Musk announces Master Plan 3, says ‘the future is bright’
Musk announces the the third version of Tesla’s “master plan” on March 1. At the upcoming investor day to be held at its gigafactory in Texas, Tesla said it will share details about its next-generation vehicle platforms, which Musk has said would produce a vehicle about half the cost of Tesla’s current vehicle underpinings. Tesla also said it will discuss long-term expansion plans, capital allocation and other subjects. Master Plan, Part Deux was released in 2016 and Part 1 in 2006.
Master Plan 3, the path to a fully sustainable energy future for Earth will be presented on March 1. The future is bright!
Master Plan 3, the path to a fully sustainable energy future for Earth will be presented on March 1.
The future is bright! pic.twitter.com/11ug0LRlbD
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 8, 2023
Manchester Food & Drink Festival acoustic set announcement
The band announces they will be performing their new EP in full on the City Life Manchester
stage at the Manchester Food & Drink Festival on 4th Oct, Albert Square, 8pm.
ACOUSTIC SHOW We will be performing our new EP in full on the @CityLifeManc stage at MF&D Fest on 4th Oct, Albert Square, 8pm and it’s Free Entry 😉👉https://t.co/5NLw3SQ41t pic.twitter.com/mQPqnP04BW
— THE SLOW READERS CLUB (@slowreadersclub) September 18, 2018
McGregor, Nurmagomedov to fight Oct 6
White announces McGregor and Nurmagomedov will fight in UFC 229, in Las Vegas on October 6.
I wouldn’t say this is a crossroads fight. This is a very important fight for both fighters. For Khabib, who is undefeated and who is looked at as one of the best fighters in the world, beating Conor is massive for him. And obviously for Conor, coming back from a two-year layoff, in my opinion — and it’s crazy to say this because of how popular he is around the world — but he’s one of the most underrated fighters in the UFC. Everybody thinks because he speaks so well and gets so crazy and everything, it makes him sort of less of a fighter. It’s the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen…When you talk about pound-for-pound, best in the world? This is a guy who is actually living proof for pound-for-pound. He [McGregor] jumps from weight class to weight class and fights people in different weight classes.
Announces five-date tour
The band announces a five-day headline tour of the UK and Ireland.
Friday, October 12 – Belfast – Belfast Limelight 2
Saturday, October 13 – Dublin – Button Factory
Saturday, December 8 – Glasgow – Glasgow School of Art
Tuesday, December 11 – London – London Scala
Friday, December 14 – Manchester – Manchester o2 Apollo
Numagomedov’s team announces Oct 6 McGregor fight
Nurmagomedov’s team says their fighter will fight McGregor on October 6 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
UFC wanted Khabib-McGregor, GSP-Diaz lightweight tournament
The UFC reportedly wanted a lightweight tournament with Nurmagomedov fighting McGregor in the fall and St-Pierre vs Diaz in August, with the two winners facing off at the end of the year. The GSP-Diaz bought was cancelled due to GSP’s illness. St-Pierre:
I’m not ready to fight yet. I need to wait until all the symptoms of my ulcer stop. It’s much better than it was but it’s not 100 percent yet. If I try to return for a training camp for a fight it will amplify and go back to what it was in the beginning. I need to get over this first for my own health and safety.
The Nurmagomedov-McGregor bout is impacted by McGregor’s legal issues. However, Nurmagomedov’s camp has also been pushing for a match up with St-Pierre instead, which they call a “legacy” bout.
White to meet McGregor in Las Vegas
After he was not able to meet with McGregor in Liverpool, White says the meeting has been rescheduled to Las Vegas, and that he is planning for the Irishman to fight Nurmagomedov. He also says he has not seen McGregor since the incident in Brooklyn and that he is not involved in his legal defence in any way.
Conor and I are going to meet in Las Vegas,. I’m pretty confident [a lightweight title fight] is a fight that Conor wants, and I’m pretty confident that is a fight Khabib wants. So yeah, I could see that happening.
White, McGregor to meet in Liverpool
White says he and McGregor will meet in Liverpool in the coming weekend to discuss the fighter’s future.
We’re going to sit down and talk about his future and what’s next…Obviously, he has to deal with [his legal situation] in June. I’m flying to Liverpool this weekend for a fight there, and he and I are going to meet in Liverpool.
McGregor to host Notorious premiere in Dublin
McGregor and his partner will host a premiere party for his upcoming movie, Notorious, in Dublin on November. Members of McGregor’s family will also join the event, including his mother and father and sisters, Aoife and Erin. The film’s director confirms McGregor himself will be on hand to host a red carpet event in Dublin to celebrate the launch:
The world premiere will be on November 1 in Dublin and Conor will be there and some other big names. It’s going to be a big red-carpet event. Conor really wanted the premiere to be in his hometown. The film will debut here and be released worldwide throughout November…There were times when Conor would tell all the cameras to leave but then say ‘You guys can stay’. We were pretty invasive but Conor was really comfortable with us.
Conor McGregor to face Nate Diaz in return to UFC
The Sunday World reports McGregor is planning to fight Diaz, in the third round of a trilogy, tentatively scheduled for December 30, in Las Vegas. The Irishman has split the first two bouts against the American fighter, with Diaz winning the first by submission, and McGregor winning the second with a majority decision. It is reported that McGregor’s friends and family are so sure of the fight being announced that they have already booked flights to Las Vegas. Insider:
Conor has told them that only the ‘Is’ have to be dotted and the ‘Ts’ crossed for this to go ahead.
