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McGregor Calls Mayweather ‘True Champion’

Following his 10 round fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr, Connor McGregor hailed him as a ‘true champion.’ McGregor lost the fight with a TKO in the 10th round.

“I’ll tell you what, you’re one composed individual,” McGregor said in his press conference. “You didn’t get rattled. You tucked in when you needed to tuck in. I thought you switched up your game plan three times. You came out looking to box; I thought you were being outboxed early on.”

“You looked to play against the ropes like you look to play; you were getting picked off there. And then you came in hands up towards your forehead, dipped in, forehead on the chest, and started to fight that kind of fight. I didn’t anticipate that. Three game changes in the fight, that’s what a true champion does. Much respect, you came with it.”

McGregor goes on to describe the three phases of the fight. The third caught McGregor off guard and what the UFC fighter believes led to the loss. McGregor hard in the early rounds, landing a few punches, before fatigue set in, and his strikes began to slow. Despite fatigue setting in, he believes that he would have stood a better chance in a 11th or 12th round.

Both fighters made millions from the bout. McGregor got a guarantee of $30 million and Mayweather $100 million. However since earnings are a percentage of all fight income, both would make a lot more. Mayweather’s agreement gives him a larger share of the earnings, which some say will reach as much as $300 million. McGregor said the fight would quadruple his net worth, making him as much as $100 million.

McGregor will go back to training and plans to return to the UFC.

How can a beginner goalkeeper rapidly improve skills?

Summary: Constant practice with drills is the fastest way for a young goalkeeper to improve. Improving passing, handling, dealing with incoming crosses, stopping shots, and improving reaction times are some great drills to practice.

Here are a few suggested goalkeeper specific drills that will help unlock the full potential of a young player:

Improve passing range – The goal of this drill is improve the technical ability of the goalkeeper when passing over short and long The purpose is to improve the chances of starting a counter attack.

Improve handling – The only way to improve handling for a goalkeeper is practice defending multiple shots. With this drill, a server will shoot in quick succession, improving hand-eye coordination and practicing saves.

Dealing with the cross – The cross in a crowded penalty box is a nightmare for a young goalkeeper. Simulating a match-like environment will give the player the confidence to deal with similar situations in a game.

Shot stopper – The game winning save could be one of the several types of shots. This drill helps the goalkeeper train with three different types of shots, sent in by players from different

Reaction speed – A good drill to improve reaction speed involves two servers. One sends a ball to the other, who sits at the penalty position. The second server will deflect the ball in different directions, forcing the goalkeeper to adjust to last minute deflections.

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Fernando Alonso’s options for 2018

We are at the summer break of the 2017 Formula one season, and there is still no indication of where Fernando Alonso will drive in 2018. We know that he wants a winning car and will only join a team that is capable of producing one. There are very few teams on the grid that have the budget and the means to produce a championship winning car, considerably limiting his options. Let’s take a look at each one:

Mercedes

Short of a shock retirement by Lewis Hamilton, it is unlikely that Mercedes would change the current pairing. The Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton rivalry was unsettling for the team, and there is almost no chance that Mercedes would bring Alonso in alongside Hamilton. There is just too much potential for chaos, and Mercedes does not need that right now.

Ferrari

At Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel looks like he will be retained, probably alongside Kimi Raikkonen. The only issue working against the Finn is his cost, but that would only lead to Ferrari signing a younger driver. There are drivers like Ocon who are fast and cheap. Ferrari has young drivers like Leclerc and Giovanazzi would make the jump.

Red Bull

As far as Alonso is concerned Red Bull is a closed shop. The team has a young driver program and a junior team and has no room for outside drivers. Red Bull looks at building its world champions themselves. Even if there was a shock exit of a driver like Ricciardo, one of the junior drivers will make the jump to the senior team.