Zeke: ‘This is the most dominant performance we’ve had since I’ve been here’

After losing to the Texans last Sunday night in OT, many were calling for Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett’s job. However, after today’s performance, that could all change, for now.

With UFC star Conor McGregor in the building, the Cowboys(3-3) dominated the Jaguars 40-7 at AT&T Stadium.

The Cowboys’ defense forced two turnovers, and QB Dak Prescott threw two touchdowns and ran for another, while RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 106 yards and one touchdown.

This was a complete game for the Cowboys, and according to Elliott, the best he has seen since he’s been in Dallas.

“This is the most dominant performance we’ve had since I’ve been here,” Elliott said after the game “We knew what we wanted to do. We came out, we started fast, we executed well, and we handled our business.

“I mean, I’ve been preaching this all year – just pure execution. We have the talent; we have the talent. We have the best O-Line in football. We have weapons on the outside. Dak’s a great quarterback. But if we don’t go out and there and play up to who we are, well then we’re not going to look like it. And today we went out there, and we showed ‘em who we were.”

Next week, the Cowboys travel to Washington to battle the NFC East leading Redskins.3-2). The Cowboys are 0-3 away from Jerry’s World this season, but Elliott knows that if Dallas continues to struggle on the road, they won’t make the playoffs.

“If we keep not winning on the road, we’re not going to make the playoffs,” Elliott said. “We’ve got to got out there and look at what we did this week and how we approached the game, and we’ve got to learn from that, and we’ve got to carry it to next week.”

The NFL is a week to week league; you can look bad one week and look great the next. All will be well for Garrett and company this week, but as we know, that could all change if the Cowboys struggle in Washington next week.

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Report: Mayweather planning a two-fight comeback

Rumors are swirling about Floyd Mayweather(50-0, 27 KOs) returning to the sport of boxing. Recently, Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao were seen together in Japan discussing a possible fight in December, which would be a rematch of their battle in 2015. A fight Mayweather won by unanimous decision.

According to TMZ Sports,  the 41-year-old Mayweather is planning a two-fight comeback.

Before fighting Pacquiao, Mayweather is looking to fight in Japan, and he is not just looking at boxers; he’s also checking out kick boxers and MMA fighters, according to the report.

A rematch with UFC star Conor McGregor was not mentioned, according to the report.

No word on when any of these fights would take place.

Who knows if this will happen, but maybe Mayweather is trying to get as much money as he can before he gets too old.  The public will buy Mayweather-Pacquiao. Regarding Mayweather and anybody not named Conor McGregor or Pacquiao, I’m not sure how well that sells.

 

Mayweather: ‘If I do come back, it has to be in the Octagon'(WATCH)

Floyd Mayweather retired from the sport of boxing last summer after beating UFC star Conor McGregor by 10th-round TKO, but has he retired from all combat sports?

According to Mayweather, if he does return, it will be in the Octagon.

Mayweather said this to Showtime’s Jim Gray last night, “It is possible I do come back, but if I do come back, it has to be in the Octagon,” Mayweather said.

The 41-year-old Mayweather is reportedly training with UFC star Tyron Woodley.

Listen below to what Mayweather had to say about his future:

I’ll believe when I see it, but maybe, just maybe, Mayweather could actually do it!

McGregor on Mayweather: ‘I went into his game, he should come into mine’

Is Floyd Mayweather teasing us or is he serious about stepping into the Octagon?

Mayweather, who beat Conor McGregor via 10th-round TKO in August, has recently posted videos of him stepping into the Octagon.

According to Showtime head Stephen Espinoza, Mayweather is meeting with him in Minnesota to discuss a few things, including the possibility of an MMA fight.

UFC star Conor McGregor has seen the videos of Mayweather in the cage, and gave his thoughts on the matter:

“Of course, I’m seeing all the stuff Floyd’s putting out, all the stuff in the media,” McGregor told Adam Glyn. “If it is [just hype], it will follow him for the rest of his days that he did not do it. I said I would do it and I stepped up and I done it. His time now. I went into his game, he should come into mine.”