McGregor to visit Glasgow to thank fans
McGregor will get paid £100,000 from one night in Scotland, for a meet-and-greet event with fans in Glasgow. Supporters will have to fork out up to £1,100 for the chance to get up close to the superstar at the city’s SEC Armadillo on September 29. But the real reason McGregor is visiting Glasgow, is because he was bowled over by a display unveiled by Celtic fans last month. An insider:
Conor’s not short of a few bob. There’s no bigger name right now, and he’s in demand across the globe, but the truth is he was really keen to come to Scotland. He loves his Scots fans and really wanted to thank them personally. It had been agreed in principal before the negotiations even started.
Demi Lovato to sing National Anthem for McGregor-Mayweather fight
Showtime announces it has signed Lovato to sing the U.S. National Anthem ahead of the McGregor-Mayweather fight. Lovato is a regular at UFC fights, and trains in MMA at Jay Glazer’s gym in Los Angeles.
Many celebrities to attend McGregor-Mayweather fight
TMZ reports that a long list of celebrities will attend the McGregor-Mayweather fight on August 26, including Angelina Jolie, Drake, Elon Musk, Diddy, Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Charlize Theron, LL Cool J, Jamie Foxx, LeBron James, Bob Kraft, Rick Ross, Adam Levine, Michael Bay, Avicii, and Jeff Beacher. Others have yet to announce their attendance.
White announces Ferguson, Lee interim lightweight title fight for UFC 216
White announces Ferguson and Lee will square off for the UFC interim lightweight title at October’s UFC 216 event for October 7 in Las Vegas.
Kahbib’s not ready. It is what it is.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) August 16, 2017
Mayweather-McGregor undercard announced
Showtime and Mayweather Promotions announce three bouts for the Aug. 26 boxing event from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, including a pair of title fights. In a WBA light heavyweight title match, champion Nathan Cleverly will defend his belt against Badou Jack, a former WBC super middleweight champion who is stepping up in weight. Cleverly:
This is a fight I have wanted ever since Badou Jack moved to light heavyweight and I’m delighted to fight in Vegas on an event like this.
To be a part of this event and fighting on this card is historic. Nothing beats it. I’m excited to get back in the ring. I’m getting ready to take that belt, and win a title in my second weight class.
In an IBF junior lightweight title matchup, undefeated Gervonta Davis defends his belt against Costa Rica’s Francisco Fonseca. A 10-round cruiserweight bout, between Chicago’s Andrew Tabiti and Philadelphia’s Steve Cunningham, is also announced.
Hardy to commentate McGregor-Mayweather for Sky Sports
Hardy, a former UFC welterweight contender, is named by Sky Sports as part of the UK and Ireland commentating team for the McGregor-Mayweather bout.
This will be the first boxing match that I’ve worked on. Obviously I’ve worked a lot with boxers in the past. I’ve trained alongside boxers because back in the day with mixed martial arts, they were the only real combat athletes around me that knew what they were doing. As soon as it becomes a mixed martial arts fight, (boxers) become interested. There have been questions that have come from (boxers) in the past that will prepare me for this, I think. I understand the boxing mentality and I understand what they’re going to be looking at as far as Conor McGregor as a new addition to the sport.
After party announced
McGregor announces an after party at Encore Beach Club in Las Vegas, to take place after his fight with Mayweather.
Conor McGregor after party announced. $35 for women, $45 for men. Expedited entry: $45 for women, $75 for men. pic.twitter.com/gPeuIbJtXW
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 1, 2017
Sky Sports: McGregor-Mayweather PPV will be £19.95 in UK
Sky Sports announces it has beaten BT Sports for the rights to broadcast the McGregor-Mayweather fight on August 26, live on pay-per-view. Ahead of the fight, Sky Sports viewers will be able to enjoy a range of support programming across both TV channels and digital platforms, in addition to all the pre-fight build up from behind the scene. The cost of the event will be £19.95 for UK customers; €24.95 for those in Ireland, across all forms of booking up until midnight Friday 25 August. From then on the cost will still be £19.95 / €24.95 if bookings are made via remote control and online, but will cost £24.95 / €29.95 if booked via the phone. An additional £2 / €2 booking fee still applies if bookings are made via a telephone agent. Cable customers are asked to contact their operator for booking information.Sky Sports:
This is surely one of the most anticipated and intriguing contests we’ve ever seen on Sky Sports Box Office. Can the charismatic Conor McGregor, so formidable in the octagon, make the switch to the ring and create history? What will it mean for Mayweather’s legacy – one of the greatest fighters of all time but coming out of retirement and facing a man at the very top of his game? It’s set to be a huge night in Las Vegas – one you won’t want to miss.
Mayweather and McGregor dwarves to fight in Vegas
In an echo of the McGregor-Mayweather fight, two dwarves are set to fight in Las Vegas’ Hustler Club, on August 5. It’s rumoured that the fight will last a total of 3 rounds and ‘Mini Mayweather’ is currently the favourite as he previously fought Mini Pacquiao.
McGregor-Mayweather to be shown live in cinemas
Fathom Events will present the McGregor-Mayweather fight in selected cinemas in the US live on August 26. While the pay-per-view will cost $99.95 to order at home in high definition, tickets to view the fight in theaters appear to be $40 in most locations. Tickets can be purchased at the website or at theater box offices. Mayweather:
The buzz that my fight against Conor McGregor is getting has been great already, so what better way to watch this larger than life event than on the big screen? We brought boxing back to movie theaters eight years ago and it was a huge success, but this event is on a different level and I’m so glad we are giving fans another way to see all the action. Grab your popcorn because this is a fight no one will want to miss.