversations I've had I just know that that everything that you just laid out in the beginning in terms of you know, some frustrations that he has and some things if you've not seen. I I with with the USC in terms of what his next fight should be or you know, where when it should take place..

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"brett akimoto" Discussed on Five Rounds with Brett Okamoto

Five Rounds with Brett Okamoto

03:19 min | 2 years ago

"brett akimoto" Discussed on Five Rounds with Brett Okamoto

"Can't get pay per view on demand. You can only get via ESPN. So the structure of the deal where the champion or the top draws getting paper viewpoints has changed. That's one of the issues the Coleman event talk from a few weeks back another one of the issues, which they eventually got over. But then the opponent became a new issue who's gonna fight isn't going to be not as Dana white said recently in an interview with barstool sports that it's not going to be. I think all these things kind of led to Connor saying I am done. I'm tired of this in the world of boxing known tells the top star what to do who to fight went to fight all those things more. And I don't feel like, you know, I need to haggle over these things now important to note that the interview that aired with Jimmy Fallon on the tonight show Monday night was taped the week ago. So in that interview, he was a hinting at a return, but also hinting at some politics, but seemed to be in great spirits, great shape. But of course, that happened a week prior. So there's not a lot of a connection to be may between the interview and the timing of the tweet, of course, choose day. Afternoon. The New York Times reported that according to multiple sources Conrad had been arrested in mid January in Ireland after a woman in Dublin accused him of sexual assault. He has not been charged, and according to the laws in Ireland the press there cannot name someone who has just been arrested, but not charged. And so that's why you've seen these reports over the last couple months of unnamed sportsman famous sportsmen in Ireland who was arrested, but Conner's name was never attached this according to the New York Times that person is Connor McGregor. This is a very fluid situation developing situation based off the comment from Connors spokesperson, Karen Kessler, the retirement has nothing to do with the allegations with the New York Times story. But obviously a lot happened to Conor McGregor on Tuesday. And so there's a lot to discuss as far as his future is concerned. And so with that in mind, let me say Hello to my colleague over at ESPN, the great Brett Akimoto who's joining us, ROY. Now on the phone to talk about all things Conor McGregor. Brett, how are you? Yeah. What's up aerial? We have plenty plenty to the sponsors. You just laid out. Yes. I wish we were talking about a fight on July sixth. I wish we were talking about, you know, main event combing event DS, Donald I wish we were talking about one of those things of unfortunately, we are not. And so let me ask you first regarding the retirement, are you hearing the same things that I'm hearing, which is essentially the retirement announcement had nothing to do with the story that came out later on that day via the New York Times that he is not retiring, quote, unquote because of those allegations. Yeah. I mean, you know, his his spokesperson came out and said that directly to you. You know, it's denied that anything to do with it. And you know, whether or not that had even a fraction of of influence on his decision. I mean, my based on conversations I've had I just know that that everything that you just laid out in the beginning in terms of you know, some frustrations that he has and some things if you've not seen. I I with with the USC in terms of what his next fight should be or you know, where when it should take place..

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"brett akimoto" Discussed on Get Up!

Get Up!

02:56 min | 2 years ago

"brett akimoto" Discussed on Get Up!

"Art today. I wish all my old colleagues. Well, going forward and competition. I now joy. My former partners on this venture already in retirement, proper PINA coladas on me, fellows, that was a little after ten o'clock last night that he tweeted that it's with pointing out he was on the tonight show with Jimmy Fallon earlier in the day. Promoting when his next fight might be. So let's bring Brett Akimoto into this into this conversation here who's our ESPN MMA insider Brett, what can you tell us? You spoke with Dana White House. Seriously is he and should we be taking this? I think those are two different answers greenie. I mean, yeah, I did spe speak today. None briefly last night. And he was taking this pretty seriously. I was like come on Dana. I'm not taking the seriously. I mean, the guy was just on the tonight show as you referenced saying that he's negotiating his next fight in July. And then a couple of hours later, he saying he's retired. This looks like any Goshi nation tactic. And Dana white told me like listen, there's nothing going on to the negotiations that should fogs this type of message or this type of outbursts outbursts by Connor McGregor. And look, I am not of this of this opinion. But Dana white made a good point. He said the guy that has made a lot of money and fighting and he continues to make a lot of money outside of fighting. He has a lot of different revenue streams, including that proper whiskey that'd proper twelve whiskey that he is. So proud of. So a guy like that maybe fighting is is not highest on his priority now, and that's that's sort of what Dana white was saying like pay if the guy wants to retire than the best of luck to them. Yeah. I get that. And that's probably true. But, but you know him, and we don't obviously he's a larger than life figure, but it strikes. Me from the distance at which I watch that he lives for this. He loves fighting. I I've heard him referred to it as good bit of fun while he's out there. So it does he doesn't strike me as the kind of guy who was looking to walk away. Do I have that? Right. You have that. Right. Yeah. I mean, he he looks like he's an impeccable shape and the guy's only fought twice in the last three years. He keeps his his his himself in in peak physical condition. One of his Manos is to stay ready to be able to take a fight on a moment's notice. He's constantly in the gym. He didn't look terrible against. How are we gonna off always falling last October? That was just a tough stylistic natural for him Conor McGregor. When made him special from the very beginning. Is how committed was that the sport? How dedicated he wasn't how he was with it. That's what made him stand apart. I don't think that that's all of a sudden now gone, but I think that when you make a nine figure payday against Floyd Mayweather, and you do have those other revenue streams, then not every fight may sense. Like it used to. I think you have to be selective. And that's what's happening with Conor McGregor. I I believe he's definitely still wants to compete. But he is just highly highly selective under the terms that he will do. So. All right. We will see there's all the twists and turns of this. I suppose are par for the course Brett well done. Thanks a million for getting up early force here. We appreciate it. And we will see you soon. I want to get you to the NBA game or the. Night last night in a variety of different ways and not all of them pretty that comes towards the end, Jalen blazers and nets last night. Damian Lillard diangelo Russel looking to put on a show one or two minutes to go in the fourth quarter nets..

