Say hello to Bob McCown and Stephen Brunt. For the uninformed, they represent the very best in Canadian sports media. True living legends. I was just in studio with them for about 30 minutes on “Primetime Sports,” a Canadian institution for decades. If you would have told 16-year-old me that in about 20 years you’d be a guest on their show and not some sweepstakes winner who got to tour the studio I would have called you a huge liar. This was a surreal moment for me. I’ve been watching and listening (and in Brunt’s case, reading) these two for as long as I can remember. McCown is arguably the greatest sports radio host this country has ever known and Brunt is my favorite sports journalist. What an honor it was to be on with them. I listen to their show daily and remember watching replays of it late at night as a kid in my room before going to bed. I mean, just look at the smile on my face. That’s part pure happiness and part I can’t believe this is real life. Thanks Bob, Stephen, Jeff and Ryan for this. It meant more to me than you know.
Kiki, do you love Mini Blessed?
None of us will ever be as cool as Mini Blessed. Look at this kid.
Mini Blessed just vibing during his old man’s open workout.
You haven’t lived until you’ve witnessed a Shevchenko open workout.
Not sure if y’all heard but @gunninelson
is looking real ripped ahead of his return at UFC 231.
Much love to these four people. They, along with our leader Glenn Jacobs as well as Charlie, Elizabeth and a couple others not pictured, are the heart and soul of MMA on ESPN television. They welcomed me with very, very open arms when I started at ESPN in June, and it has truly been a pleasure to work with them since day 1. It’s not easy changing jobs after being at a place for so long, so I’ll always appreciate and never forget how they made feel like a long-time member of the team from the moment we started working together. The sport is in good hands with these fine people.
On behalf of ONE Championship, please get the F out.
Max Holloway says he’s launched a private investigation into why he was forced to withdraw from UFC 226. After numerous tests, they are still unsure why he felt the way he did.
I’d imagine a lot of UFC champions can sympathize with what @chrisweidman
is expressing in this clip. Check this out. Never heard him tell this story before. It is about the surprising emotions he felt the first time he was alone after beating Anderson Silva. Another honest (and touching) moment from yesterday. (Note the pic on the right.)
I’ve been interviewing @markhuntfighter
for about a decade now. I have never heard him so verbose and ... free. Yes, he was bummed about the loss and how his UFC run ended, but he just sounded different yesterday. Really interesting to hear.
We the people ... have a fight on January 26. How do you think @realjackswagger
will do in his MMA debut?