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Travis Wolford Poos Pants After MMA Loss

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MMA fighter Travis Wolford has earned himself the nickname The Brown Bomber.

Wolford pooed himself when he lost a match to heavyweight rival Danbiel Cooper.

Cooper sunk a chokehold into Wolford forcing him to tap. But the loss of air forced his body into survival mode. His body diverted blood from all non-essential areas in its fight for life – and this meant the bowels were on their own.

The fight took place at West Virginia’s Ruckus in the Cage Event. Cooper released his hold on Wolford, who lies gasping for air for a moment.

He rises shakily to his feet and that’s when it happens.

Be warned, this video is not for the faint of heart.

The crowd were horrified. One woman is heard dry retching and saying, “Oh my God, I’m going to throw up.”

Wolford appears barely sensible as he meanders away from scene.

Commentators attempt to lighten the mood by calling for volunteers to clean up the mess and laying on trite jokes like ‘Cooper just beat the crap out of Wolford – literally!’

Wolford has said he plans to fight again next month.

We wonder if he’ll be wearing nappies.

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Coca-Cola and McDonalds Call for Blatter to Step Down

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Coco-Cola has issued a statement calling upon Sepp Blatter to stand down as the FIFA president.

The shock statement was soon echoed by fast food giant McDonalds.

Sepp Blatter has been under criminal investigation by Swiss authorities for a week now. Coca-Cola and McDonalds are concerned their brands may be tarnished by association.

Coca-Cola released the statement “calling for FIFA President Joseph Blatter to step down immediately so that a credible and sustainable reform process can begin in earnest.

“Every day that passes the image and reputation of FIFA continues to tarnish. FIFA needs comprehensive and urgent reform, and that can only be accomplished through a truly independent approach.”

McDonalds chimed in shortly after releasing its own mdeaia statement:
The events of recent weeks have continued to diminish the reputation of FIFA and public confidence in its leadership.

“We (McDonalds) believe it would be in the best interest of the game for FIFA president sepp Blatter to step down immediately so that the reform process can proceed with the credibility that is needed.”

Talking lawyers is one thing Sepp Blatter has been able to control for some time now. But when huge amounts of sponsorship dollars are calling for your head it’s an entirely different game.

But the FIFA president gave his typical response through his lawyers:

“While Coca-Cola is a valued sponsor of FIFA, Mr Blatter respectfully disagrees with tis position and believes firmly that his leaving office now would not be in the best interest of FIFA, nor would it advance the process of reform and therefore, he will not resign,” said Blatter’s New York attorney Richard Cullen in a statement.

Knockout of the Yer Gives Boxing Some Much Needed Legitimacy

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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has knocked out  James Kirkland with one of the best punches of the year.

Both fighters were mixing it up early – pressing forward and hammering each other with fast, hard shots. Fans knew early the fight wouldn’t go the distance as both men leaned into their punches, looking for the kill-shot.

The referee was forced to give a standing eight count to Kirkland as he ate some vicious hooks and uppercuts.

Alvarez (24 years-old) knocked Kirkland to the canvas at 1:30 in the first round.

“Once I dropped him the first time I knew I had him” said a clearly delighted Alvarez.

But Kirkland refused to concede the bout, only prepared to relinquish the victory if it was beaten out of him.

Alvarez seemed happy to comply.

Alvarez pushed Kirkland against the ropes with a flurry of stinging body rips and hooks; the last of which sent his opponent to the canvas.

The referee gave him another eight-count and Kirkland rose ready to continue.

Before he could re-gather momentum Kirkland stepped in with a swinging right that whistled as it sliced through the air. That Kirkland’s head wasn’t knocked into the crowd was a miracle. But the brave fighter was unconscious before he hit the ground.

Alvarez began celebrating, but trned back to his fallen opponent when he realised he wasn’t moving.

“At the end of the day you don’t want him to be injured badly,” said Alvarez in a post-match interview. “I was a little worried about him and as soon as I found out that he was OK I started celebrating again.”

