Supported by N.Y. / Region By J. DAVID GOODMANAPRIL 26, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story Two months into his first term as mayor, Bill de Blasio offered resounding praise for the lawyer he worked with during his campaign to oppose the closing of a cherished Brooklyn hospital.“If there is magic in the law, Jim Walden has found it,” the mayor said at a news conference, with Mr. Walden looking on.Four years later, Mr. Walden received more effusive words about the “powerful lawsuit” he wrote on behalf of New York City Housing Authority tenants over their living conditions. This time, the praise came from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.The governor then credited Mr. Walden for prompting him to infuse the embattled city agency with $250 million in state money, as he signed an emergency order creating an independent monitor for Nycha — to the chagrin of Mayor de Blasio. Advertisement Continue reading the … [Read more...] about The Lawyer at the Side of de Blasio, Cuomo and Conor McGregor
It was a big month in the lightweight division, with a great many moments of consequence. Khabib Nurmagomedov was crowned UFC lightweight champion with a win over Al Iaquinta when Tony Ferguson and then Max Holloway were unable to compete. Conor McGregor is dropped from the rankings, not having fought in MMA since 2016 and now facing legal peril over an attack on a bus. Kevin Lee leaps up to #3 with a dominant performance over Edson Barboza, with Dustin Poirier taking #4 after a thrilling battle with Justin Gaethje. Olivier Aubin-Mercier and Michael Chandler also scored solid wins and are looking to work their way into the top mix. … [Read more...] about Conor McGregor drops out of the top 10 in Times’ MMA rankings
Alan Dawson, provided by Published 11:01 am, Monday, April 23, 2018 AP Images Khabib Nurmagomedov has said he wants to fight Conor McGregor this year. Nurmagomedov was reportedly the target of McGregor's alleged UFC bus attack earlier this month. An altercation between Nurmagomedov and McGregor's friend Artem Lobov is reportedly the reason behind the alleged attack. Nurmagomedov also recently won the vacant UFC lightweight championship title — a belt that once belonged to McGregor. McGregor turned himself into police, was released on a $50,000 bail after appearing in a New York City court, but is due back in the courtroom in June. Now Nurmagomedov wants to settle the rivalry in a UFC octagon. Khabib Nurmagomedov wants to settle his rivalry with Conor McGregor. The Russian wrestler won the vacant UFC lightweight world title when he beat Al Iaquinta at UFC 223 on April 7 — just two days after McGregor's alleged attack on a UFC team bus in New York. UFC boss … [Read more...] about The man who Conor McGregor allegedly wanted to attack on the UFC team bus now wants to fight him this year
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re well aware of the mayhem UFC poster boy Conor McGregor made at UFC 223. McGregor made headlines across the globe when he decided to smash a bus window in wild scenes at Barclays Center two days before fight night. The rampage was dubbed the “most disgusting act in history of UFC” and saw McGregor charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief. UFC president Dana White was quick to slam the disgusting behavior of the man who has become the face of the sport. “I don’t know if [McGregor is] on drugs, or what his deal is. But to come and do this and to act like this — you’re talking about a guy who had a baby,” White said. “He just had a kid. This is how you’re acting? You have a son at home.” But after condemning the Irishman’s actions, White has revealed things were “good,” and he was willing to move past the incident. Longtime … [Read more...] about UFC bowed to Conor McGregor after Brooklyn brawl: Joe Rogan
Conor McGregor's career in MMA may be in jeopardy after attacking a UFC bus, injuring a competitor and having three matches canceled in the aftermath. Many feel McGregor has done everything he can in MMA and the WWE would give him an opportunity to better capitalize on his star power. Still, he's lost both of his titles and performance fighting doesn't seem like his style. What do you think? PERSPECTIVES Even if the UFC doesn't turn it's back on Conor McGregor, he's already accomplished more than most fighters in the company. He's the only UFC athlete to hold two belts at the same time and McGregor absolutely dominated the matches he participated in. The WWE not only welcomes athletes like McGregor, its fans appreciate the personality he brings. His loud persona might not have flown in the MMA but it would be embraced by WWE fans. McGregor belongs in professional wrestling. Conor McGregor to join the WWE? Jim Ross explains why move will happen Everyone thinks McGregor … [Read more...] about Should Conor McGregor go to the WWE?