MMA Fighters Top Sports Illustrated’s “25 Toughest Athletes” List

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Sports Illustrated released its list of “The 25 Toughest Athletes”, among the athlete’s listed were two Mixed Martial Artists and one boxer. Coming in at #3 is the current UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Also in the top ten, top heavyweight Fedor Emelienanko made the list at #8. Boxer Floyd Mayweather came in just behind Fedor at #9.

Anderson Silva:

You automatically qualify when people tab you as the world’s best pound-for-pound mixed martial arts fighter. Silva is 6-0 in the UFC, and ranked No. 1 in pound-for-pound polls by Fight Magazine.

Fedor Emelianenko:

Well, he’s the toughest heavyweight in the world, and maybe the greatest heavyweight in mixed martial arts. Emelianenko, 31, is 27-1-1 in MMA and is a 10-time Sambo tournament champion, including four World Combat Sambo Championships. Ruthless Russian strongman Vladimir Putin shows up on occasion to watch him.

Boxing News: Mayweather TKO’s Hatton In The 10th

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Tonight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Floyd “Pretty Boy” Mayweather TKO’s English Boxer Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton early in the 10th round. Mayweather retains his WBC world welterweight belt after dominating Hatton 8 out of 10 rounds.

OFFICAL: Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeats Ricky Hatton by TKO (Punches) at 1:35 in R10.

Boxing News: Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Ricky Hatton

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Tonight is the LIVE PPV boxing event Floyd Mayweather Jr. (38-0) vs. Ricky Hatton (43-0) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ricky Hatton an English fighter fighting out of Greater Manchester, England. Hatton hold wins over Kostya Tszyu, Carlos Maussa and Jose Luis Castillo.

Mayweather holds the WBC, IBO and IBA welterweight belts and is considered by many to be pound for pound the best welterweight in the world. Mayweather hold wins over Diego Corrales, José Luis Castillo x2, Zab Judahm and Oscar de la Hoya. Mayweather took this fight just 3 months after announcing his retirement.

This Superfight is on tract to set new records for PPV’s. Below is videos of the press conference, watch video two to see Mayweather Jr. talk shit, dance, and get under Hatton’s skin.

Mayweather vs. Hatton Part 1

Mayweather vs. Hatton Part 2