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PoundforPound Connor McGregor or Jose Aldo?

This is it folks, here we go again. On July 11, 2015 Connor McGregor will take on the defending UFC World Feathereight champion Jose Also at UFC 189 at the MGM GRAND ARENA IN Las Vegas, NV. There is a lot of buzz among MMA fans that the winner of this fight is the PoundforPound King. McGregor is a loud outspoken Irishman with an impressive 17-2 record who has not lost a fight in over 5 years. Aldo sports a very impressive 25-1 record with his lone loss coming in 2005 to Luciano Azevedo. There is a lot of bad blood between these two warriors and it has led to an unbelievable thirst for this fight. McGregor has disrespected Aldo every step of the way, verbally attacking Aldo every chance he has gotten. He has gone as far to even steal the champs belt at a press conference in Ireland. This fight has the makings of a war, however many question the level of opposition McGregor has faced. It will be interesting when the cage shuts, bell ring and each man realizes there is no more talking and it is time to get it on! Remember fight fans, there is only 1, #1. Who will be the Pound4Pound king of the Cage?

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Purses and payouts from UFC 182

We at Pound4Pound clothing are surprised by the purses the athletes from UFC 182 collected. The fight between reigning Pound4Pound champ Jon “Bones” Jones vs Daniel  Cormier was billed as the biggest MMA fight of all time. Both combatants entered the ring with impressive records, Jones 20-1  and Cormier 15-0.  Jones lone loss was a first round DQ against Matt Hamill, due to an illegal downward elbow blow in a fight he was dominating and heavily favored.

Jones dominated the fight and controlled the action winning a 5 round UD. Cormier had his moments, but was unsuccessful with his take down attempts not allowing him to put his wrestling experience to use. In the Co-Main the always crowd pleasing  Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone won an uneventful three round UD vs Myles Jury.  The Cowboy was not at all happy with Jury’s decision to just survive and not engage. After the fight Cerrone refused to leave Vegas until UFC President Dana White secured him another fight. It just so turns out that Benson Henderson opponent for UFC fight night 59,  Eddie Alvarez was scratched due to the flu.  Cerrone did not hesitate to step in and and replace Alvares for the Jan 18th date.  This will make it two fights in two weeks for Donald Cerrone.

The gate at UFC 182 was surprisingly low, but PPV expectations are high. There was a respectable crowd of 11,575 in attendance which totaled 3.7 million dollars.  The fight was expected to draw a PPV buy rate of approximately 750,000 buys. At the post fight press conference White did not give a final number, however he did state that they were going to blow that number out of the water. The UFC also raised the pay-per -view price an additional $5.00 due to the popularity of the event.

Based upon the approximate numbers before expenses not including other avenues of revenue such as merchandise, site fees, etc, the event will rake in well  over $50,000,000.  That being said, below are the purses the fighters received from UFC182.  We at Pound4Pound Wear would like to hear you thoughts and comments in the below section in regards to the numbers each fighter received.

 

Main Card (Pay-per-view)
Jon Jones ( $500,000) def. Daniel Cormier ($90,000)
Donald Cerrone ($70,000 + $70,000 = $140,000) def. Myles Jury ($16,000)
Brad Tavares ($25,000 + $25,000 = $50,000) def. Nate Marquardt ($49,000)
Kyoji Horiguchi ($20,000 + $20,000 = $40,000) def. Louis Gaudinot ($10,000)
Hector Lombard ($53,000 + $53,000 = $106,000) def. Josh Burkman ($45,000)

Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1)
Paul Felder ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Danny Castillo ($36,000)
Cody Garbrandt ($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000) def. Marcus Brimage ($12,000)
Shawn Jordan ($22,000 + $22,000 = $44,000) def. Jared Cannonier ($8,000)
Evan Dunham ($27,000 + $27,000 = $54,000) def. Rodrigo Damm ($12,000)

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Omari Akhmedov ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Mats Nilsson ($8,000)
Marion Reneau ($8,000 + $8,000 + $1,600 = $17,600)* def. Alexis Dufresne ($6,400)*

Both Jones and Cormier took home additional $50,000 fight night bonuses for their work, as did undercard fighters Paul Felder and Shawn Jordan.

