Mark Hunt beats Derrick Lewis
Hunt was competing for the first time in his home country in MMA, and he got a much needed victory for The Super Samoan so late in his career. 43-year-old Hunt earned the win via TKO at 3:51 of the fourth round at the UFC Fight Night 110. Post the end of the match; not many expected to hear what Derrick Lewis had to say. The 32-year-old popularly known as “The Black Beast” stated that as he is coming close to getting married in the following week, he doesn’t want to put his family through anymore than what they have already been through and would most likely not be fighting again. Even Hunt hinted on the same lines as the 43-year-old managed to win with a lower back injury. Hunt has been in the drama as he has sued the UFC, UFC President Dana White and Brock Lesnar.
ABC initiates charitable fund to help retired combat sports athletes
As a gesture to repay the retired fighters who gave their everything in the ring, the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports (ABC) has launched a charitable fund at the International Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremony held in New York last weekend. The ABC looks after commissions in the United States and Canada. The ABC website welcomes applications for a gift from the fund as the first donations are planned to be given next month on 22nd July at the annual ABC Conference at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. ABC president Mike Mazzulli believes that it is a step forward for the ABC as it is time the body gives back something to the fighters who entertained the public risking their lives. Mazzulli is a part of the charitable fund along with six other members.
Mayweather Promotions approved by the NAC for Aug. 26
On Wednesday, Mayweather Promotions got an approval for an August 26th date in Las Vegas by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC), but it doesn’t assure that a fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is going to take place. The fight is likely to be held at the T-mobile Arena in Las Vegas, but as of now nothing regarding that has been confirmed to NAC executive director Bob Bennett. Bob confirmed that none of the fighters are currently licensed to the box in Nevada. No documents have been received from the promoters to be approved. McGregor is yet to complete his boxing license application and also provide a documentation confirming his 20 hours of community service from a disciplinary sanction in 2016 to the NAC, but that doesn’t stop the fight from happening if one has to take place.