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Conor McGregor is like a ‘prostitute,’ Kamaru Usman is ‘best trash talker,’ says fighter







Conor McGregor has soured a portion of the mixed martial arts community due to his trash talk in the aftermath of UFC 264 — and Professional Fighters League (PFL) semi-finalist Raush Manfio is one of them.




Manfio (13-3) is coming off a split decision win against Anthony Pettis at PFL 6 on June 25. He will meet Clay Collard (20-8) in the PFL Welterweight Playoff Semi-Finals at PFL 7, taking place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida on Fri., Aug. 13 via ESPN2 and ESPN+.




Manfio’s time in PFL has taught him a lot about self-promotion, and while he is a big proponent of trash talk, there are certain subjects that should be off-limits.





“I think trash-talking is really good when you do it the right way. ‘I’ll knock him out, I’ll submit him.’ This trash-talking I think is healthy because I’m really going to try and do that. I can say whatever I want about my opponent. I think this makes the fight bigger,” he tells “Never talk about family, countries, business or religion. This kind of stuff is outside of the map. But you need to make really good trash talk, you have to invest in social media. This is a business. Before I got into PFL, I didn’t have this business mindset.





“I think the guy who makes everything for money is a prostitute. Money does not justify everything. We have limits. What is the message you can tell to the kids? He’s the biggest name in the sport and he deserves it because he’s a very good fighter and he promotes the fights very well. But imagine, how can I tell my kid, ‘It’s okay that this guy can talk about anything he wants because he’s making millions?’” he asks. “No, it’s not true. You have limits. You have to be respectful. Martial arts is not about promoting fights only. It’s about respect and discipline. It’s the first thing you learn when you get into the sport. So just because you have money right now, you’re going to throw away everything you learned in the process? Just to get money? For me, it doesn’t work like that.”





Manfio says McGregor should take a pointer from Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre.

“I like the way GSP does,” the fighter shares. “Even Kamaru Usman is a really good guy in the sport. He beats everyone inside the cage and he makes good trash talk. Especially against Colby Covington because they don’t like each other. But it has a limit. They talk about each other. That’s it. This is good. I agree. Kamaru Usman for me is the best trash talker right now. He talks about the guy, he makes jokes like, ‘I broke your face.’”






Manfio, 29, is loving the rise of promotions outside the UFC and says it has allowed him to focus on fighting as an actual career.




“I love the PFL format,” he says. “For me, to be in the PFL would be my very first option if I could choose if I could pick any show. Not to be a brown nose of PFL, to be honest. The thing about the sponsors is very important to me. If God allows me to go to the finals, even if I win the million, I want to make money with sponsors. It’s good for me to promote with other brands. This makes PFL the best option in the market in my opinion.”

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CONTROVERSY. Naomi Osaka’s boyfriend Cordae brags his relationship with the world no.2



Naomi Osaka has been dating her boyfriend Cordae for more than 2 years often sparking some controversy. Cordae is an up-and-coming American rapper that loves sending strong messages. Last year, on the occasion of the US Open, he was wildly criticized for showing the middle finger when taking some pictures with Naomi Osaka after she won the trophy. That looked extremely inappropriate also because he was stealing the scene of his girlfriend with that questionable gesture.

Cordae has just launched a song, “More Life”, boasting his relationship with Naomi using the following (strong) words: “My girl a tennis star, you niggas out here marrying hoes.”

According to the comments, many people didn’t really like this.

Cordae and Naomi Osaka are a power couple

— brown (@BrownRapFan) April 22, 2021

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Why Rafael Nadal only had one girlfriend in his life



ABC gave more details on Maria Francisca Perello, Rafael Nadal’s longtime girlfriend and future wife. Maria studied Administration and Direction of companies in the Balearic Islands University. She did not make people notice she was Nadal’s girlfriend.