McGregor would have the utmost respect for Mayweather if he does step into the Octagon:

“If he does do it, I know he’s flirting with it, I would have respect for him. I think it would get his earned respect then, if he was to step in [the Octagon],” McGregor said. “He’s engaging, we’re engaging, so we’ll see.”

McGregor discussed who he could be fighting next if it’s not Mayweather:

“I’m currently in negotiations to face my next opponent and we have many options,” There’s the current interim lightweight champion, there’s an undefeated Dagestani [Khabib Nurmagomedov], maybe a big Russian event, there’s obviously the [Nate] Diaz trilogy, of course the Mayweather fight is there. There’s many options. So we’re just at the table at the moment. Times is good, life is good,” McGregor said.

I think Mayweather would be crazy to step into the Octagon. At this age, a lot of bad things could happen, including the 40-year-old Mayweather getting seriously hurt.

If I am Floyd(and I wish I had his money), I stay far away from the Octagon.

Photo; Credit Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Sports

 

Bas Rutten on McGregor: ‘If he’s a smart guy, he should keep on boxing’

UFC star Conor McGregor reportedly made around $100 million against Floyd Mayweather last summer. When you make that type of money in boxing, it would be hard for anybody to go back to the UFC.

UFC Hall of Famer Bas Rutten believes that McGregor should keep chasing that boxing money:

“If he’s a smart guy, he should keep on boxing, that’s what I would do,” Rutten told TMZ Sports. “I think Paulie Malignaggi would have been a great fight. I think the fight against Pac-Man(Manny Pacquiao) that’s a hard fight, but the Mayweather rematch I would love to see. This guys goes ten rounds with the best boxer on the planet.”

According to Rutten, it might be Pacquiao or Mayweather next:

“Pac-Man is going after it, or a rematch with Mayweather, so it’s one of the two, that’s what I heard,” Rutten said.

Rutten would like to see McGregor go back to the UFC, but he knows the boxing money could bee too good to resist.

If McGregor could get Mayweather or Pacquiao in the ring, and make huge money, he should continue to keep on boxing, unless he can make “boxing money” in the UFC, which seems unlikely.

Brendan Schaub on McGregor fighting Pacquiao: ‘I actually think it’s a tougher fight for Conor’

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather both reportedly made over a $100 million for their fight back in August. Now, it appears that Manny Pacquiao wants a little piece of the action.

Pacquiao, 38, told AFP that he has been in talks with McGregor for a fight in 2018.

How would McGregor fare against Pacquiao?

Former MMA fighter Brendan Schaub believes Pacquiao would be a bad matchup for McGregor:

“I actually think it’s a tougher fight for Conor(McGregor),” Schaub told TMZ Sports.  “Pacquiao is more of a pressure fighter, bigger puncher. Floyd Mayweather was the perfect matchup where we could sell that super-fight. This would be tough to sell. It’s gonna sell well pay-per-view, maybe.”

Schaub does not believe the fight will happen, and if did happen, he would favor Pacquiao.

McGregor, 29, could make more money in boxing. Therefore, if he has another opportunity to step into a boxing ring, he probably should do it. However, as UFC head Dana White recently said: “‘Try to get up and get punched in the face for a living when you’ve got $100 million in the bank.”

With all that money in the bank, McGregor might stay out of the ring and Octagon, and just enjoy the fruits of his labor!

Danny Garcia on fighting Conor McGregor: ‘He ain’t going 10 rounds with me’

After the business Mayweather-McGregor did, every fighter wants to fight Conor McGregor, and who can blame them?

Add former WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia to the list.

