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Contender or Pretender?

With Jose Aldo pulling out of his scheduled July showdown against Conor McGregor due to a cracked rib, fight fans will have to remain patient to find out if the brash, loud mouth and arrogant Irishman is really the “Notorious One”. Bad blood has has fueled near riots at press conferences around the globe and McGregor has gone as far as snatching the belt from the champs hands. It looks like UFC fanatics and fight fans around the world will just have to wait until the fight is rescheduled for sometime in October.

McGregor who is either loved or hated by all is not about to sit on the sidelines. In steps Chad Mendes who sports an impressive record of 17-2, with his only defeats handed to him by the man they call “Scarface”, Jose Aldo. On July 11 UFC189 will answer many questions. The one question that all sports fans want to know is Conor McGregor a contender or pretender?

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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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LET'S GO TO THE SCORECARDS, NO DON'T!

Pound4Pound Wear the maker of athletic sports apparel and accessories was the official sponsor of Tyson Cave in his WBA WORLD SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT which took place Friday night,  December  11, 2014 vs Oscar Escandon.  The bout was the co-main event live on ESPN2 from Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, USA.  According to the judges scorecards, Tyson who is referred to as “Prince of Hali” dropped a SD, the scores were as follow : Raul Caiz Jr 111-117 | judge: Tony Crebs 113-115 | judge: Max DeLuca 115-113.  After the decision was announced, Teddy Atlas the highly respected boxing analyst who was also calling the fight  went on an epic rant and referred to the judges decision as robbery and corruption in boxing! The video can be seen at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZDjvGm0OVg   ESPN2 home viewers scored the fight in favor of Cave 120-108 sweeping all 12 rounds.

In other action over on HBO Saturday night, former two division title holder Tim Bradley clearly looked like he did what he needed to do in an action filled fight against the game Diego Chaves.  However, when Michael Buffer read the scorecards, the approx 2,500 in attendance were dumbfounded.  The official scores read, Judge Burt Clements scored it 115-113 for Bradley, Julie Lederman surprisingly had it 116-112 for Chaves and Craig Metcalfe had it 114-114. ESPN.com had it for Bradley 119-109.  Lederman’s father, HBO unofficial judge Harold Lederman, had it 116-112 for Bradley.

On the same card the co-main event  featured, Mauricio Herrera vs Jose Benavidez  for the WBA WORLD LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT TITLE.  It has appeared that Herrera had dominated the fight and did all he needed to retain his title, however the only 3 scores that counted were those of the three judges which cost Herrera his world title along with what may have been millions in purses. Max DeLuca and Eric Cheek scored the bout it 116-112 for Benavidez, while the third judge, the normally reliable Dave Moretti of Las Vegas had it 117-111 for Benavidez. Yahoo Sports scored it 117-111 for Herrera, as did Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Dan Rafael of ESPN.com and Steve Kim of UCN Live.com.  Herrera clearly landed the harder cleaner shots, the fans were in shock when the official decision was rendered. “I don’t understand anymore,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum, Bradley’s promoter, adding that he thought  the scoring was as bad as the scoring that gave Bradley a hugely controversial split-decision win against Manny Pacquiao in their first fight.

At Pound4Pound we sponsor many athletes in many different sports, but  Founder Steven Heid who is also a successful boxing manager has a huge love for the sport and likes to give back to the fighters.  “A sport I love so much that I have grown up watching with my father since the age of 7 is in serious jeopardy.  These decisions are horrendous, three robbery’s in one night.  If you walked into a bank with a gun and stole the cash, you would be locked up so why should this be any different?  It is time for change, it is time for a national commission.  These fighters train there butts off and fight to survive, they fight for their life and they fight for their family.  Being a professional boxer is not like being a MLB pitcher, if you have a bad day on the mound you go home and shake it off.  If you have a bad day in the square circle, as horrible as it sounds the reality is you may never go home. To see something like this happen makes me sick to my stomach. Along with the millions of dollars gambled on boxing events each year, these so called judges are gambling with peoples lives.  A federal investigation needs to be seriously considered.  Our sport is dying, who wants to watch a kid win 12 rounds decisively and lose the fight?  It’s a joke, no wonder why boxing the sport I love so much is on the decline while MMA has become the fastest growing sport in the world. In addition to a national commission there should be a discussion about health coverage and benefits. The NFL, NBA and MLB all have associations looking out for their athletes best interest.  Just recently the NFL agreed to pay a 765 million dollar settlement related to concusssions to 18,000 former players.  Boxers fight for peanuts compared to other athletes. The reality is that in boxing 1% of the fighters make 99% of the money.  Most of these fighters are coming off the streets trying to support their family and make a living, for most of them this is their full time job and all they know.  To see them get robbed like this is unacceptable, it is time for change!.” said Heid.

Pound4Pound sponsors Caleb "The Bull" Trumbull

Pound4Pound clothing and accessories has become an official sponsor of MMA prospect Caleb “The Bull” Trumbull. Caleb is 22 years old, 170 pounds and fights out of The Training Compound in Battle Creek, Michigan. Caleb is a well rounded fighter and is comfortable in the cage wherever the fight may go. He is confident in his fight striking, grappling and clinch work. Caleb is a straight forward guy and tells it how it is.  In an interview he once said his most memorable moment in MMA was a loss in the amateurs which was for the TWC Welterweight Title. The Bull had trained three months for one opponent, however he backed out for unknown reasons. Caleb decided to accept another fight against a more experienced fighter who outweighed him by 15 pounds.  Though Caleb came up short and dropped a decision, he walked away with a morale victory and unleashed his inner warrior.  “After that fight I knew I could hang with anyone, it is a feeling I can’t describe. At that moment, I knew it was time to turn pro.” said Caleb. The MMA world is buzzing about Caleb who had an impressive amateur record and expects big things from him in the future.

“Pound4Pound is excited to have Caleb on board and represent our brand,” said Founder and CEO, Steven Heid “This kid wouldn’t take no for an answer, he reached out to me on social media the week we launched our website and told me he loved our products and had to be associated with the brand.  I was still working on the sportswear and fitness line among a million other things.  The more I spoke to Caleb the more I started to like him and what he represented.  Caleb is a stand up kid who is following and literally fighting for his dream. What I find as impressive as his fighting skills is how he conducts himself outside the cage.  Caleb is associated with Redemption Martial Arts which is looking to put the “Lights Out on Bullying.” RMA foundation is a non-profit organization committed to anti-bullying and awareness. RMA rely on financial generosity to help accomplish there mission.  You can donate at www.redemptionmartialarts.com.  Caleb is a psychology major and speaks about the damage bullying can do on an individual physically, psychologically and emotionally. If you don’t love a kid with this type of attitude, than your not a fan of life”

Caleb is looking to get back into the cage in early January  and stamp his mark on the MMA world. The Bulls  next fight will be announced shortly, so be sure check back frequently for updates at www.pound4poundwear.com.

 

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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.