Welcomes First Son – Who Already Has More Instagram Followers Than You

The days of us having to keep tabs on only one Conor McGregor are over with. The UFC champion announced over the weekend that his longtime girlfriend Dee Devlin has given birth to their first child, Conor Jack McGregor. Conor Jr. weighed just under nine pounds at birth, according to his grandfather, much to the delight of Conor McGregor’s trainer.

“There’s great news for the McGregors and the Devlins,” Tony McGregor’s told the Irish Mirror. “Baby Conor Jack McGregor was delivered last night at 8 p.m. in the Coombe Hospital. He came in at eight pounds, 14 ounces. The whole family are absolutely delighted.”

Conor McGregor shared a couple of pictures of Conor Jr. on social media, including this one of his “left paw.” It probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that betting agencies such as BoyleSports have already put 10/11 odds on Conor Jr. following in his father’s footsteps and becoming a UFC fighter when he’s older. BoyleSports is also taking bets on Conor Jr. playing for the Dublin Senior Football team (16/1) and being featured in a baby advertisement (9/1).

As discovered by Bloody Elbow, Conor Jr. already owns an Instagram account as well. Even though it’s “run by my parents – Conor McGregor and Dee Devlin” and has zero posts to date, he is the proud owner of a verified account that has over 53,000 followers. He’s following only two people, however, which we can only assume is his way of showing his parents some love. They are the reason he already has more followers than most people could ever dream of after all.

Now that Conor Jr. is here, maybe his dad can get around to planning that superfight with Floyd Mayweather.

UFC 211 — Stipe Miocic vs. Junior dos Santos: 10 storylines to watch in Dallas

UFC 211 is expected to bring fight fans what they have been starving for through the first four months of the year: exciting, compelling fights. Through three pay-per-view cards, UFC has really been a letdown in terms of giving fans their money’s worth. But this week is loaded with fighters who are not considered tentative by any means and who should do nothing but press forward and attack their opponents.

From former champ Eddie Alvarez looking to get back on track to heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic looking for vengeance, here’s what you need to look for at UFC 211 this week.

1. Jason Knight is part of the loaded future at 145: You may not know much about him now, but Knight is a part of the 145-pound revolution in UFC. Knight has won three straight fights after losing to Tatsuya Kawajiri at “The Ultimate Fighter” finale in December 2015. His last may have been his best performance by submitting in the second round this January. Knight (16-2) is a submission specialist who needs to be ranked in if he scores another win this weekend against Chas Skelly.

2. Speaking of the future at 145, Yair Rodriguez deserves a title shot with a win: Rodriguez has been on an absolute tear since joining UFC back in 2014. ‘El Pantera’ is undefeated after beating Leonardo Morales on “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America”finale, scoring wins over the like of Andre Fili, Caceres and legend B.J. Penn this January. Rodriguez, 24, is already ranked No. 7 in the 145-pound division. He’s on a similar trajectory to current bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt, just with more raw skill. A win over No. 2 Frankie Edgar needs to get him into title contention.

3. What do we make of Eddie Alvarez?Alvarez is coming off a demoralizing loss to Conor McGregor in which he never even had a chance. Alvarez (28-5) had just taken the 155-pound belt off of Rafael dos Anjos, dominating the champ with vicious jabs and hooks. But that was the last time we saw him really dominate anybody in the cage. He took split decision wins over Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez before getting his shot against dos Anjos. Alvarez has plenty to prove when he faces Dustin Poirier on Saturday.

4. Henry Cejudo on the comeback train: Cejudo has lost his last two fights after starting his MMA career undefeated at 10-0. The former Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling has seemingly had issues with the more skilled strikers in the sport, getting dismantled by Demetrious Johnson and losing a split decision to Joseph Benavidez. Now, he gets a red-hot Sergio Pettis, looking to inch closer to a title shot at 125 pounds. Cejudo will need to show a vast improvement in his stand-up game if he’s going to earn respect from fight fans.

5. Frankie Edgar’s last ride? Edgar has been to the mountain top so many times before. He had a four-fight reign as the lightweight champion from 2010-12. But despite getting back into title contention twice since, Edgar just hasn’t put it together to beat the champion in his new weight class, Jose Aldo. He’s coming off a strong performance against Jeremy Stephens last November, but one has to think we’re getting close to the end for Edgar, especially against a tough challenger like Rodriguez on Saturday.

