It is the fourth bout in the blockbuster six-fight deal Mayweather signed in February 2013 with Showtime. The pound-for-pound champ announced the bout on photo sharing app Shots. Mayweather is an investor in Shots, along with singer Justin Bieber , who accompanied Mayweather on his entrance into the ring for his past two fights. Mayweather is the worlds highest-paid athlete with earnings of $105 million between June 2013 and June 2014. It is his second time in Forbes top spot in three years, and he is the first athlete besides Tiger Woods to bank more than $100 million in a year. Mayweather has earned almost $400 million in the ring since he turned pro in 1996, but this past year was his biggest to date thanks to his September 2013 fight with Canelo Alvarez . The fight billed as The One set boxing records for pay-per-view revenue ($150 million on 2.2 million buys) and live gate ($20 million). Mayweather banked more than $70 million for the bout, and it was the biggest payday in the history of boxing.
Cat Zingano Set to Return at UFC 178 to Try and Recapture Her Shot at Ronda Rousey - Yahoo Sports
UFC officials on Thursday confirmed the bout first reported by MMAWeekly.com content partner Yahoo! Sports . Zingano (8-0) is certainly looking forward to her shot at champion Ronda Rousey, but will first put her unblemished record on the line against the Brazilian standout. Zingano had already earned a shot at Rousey by defeating Miesha Tate on The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale. She was supposed to have coached opposite the champ during TUF 18 and then fight her, but suffered a knee injury that has kept her on the bench. Although she suffered some setbacks related to the injury, Zingano also suffered the loss of her husband, Mauricio Zingano, who took his own life earlier this year. Nunes (9-3), meanwhile, has fought twice since Zingano last competed, knocking out Sheila Gaff in her Octagon debut at UFC 163 and then doing the same to Germaine de Randamie to close out her 2013. Zingano would almost assuredly get her shot at Zingano with a victory. That might not hold as true for Nunes, but a win over Zingano would certainly help her state her case for a title shot. UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones puts his belt on the line in a rematch with Alexander Gustafsson in the UFC 178 main event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
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Eileen Ford, founder of Ford Model Agency, dies - Yahoo News
After graduating, she helped several friends book modeling jobs, and founded the agency in 1946 with her husband. As the agency's success grew, Ford established herself as something of a brand. She began publishing books about beauty and fashion, including "Eileen Ford's A More Beautiful You in 21 Days" (1972) and "Eileen Ford's Beauty Now and Forever: Secrets of Beauty After 35" (1977). She also wrote a syndicated newspaper column, "Eileen Ford's Model Beauty," in the 1970s. The agency began a competition, eventually called the Supermodel of the World contest, in 1980. Some 60,000 people a year turned out for the agency's weekly open houses in Soho where the agency is based and on Ford's scouting expeditions around the country. About 100 a year made it to the testing stage; of those, she estimated about 30 established a foothold in the business. The agency's revenues topped $40 million a year by the 1990s, as Eileen and Jerry Ford began to take a less active role. Their daughter Katie took over as CEO in 1995, though Ford and her husband remained on the board.
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