Gallacher receives praise from McGregor after the 20-year-old, a training partner of McGregor under coach John Kavanagh, submits Chinzo Machida in two minutes, 22 seconds during a showcase bout on Spike TV, before the start of the Bellator NYC pay-per-view from Madison Square Garden. Responding to comparisons to McGregor:
Getting compared to the GOAT? The man who will knock out Floyd [Mayweather]? I’ll take that all day.
In his first interview since his fight with McGregor is announced, Mayweather pays tribute to his opponent.
McGregor is a tough competitor. People all around the world demanded this fight, so I had to give the people what they wanted to see. They asked for this fight, I was retired but they wanted me back. I’m back. Both parties are very happy. He’s very happy, I’m very happy and I can’t wait. … Believe in Conor … he’s a hell of a competitor.
Jenner sends a tribute to Kanye on his 40th birthday.
Happy birthday to my son #kanyewest!! You are an amazing Dad, amazing son, amazing brother and a beautiful soul who I love so very much… you bring such joy and are such an inspiration to all of us and we are beyond blessed to have you in our lives….I hope you have the most wonderful day filled with love ❤️❤️❤️
After his win over the Brazilian fighter, Holloway praises Aldo on Instagram.
Losing is part of this fight game. Saturday night takes nothing away from his legacy. This is a guy who would show up to his gym sometimes without eating in the last day because he was so damn poor. This is a guy who built the 45 division and became king. This is a guy who found motivation to keep earning what he already had. He defended his throne. For a decade. For honor. For his team. For his countrymen. This is a guy who didn’t start at pole position in this world and look at what he achieved. Brazil needs to celebrate that man. Acai with powered milk and cashews for everyone. He’s a GOAT, and his story will always be an inspiration to me and people of Hawaii. Obrigado, [Jose Aldo] Obrigado.
Kim Kardashian sends a Snapchat showing dozens of floating white rose bouquets sent by West to celebrate their anniversary.
I mean how cute that I did to come home and see these gorgeous floating flowers. Happy anniversary!
McGregor pays tribute to Jedrzejczyk after her successful defence of her strawweight title against Jessica Andrade.
Charlie Hunnam says McGregor inspires his role in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
While I was playing Arthur, I thought an enormous amount about Conor McGregor, the reigning lightweight champion of the UFC. His attitude is ‘There is no opponent. I am fighting myself in the octagon. It’s only me and my own fears and the execution of my own ability that is going to win or lose a fight for me.”
Despite Lobov’s loss, McGregor says he is proud of his sparring partner.
McGregor declares his support for Lobov, his sparring partner, on Instagram.
Many years ago Artem walked into the gym, and he was there to fight. Competitive. Wanted to test himself against the best.
McGregor sends a Mother’s Day message to his wife and mother.
At the request of the footballer’s mother, who met him at Straight Blast Gym, McGregor sends a motivational message to McAuley, who has just signed with Liverpool FC.
Glen brother, I’m here with your mother. I want to say congratulations on signing for Liverpool. Work hard, recover smart and congratulations.
McGregor praises Fertitta.
I came up under Lorenzo Fertitta and the Fertitta regime. Nobody in the history of the fight game has come up as fast and as young as I have. I now, at 28 years of age, have my eyes firmly set on the ‘highest paid fighter’ and ‘highest earning athlete’ accolades. Understand and respect what you are witnessing here. Because not one of you can do nothing to stop it.
McGregor posts a photo with Kavanagh celebrating his coach’s 40th birthday in Dublin.
Happy birthday Coach Kavanagh we are toasting tonight!
Frampton pays tribute to Gonzalez on Twitter.
Trump visits with victims and families of Ohio State University attack.
This is a great honor for me today. We are in a fantastic state that I love, Ohio. We just saw the victims and the families. These were really brave people, amazing people. The police and first responders were incredible. The job done, in particular by one young gentleman, was incredible. I got to meet him and he’s very brave. The families have done so well to come through this so well, so a lot of respect.
