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- Dustin Poirier TKO's Conor McGregor in 2nd-round at UFC 257
Dustin Poirier pulled off a stunner Saturday night, scoring a TKO victory over Conor McGregor in the second round in the main event of UFC 257. The finish came at 2 minutes, 32 seconds, the fight, a non-title bout contested at 155 pounds, took place inside Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It marked the second meeting between McGregor (22-5), a former undisputed champion at lightweight, and Poirier (27-6), a former interim lightweight champion. The two met as featherweights in 2014, when McGregor knocked out Poirier just 1:46 into the fight. Poirier was coming off a unanimous decision win over Dan Hooker in June. This was McGregor's first fight since January 2020, when he knocked out Donald Cerrone in the first round.
- Wilson Football Announces Partnership With DK Metcalf
American football manufacturer Wilson Football recently announced a partnership with Seattle Seahawks' DK Metcalf. In honor of the NFL star and his successful journey, the newly launched partnership is offering fans chance to to win one signed Wilson Live Signature Series football to show fans "some love back." By downloading the Wilson Live app from the App Store or Google Play, fans can enter the DK Metcalf Autograph challenge for a chance to win. Peep the initial announcement from Wilson's Instagram below and head on over to Wilson's website to enter for your chance to win.
- Kodak Black Drops New Song ‘Last Day In’
Kodak Black has referenced Donald Trump commuting his prison sentence in new song ‘Last Day In’ – scroll down the page to hear it now. The rapper was serving a 46-month sentence for falsifying documents to obtain a firearm at USP Thompson in Illinois, but was released on Wednesday (January 20) after Trump issued a pardon for him. Now, Black – whose real name is Bill Kapri – has released a new song called ‘Last Day In’. On the track, he rapped: “Trump just freed me, but my favourite president is on the money.” “This my first day out, bitch/ I want a head massage,” he added later. Listen to Kodak Black's new single "Last Day In" above.
- Casablanca Unveils The New Balance XC-72
New Balance is ready to unleash another archive-inspired modern runner this year, and they’re tapping the tastes of Casablanca to deliver the first look to world. Officially revealed by Casablanca art director Steve Grimes, the New Balance XC-72 blends that vintage runner look with contemporary styling such as the enlarged logo placements, extended dimensions of the rubber soles, and a toe-box overlay – all similar elements seen in the celebrated New Balance 327. This isn’t much of a surprise; the XC-72 is designed by New Balance designer Charlotte Lee, who also led the creation of the 327. Casablanca has draped its now-signature yellow and green palette on the silhouette, with cream white suede achieving that semi-vintage look. The shoes will be part of Casablanca’s “Grand Prix” premiere, scheduled for 5:30pm UK time, but there’s no question that the XC-72 will have a much larger role in 2021 in the form of collaborations and in-line releases.
- Scientists Want Pablo Escobar's Cocaine Hippos Dead
Scientists published a study in the journal Biological Conservation earlier this month warning that the hippopotamuses imported by the cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar decades ago are taking over Colombia’s marshlands, and that situation will get far worse if officials don’t get rid of the creatures. The Colombian National Police killed Pablo Escobar in 1993. When they did so, they seized his 7,000-acre ranch, including his personal zoo. But while they sent most of Escobar’s animals to live in other zoos and wildlife preserves, they left his four fully grown cocaine hippos alone, even though they’re not native to the region. Those four reproduced, and now there’s roughly 80 hippos roaming around the country, having become something of a national mascot. The hippos, which the report says are “the largest invasive animal in the world,” are wreaking havoc on the country’s ecosystems. Last year, research showed that the animals’ crap was changing local waterways’ chemistry and oxygen levels, fertilizing harmful cyanobacteria, which can lead to blue-green algae blooms that make people and animals sick. The hippos have also been a direct safety threat to Colombians, chasing them around and even seriously injuring one man in May 2020.
- LEGO Colosseum Build is 9,000 Pieces of History
The Colosseum in Rome isn’t just one of the biggest builds in human history, it’s also one of the biggest in LEGO history, using a colossal 9,036 pieces to recreate the historic site. The LEGO Colosseum comes in a large box that is broken down into four smaller boxes, representing the four phases of the build. The first phase recreates the foundation of the Colosseum, which is then followed by the inner walls then the outer walls. Box four holds the finishing touches of the build. The Colosseum is recreated with surprising detail considering that we’re talking about LEGOs. In the middle of the Colosseum you’ll find the hypogeum—the labyrinth under the colosseum filled with tunnels and cages where gladiators and animals were kept before the games. Ball joints are used to reproduce the oval shape, and small flourishes throughout the build help recreate details like exposed sections where parts have crumbled away. The exterior sports three different types of columns—Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian—all of which are done in a darker tan than that of the rest of the Colosseum. This new tan is a new color for LEGO. The build even includes travertine paving stones and olive trees. Head over to LEGO's website for more details on the new set.