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"brett akimoto" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

03:14 min | 2 years ago

"brett akimoto" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Whatever. But but the Turkey vultures, probably retired. We believe who's more retired the Turkey vulture Conor McGregor. Well, the Turkey. Vulture doesn't have a lot to say about economy McGregor. Does I do not think again Conor McGregor just hours after it was on Jimmy Fallon talking about negotiating for his next fight throughout a tweet that he retired. He did this once before in two thousand sixteen during an association for DS fight. Obviously he came back and fought then went on to make buco money inside the octagon and the boxing ring with Floyd Mayweather and then a ton outside the ring as well. I don't believe he is retired. I absolutely believe. This is a ploy to negotiate for more money fight game gonna fight game. Again. That's all you really have to do in this because we're so used to seeing it we talked to Brett Akimoto before who wasn't really buying was at all either. So I, unfortunately, it's one of those things that when you wake up and read it Conor McGregor announces he's retiring, and then you stop and digested for a second. It goes down. Little easier because you realize this is going to be short-lived exactly right in in less than a week. I think we'll have a fight scheduled between Conor McGregor and whoever he's supposed to be fighting. We'll see what happens if we're gonna have aerial Helwan. Yes. From the area Hawaii MMA show, by the way, we're only having to play his his interest. Exactly, right. He's great. But we're playing Vietnam music because it's the greatest thing a lot of this is while you're brought Akimoto also say I'd like to see Connor get back to fighting a few times a year in the fighter. He was. And I don't think that's going to happen. Because. In the position if there was another fighter in the position Connor was where he made all that money and just still wanted to be that fighter. I don't think you'd see him become the celebrity that has become and I'm not I don't mean that in a bad way Connor has become a celebrity and deservedly. So he is putting out whiskies that are getting bad reviews, but they're selling like hotcakes. His clothing line has has sold out. He's a big draw for companies as well that he wants to be part of that. And that's cool. I think if you want to get that guy who makes a ton of money, but you still want to see oh fight that few times a year. You wouldn't see a guy that was out there in the public. You would see a guy who would say. Yeah. The money's fine. Whatever they're putting it away. But I love fighting. I love fighting. I love fighting. And I think Conners in a position to say, you know, what? Yeah. May still love fighting. But why the hell would I fight as much as I as I have in the past when I'm set like, I if you could make the same amount of money or more talking way more than you are fighting. Why would why would you go back to the alternative? If you love it. You can you can love it and realize that okay? The best use of my time. We talk about this all the time with football players with athletes in other sports guys are more aware of the physical toll on their body and the cost benefit analysis of all of this. And if you can make just as much in your return on investment is just as much or more with less of a physical toll as now, he's got a family. We know we've seen them around the sun, you can do all that and take care of yourself more going to the future. It'd be the best business decision to go about it the way he has. We'll see what happens again, none of us believe he's actually going to be retired going forward. So meanwhile, we are in that a player procurement era the NFL on the part of the season where you establish your roster. We've had free agency. We're going through pro days. The combine is passed which means the next big thing on the agenda.

