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    Kovalev Pulverizes Mohammedi, Wins by 3 Round KO

    LAS VEGAS, NV – This time, the devastation occurred in less than 10 minutes. Saturday night at Mandalay Bay, Sergey Kovalev defeated Nadjib Mohammedi by third round KO. A fight he was hugely favorited to win despite the challenger being his mandatory opponent. Making his sixth defense of his assortment of light heavyweight belts, Kovalev was in clear control from the opening bell. Round one featured both fighters feeling each other out with the champion landing the harder thumps. Having nothing in the arsenal to keep Kovalev at bay, Mohammedi survived the round on his feet. In round two, the challenger found himself on the canvas courtesy of a battery of solid right hands that left…

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    Shumenov Wins Over Flores On Unimpressive PBC card

    Beibut Shumenov (16-2, 10 KO’s) won a controversial twelve-round unanimous decision over BJ Flores (32-2, 20 KO’s). The fight overall was a poor fight that didn’t show much and had no one excited at any point. Overall this PBC card was very poor and one of the worst ones in recent memory. Aside from the KO victory of Marrero, not much happened. But I digress, back to the main event. A main event that carried low expectations and lived up to those low expectations.Shumenov, who normally is an offensive fighter, decided to be the less aggressive fighting off the back foot while Flores assumed the role of the aggressor and landed considerably more glancing blows. In the…

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    Kovalev vs Mohammedi Weigh-In Photos/Results

    Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events Kovalev and Mohammedi Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events     Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev Nadjib “IronDjib” Mohammedi Chelyabinsk, Russia Aix-en-Provence, France 27-0-1, 24 KOs 38-3-0, 23 KOs Weight: 174.5 Weight:  173 Trunks:  Blue/White Trunks: White/Red   Pascal and Gonzalez Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events     Jean Pascal Yuniesky Gonzalez Laval, Quebec, Canada Miami, Florida 29-3-1, 17 KOs 16-0, 12 KOs Weight:  178 Weight:  177 Trunks:  Blue/Red Trim Trunks:  Black/Gold Barrera and Zoulikha Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events Sullivan Barrera Hakim Zoulikha Miami, Florida Villeurbanne, France 15-0, 10 KOs 21-7, 10 KOs Weight:  174.5 Weight:  175 Trunks:  Black w/Blue & Red Trim Trunks:  Black Diaz and Rodriguez Photo…

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    At 3PM PT – Kovalev vs. Mohammedi Weigh-In

    LAS VEGAS – Today, LIVE from Las Vegas at 3PM PT, watch light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev and mandatory challenger Nadjib Mohammedi weigh-in ahead of their Saturday night title fight. With a spectacular win, Kovalev hopes to inch his destiny closer to a future big money fight with current super middleweight champion Andre Ward while Mohammedi looks to change to course of his destiny, and Kovalev’s, and defeat the seemingly unstoppable champion. Also scheduled to weigh-in, Jean Pascal vs. Yunieski Gonzalez, 10 rounds, light heavyweights; Sullivan Barrera vs. Hakim Zoulikha, 10 rounds, light heavyweights; Joel Diaz vs. Alejandro Rodriguez, 6 rounds, junior lightweights; Cassius Chaney vs. Edward Ramirez, 4 rounds, heavyweights; Rodney Hernandez vs. Brice…

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    Kovalev vs Mohammedi Final Press Quotes/Photos

    Photo Credits: David Spagnolo/Main Events Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev – WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion   “Thank you to WBO. This was my first belt and mean a lot to me. Thank you for this ring.”   “Thank you for everybody that came here today. Thank you Kathy Duva my promoter, Egis Klimas my manager and Nadjib Mohammedi. I want to show this Saturday who I am. I would like to still be champion as long time as possible. I did not get all my goals in my career yet. My amateur career I didn’t give me a lot of opportunities. I was hurt in amateur career and I had to try not to closed…