Then she started working in the department of Communication in Palma de Mallorca. Then she worked in London for Mapfre, which is connected to Nadal. She is currently the director of social integration of the Rafa Nadal Foundation which is based in Barcelona and ran by Nadal’s mother Ana Maria Parera.

In 2013 the couple bought a €4 million worth chalet where they live. Maria understands the sacrifices that her future husband does to keep competing at the highest level. They started dating each other in 2005. She rarely speaks about their relationship.

In 2011, she told John Carlin, writer of Rafa: My Story book, explaining why Nadal often goes to the tournaments being alone: “Travelling around the world would not be good for me and him either. If I followed him everywhere, I think we could stop getting well each other.”

A close source to the couple told ABC: “She gave him his room to relax and not feel tense. When one like Nadal goes through so much pressure he needs to be calm.” In an interview to TODAY Serena Williams was asked her thoughts on her sister Venus as an auntie.

The 23-time Grand Slam winner praised what she considers her best friend. “She’s great. None of us grew up! We’re all just a bunch of kids having fun”, said Serena who became mother of a daughter called Olympia in September 2017.

I feel like things should have changed more,” said Serena, who added: “I feel like the older (Olympia) gets, the more I go back to being how I was. I don’t know if that’s normal, but that (pre-baby life) started coming back for me.”

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Naomi Osaka Boyfriend: Tennis Star’s Rapper Boyfriend Didn’t Know She Played Tennis



Naomi Osaka boyfriend: Osaka’s boyfriend – Cordae – was unaware of her tennis fame until after they started dating in 2019 and attended the US Open.

In a few years, Naomi Osaka has made herself at home in everyone’s hearts. She has bagged four Grand Slam titles and is without a doubt one of the best tennis players in the world. Her boyfriend, however, remained unaware of her being a tennis star until after he started dating her.

Naomi Osaka boyfriend: Who is Naomi Osaka dating?
As of now, the 23-year-old tennis star is dating Cordae Amari Dunston – mostly known as Cordae. While Naomi Osaka Cordae have been dating for quite some time now, Cordae was not really aware of Osaka’s tennis fame. “It’s not my sport,” the Grammy-nominated artist said during an interview. “If you asked me about tennis, before being immersed in it because of Naomi, I could only give you Venus and Serena Williams, you know? Because they’re just a part of the culture.”

Later, the rapper even admitted that he felt out of place during the 2019 US Open. “I don’t know if I ever told Naomi this or not, but I felt really out of place. Like, that was my first time being in an environment like that in my entire life,” he said while talking to GQ. He added that it was his first tennis match, and he went to schools where the majority of the kids were Black. As a result, it was “weird” for him to be in that space.

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Cordae, a rapper, moved to LA after college for his career. He released mixtapes as a teenager, going by the name of “Entendre”. He worked on raps as a hobby till 2018, slowly gaining interest later. He was a TBN collective member and was “YBN Cordae” while with them. Last year, he was nominated for Best Rap Album at the Grammys.

Is Naomi Osaka in a relationship? How did Naomi Osaka meet Cordae?

The couple, per reports, met in 2019. They dated in secret for around a year, before going for a date at a LA Clippers game. “I just remember seeing that there were so many people who wanted to take a picture with him,” Osaka said about their first date. ” And I just thought it was really cool how friendly and welcoming he was with everyone”.

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Osaka also revealed that she has been on tour with Cordae, which was like a fun adventure for her. Since then, Osaka has been introduced to a lot of older music by Cordae, which she said was interesting about him, “He knows the whole catalogue of everyone,” she said. “I feel like the knowledge that he has about his craft and his passion is so much more vast than mine”.

It’s Naomi Osaka walking infront of her billboards while wearing Cordae’s record label @hilevel merch for me!! 🤩

— UnapologeticAyesha (@AyeshaAlerts) May 21, 2021
Cordae also spoke about them keeping their relationship private, and how they rarely post intimate moment which they consider sacred. “A relationship is really a sacred thing. Once you let outside influences get into it, it becomes less sacred”.

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