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"brett akimoto" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

08:12 min | 2 years ago

"brett akimoto" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"About George, Mike. And meanwhile. Shake it up a bit in the NFL the hundred season starting in the NFL in two thousand nineteen and instead of the usual Thursday night opener featuring the defending Super Bowl champs at home against opponent. Use a goal accord. It'll be the one hundred ninety nine meeting kick it off between the Packers and the bears. And quite frankly, I think this is great. Yeah. I mean, I have no problem with it. You're going to be the patriots. Who are your defending champs will play the Sunday night game. Solitaire is still a standalone game on Sunday night. Because there was a lot of. Wow. Normally it's the Super Bowl champ for those that don't know the Super Bowl champion usually starts the NFL season next year on that Thursday game. And because as trade just mentioned the hundred season they're going with one of the oldest rivalry one hundred ninety ninth meeting a bears and Packers. I have zero problem with this. I think it's pretty cool actually now it's exciting. And I think what's more because we listen we were in Green Bay last year at the start of the season. And I believe it was bears. Packers now is a normal Sunday game. Sunday night. There's a Sunday night game for that one. Either way in this instance, you have two teams that we know the bare certainly trending in a very positive direction after last year. Now Aaron Rodgers finally get to new coach Mike McCarthy rift that existed there for so long on the wayside. So it's really interesting teams in a division. I think we're all certainly as interesting as we've been I remember that game last year while we're at Rogers got nicked up came back and let the comeback in the second half to beat the bears. Now there is you know, on the dark interwebs there are conspiracy theories floating as to why the patriots are not they're doing the normal thing which probably started with the patriots the Thursday night game being the Super Bowl champs started in two thousand four after the patriots had one Super Bowl thirty eight that year in two thousand and three so two thousand four was the start of this whole Thursday night opener against a Super Bowl champs, basically hoisting the banner and the theory out there as well. Because of the Robert Kraft issue with no let me just stop that right now we had heard. Weeks ago, well before the sting operation involving Robert Kraft in Jupiter, Florida. The NFL is toying with this idea. And here's why it also makes no sense go down that conspiracy theory rabbit hole because the patriots will open up Sunday night a twenty on NBC against an opponent to be determined later. And if your idea is to get craft out of the spotlight, you're certainly not going to put them on the Sunday night opener which by the way, we'll have a much higher rating than the Thursday night. Listen, we've had a couple of conspiracy theories already with the patriots of gronk doing his retirement on Sunday night to take the take the headline off a craft going to the owners meeting when he's getting ready to go to court for his situation down in Florida now this conspiracy theory, which of course, we don't buy either one of them. No. And I don't think I don't think it's intentional. But it is a stroke of somewhat. Good luck for the NFL. They're going to have to address it. We know it's up. It'll be addressed this week at the very least you avoid that being the story going into the absolute I rattle out of the box for your season. You're allowed to go into and not by design. But it ends up being one of those coincidences where you don't have to start your year your hundredth anniversary year talking about that in the very first book, this clause, Asian and correlation. Yes, exactly. This is not causation one caused the exactly, but the, you know, it's an unintended byproduct. But it's one that's I think a net positive for the NFL regardless of that. And I think that's okay to admit. Absolutely. Right. But again, if they were trying to shelve him, they certainly put him on the Sunday away. No chance. No how all right. So let's go back to what we were talking about at the top of the show. And this was Conor McGregor announcing his retirement at the age of thirty. And look he has made book who deniro Moore way more off outside of Emma? May then he has inside anime because Dana white controls that thing and makes billions of dollars for his investors. And one of the ways he does it by keeping the cost low for the fighters themselves counters biggest payday for a for a fight was against Floyd. Mayweather question wasn't even close if he's made. Gazillions outside the ring. So one point you can say, okay, he's been punched in the face a bunch of times. And he has been he has a bunch of money. So maybe he is willing to say I'm done at the age of thirty. But is that really the case? Here's Brett Akimoto are ESPN UFC insider, basically saying hold up we've been down this road before to me, this looks like a negotiation that's gone public. It has the feel of it as the look of it. It actually Conor McGregor is following his own his own blueprint. I mean, he's done this before he tweeted something similar two thousand sixteen with you'll see pulled off of a native Ed because he refused to go ahead. A press conference. He said something similar, you know, that he was retiring young. He said, thanks for the cheese. I'll catch you later that he was fighting a couple of months later. So I look at it. It's similar to that. They caught up a Gregory. Return in July. Just like he told Shuki salad negotiation is not going to way the Carter McGregor lights. So he's threatening through to walk away from sports so just just for sheer numbers McGregor. According to Forbes was the fourth highest paid athlete in two thousand eighteen making ninety nine million dollars his endorsement pro folio was about fourteen million. So he's he's got and that doesn't even include the Mayweather fight. Or if I was in twenty seven. A may wear the fight with where he's made his most without question. Habib was a decent payday for him as well. But my point is he has banked cash. Okay. So you could say maybe he wants to maybe that's what he wants to do. But here now is the Conor McGregor sound on the tonight show that Brett was alluding to basically saying, yeah, we're in negotiations. My next fight running talks, July. July. So we'll see what happens a lotta politics and gone on the fight games is a math game. But again, like I said to my fans I am in shape. And I am ready. So. Many opponents in reality. I can pick hill who I. A lot. I fought a lot. I've never pulled out of contests. Some crazy injuries. Crazy external situations. Many a man would sprint for the hills. If it happened to him, but I stood firm and on my piece for the company. So I am in a position. Now. Like, I said, this whisky is my baby of a lot of great entities. I am set for life. My family. But I I. So let's see what happens. I understand ready. Okay. That was hours before he sat out the tweet saying PINA coladas for everybody that that's why a lot of people think this is just an an negotiation here. And he does he sold a a clothing line. But his whiskey is doing great. And the amazing thing is you read reviews on the whiskey. I mean, it's basically trash I mean, I'm not kidding. You read. I'm not calling data. I've never had a sip of it my life. I was reading we need a taste tests that Conor McGregor. Right now, I was reading about it and the reviews are awful awful. And it's flying off the shelves because Conor McGregor. It's all he's you know, he's he's making a killing there. The biggest difference of in two thousand sixteen when it was going to go. She issue. And now is he has tens upon tens of tens of millions of dollars more than he did in two thousand sixteen as he does now which could let you rest in retirement, a little better that being said, and I'll give reasons why because we're going to get into him compared to. Rob gronkowski of why don't think McGregor staying retired. You heard it in the quote right there. I told you guys you heard him say Jimmy Fallon. The fight game is a mad game. Once you hear the fight game. Mentioned at my antennas, go up in all of this. Absolutely. Right. Without question without question. It's got to be that way. And by the way, I can't get through any of this. This is a reference you guys might not get from parks and rec of snake juice. That's all I think of proper twelve. And as you're literally feeding these people rat poison there you go. So so the bigger issue, then becomes whose retirement do we believe is it Conor McGregor or is it rob gronkowski? And we'll have more about what rob may. Or may not be doing after this bypass football season is winding to a close. This is one thing stock to get interesting in the true contender start.

