UFC: Gina Carano reveals how Dana White ruined her mega-fight with Ronda Rousey

first_img LIVE TV Written By Also Read- UFC: Nick Diaz Plots Revenge Against Jorge Masvidal In 2020, Begins Preparing FuriouslyHowever, the next day turned out to be a shocker for Gina Carano as Dana White openly declared that the ‘American beauty’ does not have a team and UFC can’t sign her. According to Gina Carano, that was exactly the opposite of what they had discussed in the meeting. She even revealed that Dana White sent her a text message where Carano was referred to as a ‘b****’. The former Strikeforce Featherweight queen claimed that it was the last time she had a conversation with UFC President Dana White. She again met Dana White at a sports hall of fame in Las Vegas, where the UFC president came up and apologized to her.Also Read: UFC: Logan Paul Is Interested To Fight In UFC; Wants To Face Conor McGregorAlso Read: UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov Vs Tony Ferguson Is Fixed For 2020; Date Revealed UFC fans have not been lucky enough to witness Gina Carano in a UFC fight. The former Strikeforce featherweight champion was about to make it happen but it was not to be. According to Gina Carano, she was set to face Ronda Rousey in her UFC debut. However, things did not fall in place and she blamed Dana White for ruining the possibilities of a mega-fight. Ronda Rousey and Gina Carano are undoubtedly two of the biggest females fighters in the world. They are also regarded for their modelling and Hollywood achievements. Both of them are no longer in touch with MMA, but they could have fought in the past. At least, that’s what Gina Carano claims. 9 months ago UFC: Jorge Masvidal takes to Twitter, challenging Conor McGregor for a 2020 fight 9 months ago UFC: Nick Diaz plots revenge against Jorge Masvidal in 2020, begins preparing furiously First Published: 27th November, 2019 16:41 IST 9 months ago UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson is fixed for 2020; date revealed WATCH US LIVE WE RECOMMENDcenter_img 9 months ago UFC: Jorge Masvidal excites fans by challenging Floyd Mayweather for a 2020 fight Last Updated: 27th November, 2019 16:41 IST UFC: Gina Carano Reveals How Dana White Ruined Her Mega-fight With Ronda Rousey In a recent interview with Ariel Helwani, Gina Carano explained how she was about to fight in UFC but Dana White ruined it for her. Know more about it. COMMENT 9 months ago UFC: Logan Paul is interested to fight in UFC; wants to face Conor McGregor FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US Raj Sarkar Also Read: UFC: Jorge Masvidal Excites Fans By Challenging Floyd Mayweather For A 2020 FightUFC: Gina Carano accuses Dana White of ruining a mega-fightIn a recent interview with Ariel Helwani, Gina Carano revealed that she had a secret meeting with Dana White and she was offered $1 million for a fight against Ronda Rousey. According to Carano, she was interested in the fight and accepted the deal but wanted some time to get back to a gym. The 37-year-old American had turned her focus towards the cinematic universe from MMA. Therefore, she wanted some time to prepare herself for a fight against Ronda Rousey. According to sources, Gina Carano wanted at least six months for preparing herself and Dana White agreed to it. As per the Hollywood actress, the meeting ended on a positive note and she was ready to face Ronda Rousey.last_img read more

Can Martin Jones give the Sharks the goaltending they need to win the Cup?

first_imgSAN JOSE — After a decade of playoff disappointments, it seemed like the Sharks had finally found the missing ingredient with a slick trade in the summer of 2015.Martin Jones opened his career with the Sharks by setting a franchise-record shutout streak of 234:33 during his first week on the job. Later, in the spring, he led the Sharks to their first appearance in the Stanley Cup Final, recording a .923 save percentage in 24 games. The future looked bright. At 26, Jones had the potential to …last_img

