McGregor/ Mayweather lives up to the hype

Despite all prognostications of doom for McGregor, the UFC Lightweight Champion lasted through the 9th round. Mayweather won the fight by TKO at 1:05 of the 10th round, after McGregor was on the ropes, prompting referee Robert Byrd to stop the fight.

It is already one of the most lucrative fights of all time, with McGregor taking home upwards of $100 million, while Mayweather reportedly made over $300 million.

For a full recap of “The Money Fight” check out the article written by Zach Kaplan on PERC360:

Welcome to Stantonio: Population 50

Miami Marlins outfielder and home run extraordinaire, Giancarlo Stanton, is proving why he is worth the 13-year/ $325 million contract. The right-handed slugger has crushed 50 home runs this season on way to bringing the Marlins within striking distance of the National League Wild Card. He is the first player since Chris Davis in 2013 to eclipse the 50 home run mark.

Since July 1st, Stanton has hit an astounding .330 batting average, 29 home runs, and 58 RBIs. During that stretch of time, the Marlins have gone (31-21) and are hovering around 5 games back from the Colorado Rockies who hold the second Wild Card. According to, the Marlins have a 13.6% chance of winning a Wild Card.

If Stanton continues his slugging performance into September, he could become the first Marlins player to win National League MVP as well as propel Miami into the playoffs for the third time in franchise history.

Stafford gets 5yr/ $135 million

Move over Derek Carr, the highest paid player in NFL History is Detroit Lions Quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Stafford is set to agree on a 5-year/ $135 million dollar deal, paying out $27 million annually to the former Georgia Bulldog, exceeding the annual $25 million given to Oakland’s Derek Carr.

Stafford was the number one overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft and has led the Lions to the post season three times in 2011, 2014, and 2016.

He is locked down in Detroit through the 2023 season.

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