Trump gives a tribute to Glenn.
In advance of Kavanagh’s appearance on The Late Late Show, McGregor gives a shout out to his coach and the fans.
It’s great to see Coach Kavanagh getting the recognition he deserves. What an amazing coach he is. I wouldn’t be in the position I am in without [his] guidance throughout the years…I want to give a shout out out everyone back in Ireland…I want to thank you and let you know that it’s that motivation that continues to push me on, to work harder each day and stay focused, and make the right moves on this crazy journey I’m on.
Pacquiao sends a message to McGregor and Diaz on Twitter.
Ramsay sends his congratulations to McGregor on Twitter.
Eubank sends congratulations to McGregor on Twitter.
McGregor comments on the sale of UFC to the talent and sports agency WME-IMG for $4billion.
McGregor pays tribute to Muhammad Ali, with a line from the film, Reservoir Dogs.
McGregor pays tribute to Holohan, who is training with him in Iceland. Holohan has been told he can no longer pass a medical to fight in UFC because he is missing a blood-clotting factor called Factor XIII.
Shout out to my brother @paddyholohanmma on his successful career in the fight game! We had a heck of a time in Iceland training and toasting young success!! Tallaght and Crumlins finest! The game will never be the same!’
In an interview with Fighters Only, Tyson praises McGregor.
Conor is very charismatic. Jon Jones is bad, but deep down he’s a decent kind of person and very shy. Whereas this guy, Conor, he’s the man. He reminds me of the old-time boxers, one of those guys that’s just into everything. He walks into the room and everybody stands up. He sucks the air out of the room. He’s just a really interesting guy. He does things nobody else has been able to do too. He’s kind of like an animated character, one that’s real though. He’s a great fighter, but his personality is even bigger than his talent. Isn’t that crazy? He’s got this huge personality. Nobody in MMA has ever had a personality as big as his. Ronda [Rousey] is just like a monster—the things she would do—but this guy is different. His personality is phenomenal…It’s actually not even about the money, it’s the power. That’s what it’s all about. We never say it, but that’s what he wants: power. That’s why we put out lives on the brink of destruction, because we want to grasp that power. Nothing else matters. We almost want to give our lives up in pursuit of it. It’s worth dying and killing for.
McGregor writes a tribute to Carvalho:
Terrible news regarding Joao Carvalho. To see a young man doing what he loves, competing for a chance at a better life, and then to have it taken away is truly heartbreaking.
We are just men and women doing something we love in the hope of a better life for ourselves and our families. Nobody involved in combat sports of any kind wants to see this. It is such a rare occurrence that I don’t know how to take this. I was ringside supporting my teammate, and the fight was so back and forth, that I just can’t understand it.
My condolences go out to Joao’s family and his team. Their man was a hell of a fighter and will be sorely missed by all. Combat sport is a crazy game and with the recent incident in boxing and now this in MMA, it is a sad time to be a fighter and a fight fan. It is easy for those on the outside to criticise our way of living, but for the millions of people around the world who have had their lives, their health, their fitness and their mental strength all changed for the better through combat, this is truly a bitter pill to swallow. We have lost one of us. I hope we remember Joao as a champion, who pursued his dream doing what he loved, and show him the eternal respect and admiration he deserves. Rest in peace, Joao.
McGregor’s sister, Erin, says that her brother inspires her.
I wear my heart on my sleeve – what you see is what you get – pretty much like actually like my brother. He’s an ordinary fella who had a dream in his hand and went for it. All it takes is determination, passion and talent…He literally rolls with all adversities…he gives me inspiration to do things for me and to not listen to the negative thoughts coming into my head. He helps me to conquer my own fears.
In an interview with Gigs North East, Davis praises the Slow Readers Club, who will support James in their upcoming tour.