- Conor McGregor’s Stern Message to Whinging Tennis Players
Conor McGregor doesn’t hold back, in or out of the octagon. This week, the former featherweight and lightweight UFC champion weighed into the Tennis Australia quarantine saga, calling on those players who complain about the safety protocols to “get their act together”. In an interview with 10’s The Project on Wednesday night, McGregor called for a little perspective. “I am surprised the tennis players would be kicking up,” he said. “We have got to correct ourselves here, you know. There is a lot going on. There is a lot at risk. It is everyone’s duty here on this Earth to do what they can.” McGregor’s comments don’t come out of the blue. Over the past few days, a number of international tennis players arriving in Melbourne for the upcoming Australian Open have lashed out at officials for the tough restrictions. Spanish player Roberto Bautista-Agut found himself in hot water for describing hotel quarantine as “like jail”. “These people have no idea about tennis, about practice courts, no idea about anything,” he said in a video posted to Twitter. “It’s a complete disaster because of that, because of the control of everything. It’s not Tennis Australia. It’s the people from the government … I feel very, very tight and I cannot imagine staying two weeks like this.” In response to the comments, McGregor urged the players to reassess their approach, and he’s not just talking sh*t. The MMA star is currently quarantining in Abu Dhabi ahead of UFC 257, ready to take on Dustin Poirier in the main event. With isolation on the cards for many international sporting stars, McGregor said the two-week lockdown was a small price to pay. “To get to compete in such a prestigious tennis tournament or any tournament, a two-week lockdown prior they should welcome that with open arms,” McGregor said. “I would urge the tennis players to get their act together and also embrace it and relish it and be happy they get to compete. People can’t go to work and children can’t even go to school. Professional athletes are complaining about a bit of isolation? C’mon, guys.”
- Fear of God Debuts New "Seventh Collection"
Shortly after being unveiled, Fear of God has now readied the introduction of its 2021 “Seventh Collection.” Coming in with an expansive range of offerings, the inaugural release features outerwear, jersey knits, new shoe styles and accessories. Wool and cashmere knits from Italian mills found in the introduction reveals an elegant evolution of Jerry Lorenzo‘s investigation of classic sweatshirts and hoodies. FoG is also delivering a new iteration of the brand’s FG logo in a military-inspired stencil font throughout the selection. While the newly introduced loafer style crafted of Italian reverse suede offers a contemporary take on the classic slip-on with a Native American influence. Additionally, included is a celebration of the 100th-anniversary of the Negro Leagues. The tribute to the origins of America’s favorite pastime, baseball, comes in the form of the vintage baseball pullover jacket and henley tees featuring textured velvet flocking typography. The introduction to the “Seventh Collection” is set to be available exclusively on Fear of God’s website January 22.
- Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Former Redskin Dewayne Haskins
Former first round pick Dwayne Haskins has signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers on a one year deal. The signing gives the Steelers QB depth as the decision whether Ben Roethlisberger will be retiring looms near. Dwayne was released by the Washington Football team after internal strife made the relationship between himself and the organization unrepairable. The quarterback was released by the Washington Football Team less than a month ago, a day after he was benched in a loss to the Carolina Panthers. He had been photographed without a mask at his girlfriend's birthday party following a loss to the Seattle Seahawks. He was fined by the NFL $40,000 for his second breach of the COVID-19 protocols and lost his captaincy. Peep Dwayne Haskins official announcement below.
- Pharrell Williams Teams Up With Georgia Tech and Amazon to Teach Students Music Coding
With the goals of teaching coding to the students, Pharrell Williams has collaborated with Georgia Tech and Amazon to push this initiative dubbed “Your Voice Is Power.” This initiative created by Pharrell called “YELLOW” is to further education equity, providing lessons to middle and high school students. The first session of the competition begins January 19 and will continue up until March 12. The second session of the competition will then pick up on March 15 and end on June 4. Winners will be selected by the quality of their creations.