Reading to boost our self esteem

first_imgProjects like National Book Week promote reading, with a special focus on young people. (Image: SABDC) A society that reads lifts its self-esteem remarkably. (Image: www.se7en.org.za) Former minister of arts and culture Pallo Jordan had a vision of South African children being taught to read in their home languages. (Image: Flickr) MEDIA CONTACT • Tebogo Ditshego  Founder: ReadaBookSA  RELATED ARTICLES • Nollybooks: Literacy with love • Africa’s first children’s newspaper • Getting needy kids hooked on books • SA pupils win World Literary Quiz Valencia TalaneIt all started with a tweet on 1 May 2012 notifying people using the social network site of a campaign that was geared not at book lovers, but those who needed to get into the habit.The first objective of ReadaBookSA was to secure 4 000 Twitter followers by the beginning of June 2012, when it would be marking its one-month anniversary. The target was reached, and passed, as early as mid-May, and by 1 June it had comfortably passed the 5 000 mark.Tebogo Ditshego is the founder of the movement, and his dream is to bring reading into the everyday lives of South Africans. This means quite a culture shift in a country with a literacy rate of 89%, which is lower than its fellow developing countries.When you follow ReadaBookSA, you essentially pledge to read at least one book a month, an undertaking that Ditshego says is very possible.“One book a month sounds like a lot, but it turns you into a constant reader, and once you’ve gotten into the habit of doing it that often it will feel only natural to pick up a new book as soon as you’ve finished the last.”He adds that he foresees a point in the life of the campaign where participants will be able to “read and tweet” books, so that the network is able to stay updated on what interesting new books are out there.Ditshego feels that there are no limits to how far the project can go.“It may have started on Twitter, but there’s no telling how it will expand,” he says.He is not keen, however, to let the cat out of the bag on possible partnerships the project might go into. Not as yet, anyway.“There are a few proposals, but nothing concrete yet. We are still a young campaign and naturally, we’re open to ideas.”One idea he has is that in future, when the project is firmly set on its path and is enjoying great impact, it might move towards taking part in exchanging, if not donating, books on behalf of members and perhaps even publishing companies.Ditshego also envisions a future where South Africans will embrace reading much more than is the case today.“A society with a strong culture of reading can significantly lift its self-esteem,” he declares.The UN Development Report of 2011 ranks South Africa at 58 in terms of literacy, out of 123 countries. The good news is that the level has improved from around 82% in 1995, to 89% today.Efforts from the government and civil society groups have also increased over the years, which might have helped the situation to improve.Government supportIn 2007, then arts and culture minister Pallo Jordan – who was a strong advocate for a move towards publishing South African literature in the country’s indigenous languages – was instrumental in the formation of the South African Book Development Council (SABDC), an organisation whose mission is to promote reading across all ages in the country.Some of the biggest achievements of the council as listed on their website include the creation of the Book Industry Development Plan as well as the Indigenous Language Publishing Programme, which was started to encourage local authors to write in languages besides English and Afrikaans in order to broaden the base of the country’s readers.The SABDC’s survey on reading and reading behaviour (2007) found that reading was the fourth most popular leisure activity after socialising with family, watching TV and listening to music.The research further states that two thirds of the South African population read for leisure, with the majority reading newspapers, which explains why the most likely reason that people read was because it gave them access to knowledge.The SABDC also administrates National Book Week, an annual initiative that occurs in September and highlights, among other issues, the need for reading to take centre stage in the daily lives of young children. This they hope to achieve by making sure that the book sector is part of national policies and priorities.What the future holdsDitshego says he never pitched ReadaBookSA to media outlets in an effort to market it. Whatever feedback the campaign has received for its efforts is testimony to the power of not only social media networks in this day and age, but also good old word-of-mouth marketing.“Now that we have achieved the objectives of our first phase, which was to build a strong following on Twitter, we can go on to the next phase with confidence,” he says.The hard work is far from over, he concedes, saying phase two will involve ReadaBookSA expanding on its awareness drive.“Where the road takes us from there, we’ll just have to wait and see”And since the encouragement from the founder is for everyone to read one book a month, Mediaclub asked Ditshego how he fares in this challenge.“I’m on my third book for this month (May),” he says.Some of the tweets from those encouraged the ReadaBookSA effort:‏@ChantefabulousWhat a reading session I just had … Feel empowered on so many levels rite now —» The power of reading —» @ReadaBookSA‏@Cleo04patraGuys, let’s promote enriching minds and the wonders of books and reading! Follow —–>@ReadaBookSA‏‏@JabuBravo“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” @ReadaBookSA@MSlulubellOfficially starting a #ToReadList thanks 2 @ReadaBookSA… *sigh* so much 2 read. So lil tym‏@PrePre02Today I’m getting another book to read. The only way to sharpen one’s understanding is through reading Cc @ReadaBookSA‏@queenkasmangaI’m following @ReadaBookSA to empower myself!last_img read more