Kirkland was rushed to hospital for a CT scan.  The fight promoter, Bernard Hopkins, announced to the waiting media that Kirkland was responsive and cleared by the scan of any major damage.

Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 Kos) had just returned to the ring after a 10-month break. He beat Kirkland (32-2, 28 Kos) who himself had returned to boxing after a 17 month hiatus.

The fight stats show Kirkland threw 197 punches but only connected 42 times.

Alvarez, by comparison threw fewer punches (150), but connected 87 times.

But all he needed was that last one.

After the disappointment of the Mayweather v Pacquao match this fight is just what the sport of boxing was hoping for.

Genevieve LaCaze Grinds it at Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony

Attractive Australian steeplechaser Genevieve LaCaze was a little more subdued this morning after crashing Kylie Minogue’s performance at last night’s Commonwealth Games closing ceremony.

LaCaze was dared to run onto the stage by Games volunteers and she took the once in a lifetime opportunity. The head-turning runner was celebrating her 25th birthday and a 5th place in her event. Kylie had left the stage for a brief costume change when the volunteers made their suggestion. Their suggestion came as Ms LaCaze is from the Gold Coast, the site of the next Commonwealth Games and the idea of a Gold Coaster welcoming the Commonwealth to our next games seemed a great idea.

Plus, was a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Ms LaCaze rushed onto the stage and started grinding to the music. This morning Ms LaCaze described herself as ‘shy’ and ‘usually a rule-follower’ Her only regret, she said, was not also grabbing the microphone and belting out a few tunes.

“I’m the one who worries about the consequences before taking the chance of doing something a little bit rebellious, but I thought, ‘It’s my 25h birthday.”

“I don’t know,” she told new.com reporters, “I find 25 a number where you’re becoming an adult really, and I thought maybe one more childish act was in me.”

Genevieve LaCaze bumps and grinds on stage at Comm Games. Photo www.dailymail.co.uk

Genevieve LaCaze bumps and grinds on stage at Comm Games. Photo www.dailymail.co.uk

was born at Mount Tamborine in the Gold Coast hinterlands. She spent her schooling years in Logan, Queensland. However, whe won a scholarship to attend University of Florida in the U.S. and has lived there since.

Genevieve studied applied physiology and kinesiology. She completed her bachelor’s degree in 2012, the same year she competed in the Olympics for Australia. It was a race she very nearly missed as she posted her qualifying time after the closing date. However, a last minute reprieve allowed her to don the green and gold.

In fact, Genevieve stumbled into the sport of steeplechase quite by accident. He college team lost their number one pick for the steeplechase at a university games event. Genevieve was asked to step in. And she fell in love with the event.

Genevieve has learned a lot from these games: She has been approached by FHM for modelling. She learned a lot about tactics – having had her race dictated to her by the seemingly unbeatable Kenyans. And she has found out that when she dances the world stops to watch.

Kayak Netball: More Fun Than It Is Crazy!

Our team out on the water!

A couple of weeks ago, I overheard a few friends of mine discussing something that sounded absolutely crazy. It was a pretty packed barbeque, so I positioned myself a little bit better so as to overhear even more. It turned out what I’d originally heard was right: they were involved in Kayak Netball. I thought it might just be a joke, but I was also curious because it brought together two of my great loves.

As a kid, I’d adored playing netball. And kayaking was more my adult fascination. It was something I liked to include as part of my exercise regime, but finding the time was becoming more of a hassle every day. I resolved to ask my buddies, Kayla and Laurie, whether they were actually serious.

It turned out they were dead serious. The Kayak Netball matches were being held in North Sydney over the summer. It was all organised and arranged by Fitness Angels, a personal training business based in Sydney. They had other kinds of work out sessions on offer too, but the girls said they really loved the time out on the water.

The game was centred on two teams of four kayakers, with the aim of the game being to score a goal using the game ball. If the player has possession of the ball, then they can’t travel (like in netball) and the ball must be passed after three seconds. Players could use their paddles to defend against the ball, but the game was not a contact sport (in other words, we wouldn’t hit each other!)

