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    Video: Groves Pleased US Fans Looking Forward To Bout

    LOS ANGELES, CA – With the Floyd Mayweather vs Andre Berto title bout “High Stakes” just two weeks away, the challenger and co-feature participants engaged in a light media workout on Friday for the Los Angeles fans and answered questions for the media. George Groves, who will be challenging Badou Jack for the WBC super middleweight strap, took some time to get to know the west coast media and address questions on the upcoming bout. Looking to make a name for himself on American soil, he appeared to be quite pleased when he was informed that pundits consider his bout against Jack to be the one of if not the best fight on the card.

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    Santa Cruz, Mares Make Weight; Fans Hype In LA

    Santa Cruz vs. Mares Weights: Santa Cruz – 124.8 lbs Mares: 125.2 lbs Undercard Weights Hugo Ruiz – 121.4 lbs Julio Cesar Ceja – 121 lbs Alejandro Luna – 135 lbs Sergio Lopez – 134.2 lbs Alfredo Angulo –  163 lbs Hector Munoz – 159.8 lbs

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    Video: Santa Cruz vs Mares Final LA Press Conference

    LOS ANGELES, CA — On Saturday night, the collision course between WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz and the challenger, former champion Abner Mares finally comes to a head. In the latest installment of Premier Boxing Champions, Santa Cruz and Mares meet for their long anticipated battle for super bantamweight supremacy. Ahead of the bout the combatants and their teams held court for the final time together before the weigh-in and subsequent match-up. A fight informally coined  “The Battle of Los Angeles” looks to be an explosive shoot out that will leave the fans entertained and wanting more. While Mares opted to spend his time at the podium thanking everyone who brought him this…

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    Live Stream: Mayweather Media Workout 3PM PT

    LAS VEGAS, NV — With fight number 49 against former champion Andre Berto just under three weeks away, Floyd Mayweather opens the doors to the media for a live workout and you can watch right here at 3PM PT. Mayweather vs Berto happens September 12 on Showtime PPV. Get the wings ready.

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    [Video] Mayorga Fondles Mosley’s Lady, Scuffle Ensues

    INGLEWOOD, CA – The fight that continues to have more drama than tickle sells culminated in action at today’s press conference in Inglewood, the site of Saturday night’s showdown. Attempting to pose the fighters for a stare down, Ricardo Mayorga took the opportunity to test out Mosley’s girlfriend assets. Needless to say, she didn’t take too kindly to the gesture. Staged or no? You be the judge. Whatever the outcome, it got the tongues wagging ahead of their Saturday night PPV fight at the Forum.

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UFC: Anderson Silva Out Of Action

Anderson Silva learned his fate today from the Nevada State Athletic Commission and it wasn’t good. Following both pre- and post-fight drug test failures from UFC 183, Silva has been suspended one year with a retro effective date of January 31 of this year. His unanimous decision win over Nick Diaz has now been ruled a no contest. Silva also was handed a fine of 30% of his reported $600,000 fight purse. In addition he will not receive his $200,000 win bonus from the UFC. So in total $380K is gone out the window. Silva will also have to reimburse the state of Nevada the cost of the test in which he failed. Next year…

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UFC: Dos Anjos v Cerrone 2 Set For Year End Finale

The final UFC on FOX Sports 1 Fight Night event will take place at Orlando’s Amway Center on Dec. 19 and they plan on closing the year out with a bang. On Thursday the UFC confirmed that Rafael dos Anjos will make his first defense of the lightweight title against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. The showdown is a rematch from 2013 when dos Anjos got the better of Cerrone winning by unanimous decision. Since that loss, Cerrone has gone 8-0. For Rafael, this will mark his first time defense since dismantling Anthony Pettis in March at UFC 185. At this time, no future fight have been announced be an update is expected over the new few weeks.  

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Bellator 144: Galvao vs. Dantas Set For 10/23

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (August 12, 2015) – Bellator MMA’s BantamweightChampionship will be on the line in a rematch pitting Marcos “Loro” Galvao (17-6-1) and former champion Eduardo “Dudu” Dantas (17-4) against one another at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on October 23. The bout between the former teammates will serve as the main event of “Bellator 144: Galvao vs. Dantas,” which airs live on Spike at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary bouts will stream on Spike.com at 7 p.m. ET. Additional fights will be announced shortly. Tickets for “Bellator 144: Galvao vs. Dantas,” which start at just $25, go on sale next Friday, August 21 at Ticketmaster.com and the Mohegan Sun Arena box office, with a special Bellator Nation presale available on the 19th and 20th for fans using the…

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[Video] Serena Williams Salutes The Little Mermaid

The seaweed’s always greener in somebody else’s lake…Unless you’re Serena Williams. I’m sure she’s fine with her seaweed. I’m certain she’s pleased with ALL the green in her life. At her recent Delta sponsored karaoke event, the tennis grand mistress belted out the signature song ‘Under the Sea’ from the Disney classic “The Little Mermaid” and she didn’t do too bad a job. Good to see her out there having some fun. No word of Drake on the hook.