Lot of 50 Tone Snap Hair Clips 40mm Craft Bow : Great value for money

first_imgThe best i have found, really strong and don’t slide at all when closed. Toddler size so a tiny bit smaller than expected, but great quality. These ‘snap’ well so should be secure and not fall out of children’s hair. These are slightly smaller than normal hair clips but that just means they would be ideal for younger girls or would not be as prominent in adult hair styles where they may be clipped behind the hair. Extremely good value & the quality is fine. Extremely good value & the quality is fine. They get lost before they have a chance to break. I bought these for my daughter to wear to nursery as there is no point putting expensive clips in her hair as often they don’t come home. They work fine but they discolour quite quickly. Hair clips – not a lot to say. They work fine but they discolour quite quickly, losing the silver colour after a couple of weeks. OK but the clips are smaller than had hopedbows and jewels to make them funky and fun and give them to my neice and friends daughters Toddler size so a tiny bit smaller than expected, but great qualityExtremely good value & the quality is fineSmaller than I expectedquality item as describedLot of 50 Silver Tone Snap Hair Clips 40mm Craft BowMaterial: metal Easy to attach adornments and easy to wear. Fast delivery 🙂 perfect for my daughter. Great little clips, as i have 5 grandaughters these will be very handy, also good for crafts and hand made things. I crochet little flowers which i attach. I crochet little flowers which i attach then sell them in aid of a charity i support. The clips are strong and work well. Great quality, super-quick arrival. Good value although long wait for delivery. Took a long time to arrive as. Took a long time to arrive as from china and just didn’t know. These were great for the price. Just slightly smaller than i expected but still do an excellent job. These slides are pretty great for decorating with hand created fimo clay objects, the little ones appreciate them with hedgehogs on themdelivery was fantastic.Wonderful solution, uncomplicated to do the job with. I pick out this item for the rate and the amount. I would advise this merchandise. .I pick this solution for the price tag and the quantity. I would propose this product.Rough location, hair will get caught in the conclusion – ordered for use underneath wigs etc.Manufactured things for fayre at church and group centre.I thought these would be more substantial but that is possibly my fault for not looking through the specifics. Other than modest sizing they are great. Took a whilst to get there mainly because they arrived from china.The clips had been a small lesser than i expected despite the fact that they suited me far better this way. They are of wonderful quality and as described by the vendor. They are very cheap but do the job ok. My daughter wears them in the morning and then they are lost by the end of the day, therefore perfect for us. You get so many clips and they are such good quality. They do not fall out of your hair but grip very well. last_img read more

Social Media? No Way. Social Middleware? Oh, Yes

first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… For example, users may access LinkedIn but there may be features that the employee is not permitted to access. The feature is flagged with a message that tells the user they do not have permission to use it. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… In the world of IT, social buzzwords can be a real way to kill any interest in adopting applications that give the enterprise access to the consumer Web.You have to speak their language. Social media? No way. Social middleware? Oh, yeah – now we are talking!Socialware talks in a language that IT can understand. The company is offering social middleware products that help companies integrate social networks with a level of control that makes them comfortable that the access is compliant with government regulations and IT policies.In many ways, companies have set up their own iron curtains to keep social interaction to a minimum. It’s also fair to say that many companies are eager to let their employees engage with the social Web. But they want the risk managed, especially when it comes to interacting with social networks.Socialware believes the missing component for the enterprise is a bridge layer that helps companies connect its people, processes and systems with the open, social Web.Socialware offers feature access control to social networks. An admin panel allows the IT manager to block access to different features on social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affaircenter_img Socialware provides the security layers and controls that give corporate IT the comfort that the risk in exposing social networks can be managed with rules that reflect the policies of the organization.Socialware is funded by Mike Maples, Jr., who is an investor in Twitter. It is also funded by Silverton Partners and G51. The management team members have backgrounds in Web 2.0 and the enterprise.That’s a mix that can make for a winning combination in the enterprise space. Socialware’s technology is reflective of that experience. We’ll be interested in seeing how the company develops in the year ahead. Related Posts Tags:#enterprise#news#Products alex williamslast_img read more