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UFC 190 Betting Odds

The gambling “Gods” have spoken and looks like there is good money to make on this weekend’s UFC 190. Now keep in mind, these odds are for entertainment purposes and Bad Culture not responsible for any monetary losses. Also these odds are subject to change closer to fight time.   UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title 5 Rounds   Bethe Correia (challenger) +950   vs. Ronda Rousey (champion) -1550   Light-Heavyweight 3 Rounds   Antonio Rogerio (Lil Nog) Nogueira +165   vs. Mauricio (Shogun) Rua -195   Heavyweight 3 Rounds   Antonio Rodrigo (Big Nog) Nogueira +140 vs. Stefan Struve   -165   Heavyweight 3 Rounds   Antonio Silva +160   vs. Soa Palelei -190   Women’s Strawweight 3 Rounds  …

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UFC Chicago Recap: Dillashaw Is Legit

The UFC invaded Chicago’s United Center this weekend. Here is a breakdown of what we learned after the fights were over. TJ Dillashaw is Legit Many questioned if TJ Dillashaw’s win over Renan Barao last year was a fluke. Barao said he just had an off night last May and just wasn’t himself going in to the fight. Well the fluke theory was destroyed this past weekend. From start to finish, Dillashaw he was the better of the two. He used combos, dirty boxing and great footwork to leave Barao setting and wonder what was next. It also didn’t help Barao’s case that he seemed gassed midway through the second round, visibly taking big deep…

HALIFAX, NS - OCTOBER 4:  Cutman Jacob 'Stitch' Duran poses for a post-fight portrait backstage during the UFC Fight Night event at the Scotiabank Centre on October 4, 2014 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC: Cutman Jacob Duran Fired For Comments

You know the old saying “A close mouth doesn’t get fed”? Famed combat sports cut man Jacob “Stitch” Duran learned it’s best to not open your mouth at all. Following UFC 189 Duran both tweeted and spoke out in interviews about the uniform deal the UFC has with Reebok. Those comments cost him his job on Tuesday. Duran was critical of the UFC and felt he was being “penalized” with new Reebok deal. He could no longer wear vest with sponsors names and logos on it. For him like many fighters on the UFC roster, losing those sponsors meant losing a lot of money. But unlike the fighters, he wasn’t getting check from Reebok to…

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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…

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RIP Bobbi Kristina Brown (1993 – 2015)

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of legendary singer the late Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, died Sunday in an Atlanta-area hospice, nearly six months after she was found unconscious in her Georgia home at the age of 22. Brown was found unresponsive, face down in a bathtub on January 31st and never egained consciousness. “It is hard to say goodbye. On Sunday, July 26, Bobbi Kristina Brown made her transition peacefully,” said a statement posted to Whitney Houston’s Facebook page. “The family thanks everyone for their loving thoughts and prayers. As Bobbi Kristina would say: ‘The wind is behind me and the sun is in my face.’ “ “She is finally at peace in the arms…

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Hogan Fired From WWE Allegedly Due To Racist Rant

And it looks like Hulk Hogan will be the latest closet racist to be exposed. But racism doesn’t exist right? Black American’s are constant being told, “stop making it a race issue” yet things like this keep coming to light right?  GTFOH. If you are a 80’s baby like myself, you undoubtedly grew up watching Hulk Hogan tussle with the likes of Andre the Giant, Randy Savage, Rick Flair and others. Laughed at his corny humor, shouted out Hulk-a-mania!, and gestured to your ear at some point for applause from whomever was around you when you did something well. I usually did it when I got a good report card. (and tried a leg drop…

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[Video] Janet Jackson – ‘No Sleep’

Ms. Jackson if you’re nasty is back right where she belongs. With the release of her new song, “No Sleep” ahead of kicking off a world wide tour, enjoy the video for the single right here. Bringing back the same layered sexy whisper (and J. Cole joining her on the rap) we’ve long loved her for, this puts her right back at the top where she once reigned.