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[Video] Usain Bolt Gets Tripped By Camera Man Post Win

Moments after another spectacular victory at the World Championships, Bolt took his customary victory lap soaking in the admiration of fans. While the cheers and applause rained down, “the fastest man in the world” had nothing to fear… Except a Camera Man. In what could have resulted in disaster for Bolt, a camera man traveling along side him on a segway lost control and tripped up the champion. It doesn’t appear to be a planned “Nancy Kerrigan” like attack but it does look like a dumb mistake.

LeBron James, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, addresses children at the Boys & Girls Club at the Frederick Douglas Center, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, in New York. James, who is in town for Sunday's NBA All-Star basketball game, gave a contribution to the center under his LeBron James Family Foundation. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

LeBron James Set To Send 1000 Kids To College

OHIO — Whether you love LeBron James or hate LeBron James it doesn’t matter. His recent announcement sets him WAY beyond the pack. In a move of complete generosity and kindness, LeBron is clearly for the kids and you have to give the man his props. According to ESPN, King James’ foundation The LeBron James Family Foundation will partner with the University of Akron to establish 1000 scholarships for children currently in his I Promise program. 1000 SCHOLARSHIPS!?!? That is beyond incredible. From James via ESPN: “I think it’s probably one of the best things I’ve ever been apart of, this is very special to me. As a kid growing up in the inner city and as an…

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Talib Kweli Offers New Album “F**k The Money” 4 Free

Like a ship passing silently through the night, long time hip hop fixture Talib Kweli has new music for the fans and you can download it absolutely FREE. His latest offering entitled Fuck The Money is a 17-track offering where Kweli offers rhymes and his viewpoint on political corruption, capitalism and greed. Fans were for warned of the album on Thursday when Kweli posted on instagram: “I’m dropping a free album tomorrow. Join Kweliclub.com I will send it to you directly. #fuckthemoney.” To download the album, go HERE

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LIVE from the Straight Outta Compton Black Carpet Part 3

LOS ANGELES, CA -In order to give Straight Outta Compton an authentic fill, costuming, soundtrack and acting are integral parts of the creative process. On Monday night’s black carpet, BadCulture caught up with costume designer Kelli Jones, known for her work on the hit TV show Sons of Anarchy, Sheldon Smith who plays Warren G in the film and singer Asia Brown who is featured on the Compton soundtrack song ‘Just Another Day’. Listen in as they describe their own respective creative processes including a little melody from Asia on the spot. Sheldon Smith – “Warren G” – Straight Outta Compton Kelli Jones – Costume Designer, Straight Outta Compton Asia Brown – Singer, Compton Soundtrack

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LIVE From the Straight Outta Compton Black Carpet Part 2

As the celebrities continued to walk the black carpet at tonight’s premier of the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, they took time to share their thoughts on the group’s influence on music, culture and their own lives. DJ Yella – Founding Member Shaunie O’Neal – Basketball Wives Luenelle – Comedienne (Borat, Californication, Think Like A Man Too)

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LIVE From the Straight Outta Compton Black Carpet Part 1

LOS ANGELES,CA – LA. Live was the place to be on Monday as fans and celebrities alike anxiously awaited the premier of the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton. Directed by F. Gary Grey (Be Cool, The Negotiator, Law Abiding Citizen), the film chronicles the rise of rap innovators N.W.A and their groundbreaking music album Straight Outta Compton; an album that carved in it’s place in music history for it’s poignant lyrics describing real life happenings in South Central LA in the late 80’s. Tonight’s black carpet was a star studded affair with luminaries from the world of music and pop culture. With everyone Snoop Dogg to Tom Arnold to Shaunie O’Neal to Tyrese, the atmosphere was…

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[Video] Foreign Exchange – “Asking For A Friend”

It’s Tuesday and no better time for new music to wet your parched, rhythmic whistle. As creativity and authenticity continue to operate at all time lows on the radio, here swoops the Foreign Exchange to cape for the masses with their latest offering “Asking For A Friend.” “Asking For A Friend” is the first single from the upcoming album, Tales From The Land Of Milk And Honey. Capitalizing on the popularity of the social media method of asking something without asking, the collective add a fun sexy groove while giving voice to the many ways we passively want to know the answer. If you think the single is great, the video is even better.   The full single…

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[Video] WWE Honors Late Roddy Piper

Before tonight’s episode of Raw, the WWE joined forces to honor life and career of one of the most iconic Superstars in history, WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. Piper died from cardiac arrest in his sleep at his home in Hollywood last week. Roddy is survived by his wife Kitty and their 4 kids — including 3 daughters and son Colton who’s pursuing a career in professional wrestling. RIP Mr. Piper

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Victor Ortiz Arrested At Kenny Chesney Concert

LOS ANGELES, CA — Oh Victor… In odd boxing news today, former WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz was arrested while attending a Kenny Chesney Concert in Pasadena. According to TMZ, the former face of face lube peddler and actor was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. We’re told … the alleged victim was on the ground at one point and Victor allegedly kicked him when he was down.  Cops arrested Ortiz and his brother during the concert for felony assault with a deadly weapon — the weapon being Victor’s foot.  A foot is considered a deadly weapon, for a boxer? We’ll see how it pans out for Vic. He’s seemed a bit “off” these last…