IPL 7: Punjab seek finals berth against Chennai in Qualifier 2

first_imgPunjab will be looking to make their second chance count as they face upbeat Chennai in IPL 7, Qualifier 2Buoyed by their convincing seven-wicket win over title holders Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings will take on Kings XI Punjab in their second IPL knockout game inside three days on Friday with swashbuckling batsman Glenn Maxwell being a major threat to their chances.Riding on the 25-year-old Australian batsman`s incandescent 90-plus run knocks in Abu Dhabi and Cuttack in the group stage of the T20 League, Kings XI Punjab had flattened two-time champions Chennai Super Kings.Tomorrow`s Qualifier 2, the penultimate IPL-7 match, at the Wankhede Stadium will provide Chennai a great platform to avenge those two defeats and leapfrog into the June 1 summit clash against Kolkata Knight Riders at Bangalore.However, to achieve the feat of entering the final for the sixth time, Chennai will have to stop Maxwell, who simply tore into their bowlers, especially two key spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja on the two previous occasions. Maxwell, the third highest run-getter with 539 runs this season, smashed 95 in 43 balls in Abu Dhabi last month to help Punjab chase down a massive 206-run target set up by the Super Kings. The Victorian was even more dominating in their subsequent clash earlier this month at Cuttack, where he hit a whirlwind 90 off just 35 balls to power Punjab to an incredible score of 231.Ashwin was smashed for 38 runs without a wicket in just two overs by Maxwell, while Jadeja conceded 37 runs in three overs without any success.The destruction of these two Super Kings` bowlers by Maxwell will certainly come up for discussion by the Super Kings` think-tank ahead of their do-or-die encounter.advertisementBut Chennai will certainly look to take advantage of the fact that Kings XI, who had looked almost unstoppable during the group stage, have had their hiccups of late. They were beaten comprehensively by Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens yesterday. Kings XI need to not only regroup quickly but also get over the travel fatigue in order to match the efficiency of the Super Kings, who simply outplayed Mumbai Indians here last night.Super Kings changed their opening combination as they sent South Africa`s Faf du Plessis along with Dwayne Smith, the second highest run-scorer with 559 runs this season, instead of in-form New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum. The strategy paid off as the two stitched a half-century stand in quick time to lay a solid platform. Suresh Raina, who hit 33-ball 54 not out and stayed till the end, along with David Hussey (40 not out in 29 balls) then carried the Super Kings past Mumbai`s 173 for eight with a breezy unbroken stand of 89 for the fourth wicket.The Super Kings` overall display was efficient without being flamboyant, and they would require another such stellar performance to deflate Kings XI`s hopes of making their maiden entry into the IPL title contest. Super Kings have relied on their Indian bowling trio of purple cap holder Mohit Sharma and two lead spinners (Ashwin and Jadeja), and would hope they can do the trick against the marauding blades of not only Maxwell and David Miller but also those of Virender Sehwag, Manan Vohra, Wriddhiman Saha and captain George Bailey.This explosive batting line up failed to get going against the Knight Riders while chasing a modest 164-run target, and Kings XI would be eager to get over the flop show and put their best foot forward in what is their second and last chance to enter the final.Kings XI`s bowling attack is also good. They have been relying mostly on their Indian players in Sandeep Sharma (17 wickets), left arm spinner Akshar Patel (16 wickets), who has been included in the Indian team for the tour of Bangladesh next month, and seasoned Laxmipathy Balaji (12 wickets), along with Australian left arm pacer Mitchell Johnson (14 wickets). They tried out leggie Karanveer Singh and Parvinder Awana in Qualifier 1, while resting Sandeep Sharma and Balaji, both of whom should be back in the playing eleven tomorrow.The Kings XI bowlers need to provide the team with some early wickets against the Super Kings, who have the requisite depth and explosive power in their batting that includes captain and world`s most envied finisher Mahendra Singh Dhoni, to overhaul big scores. A capacity crowd is expected to witness the season`s second last IPL game and they would not like to watch anything less than another humdinger.Teams (from):Kings XI Punjab: Virender Sehwag, Manan Vohra, Wridhiman Saha, Glenn Maxell, David Miller, George Bailey(c), Akshar Patel, Rishi Dhawan, Mitchell Johnson, Karanveer Singh, L Balaji, Sandeep Sharma, Parvinder Awana, B Hendricks, Shaun Marsh, Cheteshwar Pujara, Mandeep Singh, Shardul Thakur, Shivam Sharma, Anureet Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, M Karthik.advertisementChennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni(c), Suresh Raina, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Ashish Nehra, Mohit Sharma, Samuel Badree, Ben Hilfenhaus, Matt Henry, B Aparajith, Mithun Manhas, Ishwar Pandey, Pawan Negi, Vijay Shankar, Ronit More, John Hastingslast_img

