AFL superstar Dustin Martin was spotted soaking-up the sun with tennis legend Serena Williams and her husband Alexis Ohanian back in 2019.
And now the real story behind their unexpected friendship has been revealed.
Herald Sun reported on Sunday that Martin and Williams share a mutual friend – Australian celebrity ‘mindset coach’ Ben Crowe.
The publication reports that Martin was travelling at the time with Hollywood talent agent Jessica Steindorff, who was also being mentored by Crowe.
The group met up thanks to their mutual connection to Crowe, who is also responsible for mentoring the likes of tennis champion Ash Barty.
Dustin surprised fans back in November of 2019 after he was spotted with the American tennis star and her husband.
In a clip posted to Williams’ Instagram, the pair are seen with her Reddit co-founder husband Alexis Ohanian enjoying the sun, sand and surf.
The group were filmed enjoying food and drinks while Ohanian mixed music in the background.
Dustin appeared relaxed, grinning at the camera while enjoying a holiday beverage.
Another image showed Martin and Ohanian standing in the shallows waiting to board a speed boat.
Williams has gushed about their time at the idyllic holiday spot in her latest Instagram post.
‘Today is our last day in this glorious place, we’ve had so much fun. We are living our best lives eating fried chicken sandwiches,’ she said in a video update.
The footage surprised footy fans, as Martin’s friendship with Williams was previously unknown.
‘This has to be fake,’ one Twitter user noted at the time, while another asked: ‘What’s going on here?’
The holiday capped off a stellar season for Martin after he helped lead the Richmond Tigers to their second premiership in three years.
“Everyone wants him to make controversial comments; they don’t understand”– Former driver weighs in on Lewis Hamilton’s silence after ……..
Lewis Hamilton usually keeps an active social media presence, engaging with fans and promoting social causes. However, after the dramatic conclusion of his title fight with Max Verstappen, the former world champion is nowhere to be seen.
The decision to restart the race has been controversial. Yet, Lewis hasn’t expressed his views on the same. Watson believes it’s an understandable response while the FIA carries out its investigation.
Hamilton is between a rock and a hard place between his sportsmanship and his own emotions. “I think he clearly felt that the manner in which the outcome of the race was determined was very unsatisfactory”, Watson has to say.
Further adding, “I would agree with him on that. I think that he is taking his time, not making any announcements, public statements, whatever, and leaving the negotiation or the discussion that may or may not be taking place to his team.”
Watson also believes that this is a team issue, and Mercedes should express any disputes. – “If anybody is going to do anything about it, it’s going to have to be his team. Because he is only a part of that team,” he commented.
With Hamilton’s return to the sport up in the air, many eagerly await a response.
Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather: Joe Rogan commentary added to pathetic UFC star punch
It’s been over four years since the greatest crossover in combat sport history, and fans are still enjoying the memes that came from it.
Back in August 2017, UFC star Conor McGregor and undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather shared the ring for 10 rounds at the T-Mobile Arena, with ‘Money’ Mayweather going on to secure a TKO victory.
In the lead up to the bout, fans were unsure of how McGregor would adapt to a boxing ring as opposed to an Octagon, and to this day the jokes are still pretty funny.
Mayweather won via a 10th-round TKO, however, many fans think the American was coasting for the first rounds and only began putting pressure on in the final stages where he secured the win.
McGregor did himself justice, landing decent shots on ‘Money’ and surviving until the latter stages, however, not without a couple clinches, back-of-the-head shots and just general boxing awkwardness.
The ‘Notorious’ McGregor swiftly got the meme treatment from social media, as fans speculated how the bout would’ve sounded had Joe Rogan been in the commentary booth.
Take a look at the clip below…
If Joe Rogan would’ve commentated Mcgregor vs Mayweather pic.twitter.com/AfCoS0uO5B
— Λ𝔫𝔱𝔬🦉🦭 (@ImAntoMMA) January 8, 2021
McGregor barely touches the nose of Mayweather but Rogan can be heard hyping up the Irishman and claiming ‘he hurt him bad.’
Over the years, it is clear that Rogan has divided opinion. Some appreciate the enthusiasm he brings to the UFC, whilst others believe that Rogan has a tendency to over-exaggerate during his assessment of fights.
McGregor has also, through no fault of his own, garnered a reputation as a favourite amongst UFC boss Dana White and commentators Joe Rogan, Jon Anik and Daniel Cormier, leading to fans thinking he gets special treatment.
The Irishman was planned to participate in a wheelchair boxing match for charity at the start of the year, but the event was postponed due to ‘time constraints.’
Whether we see the Forbes highest-paid athlete of the year return to a boxing ring will remain unknown, but perhaps for his sake he should stick to the Octagon.
McGregor has been rumoured to face current UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira once he’s fully healed from his broken leg sustained in his defeat to Dustin Poirier last year.
Return to the Ring: Mike Tyson and the big money fight against Jake Paul
For some time now, Mike Tyson has been planning another return to the ring after taking on Roy Jones Jr in 2020. Until now, though, he hasn’t been able to nail down another opponent, even though several names have been mentioned, such as Evander Holyfield.
Now, Tyson could be in line to face Jake Paul in Las Vegas. From the moment the YouTuber brothers Jake and Logan Paul emerged into the boxing world, Tyson refrained from criticising them and now he could be rewarded with a mega money bout against the younger brother.
According to The Sun, the agents of both men are working on details for a Las Vegas fight that would take place at the end of 2022.
It is estimated that the prize money could reach 45 million dollars, just through PPV and ticket sales.
Tyson said on Monday that this fight “is news to me”, but The Sun insist that the details are being finalised and that we could see Jake Paul vs Mike Tyson before the end of the year.