There are a newish band from Manchester called The Slow Readers Club. They are opening up for us in the majority of our shows in May. They’re really good. They’ve made an album called Cavalcade which I have to say I really, really think is a very good record. Anybody coming to see us play should listen to Cavalcade before they see us and catch Slow Readers Club because they are really good. I’m yet to see them live so I don’t know how that’s going to work but the record certainly is really good, full of exciting, interesting songs.
On the 13th anniversary of Sheene’s death, Sheene Movie releases a clip of Rossi dedicating his Australian GP win in 2003 to Sheene.
Hamilton declares himself a fan of Rossi:
I really need to try a MotoGP bike because MotoGP is so cool and more exciting to watch I would say and is closer racing. Valentino is incredible and is my favourite as he is for a lot of people. There are also a lot of other great riders and I definitely want to make it to more races this year as I’ve only been to one a season. This year I will try and make it to more and I’m dying to get on the back of one [bike] at least. I just won’t tell my team!
Repsol releases a video to celebrate Marquez’s 23rd birthday
Movistar releases a video tribute for Rossi’s 37th birthday.
Trump pays tribute to Scalia:
I would like to offer my sincerest condolences to the Scalia family after the passing of Justice Scalia. Justice Scalia was a remarkable person and a brilliant Supreme Court Justice, one of the best of all time. His career was defined by his reverence for the Constitution and his legacy of protecting Americans’ most cherished freedoms. He was a Justice who did not believe in legislating from the bench and he is a person whom I held in the highest regard and will always greatly respect his intelligence and conviction to uphold the Constitution of our country. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time.
Kathie Lee Gifford and Kotb play tribute to Frank Gifford on the Today Show. The co-hosts watch a video showing highlights from the NFL hall of famer’s appearances on the show, as well as clips of Kathie Lee speaking about her longtime love. Videos include Frank bringing flowers to his wife during the broadcast, Kotb announcing his death and Kathie Lee remembering their journey together. Kathie Lee:
He was so grateful, he knew what hard work was. He never had an entitled moment in his entire life.
Obama, President Hollande, and Mayor Hidalgo visit the Bataclan venue where ninety people were killed. After placing his rose, Obama stands in silence with his head bowed and his hands clasped in front of him. He then walks away with his arms around Hollande and Hidalgo.
Beckham writes a tribute to Howard, who he met several times, after she dies from a rare heart condition aged 20.
Words cannot describe how amazing this young lady has been over the years and it was an inspiration to meet such a brave young lady with so much drive for helping others. Kirsty has been defying doctors for many years and whilst doing that she has been raising millions of pounds for terminally ill children…I met Kirsty in 2002 when she became the nation’s and my good luck charm for the game against Greece, we also met the queen together in Manchester so you could say we have spent some amazing moments together over the years.
On the fourth anniversary of Jobs’ death, Cook sends a memo to Apple employees.
Each year since his passing, I have reminded everyone in the Apple community that we share the privilege and responsibility of continuing the work Steve loved so much…What is his legacy? I see it all around us: An incredible team that embodies his spirit of innovation and creativity. The greatest products on earth, beloved by customers and empowering hundreds of millions of people around the world. Soaring achievements in technology and architecture. Experiences of surprise and delight. A company that only he could have built. A company with an intense determination to change the world for the better.
Joan Collins tweets a tribute to her sister. In an interview in People she says:
She was my best friend. I admire how she handled this. She was a wonderful, brave and a beautiful person and I love her.
India declassifies 64 files on Bose. The files will be put on public display, but their contents are not yet known. Some analysts say that the declassified files are not as important as those still classified. It is not known how many more classified files on him the government is in possession of. A source in the India’s prime minister’s office says:
[We can not] declassify files related to Chandra as it [would] adversely affect relations with foreign countries.
Many people in India refuse to accept the official version of events of Bose’ death –that he died in a plane crash — especially since no photograph of the body, which officials say has been cremated, has been released.