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"brett akimoto" Discussed on Get Up!

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"brett akimoto" Discussed on Get Up!

"Let's. Olympic champion champion. The king of the band voids. You might be looking at the greatest one hundred thirty five hundred fighter. Do you wanna fight me? I'm coming. Champion versus champion. You. Guy Saturday night UFC here on ESPN is a huge fight T J dillashaw and Henry pseudo. Let's bring in our insider, Brett, Akimoto and bread. I'm sure there are so many of our viewers who will be learning this as we go. So explain to everybody why this is such an enormous fight. Well, of course, anytime you have a champion facing the champion is going to be high stakes. Right. But what's unique about this? One is TJ dillashaw is the one hundred and thirty five pound champion. He's going down to one hundred twenty five pounds. Usually we see this in the opposite direction. Guys. Want to move up in weight TJ is always felt like he can safely make one hundred twenty five pounds and really what TJ is doing. Yeah. He wants to prove that he can be one hundred twenty five pounds. You went to prove he can fight there. But he's really big name hunting. He's looking for big fight. Because already greenie I think the TJ dillashaw is one of the most complete one of the most skilled fighters I ever watched. But what he needs is a resume to prove that to everybody. So he's hunting big names. Henry who was a big name doing something like dropping down to one hundred twenty five pounds. That is something that adds that his legacy next. I was talking to last night. He says he could after this go all the way up to one forty five. So that's getting ahead of ourselves a little bit. But that's the type of aspirations that TJ dillashaw has. And then let's talk about who. And all that rides on his chances this weekend and entire way class my hanging about maybe. Yeah. The UFC has talked about really. Dismantling sister who does entire way division. It was ruled by Dmitri it's Johnson for a long time. It's never really caught on with fans. So I think long term that division is going away who right now evils that belting. And really what he can do. He said that he's fighting for the for the fate of the flyweights. That's a great soundbite is a great thing for say that these guys fight for themselves. I think what Henry pseudo wants is a big win over T J dillashaw. And then he wants more money he wants to renegotiate his contract and potentially move up himself to one hundred thirty five pounds day huge night in so many different ways for us that he has. And I know you'll be right in the middle of all of it. Thank you, Brian. We'll check in with you as the week goes on as we continue to build up for our first UFC fight night card it Saturday. The main event bout on ESPN, plus we'll feature bantamweight champ. J dillashaw flyway champ Henry's precip who does belt the early prelims will start at six eastern on ESPN plus ESPN will take over the coverage at eight start your free trial of ESPN plus by downloading the ESPN app or visiting ESPN plus dot com..

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