They said it was a fast paced game, a really intense way to work out and have fun at the same time. Needing a bit of cardio exercise, I asked if there’d be a free spot next time around. “Actually,’ Laurie replied. ‘I think you’re in luck.”

The next weekend I prepared myself for a gruelling workout. Instead, I had a blast. It was actually really a lot of fun, so much so that you kind of forget you’re working out and really get into the spirit of the game instead. After my first game, I was certain I’d be back for more and since then I have been. It’s a regular and tough twist on my usually soft fitness regime and it’s a real hoot to boot!

Post-Exercise Routine

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After exercising, many people feel a strange mix of relaxation and stress. Endorphins are flowing after a span of time spent on a rewarding, comforting activity – depending on the intensity of the exercise that’s been undertaken, of course. However, time pressures (‘I’ve got to be on a train in forty minutes!’) can cut the post-exercise afterglow short. It can seem like there are a million things to do, without the span required to do any of them.

To avoid post-exercise panic, it’s important to develop some sort of routine. There are certain tasks that, despite being time-consuming, absolutely must be ticked off if your exercise is going to be beneficial.

Stretch

This might seem obvious, but you need to cool down after exercising. A surprising number of people forego post-exercise stretches in the rush to get on with things. This approach, though, sees exercisers bypass what might be the most important injury prevention tactic that they have at their disposal.

Stretching allows individuals to catch their breath – literally and figuratively. From a psychological and emotional point of view, taking a few minutes to cool down will establish a sense of calm. Stretching also helps to reduce muscle fatigue, and improve circulation. It can even help exercisers to pick up on any niggling aches or pains that they might otherwise miss.

Re-hydrate

These days, entire supermarket shelves stacked with pre-, during- and post-exercise drinks are a common sight. The sheer amount of choice available to shoppers can be perplexing. The best option largely hinges on the duration and intensity of the exercise being undertaken, plus the fitness of the individual.

In general, short bouts of exercise should be accompanied by water. However, those exercising for an hour or more at a time should consider sports drinks like Gatorade. This is because they hydrate the body, and also provide much-needed sodium and carbohydrates that will keep up energy levels and can also help to avoid cramping.

After exercise, some form of drink is certainly needed. Water is, in many cases, your best bet; it will help to cool the body and offers the most natural form of hydration. However, water won’t top up your carbohydrate levels – something you’ll need to consider when deciding what to eat (see below). Alternatively, ‘recovery drinks’ allow exercisers to bounce back and perform well when they next exercise – the downside is that they’re clearly much more expensive.

Shower and moisturise

Having sweated out toxins from the body, all exercisers should be vigilant in making sure that they clean their skin properly. Failure to take a shower or bath could result in a build-up of these toxins being worse than before, potentially leading to acne break-outs. Plus, you’re bound to be rather smelly.

routine-foodIn addition to bodily toxins, other things like sunscreen and chlorine should be washed off. Mere soap may not be enough; botanical bath products & body scrub in Australia could be required to ensure that the body is fully clean.

After this, the exerciser should follow their normal skincare routine. In many cases, this will involve facial & body skincare products in Australia, aiming to protect the skin from sun damage and ageing.

Eat

Between 20-60 minutes after exercising, food should be consumed. This bracket of time allows the ingestion of foods without making the exerciser feel bloated or lethargic. Nutrient-dense foods containing good doses of cabohydrates and proteins are recommended to bolster energy levels. Foods like eggs, vegetables and fish are ideal.

Eating within the 20-60 minute bracket should be feasible, assuming you don’t spend too long in the shower and you haven’t taken too long enjoying your Crabtree & Evelyn bath products. If you’re exercising at the gym, you should try and bring your food with you inn a Tupperware container – this will ensure that you’re within the desired time-frame.

Enjoy the endorphins

If you’ve undertaken the correct process, you should spend the rest of the day (or at the least the morning) on a white, fluffy cloud of endorphins. Enjoy it – you’ve earned it.