10 months agoHuddersfield boss Wagner: We score thousands of training goals

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Huddersfield boss Wagner: We score thousands of training goalsby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield Town boss David Wagner has called on his players to start converting their chances as they look to escape relegation this season.The Terriers have scored just four goals in their last six matches ahead of their bottom of the table clash with Fulham on Saturday.Wagner said: “In training it’s not about a lack of effort or attitude. In training they hit the back of the net thousands of times.”But in games it hasn’t clicked so far. This is the truth, but I think it is all about seeing the chance and taking the opportunity that is in front of you.”Recent results have affected our performances. In other games performances were on a very good level.”We defended well and created unbelievable opportunities but we didn’t score and this is the truth.”This is where we have to improve – we have to take steps to convert our chances, our performances and our ball possession.” last_img read more

9 months agoNewcastle boss Benitez: Chelsea quality was difference

first_imgNewcastle boss Benitez: Chelsea quality was differenceby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Rafa Benitez says Chelsea’s quality made the difference for Saturday’s defeat.Chelsea won 2-1 with Willian proving the matchwinner.Benitez said afterwards, “When you’re playing against a very good team, sometimes these things can happen. We made a mistake but to be fair, Willian was great and we had to make double effort. To be fair we cannot complain about what the players were doing on the pitch.”We made a couple of big mistakes with the first goal and the first goal after we scored but overall we were fine in a lot of parts of the game. Always I talk about the final third decisions. Willian or Hazard or Pedro can make the difference and they have.”It’s even more important now. We know that we have difficult games and we play against two or three of the top sides in a row. We have to get the points we want.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Photos: Braxton Miller Honored To Have Poster At Ohio Stadium

first_imgBraxton Miller running with the football for Ohio State.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 28: Terry Richardson #13 of the Michigan Wolverines tackles Braxton Miller #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the second quarter at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Braxton Miller is a bona fide Ohio State great after his tenure as All-Big Ten quarterback and later a dynamic wide receiver.His status with the program wasn’t in question, but now he is officially in the ranks of the “greats” at Ohio Stadium, where his poster has been added.Miller and defensive end Joey Bosa are the two latest Buckeyes to receive the honor.Bosa and Braxton have been added into the Hall of Greats at Ohio Stadium. pic.twitter.com/7N9gVoNy3a— Not James Vogel (@Not_James_Vogel) August 31, 2016Miller is incredibly grateful to have his posted hanging at “The Horseshoe.”Miller proved to be a threat at every level of offense during his time at Ohio State. As quarterback from 2011-2013, he threw for 5,295 yards, 52 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions. He rushed for 3,315 yards and 33 touchdowns, including 1,000 yard seasons on the ground in 2012 and 2013. As a receiver in 2015, Miller caught 25 passes for 340 yards and three touchdowns.While his numbers at receiver won’t blow anyone away, it was his first year playing the position, and the team dealt with issues at quarterback, as J.T. Barrett did not win the job back from the up-and-down Cardale Jones until midway through the year. Even so, Miller showed enough to be a third round pick by the Houston Texans, where he now plays alongside superstar DeAndre Hopkins and promising receivers like Jaelen Strong and Will Fuller.last_img read more