Shots from today’s Grand Arrivals at the MGM with Victor Ortiz, Floyd Mayweather, Jessie Vargas and Erik Morales . . . . |more|
How can you not like a guy like “Rampage” Jackson? Not only did the guy hype his main event UFC 130 fight by putting up the proverbial bunny ears behind opponent Matt Hamill, but he told the press that he plans on retiring – maybe – at age 35 to take up finger painting. Rampage also admitted he was lazy; that he misses his abs because he’s been unable to stay in shape between fights and that he hopes to open up a gym down the street from his house to ensure he doesn’t miss workouts – one that he’ll drive to.
I’m pretty sure there were four “Sugar” Shane Mosley fans in the horde of half a thousand fans who packed the main lobby at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Actually, I’m positive there were four, because I counted ’em. The rest? Manic Manny Pacquiao fans. Call me spoiled, but since Ricardo Mayorga gave the so-called grand arrivals a departure from the norm, by stalking and glaring at Miguel Cotto, it’s been tough to shoot ’em.
Is it my imagination or does Manny Pacquiao have really long fingers?
In much the same way most of press row will be dining on crow all week, having earmarked the return of Erik Morales something closer to a funeral than the epic battle it turned out to be, the campy billing of “Action Heroes” had most of us rolling our eyes . . . |more|