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Novak Djokovic Partners Music Mogul Jay-Z to Launch New Fitness Brand

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His tennis apart, Novak Djokovic is often in the news for his philanthropic deeds. The foundation that the Serb lends his name to has drawn wholesome praise for its work with needy children and their families.

His wealth and fame has also helped him foray into business.

The Serb owns a restaurant in addition to holding other business interests.

Novak Djokovic excited to introduce innovative climbing device

While not losing sight of his tennis goals, Djokovic has set sights on indulging his entrepreneurial side yet again.

In the latest addition to his expanding business profile, the tennis superstar has entered into an entrepreneurial tie-up with rapper Jay-Z.

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his group stage match against Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

He will partner the billionaire record producer and investor to launch a new fitness brand – CLMBR.

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The climbing devices have been designed in a manner to help people strive for fitness in the comfort of their homes.

Novak lists benefits of new fitness brand

A press statement quoting Djokovic read, “Vertical climbing has been known to be an incredibly efficient total body workout without impact. In addition, it puts your body in a neutral spine alignment, which is important for me as an athlete.”

He said he was excited with this venture and hoped people across the globe would find the home workout device helpful.

Djokovic also detailed where their brand stands out from other fitness aides.

Djokovic-Jay-Z: An exciting doubles partnership

“The on-demand classes and programmatic workouts are a huge bonus!

“I’m excited to be part of this team and look forward to sharing this fun and powerful workout with the world,” the 17-time Grand Slam winner said.

The brand will launch its first two products – CLMBR Connected and CLMBR Pure – in 2021. Djokovic and Jay-Z will join the brand’s investment team.

Avrum Elmakis, founder and CEO of CLMBR, said, “We’re excited to work with Jay-Z and Novak to bring the best modality in fitness to consumers.”

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Novak Djokovic in action during his first round match against Serbia’s Filip Krajinovic REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

Currently the top-ranked in the world, Djokovic is currently bidding for his sixth ATP Finals title. Djokovic clinched his 17th Grand Slam at the Australian Open this year.

 


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Dustin Poirier Says He Would Have Never Fought Conor McGregor If He Would Have Fought Tony Ferguson

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The rematch between two UFC veterans, Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor, is finally official. UFC fans seem extremely delighted at the prospect of watching this highly anticipated match up.

The fight will take place on January 23 ’21 at UFC 257 at a location that is yet to be disclosed. But it’s rumored to be at the Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

The ‘Diamond’ Poirier recently interacted with MMAJunkie, he talked about his rematch with the Mystic Mac, Tony Ferguson fight, and the future of the Lightweight division.

 

Poirier opened up about the prospect of taking the McGregor fight if he had fought Tony Ferguson, “Yeah, we both (him & Tony) would have taken a trip to the hospital after that one. But these training camps are pretty grueling at this level of competition and preparation.

“So, to do a training camp for Tony to go out there fight, come back home, and plan to do it all over again fly back to Abu Dhabi with my team, do a whole another camp before that would have been a tough task.

“I don’t know if that would have been impossible. I might have been able to do it but it would have been tough for sure,” he added.

Poirier also said that both he and McGregor are completely different fighters now. He was emotional in their first fight, he wanted to ‘hurt’ McGregor but the scenario has completely reversed after their first meet. He now wants to ‘outsmart’ McGregor and beat him.

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Can Dustin Poirier settle his scores with Conor McGregor?

McGregor & Poirier have previously shared the octagon in 2014, wherein the Irishman beat the American via TKO in Round 1. Moving further, McGregor became the UFC Lightweight champion by beating Eddie Alvarez via TKO.

At that moment, McGregor held the Featherweight Title and was adjudged as ‘Double Champ’ following his win over Alvarez.

Following his loss to McGregor, Poirier turned the tables on his fate magnificently. The ‘Diamond’ secured 9 wins in the Lightweight division.

He beat Max Holloway to bag the Interim Lightweight Title in 2019 and earned his shot towards the ultimate gold. However, he lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov in the title fight, but he put on an exhilarating show for the UFC fans.

Realistically, Poirier has an upper hand going into this rematch against the Notorious one. He has been an active contender in the Lightweight division and is the most improved fighter on the roster.

The ‘Diamond’ is coming off a dominant victory against Dan Hooker in June 2020. He will be extremely pumped getting into this rematch and squaring up with the Irishman.

