first_imgConor McGregor watches replays after losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a super welterweight boxing match Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas.  (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)Although his fighter took a painful loss, UFC President Dana White is extremely proud of his Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor after going toe-to-toe with iconic boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. for 10 rounds.With the Irish sensation showing promise in the ring despite the defeat, the UFC head honcho was asked if he’d be ok if McGregor returns to the boxing ring again.ADVERTISEMENT National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal “It’s not the fight I thought it would be, it was a completely different fight than I expected,” White told the news outlet. “When you get into professional boxing, you guys know, you start four rounds, you go six rounds. He went 10 rounds tonight with arguably the greatest to ever do it.”Regardless of the result, White still has full support of his fighter and is not rushing him for a comeback to the octagon anytime soon.“We’re not talking about fighting tonight,” White said. “He put on a great performance. We’re not talking about fighting. You know how he is. When he’s ready, he’ll let me know.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:Almost 3M netizens illegally streamed Mayweather vs. McGregor fight—reportADVERTISEMENT San Beda clobbers Arellano to end 1st round on seven-game streak LATEST STORIES Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles “I would rather he did not,” White said, as relayed by MMA Fighting. “This isn’t what he does. He’s a mixed martial artist where he goes in and he fights and he uses all of his weapons, and tonight he was only allowed use his hands.”McGregor’s transition from the octagon to the boxing might open some doors for other MMA fighters to do so as well, but White made it clear that this was a special case.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I don’t even want to talk about my other guys in a boxing match,” he said. “This one was these two big superstars, this thing built from the bottom up from the fans to the media and then up to us when we even started remotely considering something like this. It was a special event and a rare event. I’m not looking to do this again.”McGregor looked comfortable in the early minutes of the fight, but was visibly slowing down in rounds 4 and 5. Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Read Next Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite MOST READlast_img read more


first_imgDear Editor,Political parties do campaign vigorously, and go about trying to convince people that their vision for governing the country is best, should they win. Now this coalition Government’s track record seems to be riddled with more mistakes/incompetence/allegations of corruption compared to pleasing the public.Everywhere I go, I hear complaints more than praises, so I wonder how they will bounce from that. I don’t believe oil alone can save our country.Look at neighbouring Venezuela. Each party would have supporters from all over the country, and many would join/support because they would need to see development, especially for their area. They, too, would have a tremendous amount of ideas, and I wonder if the politicians would stop to listen to them after acceding to power. I don’t believe so.Now, over the years, I’ve complained of numerous things, and made recommendations, many of which seems to have fallen on deaf ears, even though they are important.Of recent, a six-year-old boy lost his life due to (my views) the negligence of teachers who were directly responsible for the safety of children, given the location and condition of the area.I’ve written about the riverine areas and the dangers lying there, and even made recommendations, but apparently they are not important, because I don’t believe any politician or their families could be affected whilst those directly in harm’s way continue in the same conditions.Editor, we see the newly elected president providing buses, speed boats, bicycles etc., all over the country, which is very commendable, but these donations are not enough to handle the capacity. Many children still resort to the normal mode of reaching to schools, and in the riverine areas, this is mainly by boats, and some are very dangerous. One only has to use the social media and occasionally one would see videos/images of the struggle.Now, one would see that none of these children have any lifejackets, and one would know that lifejackets are rather expensive in Guyana.Now, if our politicians have any sort of vision or care for this nation, they would have already put plans in place to either provide free life jackets or make them way cheaper for the school children, because their way of travelling is very dangerous.What’s the purpose of them hiring companies and individuals to write and print glorious manifestos at election time and most of the plans/vision cannot materialise, while simple problems cannot be solved? Can we say we are a country with vision being run by the visionless, or their vision is only focused on oil and their rewards?Sincerely,Sahadeo Bateslast_img read more