Conor McGregor set to overtake Cristiano Ronaldo on Forbes rich list

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Conor Mcgregor is set to overtake Cristiano Ronaldo on the Forbes rich list following his fight against Floyd Mayweather on Sunday.

While Ronaldo topped this year’s earnings with £71m, McGregor’s super fight is said to earn him over £77m – with endorsements excluded.

McGregor is renowned for his predictions and even said to Ronaldo that he’d eclipse him in the Forbes list when the pair met in the build up to UFC 202 last July.

The Irishman said: “You were number one on the Forbes list, I was like number 35 or something. I’ll get up. Maybe next year I’ll get you.’ Ronaldo replied: ‘I don’t think so.”

And with Mayweather now retired from boxing, maybe McGregor will fancy his chances of becoming the world’s richest athlete in the near future.

The Irishman is open to the possibility of fighting in the UFC before the end of the year.

As the organisation’s pay-per view lure, McGregor’s fights continue to break records in terms of gate and broadcasting revenue.

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Elevaete launch limited edition workout outfit on Emirati Women's Day

Sport360 staff 28/08/2017

Elevaete have launched a new limited edition workout outfit on Monday in celebration of Emirati Women's Day.

The design celebrates the love of sport using traditional calligraphy to highlight local culture and is a product of collaboration with Emirati artist Amna Al Banna.

Amna is a 19-year-old student of graphic design at Zayed University and artist at Triple A Gallery. She works in a variety of styles and mediums but has a love for calligraphy.

Using the six words identified to represent UAE culture as well as sport culture, she created unique artwork to be used on the top and legging set. PRODUCTS: STRENGTH / QUWA TEE + PASSION / SHAGAF LEGGING These two pieces are a limited edition run set sold either together or separately named after two of the identified words. Using a dark, monotone palette with the artwork screenprinted on in gold, each piece is handprinted with care and designed to suit the chic aesthetic of the modern woman in the UAE while paying homage to the rich culture at the root of it all.

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Australia and Iran punch tickets to Asia Cup final to set up battle of top teams

Jay Asser 20/08/2017
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Matt finish: Matthew Hodgson scored a team-high 15 points. Picture: FIBA.

Australia have been a relentless force in their first Asia Cup and now stand just one win away from validating their powerhouse status with a gold medal.

As they’ve done throughout the tournament, the Boomers asserted their might to breeze past New Zealand 106-79 in the semi-finals in Beirut.

With Iran edging South Korea 87-81 in the second semi-final, Australia will meet the Middle East nation in Sunday’s final.

New Zealand were one of the few teams in the field capable of reasonably matching up with Australia’s size, but even the Tall Blacks soon realised they had their work cut out when they fell behind 31-10 at the end of the first quarter.

From there, the Boomers cruised to victory behind another team effort as six players scored in double figures, led by Matthew Hodgson’s 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting.

A balanced attack has been Australia’s approach all along in the competition, with the Down Under side ranking first with 95.2 points per game despite not having any player ranked in top 19 for scoring average.

“I thought we did a good job of staying in our game plan and not getting distracted by them making a few shots,” Australia coach Andrej Lemanis said.

“Over the course, our belief is that we have enough depth of talent that over the course of 48 minutes we can wear teams out. I think that showed tonight.”

Iran, meanwhile, had to stave off a furious push by South Korea after their 19-point first-quarter lead disappeared at the 3:46 mark of the third period.

With the teams going back and forth down the stretch, Iran’s imposing centre Hamed Haddadi stepped up when it mattered most.

Haddadi, after missing his first eight field goals in the contest, drained his only two makes of the in the final minutes to give Iran breathing room.

Arsalan Kazemi then drilled a dagger on a midrange jumper to put Iran ahead by five with 27 seconds left – a lead they wouldn’t relinquish this time.

Iran, who last won the Asia Cup in 2013, will vie for their fourth gold in a battle of what have been the two best teams in the tournament.

Australia have arguably been at another level, but the Boomers’ Mitch Creek said: “It’s a great feeling but we have work to do still and I know we’re all very focused on trying to get that gold.”

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