Garcia would love to fight McGregor. Here is what he told TMZ Sports:

“I want that fight. Danny Garcia versus Conor McGregor let’s make it happen,” Garcia said. “He ain’t going 10 rounds with me. I’m a seek and destroy type fighter. I’m one of the types of fighters you want to run from when you fight. It ain’t going past 4. I know I can knock him out; I can knockout anybody I step in the ring with.”

I don’t think Garcia will be fighting McGregor anytime soon, but if they were to fight, my money is on Garcia by stoppage.

Carl Frampton thinks Conor McGregor beats Paulie Malignaggi in boxing match

Conor McGregor fought well against Floyd Mayweather last Saturday night in Las Vegas. McGregor was able to last a long time before being stopped by Mayweather in the 10th round.

Ireland’s Carl Frampton was very impressed by McGregor’s performance against Mayweather:

“McGregor should not be embarrassed; that was a great performance. He done well. Gassed, his engine, but it’s his first fight,” Frampton told TMZ Sports. “He steps in, most guys in their first professional boxing fight go four-rounds, six-rounds, first fight, 12-rounds against the greatest fighter in my generation. Yeah, I’m impressed.”

Frampton thinks McGregor might stay in boxing, and may even fight Paulie Malignaggi.

“There’s more money in boxing for him,” Frampton said.  “I think he fights Paulie Malignaggi.”

Based on McGregor’s performance against Mayweather, Frampton favors McGregor over Malignaggi.

If McGregor were to stay in boxing, Malignaggi is the perfect opponent. Malignaggi does not have a lot of pop(7 KOs in 44 fights), and McGregor is familiar with him. It’s a winnable fight for McGregor, and another opportunity to make decent money.

Twitter reacts to Mayweather’s victory over McGregor

Floyd Mayweaher did what everybody expected him to do on Saturday night. In what Mayweather said was his last fight, he stopped McGregor in round 10.

Here is how Twitter reacted to Mayweather’s 50th victory:

https://twitter.com/IamAkademiks/status/901672083108876293

https://twitter.com/ShemaiahReed/status/901674380723355650

https://twitter.com/ROG_Danago/status/901682480939491328

Antonio Tarver on a McGregor victory over Mayweather: ‘It destroys boxing for years to come’

Upsets happen in the sport of boxing. Whether it’s Buster Douglas knocking out Mike Tyson, or Hasim Rahman knocking out Lennox Lewis, on any given night, strange things can happen. It seems it would take something strange or supernatural for Conor McGregor to beat Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

Great fighters like Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto, and Shane Mosley have tried to beat Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs) and failed.

What would happen if McGregor were to beat Mayweather?

Former world champion Antonio Tarver, who upset Roy Jones Jr. back in 2004, believes a McGregor victory would have a negative impact on the sport of boxing:

“I think it turns boxing upside down. It destroys boxing for years to come because this ain’t like an Olympian, a guy that has won multiple titles before facing a great fighter, and then proven that he was the best fighter all along,” Tarver told the “Go4it” podcast with Paul Gant.  “I mean this guy has never fought in the Olympics, this guy ain’t never had one fight, so when you talking about somebody’s “0” is gotta go, he got three or four “0’s” on his side, and Floyd only got one “0.”

According to Tarver, a McGregor victory would be one of the biggest upsets in the history of sports:

“So, I can’ wrap my mind around it, but if he does, it would be the biggest upset I think in sports history,” Tarver said.  “I don’t think anything can compare to this. Not even Buster Douglas knocking out Mike Tyson. I don’t even think Antonio Tarver knocking out Roy Jones can compare. Nothing in sports can compare. If Conor McGregor knocks out Floyd Mayweather, the sports world would stop for a minute, and they would have to just praise Conor McGregor for being one the smartest, bravest, and the most daring guys I’ve ever known for him to pull this off. It would be unbelievable.”

A McGregor victory would be bad for boxing, but it would be good for the wallets of both Mayweather and McGregor. Both fighters could make even more money in a rematch.

However, it won’t happen. Mayweather stops McGregor in 10.