6. Demian Maia could cost himself a title shot: The man many consider to be one of the best UFC fighters to never be a champion is putting a lot on the line this week. Maia said in August of last year he was going to sit out until he got a shot at the 170-pound belt. When he was passed up again earlier this year, Maia had no choice but to take a fight. Now Maia, 39, may cost himself one last shot at the welterweight title if he doesn’t win on Saturday against rising star Jorge Masvidal.

8. Joanna Jedrzejczyk continues her march to history: The women’s strawweight champion is already cemented as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. She only needs two more wins to beat Ronda Rousey’s record for most title defenses by a woman in UFC history. Jedrzejczyk (13-0) has won her last three fights all by decision and she faces a tough foe in Jessica Andrade on Saturday night, who is on a three-fight winning streak of her own, scoring a win in each way possible (Decision, submission and TKO).

9. Junior dos Santos fifth title fight: I can’t believe it either, but yes, this will be dos Santos’ fifth fight for a belt in UFC. It’s still a bit of a head-scratcher to me, but dos Santos will look to raise the heavyweight belt for the third time in his career after losing to Cain Velasquez twice in their trilogy series. He is also only two opponents removed from facing Miocic in December 2014.

10. Stipe Miocic’s legacy: It’s become one of those fables in UFC history. The heavyweight champ doesn’t defend his belt more than one time. The only person to break that trend was Velasquez, but he promptly lost his third fight as champ to Fabricio Werdum. Miocic has a chance to join that class on Saturday night if he gets past dos Santos. History won’t be on his side, but his fists will be as he has scored four straight knockouts since losing to dos Santos the first time around.

Canelo Alvarez a true danger to Gennady Golovkin

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr on Saturday was never in doubt, so what can we learn from it ahead of Canelo’s much-anticipated showdown with world middleweight No 1 Gennady Golovkin on Sept. 16?

Canelo shows he is a real danger for Golovkin

Chavez (50-3-1, 32 KOs) was disappointing in the 164.5 pounds catchweight bout above the middleweight limit, but nevertheless we witnessed how efficiently Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) dealt with someone who has height and reach advantages.

After knocking out Amir Khan a year ago, Alvarez then dropped down to super-welterweight, another knockout win over Liam Smith. The Chavez clash was set above the middleweight limit and Alvarez showed how his footwork and hand speed can overcome a size advantage.

“Speed and distance was a problem,” Chavez said after losing by scores of 120-108 on all three judges’ scorecards at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas to his Mexican rival. “He’s a good fighter, very fast and very consistent. He beat me at the distance. He is a very active fighter.”

As was apparent when Alvarez came face-to-face with Golovkin in the ring after beating Chavez, Triple G is bigger, but the Mexican overcame Chavez’s reach and height advantages with an onslaught of blurring combinations against an older and bigger opponent.

“Tonight, I showed I can move, I can box, I can do all those things,” said Alvarez. “I showed as a fighter I can do all things. I thought I was going to showcase myself as a fighter that could throw punches, but he just wouldn’t do it.”

Alvarez’s right stuff

Against Chavez, Alvarez’s work rate never dipped as he landed clean shots from start to finish with his right hand — thrown at blistering speed — one of his most dangerous weapons.

Perhaps his best right hand against Chavez came in the sixth round and that hand speed will be a problem for any fighter.

The Mexican showed that his youth — 26, he is nine years younger than Triple G — and speed will be a real concern for Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs).Alvarez had a 228-71 edge in punches landed against Chavez, and an 83-15 advantage in jabs landed, according to CompuBox. Alvarez landed 228 of 604 punches (38 percent), although Chavez never looked in any real trouble of being stopped.

Chavez is no longer elite

Alvarez’s dominant display at the weekend must be put into context due to Chavez’s limited challenge.

The Mexican never threatened Alvarez in the fight and it was a disappointing effort. It simply was not much of a contest as Alvarez dominated every round, but should we have expected anything different? Alvarez has been in sharp form since he knocked out James Kirkland two years ago, while Chavez’s career has stalled in recent years.

