BRADY GIVES BARKLEY A WEDGIE
One of the highlights of the “Champions for Charity” matchup between Tiger Woods/Peyton Manning v Phil Mickelson/Tom Brady was Brady holing a wedge from 110 yards for a birdie on the 7th. Brady had copped a mountain of abuse from fans and celebrities to that point for his below par play, with NBA icon Charles Barkley speculating that Brady couldn’t even hit the planet let alone the green on one hole. Brady got the last laugh with his wedge earning a $100k donation to charity from Brooks Koepka and the chance for Brady to bite back at Barkley “I thought this was CHAMPIONS for charity Chuck …” – a reference to Charles Barkley’s lack of titles won.
MYTWOCENTS VERDICT: The Charity Match 2 was a way slicker version than the one between Tiger and Phil in 2018 and also raised $20mln for charity.
UFC GOAT WAR HOTS UP
Conor McGregor lit up a fresh twitter war over the weekend with his UFC GOAT list that featured himself at No. 2 (Anderson Silva at No.1) and Jon Jones down at No.4. Unsurprisingly this triggered a wave of responses from those involved in the conversation. Khabib was the first to land a bomb with “You greatest UFC fighter in Twitter history”, while Jones took a more measured approach posting a list of most wins in UFC title bouts that did not feature McGregor anywhere and had the caption “where you at GOAT?”. Nate Diaz couldn’t hold himself back, taking a JAB at Jones’ doping record by adding a syringe emoji to the caption “No one’s gonna remember your fights.”
MYTWOCENTS VERDICT: The UFC twitter wars are sometimes as entertaining as the fights themselves. As for our UFC GOAT … Canadian George St. Pierre gets our vote.
PERRY REPLACES CORNER WITH GIRLFRIEND
UFC star Mike Perry has taken the unconventional move of firing his entire corner for his next fight(s) and replacing them with his girlfriend. Perry who has lost 5 of his last 7 fights had the following to say: “All I need the corner for is to pass me the bottle of water, wipe my head off or put the ice on my neck when I get hot coming in between the rounds … I don’t need no advice.”
Perry is being lined up to fight Darren Till at Dana White’s Fight Island.
MYTWOCENTS VERDICT: He probably needed to try something different after that run of form.