To mark the 125th anniversary of her birth, Prichard, Christie’s grandson, opens up the family archives and photo albums to show a side of the writer many of her fans won’t know about.
The early years of my grandmother, up till her 30s really, she was a different person to what she became after she became famous and was known for her writing. Then, you might say, she was herself.
The images show Christie roller-skating on the pier in Torquay, on the southwest coast of England; traveling to Paris before World War One, serving as a volunteer nurse during the war, and crossing the globe with her husband, soldier and airman. On Miss Marple:
She gave me the rights to The Mousetrap for my ninth birthday. Not that I knew very much about it at the time, but I don’t think she realized how generous she was being.
Friends and colleagues pay tribute to Parker and Ward at a memorial service at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke. Station manager Jeff Marks:
Adam and Alison saw it as their mission to awaken us to what was good and fun in life…I want to play softball with Adam again. And I want to see Alison dance. And I will, in the wonderful memories they gave me and gave us.
Georgia Gov. Deal orders flags to fly half-staff to honor late civil rights leader Bond on same day his family scatters his ashes.
Friends, University of Virginia faculty and community members gather and place flowers in the water to remember Bond. Similar events are held across the country with attendees releasing flowers into bodies of water at 3 p.m., the same time Bond’s family released his ashes into the Gulf of Mexico.
His impact on the University of Virginia and the Charlottesville community is truly immeasurable…He lived a beautiful life that was full of courage, optimism, hope and strength, and taught all of us how we could do the same…I think he’s another person who, even at 75, was gone too soon. You want someone who gives that much to go on for many, many more years.
The Southern Policy Law Center says Bond was a “visionary” and “tireless champion” for civil and human rights.
With Julian’s passing, the country has lost one of its most passionate and eloquent voices for the cause of justice. He advocated not just for African Americans, but for every group, indeed every person subject to oppression and discrimination, because he recognized the common humanity in us all.
Griffin, the President of the Human Rights Campaign says of Bond:
Very few throughout human history have embodied the ideals of honor, dignity, courage and friendship like Dr. Julian Bond. Quite simply, this nation and this world are far better because of his life and commitment to justice and equality for all people. Future generations will look back on the life and legacy of Julian Bond and see a warrior of good who helped conquer hate in the name of love. I will greatly miss my friend and my hero, Dr. Julian Bond.
President Obama says of Bond:
Justice and equality was the mission that spanned his life — from his leadership of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, to his founding role with the Southern Poverty Law Center, to his pioneering service in the Georgia legislature and his steady hand at the helm of the NAACP. Julian Bond helped change this country for the better. And what better way to be remembered than that.
Richardson gives tribute to Rice:
Clive Rice was a giant of the game, not just in South Africa, but across the cricketing world. Though his international appearances for the Proteas were limited to just three ODIs, Clive was a hugely inspirational figure for those of us who had the privilege to represent our country since readmission to international cricket in 1991 and it was fitting that Clive was named as captain of the national team on that historic first tour to India.
Clive was hugely regarded across the world game as a player, but later as a coach and mentor where he inspired the likes of Lance Klusener, Shaun Pollock and Jonty Rhodes, and he will be greatly missed by those who knew him. On behalf of the ICC I would like to extend our condolences to his wife Sue and children at this difficult time.
President Obama extends his condolences on the event of Kalams death. He pays rich tributes and says that Kalam served as an inspiration to millions of Indians.
A scientist and statesman, Dr Kalam rose from humble beginnings to become one of India’s most accomplished leaders, earning esteem at home and abroad. An advocate for stronger US-India relations, Kalam worked to deepen our space cooperation, forging links with NASA during a 1962 visit to the United States.
Tendulkar pays homage to Kalam at Kalams residence where his body is being kept.
The nation mourns the loss of a great person. Former President of India, a renowned scientist, an inspiration to all, a terrific human being…RIP Dr. Abdul Kalam
Els pays tribute to Rice on his passing.