• Week in Words

Rap battles and a tipsy manager

ESPN staff
March 17, 2013
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This week we have two Premier League managers discussing their fashion and drinking habits, while Carl Froch and Floyd Mayweather put the trash talk of their UFC equivalents to shame:

"If you're given steak and chips every day, then steak and chips becomes the norm."
Tony Pulis explains why years of wearing a tracksuit and baseball cap to work every day made it a habit he has stuck with.

"He's like Pele who used to do it all so easily because his speed and power and skill gave him the time to do it."
Sprinter Sacre will seemingly one day be the spokesman for an erectile dysfunction medication, if Barry Geraghty's words prove prophetic.

"You'll have to excuse me, I keep burping. I've had a glass of beer."
Alan Pardew wouldn't last five minutes at a rugby social.

"Forty two have tried, 42 have failed. He will be number 43."
Floyd Mayweather reminds everyone - least of all upcoming opponent Roberto Guerrero - why he has every right to be so confident.

"When we look at each other and stand in that ring there's going to be death in our eyes."
Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler are both desperate to win their upcoming rap battle.

"I'm going in there to try to beat the f*** out of him."
Johnny Hendricks with example no. 243 why MMA is such a tactically-complex sport.

"That was the loudest grunting I have ever heard."
Andy Murray basically accused Carlos Berlocq of faking it.

"Do you really think I'm afraid of you? Are you crazy in your head?"
Trash talk, UFC style! Georges St-Pierre better be better in the Octagon than he is in the press conferences...

"I have been doing some bodybuilding too."
Philippe Coutinho reveals himself as a huge Arnold Schwarzenegger fan. Feel the pump.

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