afraid of a tough fight -- a one-sided five-round loss to Rose from q123's blog

You average 20 with the bat in Tests and 34 in ODIs. Gene Washington Jersey . When can we start calling you a genuine allrounder? When Im not frightened of anything over 70mph?A high catch goes up. Take it and you win the Ashes. Which of your team-mates do you want to see under it? Jonny Bairstow or Jos Buttler. Theyve got gloves on! It should be impossible to drop it with those things on.Whose wicket are you the most proud of? I have managed to get Brendon McCullum out like five times. To get a player like that out means I must be doing something right.Which of your team-mates is the last at the bar to get a round in? Graham Onions. He is the tightest man in the whole of England.Who is the worst dancer? It depends on what time of the night it is because there are some horrendous ones at the end. Jimmy [Anderson] has got a bit of hip action and Ramps [Mark Ramprakash] is ex-Strictly Come Dancing so he is right up there with the best.But who is the worst? Ill have to go with Adil Rashid.Which of your team-mates look like they get dressed in the dark?Alex Hales. Nothing he wears ever goes. For some strange reason he always seems to be representing England and Notts. He will wear jeans and an England top. Or a hoodie and some England shorts. He may have a nice shirt on, then wear some training tracksuit bottoms with it. Can I pick another?Go for it... Well theres two, actually. Jason Roy, because hes built like a farmer. He has to have clothes specially made for him. And one I used to play with a few years ago - Dale Benkenstein. He used to wear Asics trainers with jeans. It was like a walking fitness regime look.Who has the worst dressing-room habits? Alex Hales is the sloppiest man Ive ever seen. Anything he could possibly forget - wallets, watches, belts, keys - he forgets. Stokesey picks his scabs. And Liam Plunketts toes are always made up of dead skin, which isnt great.The England squad are lined up for a 100m race. Who wins? Chris Jordan is rapid. Ill go for him.Who is slowest? Rooty [Joe Root] and Chef [Alastair Cook] can bat all day, but I reckon the Titanic turns quicker than those two.Which of your team-mates would you least like to get in a boxing ring with? Stokesey - for obvious reasons. Who has the strongest throwing arm? Stokesey again - or Plunkett. Their throws never seem to go up, theyre always so flat. I hate backing up when Stokesey is throwing. Even if the batsman is a yard out his crease Ill be shouting: Hold it!Whats the best thing about playing cricket for a living? Being in a dressing room, the team atmosphere. Youre hanging out every day with your best mates, having a laugh.And the worst? When you have to start in March or April, its really cold and youre not allowed to wear a woolly hat.Who has the worst banter in the England dressing room? Adam Lyth used to get shot down a lot. He had poor chat and rated himself on the football field. He was a good player - dont get me wrong - but he used to get a bit of stick.Give us one name to look out for who is destined for a bright future in cricket. Tom Helm. If he stays fit, he will be a phenomenal bowler.What piece of advice would you give a young fast bowler? Keep it simple and have a bit of fire in your belly.What meat is your favourite on a roast dinner? Lamb. Easy, next...Describe yourself in four words. Northumbrian, extrovert, rugged, Capricorn. Randy Moss Jersey . They hope to persuade the other team owners and commissioner Roger Goodell to put pressure on Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to drop the nickname they find offensive. "Given the way the meeting transpired," Ray Halbritter, an Oneida representative and leader of the "Change the Mascot Campaign," said Wednesday, "it became somewhat evident they were defending the continued use of the name. Steve Nelson Jersey . -- Jonathan Drouin gave Halifax the boost it needed to edge host Sherbrooke Phoenix 3-2 in a shootout in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. .com) - The Montreal Canadiens embark on their first road trip of the season as they head out west to battle the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- This is Urijah Fabers town.For as long as there has been a fight scene in Sactown, it has revolved around Faber. He is The California Kid, and his California Love walkout song is so iconic that UFC president Dana White refuses to let him come out to anything else.On Saturday, Faber will make one last walk in his hometown. He fights Brad Pickett at UFC Fight Night inside Golden 1 Center, in what Faber has said will be the final appearance of his career.Its a chance for the city to celebrate and say goodbye to its favorite fighter. Its also not the main event.If we were to go back to 2006 and someone told me, Oh, a 115-pound girl is going to headline your last fight, Id be like, Yeah right, Faber said with a laugh. Its a shifting of the times.Few represent that shifting of the times better than Paige VanZant.Its VanZant (7-2) who is scheduled to headline Saturdays event, against fellow strawweight Michelle Waterson. VanZant is 22, attractive, well-spoken and marketable.In this sport, some would argue thats more important than boxing and takedown defense.Its also something that tends to make some think VanZant isnt long for fighting. Since she appeared (and did very well) on Dancing With the Stars this year, VanZant says that question has followed her a lot.The biggest [question] I get is, Oh, did Hollywood steal you after Dancing With the Stars? VanZant said. Nobody asked Antonio Brown or Von Miller if they were going back to the NFL [after being on DWTS].Maybe its a stereotypical thing, because Im a girl in something I dont necessarily belong in? Ill take it as a complement. I do belong in Hollywood, but I also belong in the UFC.Perhaps thered be fewer questions about VanZants longevity in the sport if fans were more aware of where she came from.Her earliest memories of fighting involve backyard boxing with neighborhood boys. After being a target of bullying when she was young, VanZant began training mixed martial arts as a teenager in Reno, Nevada.Her father, Steve, remembers one male member of the gym in particular, who was determined not to look bad against a female. There were many evenings in which VanZant would hold back tears long enough to exit the gym, then break down during the ride home.Every time she took a beating, wed have a little conversation onn the way home, her father said. Willie McGinest Jersey. Id say, Are you OK? And shed go, No, he beat the crap out of me. What else could I say? Id say, Yep, he sure did.There were a few people who wanted to show her who the boss was -- and they did -- but she kept coming back.VanZant took her first professional fight in 2012 as an 18-year-old college student. After that experience, VanZant and her parents agreed she should dedicate her entire focus to fighting, even though women were not even fighting in the UFC yet.Stories like that make VanZant and her family laugh at the notion that her time in MMA will be short-lived.I needed the money from my first fight for school books, VanZant said. I made $2,000, paid for my college books, and then decided I wanted to pursue a fighting career.That was around the time Dana White said women would never be in the UFC. I kind of knew he was going to change his mind, but I didnt know it would be so fast. I took my first fight when I was 18 and signed with the UFC by the time I was 19.All that said: VanZant is a fighter, but thats never a guarantee shell always be a cage fighter.There are attractive opportunities away from fighting. She turned down a role in a Jean-Claude Van Damme movie to focus on this fight and her manager, Mike Roberts, says he regularly fields similar offers.Projects with Netflix. Reality show pitches. Public appearances. Even at this moment, VanZant is working on an autobiography.VanZant has proven shes not afraid of a tough fight -- a one-sided five-round loss to Rose Namajunas last year showcased that -- but she also says shell continue to pursue other career paths.?Is it possible to do both as a young, developing talent? That unknown only adds to VanZants appeal.Shes still very green, UFC president Dana White said. This next fight is a challenge for her. We saw what happened when Paige stepped up too far and it didnt work out well for her at all [last December] against Rose Namajunas.To jump right back in there and get her head straight again, what she did is prove shes a real fighter. I dont worry about her walking away from fighting because if you walk away from fighting, you shouldnt be here anyway. ' ' ' 

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