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NHFI -Ronda Rousey, Save the Mayweather Talk

I’m not here for it. Nope, not today. There are levels of hypocrisy in life. We are all guilty of it. There have been times when I’ve advocated something just to turn around and say certain behaviors weren’t cool. Sometimes I don’t care which way the toilet paper is on the roll after semi-ranting. Maybe I do have some toast after claiming low-carb for life. But enough about that, let’s talk about MMA super champion Ronda Rousey. At yesterday’s ESPY awards in Los Angeles, Rousey was named female athlete of the year defeating Serena Williams (Tennis), Breanna Stewart (UConn Basketball) and Lindsey Vonn (Skiing). No problem with her selection as she is a premier athlete…

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[Video/Explicit] Rihanna “Bitch Better Have My Money”

Yes, I know I’ve said the only “Bitch Better Have My Money” I recognize is the old school one by rapper AMG but I’ll admit I catch myself singing along with Rihanna’s version. Well the Navy (and the lurkers) finally got what they wanted. The long awaited video of the the Bajan’s beauty’s hit song is on the airwaves and it’s a serious sight to behold. Teased during the recent BET awards, the video (released in edited and explicit versions) features tales of money, murder and kidnapping. Shocking but brilliantly shot it’s highly entertaining and completely not safe for work or your kids. (good grief, what was the budget for this video? It is incredible.)

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RIP: Dusty “The American Dream” Rhodes 1945 – 2015

via Associated Press Professional wrestling icon Dusty Rhodes, known as “The American Dream,” died Thursday, the WWE announced. He was 69. Rhodes, whose real name was Virgil Riley Runnels Jr., made his professional wrestling debut in 1968 as a tag-team partner on the Texas Outlaws with Dick Murdoch. The charismatic, bleach-blond Texan was known for his on-camera self-promotion. He was a three-time champion of the NWA and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007. “Runnels became a hero to fans around the world thanks to his work ethic, his impassioned interviews and his indomitable spirit,” the WWE said Thursday in a statement. “Moreover, Runnels was a dedicated father to WWE Superstars Goldust…

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Trailer: DOPE Movie (Look For the HoodRunner Routes)

INGLEWOOD, CA — If you follow me in social media (@jethang on twitter or @jeandra_leBeauf on IG) you’ve probably seen me mention a time or two that Inglewood, CA is my hood. You may have also encountered my running site and growing movement (focused on logging your exercises miles in your urban landscape) #HoodRunner (HoodRunner.com still under construction, click here and buy a unisex tank, shame less plug).  I mention HoodRunner (other than the self-promotion) because of the new movie, Dope. Directed by Rick Famuyiwa, the film is partially inspired by his adolescent years in the bottoms of the City of Inglewood.(By bottoms I expect he means behind Costco by Morningside High School. Notable graduate, Byron Scott). Famuyiwa…

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Caitlyn Jenner Emerges, Bruce Jenner Is No More

LOS ANGELES — After months of speculation, the now former Bruce Jenner made her appearance to the world as Caitlyn Jenner.  Photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, Jenner appeared for the first time in mass media as her newly “freed” self. In addition to the photos, Vanity Fair will publish a 22-page spread penned by Pulitzer Prize winning writer Buzz Bissinger that the two day photo shoot was like winning the gold medal in the 1976 Olympics. “That was a good day, but the last couple of days were better. . . . This shoot was about my life and who I am as a person. It’s not about the fanfare, it’s not about people cheering…

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Suge Update: No Mayweather Bail/Snoop: “No Ill Will”

LOS ANGELES, CA — Just prior to the Mayweather vs Pacquiao super fight, a story circulating around the internet that Mayweather would pay bail for former rap boss/career criminal Marion “Suge” Knight. [In case you missed it, Knight is currently locked up in L.A. on murder charges — and his attorney Matthew Fletcher reportedly said Knight was counting on Floyd to cover his bail. Welp, Mayweather won the fight and Suge is still in jail. I guess the friendship is not as tight at they thought it was.] While the rest of the world is waiting for Knight’s conviction like town villagers with torches chasing an ogre, at least one person in the world feels bad…