Chavez, who earned $3 million for Saturday’s fight, last held a world title five years ago and has since had problems with making weight and also with motivation. Against Alvarez, Chavez may have had height and reach advantages, but he never utilized them as he again lacked ambition and a strong game plan.

Daniel Cormier gives reasonable take on McGregor-Mayweather and the MMA vs. boxing debate

The idea of MMA fighters competing in boxing matches against high-level opponents and vice versa has been a topic of discussion for several years. It’s never been more prevalent than now, though, thanks to the looming potential showdown between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather.

Although McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) has never competed in boxing, his chances of being the first man to beat Mayweather (49-0 boxing) in the ring have been propped up by UFC President Dana White and even Mayweather himself. Opinions differ across the combat sports landscape, but most with an intimate knowledge of both sports seem to agree “The Notorious” has little to no chance of pulling off an upset.

Fellow UFC champ Daniel Cormier (19-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) said it’s only fair to be realistic when discussing the reality of what would happen if even the best MMA fighter entered a boxing ring. So when asked how he would fare in a showdown with heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua, “DC” provided as blunt and forthright an answer as one could give.

Despite Cormier’s stance, the MMA vs. boxing debate will certainly rage on.

The McGregor vs. Mayweather discussion is not going away regardless of whether they fight. Anderson Silva will not stop mentioning his dream match with Roy Jones Jr. And even the likes of UFC heavyweight titleholder Stipe Miocic and top contender Junior Dos Santos, who meet in Saturday’s UFC 211 pay-per-view headliner, will mention the desire to box someone like Joshua if given an opportunity.

At the end of the day the two sports are vastly different, though, and Cormier realizes that being a master in one provides no assurances of success in the other. He’s fine with that, because he knows if someone like Mayweather or Joshua tried to cross over into his world, the result would not be favorable

Houston Police Officer Arrested for DWI — While on Duty

They say to watch out for cops on the night of Cinco de Drinko — but for one Houston officer, he apparently should have been watching out for citizens.

Houston Police Department Officer Ronald Gilbert has been relieved of duty after he was found apparently passed out drunk — in his patrol car.

It was a group of citizens that found Gilbert, 27, sleeping in the police cruiser — while on duty — on the 15200 block of Galveston Road around 12:40 a.m. May 6, said department spokeswoman Jodi Silva. The citizens called police, and once they arrived, the officers determined that Gilbert was intoxicated.

They cuffed him and hauled him off to jail for DWI. He has been released on a $500 bond, and is suspended with pay.

Conor McGregor proclaims boxers would be ‘dismantled and killed’ in a real fight

At some point, most Americans will crack.

The protests, the demonstrations, the riots. It all becomes too much.

Blocking the road, chanting “F**k the Police!” and “Shut This Sh*t Down!” It’s offensive, vulgar and accomplishes nothing.

Perhaps that’s why this driver snapped. Perhaps that’s why he may very well have killed someoneYou can see protesters in this undated and unknown video (posted by the Facebook group “Trump Supporters”) blocking a highway. It looks like a protest in Brazil. It’s unknown what they’re protesting, but one can take a good guess. You can see what looks like a black flag waving.

At some point, one frustrated driver approaches the crowd, who descends on the car, seeming to try to push it away.

The driver then backs up for a second and floors it … running over several protesters in the process. At least one of them lies motionless on the highway.

We may learn more about this video soon but one thing is for sure.

Things are getting out of control.

$$EL CHAPO WILL PAY FOR THE WALL$$

Senator Cruz introduced the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act on Tuesday. “The U.S. Government is currently seeking the criminal forfeiture of more than $14 billion in drug proceeds and illicit profits from El Chapo, the former leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel who was recently extradited to the U.S. to face criminal prosecution for numerous alleged drug-related crimes, including conspiracy to commit murder and money laundering,” Cruz stated.The Mexican government extradited the former Mexican drug kingpin in January, Breitbart Texas’ Ildefonso Ortiz reported. The move to an American prison cell followed months of court battles in Mexico and multiple escapes from prison by Guzman. As part of the agreement with Mexico, Guzman will not face the death penalty in the U.S. for his crimes. Prosecutors filed murder charges against the former drug lord in relation to the killings of a U.S. citizen and two relatives.