Demetrious Johnson says winning ONE title would be ‘icing on the cake’

first_imgWidely-considered to be one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time, Demetrious Johnson  hardly has anything left to prove inside the cage.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The Octagon was Johnson’s stage. He went 18-2-1 in the UFC as he dazzled North America and Asia is next.“I spent seven years in North America fighting the best in the world. I’ve never traveled to Asia to fight the best. I think now is the perfect time to do it,” the 32-year-old Johnson said.“Now that they just announced a World Grand Prix for the flyweight division, it’s has always been a dream of mine to actually compete in Asia in a World Grand Prix. The biggest thing that you can expect from me for coming over here to compete in Asia is that I’ll do my best. I am taking no shortcuts.”ONE on Wednesday announced a pair of Grand Prix tournaments slated next year with Johnson and Eddie Alvarez headlining the flyweight and lightweight divisions, respectively.“I love DJ because, of course, he’s a phenomenal martial artist. There’s no question he’s an outstanding athlete and he has all the technical abilities but what I really low about him is look at how humble he is in victory, look how gracious he is in defeat,” said ONE chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei seeks Olympic badminton gold despite cancer Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown But Johnson isn’t done yet as his move to ONE Championship offers him a new challenge that lights up the fire in his belly.“Obviously, That (winning the title) is the goal right now. I’m very focused on that. It’s gonna be the icing on the cake,” Johnson said when asked about his career.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I’ve accomplished a lot in North America now I’m ready to go over here in Asia and cement my legacy over here.”It was Dana White, president of UFC, himself, who declared Johnson as the best MMA fighter of all time last year after Johnson broke the UFC record for most title defenses with 11 in style when he submitted Ray Borg with a flying armbar. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

Caravans Taking on the roads less travelled

first_imgSwirling through the winding hills of Tuscany on a road trip, heave a sigh of pleasure as you take in the picturesque landscapes. It is right out of an advert from European tourism industry that gets them returns on their natural resources. It’s just not the fast and convenient Eurorail but the road transport and tourism that entices tourists. While the advent of road tourism kickstarted the concept of caravan tourism around the globe; in India only Madhya Pradesh capitalized on its road transport and tourists. Untapping India’s potential for tourism on road , PHD Chamber organised a curtain raiser on caravan tourism- India by road.For caravan tourism in India, its a shout out to the tourism agencies to liason with state road network and local government agencies to facilitate the major tourism road projects in the country.  Although the road sector in India has been declared as an industry, it is still on a slow trail.last_img read more

A homage to worst book covers ever

first_imgAs readers haven’t we all read books with tad ‘embarrassing’ book covers? I remember my school friends wrapping copies of numerous ‘chick-lits’ as they are called, in newspapers and reading them in class. Some even ripped off the steamy covers so that they can do some reading at home, away from the prying eyes of parents and siblings. I remember as a school girl being quite wary of reading Gone with the Wind with Scarlett O’Hara in Rhett Butler’s embrace right on the cover. Of course, I didn’t know, the image was borrowed from the movie. But, a few days ago while surfing the Internet I found a list of books, in fact, ebook covers that will want you to hide your kindle in sheets of newspaper. And for a different reason altogether. Of course, why you would want to read these books is a different tale altogether. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘Never judge a book by its cover’, they say. Well, for these books, I’d say, please do. Imagine a book with the image of a woman in a passionate embrace. If you are reminded of Gone with the Wind, let me point out that this is no Vivien Leigh holding on to Clark Gable for dear life. The lady in question is embracing, well, a horse. And to be fair, the horse is hugging her back as passionately I would like to believe. The book title, you wonder? It’s called But…you’re a horse. Intrigued? Not yet? There are a whole range of books to choose from. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThere is Texting Mr Right with, big surprise! a woman texting! There is a of course a ‘Mr Right’ running his fingers through his hair and to make it even more interesting there is a lighthouse in the background (gasp)! There you go. Some interesting read, right? From photoshopped images of men and women (and horses, never forget horses), to childish drawings, pictures picked up from Google’s stock photos and even screenshots of video games, the lack of imagination (of the abundance of it, maybe) leaves you in splits. There is a whole list of books that the blog site Kindle Cover Disaster has revealed to horrify any self respecting reader, from How to deal with Hippo Encounter and Time Swirl: A Binky Adventure to Animal Future. Let me do you a favour and leave the book coversto your imagination or go check them out yourself. Between The Covers  is a weekly column on reading up and rating downlast_img read more