THURSDAY NEWS DIGEST 8/24: Skip Bayless says Jon Jones is done, winner of Mayweather vs. McGregor will win the “Money Belt,” Oscar De La Hoya says Conor won’t land a punch


Jon Jones (photo credit Mark J. Rebilas © USA Today Sports)

Skip Bayless says Jon Jones is done as a competitive fighter

Jon Jones is DONE as a competitive fighter. Finished … this according to Skip Bayless, who says it absolutely breaks his heart.

The FS1 star says he’s gotten to know Jones through appearances on “Undisputed” — and tells TMZ Sports news of JJ’s positive steroids test crushed him.

“How can that guy be either so stupid, or so flawed, and ultimately so shockingly insecure, that you have to resort to steroids or whatever the PED was — or any kind of drug?”

“He’s just like a flawed human, but he’s got so much potential. He’s such a likable, nice guy.”

In his parting message to Jones, Skip offered some tough love.

“Jon: I have tried for years to love you, and you just wouldn’t let me love you. And in the end, I can’t have any sympathy for you because you could’ve been the greatest.”

Skip also looked back at JJ’s appearance on “Undisputed” before his fight at UFC 214 … and told us the way Jones acted seems pretty fishy now.

Courtesy of TMZ Sports: Skip Bayless: ‘Jon Jones Is Finished’

 Winner of Mayweather vs. McGregor will win custom “Money Belt”

Before the final Mayweather vs. McGregor pre-fight press conference, World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman unveiled the “Money Belt.” Sulaiman said the winner of Floyd Mayweahter vs. Conor McGregor will be awarded the belt. During the presentation of the belt, Sulaiman described the extravagant belt.

“This belt has 3,360 diamonds, 600 sapphires, 300 emeralds, 1.5 kilograms of solid, 24-karat gold, and alligator leather that comes from Italy,” Sulaiman said.

The Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing match takes place this Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada

Oscar De La Hoya thinks McGregor won’t land a punch

Retired boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya told TMZ Sports that Conor McGregor will not even land a single punch on Floyd Mayweather. During the interview, De La Hoya was asked about his thoughts on the mega fight between Mayweather and McGregor.

“McGregor has no chance whatsoever,” De La Hoya said. “I mean, we all know, c’mon. McGregor is zero and zero in a boxing ring. That’s the bottom line.”

De La Hoya was also asked if McGregor wins, would there be interest in a match between Canelo Alvarez and McGregor. De La Hoya didn’t give McGregor much of a chance to win on Saturday.

“There’s a better chance that I come out of retirement and challenge Mike Tyson; it’s not gonna happen,” De La Hoya said. “I’m gonna go as far as saying that McGregor is not going to land one punch.”

NOW CHECK OUT YESTERDAY’S NEWS UPDATE: WEDNESDAY’S NEWS DIGEST 8/23: Jon Jones’ manager releases statement about positive drug test, what is Turinabol? and McGregor and Malignaggi exchange words

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