Will we see an early finish or will this fight be a 5-round affair? Who are you rooting for and why? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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“A Lot of Tears”: Warriors’ Steph Curry Reveals His Reaction to Klay Thompson’s Injury

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Steph Curry and Klay Thompson are one of the most iconic duos in NBA history. ‘The Splash Brothers’ became one of the greatest backcourts in NBA history, winning three NBA Championships in four years with the Golden State Warriors.

The two players are some of the greatest shooters in NBA history. Fans have been waiting to see the two back together on the court. Klay Thompson got injured in the 2019 NBA Finals and had to be out for the entirety of the last season.

Steph Curry was injured during the 2019-2020 season as well. People thought they would see the two players back on the court this season. But over the weekend news broke that Klay had suffered another season-ending injury.

Steph Curry spoke to The Undefeated about Thompson’s injury. Curry opened up about how saddening the news was and said, “You feel for a guy who has worked so hard to get back on the court two-three weeks out of [training camp] and something like that happens…You need to have a big-picture mentality when something like this happens.” 

Curry noted the challenge of rehabbing from the kind of injury that Thompson suffered but was optimistic about his recovery and said, “It’s easier said than done going through a lot of rehab, but there is a lot of time left in his career. We’re going to be there through it all.”

Steph Curry brought to tears after Thompson’s injury

LOS ANGELES, CALFORNIA APRIL 29, 2014-Clippers Jamal Crawford and Warriors Klay Thompson battle for a loose ball in game 5 of the NBA Western Conference playoffs in Los Angeles Tuesday. (Photo by Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Steph praised Thompson for being the best in his position in the league, and how the news of his injury brought him to tears. He said, “He’s the best 2-guard in the league….To get that call was a gut punch for sure. A lot of tears. You don’t really know what to say because a guy like that is having to go through two pretty serious rehabs now.” 

Curry believes that it is important that the team be there in support of Thompson in this hard time. He said, “But at the end of the day, we have to have his back. We hope that he is around and a part of what we do through his rehab and staying connected with us.

The former two-time MVP believes that Klay Thompson will recover and talked about his love of basketball. Curry said, “He can come back strong. He’s a guy that loves the game so much. He is going to do whatever it takes to get back out there on the floor and be himself. That’s what we hope and the confidence that we have.” 

Curry did mention that the challenge of long periods of rehab could be tough for anyone and said, “Two-and-a-half years of rehab is tough for anybody. We’re hoping for the best.”

The Golden State Warriors will have to find a way to win without Klay Thompson this season. They have made moves to bring players like Kelly Oubre from the Phoenix Suns and James Wiseman through the draft to help plug the gaps.

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Lewis Hamilton’s Ex-Engineer Claims He Has Better “Raw Speed” Compared to Fernando Alonso

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The 2007 season was a treat to watch for the Formula 1 fans, with both Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton being placed in the same team. The two lined up alongside each other in the McLaren. Consequently, it turned out to be one of the most intense rivalries F1 had ever faced; both stood equally on points by the end of that season.

Hence, it is not a particularly easy task to figure who the better driver is of the two. However, McLaren’s principal car performance engineer, Mark Temple, felt that Lewis is better than Alonso in one aspect.

Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the race and the world championship Pool via REUTERS/Clive Mason

During a podcast, Mark compared the two incredibly talented drivers, Lewis and Alonso. “In terms of the way they drive, I always felt that Lewis had just a tiny bit more raw speed,” he said while featuring in the F1 Nation podcast.

You know, you could always extract that last bit. And both of them had this ability to get the most out of it.”

Mark’s opinion on Lewis is understandable. The Briton, in his rookie year, managed to challenge a two-time world champion straightaway. He never looked like a newcomer in that season. And in the end, his incredible performance gifted him the P2, while Alonso ended up in P3.

Mark reveals the reason behind the “raw speed” of Lewis Hamilton

Mark opened up on the possible reason behind Lewis Hamilton’s ability to be faster than Alonso in the early stages of his career.

There was a time where he [Lewis] just was wanting to drive the car and not really have to think about anything else.

“Whereas Fernando was more like wanting to think about everything else by making strategy calls and suggestions. And asking you questions that you haven’t thought of before,” he said.

Fernando Alonso in an interview during the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix
Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – Fernando Alonso during the interview FIA/Handout via REUTERS

However, Mark eventually acknowledged the fact that Lewis has changed. He added that the seven-time world champion is as complete as his past rival, Alonso.

Looking at the future, the Spaniard will soon be returning to Formula 1 with his championship-winning team, Renault.

It might not be practically possible to witness him fighting for the championship. However, could Renault manage to build a strong enough car to help Alonso reignite his rivalry with the defending champion? Only time will tell.

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