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Tyson Cave fight will be for WBA World Title!

Pound4Pound Wear the maker of  men and women’s sports apparel is happy to announce a partnership with Tyson “Prince of Hali” Cave.

Tyson Cave is coming off a big win against the highly touted Sebastian Gauthier, which has now put in him in line to face hard hitting Columbian, Oscar Escandon.  The fight will take place Thursday night, Decemeber 11 live on ESPN2 from Temecula, California. The thirteen fight card is stacked with great talent and features; Austin Trout, Antonio Tarver; Edwin Rodrigquez, Sergio Mora, Marcus Browne, Terrell Gausha, Gerald Washington, Rico Ramos and several other high profile names. However, there is no question the main event tops them all, as Tyson Cave will be fighting for the WBA BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD TITLE.

Cave comes into the fight sporting a very impressive 24-2 (8Ko) record and hails from Halifax, Canada which he proudly represents. Escandons record is equally impressive at 23-1 (16Ko’s) and fights out of Ibague, Columbia. Escandon eliminated Cave from the 2004 Olympic trials, a fight Cave and many ringside observers believe he won.  The Columbian went on to fight in Athens, however did not medal.

This is a fight the fans want to see and and no doubt the biggest fight of both participants career.  The winner of this fight will go down in history as world champion which will lead to even bigger fights, along with bigger paydays.  Tyson Cave loves his hometown of Halifax, Canada thus sporting the name “Prince of Hali”.  There is no bigger opportunity for Tyson to put Halifax back on the map in terms of boxing history.  Halifax, Canada is not known as a boxing hot spot, however it did produce George “Little Chocolate” Dixon who stood at just 5’3  and weighed 87 pounds. Dixon in 1888 became the first African American to win a world title in any weight class. Other notable fighters from Halifax Canada include Kirk Johnson who lost in his two world title fights to John Ruiz and Vitali Klitschko, as well as Sam Langford who many believe was one of the best heavyweights in boxing history to never win a world title.  Langford beat Joe Gans and went 15 rounds with Jack Johnson while he weighed just 71 kg to Johnsons 84 kg.

Tune in Dec 11 to see an amazing night of boxing where the stakes are high, history remains in the balance and the book will soon be written

Pound4Pound Wear will be represented in Tyson’s corner and wishes him the best of luck in his world title bout!

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Pound4Pound Wear in tonight's boxing main event!

Tune in tonight at 10 pm est. to Fox Sports 1 or Fox Deportes to see live boxing action from Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego, C.A.  The main event features the always hard hitting Ed Paredes vs. slick Alan Sanchez.  Paredes comes into Sanchez’s backyard for a 10 round scheduled main event.  Paredes has an impressive record of 35-4-1 with 23 big wins coming by way of knockout.  In Paredes 40 fights he has only been stopped once inside the distance dating all the way back to Sept. 2007.  Sanchez also enters the ring with an  impressive record of 14-3-1 with 8 wins coming by way of knockout.  In Sanchez’s 18 fights he has never once touched the canvas.  On paper this looks to be a very intriguing fight between two guys that both have iron chins and are very well conditioned.  This fight should play out with the taller  6 ‘ 1″  Sanchez looking stay on the outside and box, controlling the fight with his jab against the shorter 5″ 10 ” Paredes.  On the other hand, Paredes will certainly be looking to make Sanchez his 24th knock out victim.  Paredes is a strong fighter with a huge right hand that can end the fight at anytime.  This is going to be a very fan friendly fight in which you will see the bull vs the matador scenario being played out.  Can Sanchez stay on the outside and stick his game plan for 10 full rounds, or will the man they call the Lion press the action and come up with the big knockout? Tune in tonight to find out and let us know your thoughts and predictions in the comment section below.

