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Jordy Nelson signs a 2-year deal with the Raiders

Jordy Nelson signs a 2-year deal with the Raiders

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Wide receiver Jordy Nelson was cut by the Green Bay Packers earlier this month, this after ten successful pro seasons with the football club.

The 32-year-old will now take his talents to the Oakland Raiders after agreeing to a 2-year $14.2 million dollar deal.

Jordy Nelson’s 69 career touchdowns rank second in Green Bay Packers history.

Nelson will now join an Oakland Raiders offense led by star young quarterback Derek Carr.

Ndamukong Suh signs a one-year deal with the LA Rams

Ndamukong Suh signs a one-year deal with the LA Rams

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

The Los Angeles Rams have signed defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to a one-year deal worth $14 million dollars according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

The 31-year-old was released by his former team the Miami Dolphins at the start of free agency.

Suh had visited the Titans, Saints and Raiders prior to eventually signing with the Rams.

In LA, Suh will play alongside reigning defensive player of the year Aaron Donald.

Los Angeles made the playoffs last season under the leadership of star quarterback Jared Goff.

With the signing of Suh, it is clear that the Rams have Super Bowl aspirations for the 2018-2019 season.

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UFC Fight Night 128: Barboza vs. Lee Fight Card

UFC Fight Night 128: Barboza vs. Lee Fight Card

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

The octagon will return to Atlantic City on April 21 for UFC Fight Night 128.

The event, which will air on FS1, is headlined by a key lightweight tilt between perennial division contenders Edson Barboza and Kevin Lee.

Barboza recently had his three-fight win streak snapped by Khabib Nurmagomedov at December’s UFC 219 event in Las Vegas.

Prior to his setback to “The Eagle”, the Brazilian had scored impressive victories over Anthony Pettis, Gilbert Melendez and most recently a nasty knockout of Beneil Dariush.

Meanwhile, Kevin Lee was most recently in action at October’s UFC 216 event where he suffered a third-round submission loss to Tony Ferguson in a bout for the promtions interim lightweight title.

That loss snapped a five-fight win streak for Lee, who had previosuly defeated Efrain Escudero, Jake Matthews, Magomed Mustafaev, Francisco Trinaldo and most recently Michael Chiesa.

In the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 128 former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will attempt to rebound from his first career stoppage loss when he rematches Cub Swanson.

Edgar suffered a first-round knockout loss to surging featherweight contender Brian Ortega in the co-main event of UFC 222 earlier this month in Las Vegas.

Meanwhile, Cub Swanson most recently saw his four-fight win streak snapped by the aforementioned Brian Ortega this past December in Fresno.

Swanson and Edgar first met in November of 2014 with Frankie emerging victorious by way of fifth-round submission.

Get the current UFC Fight Night 128 lineup below:

Kevin Lee vs. Edson Barboza – Lightweight
Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson – Featherweight
David Branch vs. Thiago Santos – Middleweight
Corey Anderson vs. Patrick Cummins – Light Heavyweight
Aljamain Sterling vs. Brett Johns – Bantamweight
Jim Miller vs. Dan Hooker – Lightweight
Ryan LaFlare vs. Alex Garcia – Welterweight
Chase Sherman vs. Justin Willis – Heavyweight
Mogomed Bibulatov vs. Ulka Sasaki – Flyweight
Leslie Smith vs. Aspen Ladd – Bantamweight
Tony Martin vs. Keita Nakamura – Welterweight

Max Holloway rips Floyd Mayweather and Tyron Woodley over MMA claims!

Max Holloway rips Floyd Mayweather and Tyron Woodley over MMA claims!

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, who retired following his tenth-round TKO victory over Conor McGregor this past August, continues to make headlines.

“Money” recently told TMZ that he will need “6-8 months of MMA training” before applying for his mixed martial arts license and making his octagon debut.

While many fight fans would be more than happy to see Mayweather attempt to defeat Conor McGregor for a second time under the unified rules of mixed martial arts, the rumblings are just rumors at this time.

Current UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway isn’t buying into the Floyd Mayweather’s recent claims. In fact “Blessed” believes that the recent rumors that current welterweight champ Tyron Woodley is training Mayweather for his MMA debut are nothing more than a PR stunt.

The Hawaiian champion shared his thoughts on the matter to Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour:

“In boxing, he’s greatest,” Holloway told Helwani. “There’s no hate towards him. He finished smart, he made a lot of money, he changed the sport in a lot of ways, and he got there using his brains and being smart … and not being humiliated. You guys really believe this guy is going to take an MMA fight, at however old he is right now, against a young guy that’s tough who people consider one of the best in the sport? It just blows my mind, man. If people believe that kind of stuff, it’s wild. I really don’t know what to say.”

Holloway continued:

“I mean, I love Woodley,” Holloway stated. “Woodley’s the man. He’s a great dude, but I swear he talks about everything. He’s talking about everything. Whatever you can talk about, he talks about it. That guy is always on TMZ or something, so he wants to be talked about all of the time, that’s it. Woodley, you are the man, brother, but I think it’s a PR stunt. How can you not think it’s not a PR stunt? I don’t know. This guy is always — every time I see on Twitter something retweeting about TMZ, it’s Tyron Woodley talking about it. So it’s like, gosh, is this guy a champion or is he a TMZ reporter? What is going on, my friend?”

Do you think there is any chance we see 41-year-old boxing legend Floyd Mayweather step into the octagon?