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Not every American sports fan knows Conor McGregor yet, but he's a household name in Ireland and to UFC fans in the U.S.

With his brash talk and delivery that has drawn comparisons to Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, as well as parallels with sporting greats Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan, McGregor is becoming a bigger name in the U.S. every day.

In 2014, Sherman became the most notorious trash-talker in sports. McGregor is now writing the guide for the brash athlete. The UFC featherweight star refuses to call his way trash talk, though. He prefers "truth talk." McGregor sees an opponent's weakness, calls it out, visualizes how to exploit it and then executes his vision.

When he finishes training in Dublin and comes to Boston to fight Dennis Siver on January 18 at TD Bank Garden, the MMA world will again be watching to see if The Notorious Conor McGregor can back up his predictions.

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Most people would take notice of a 6-foot-10 inch, 245-pound person immediately, but for New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, it's his unique unibrow that has been the most recognizable feature on him for the past few years. That is quickly changing as Davis' game attracts more and more attention these days.

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Bleacher Report

NBA players don't have to spend their millions on cars to drive the hottest rides in town.

Watch Rudy Gay take his $50,000 Dodge Challenger and convert it into a car his teammates (including DeMarcus Cousins) are asking to buy from him.  

When do players find the time to customize their cars? Rudy needed help during his busy summer while training in Scottsdale, Arizona, joining Team USA for the FIBA World Cup gold and gearing up for a hot start to the Sacramento Kings' season.

Pro Motorsports has a Scottsdale location not far from where Rudy trains in the summer, and they customize cars for hundreds of big-name athletes across the NBA, MLB, NFL and PGA. They were up for the challenge of turning this Challenger into a full-on UConn ride.

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I am terrible at remembering friends' birthdays. One thing that would help me be less terrible at remembering friends' birthdays is if more of my friends were like DeSean Jackson and took the initiative to wish themselves a happy birthday on Instagram.

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Tennis star Andy Murray has got engaged to his long-term girlfriend Kim Sears, his agent has confirmed.

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Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray once occupied the backfield for the Oklahoma Sooners, but never in his five years on campus did he put together the kind of performance that freshman Samaje Perine did on Saturday. Perine, against Big 12 foe Kansas, racked up 427 yards on 34 carries, breaking the all-time FBS record for rushing yards in one game, previously owned by Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon. ...

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Bleacher Report

Green Bay Packers playmaker Randall Cobb has made a career out of surprising defenders with quickness and athleticism.

Even on his off days, Cobb still likes to surprise.

He and I met at his favorite restaurant in Wisconsin, and I talked him into playing a prank on another table at Carnevor.

Watch to see how long it takes before the table of Packers fans recognizes their waiter is Randall Cobb.

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Kevin Durant hasn't yet played this season, recovering from a broken bone in his foot, but the Oklahoma City Thunder forward continues to make moves off the court.

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Bleacher Report

Isaiah Thomas has a new NBA home this year, and the city of Phoenix welcomed him by offering him the chance to try his dream job.

Watch our day with the Phoenix Police Department, which treated the Suns point guard to a day of learning about what really happens in crime laboratories. We even put him through a lie detector test.

Before signing with the Suns, Thomas told me he loved the CSI TV series and had always wanted to be a detective. This video shows what it might look like if Detective Thomas had gone that route instead of living the NBA life.


Special thanks to the Phoenix PD:

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Bleacher Report

It's almost every NBA player's dream to have a signature shoe. Hoop stars are even signing with international brands to make these dreams come true.

After you've succeeded in landing a signature sneaker deal, what's next? Socks!

Especially if you're Chandler Parsons of the Dallas Mavericks.

Parsons has signed with the sock company Stance. The brand—which has collaborated with the Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade on multiple collections—is popular for its cool creative printing on socks. The company also recently released performance socks for athletes.