Pound4Pound Wear has sponsored Ed Paredes for this fight. Paredes will be entering the ring sporting the  pound4pound logo.  Paredes will be wearing a t-shirt and hat from the new pound4pound clothing  line which launched just two weeks ago.  Paredes t-shirt and hat along with many other items, styles, colors and accessories can be purchased at www.pound4poundwear.com.

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Pound 4 Pound letter from C.E.O. and Founder

A letter from CEO & Founder Steven Heid

Pound 4 Pound Clothing launched its website two weeks ago and we would like to take a moment to thank our customers. The response has been well received and sales are really starting to pick up. The t-shirts and hats are getting great reviews which is very exciting, especially since people have millions of other places to choose from where to spend their money.  I truly believe what sets us apart from our competitors is that we listen to our customers and take everything suggested to heart. We have seen several customers buy one of each t-shirt style we offer which we believe validates what we are doing and our belief.  This is a dream come true for us and we just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone involved and most importantly our customers.

We are currently working on new products that will include sweatshirts, women’s leggings, socks and dri-fit products.  We at pound4pound are very serious about our craft and want to make sure we offer the most comfortable and stylish apparel possible.

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Pound4Pound vs. Pound4Pound ?

The sports world is licking their chops to see the best vs. the best, there can only be one number one!  If I stop right there and don’t continue another sentence even the casual  sports fan will know who I am referring to. Yes, you guessed Floyd “Money” Mayweather vs Manny “Pacman” Pacquaio.  Money  is currently 47-0 (26 Ko’s) while Pac is 57-5  (38 Ko’s). Pacman has reeled off three straight wins since his devastating KO loss to Juan Manuel Marques against top contenders Rios, Bradley (previous loss SD) and Algeri. Floyd on the other hand has an unblemished record.  Many believe the only competitive fight of his career was his first bout with the hard hitting Marcos Maidana. In their rematch Floyd dominated the fight winning an easy 12 round unamimous decision.

So what now? Social media and the internet has been exploding for years hoping for this fight.  In the past both teams have had disagreements in regards to Olympic style drug testing and purse splits. However, the fight seems more ripe than ever. There are reports that a group out of the United Arab Emirates has offered a guaranteed purse totaling more than 200 million dollars.  Pacman has been calling Floyd out for years, but since his upset loss to Marquez, Floyd down plays the big fight and constantly mocks Manny.

If Floyd decides to fight Manny next he will certainly make the most amount of money any boxer or athlete has ever made for a single event. Floyd’s career earnings have been reported to exceed 420 million dollar making him the highest paid athlete in sports.  “This is a fight that needs to happen, if Floyd does not accept the fight he will be labeled as a fighter that refused to fight the best. He needs this fight for his legacy.” stated, boxing manager Steven Heid.

Sources have told me this fight is in negotiation and will most likely happen in May on Showtime. If this is true, this will go down as a historic event that can and will be compared to fights such as The Ali vs Frazier, “Rumble In The Jungle.”  At a time when boxing is struggling and losing viewers to other sporting events such as MMA, if this fight should happen it will certainly give the sport a much needed shot in the arm.

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Pound4Pound sponsors Ed Paredes

Pound4Pound has sponsored Ed Parades for his next fight December 4, 2014 at  Del Mar Fairgrounds, San Diego California, USA. The bout will air live on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes.  Parades is a hard hitting light middleweight with an impressive record of 35-4-1 with 23 of those wins coming by way of knockout.  Parades has won 15 of his last 16 bouts and is looking for a big win on national tv as he believes the world has not seen the best of him, as of yet.

Parades will be facing the very highly skilled Alan Sanches who is currenty 14-3-1 with 8 wins coming by way of knockout.  Sanchez is coming off a huge win against Jose Luis Ramirez Jr., whom Sanchez handed his first career loss.

Pound4Pound founder and C.E.O. Steven Heid stated  “Ed is an exciting fighter and can end a fight at anytime with one punch. That is what makes him so much fun to watch.  We are very excited to have Ed represent our brand as he is a class act and a hard worker.”

Doors for the bout open 5:30 pm and the first bout is scheduled to begin at 9 pm P.T. Fox Sports will go live on ail at 7 P.T. and 10 E.T.