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Seahawks looks to take over NFC West with Week 15 win over the Rams

Seahawks looks to take over NFC West with Week 15 win over the Rams

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

The Seattle Seahawks (8-5) will look to take over top spot in the NFC West by defeating division rivals the Los Angeles Rams (9-4) in Week 15 of the NFL’s regular season.

Seattle has gone 21-7 in their last 28 games played in the month of December.

The Seahawks are coming off a disappointing 30-24 road loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 14, but are favored to bounce back at home in Week 15 against the Rams.

Seattle and Los Angeles have already played once this season, with the Seahawks emerging victorious 16-10 back in October.

With that said, Seattle will be missing two key players this time around as they will be without the services of Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor.

In order for Los Angeles to pull off the upset, the Rams will need quarterback Jared Goff to play at his absolute best.

The second-year pivot has been instrumental in helping the Rams offense average 30.5 points per game this season.

Who do you think will emerge victorious this Sunday in Seattle, the Rams or the Hawks?

What’s next for UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway?

What’s next for UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway?

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

Max Holloway made his first successful UFC featherweight title defense at last weekend’s UFC 218 event in Detroit defeating Jose Aldo via third-round TKO.

With the win, the proud Hawaiian extended his current win streak to twelve in a row and solidified himself as one of mixed martials arts pound-for-pound best fighters.

Holloway was originally expected to face former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar at UFC 218, however “The Answer” was forced to pullout of the fight with an injury.

So what is next for “Blessed”?

Obviously Frankie Edgar is a logical choice to be Holloway’s next opponent.

But don’t rule out former division champion Conor McGregor.

The UFC’s biggest star and current lightweight champion, McGregor, threw shade at Holloway following his victory over Aldo on December 2.

Max quickly returned fire at McGregor by calling him a “retired fighter who enjoys looking back at his past accomplishments”.

Holloway and McGregor met way back in 2013, with Conor emerging victorious via unanimous decision.

“Mystic Mac” is expected to unify his lightweight title with current interim champ Tony Ferguson in his next octagon appearance.

However, McGregor has been outspoken about Ferguson’s lack of drawing power and a rematch with Holloway seems to be a more favourable fight/payday for the Irishman.

Who would you like to see Max Holloway fight next?

NFL Week 14 Schedule

NFL Week 14 Schedule

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

Week 14

Thu Dec 7

8:25 pm
New Orleans Saints
Atlanta Falcons

Sun Dec 10

1:00 pm
Chicago Bears
Cincinnati Bengals

1:00 pm
Detroit Lions
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

1:00 pm
Green Bay Packers
Cleveland Browns

1:00 pm
Indianapolis Colts
Buffalo Bills

1:00 pm
Minnesota Vikings
Carolina Panthers

1:00 pm
Oakland Raiders
Kansas City Chiefs

1:00 pm
San Francisco 49ers
Houston Texans

1:00 pm
Seattle Seahawks
Jacksonville Jaguars

4:05 pm
New York Jets
Denver Broncos

4:05 pm
Tennessee Titans
Arizona Cardinals

4:05 pm
Washington Redskins
Los Angeles Chargers

4:25 pm
Dallas Cowboys
New York Giants

4:25 pm
Philadelphia Eagles
Los Angeles Rams

8:30 pm
Baltimore Ravens
Pittsburgh Steelers

Mon Dec 11

8:30 pm
New England Patriots
Miami Dolphins

Yoel Romero reacts to Michael Bisping’s first-round KO loss to Kelvin Gastelum

Yoel Romero reacts to Michael Bisping’s first-round KO loss to Kelvin Gastelum

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

Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping suffered his second stoppage loss in just three weeks at last weekend’s UFC event in Shanghai, China.

After being put to sleep by Georges St-Pierre in the main event of UFC 217 on November 4, “The Count” decided to make a quick turnaround and accepted a short-notice fight with Kelvin Gastelum for November 25.

Unfortunately for Bisping, his fight with Gastelum did not go as planned. Kelvin caught Michael with a massive left hand in the early moments of round one which sent Bisping crashing to the canvas. Gastelum would then proceed to unleash some brutal ground and pound which forced the referee to step in and stop the contest.

While many fighters applauded Bisping for taking the short notice fight with Gastelum, there were others who disagreed with the decision.

Recently retired ONE Championship welterweight title holder Ben Askren put the UFC on blast for allowing “a concussed” Bisping to make such a quick turnaround.

Most recently, Michael Bisping’s bitter rival Yoel Romero spoke with’s Chris Taylor where he criticized the bold move.

“You know, I think it is just so crazy. He came back just after just a couple of weeks. He got hurt badly in that fight with St-Pierre and ended up being put to sleep. Normally, the commission and doctors won’t allow a fighter to come back so soon after a fight like that. He came back after three weeks! That is just crazy I think.”

Romero was quick to point the finger at Bisping’s coaching staff who he believes should have advised “The Count” against making such a quick turnaround.

“Bisping’s team should have told him not to take that fight. For the sake of his family. He should have been thinking about his family. They (his team) should have told him not to fight and pointed at his family. The question really is why did his team allow him to fight. They should have said no. It is my humble opinion that he should have not come back so fast.”

Following his loss to Gastelum, Michael Bisping announced that he still plans to have one last fight when the promotion returns to London in March of 2018.

Do you think we will finally see a scrap between Yoel Romero and Michael Bisping this March?