SIN BIN: MMA star Loureda scores by combining violence, sex appeal

Valerie Loureda appears to have hit on a time-honoured formula of cashing in. Valerie Loureda / Instagram

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Valerie Loureda appears to have hit on a time-honoured formula of cashing in.

The mixed martial arts fighter told TMZ the combination of sex appeal and violence has made her social media presence take off and she even has a reality show offer or two.

Loureda entered the public eye in a major way in August when she pounded Tara Graff at Bellator 243. She’s 3-0 in MMA with two knockouts and received a multi-fight contract.

Valerie Loureda. Instagram.

Loureda celebrated with a twerk video that went viral and the 22-year-old said talent nabbers have been after her ever since.

“Several talent agents have reached out to me to try to get me to enter entertainment, and film different things, and honestly I love all of that and that’s my goal at the end of my career,” she told TMZ.

“But, right now, I’m really focused on fighting and winning fights comes first. But, yeah for sure, that’s a dream for me.”

Loureda is a flyweight and an Olympic Style taekwondo fighter. Her MMA nickname is “Master.”

Dana Stubblefield. AP Files.

HALL OF SHAME

Dana Stubblefield was once one of the NFL’s best defenders. Now his lawyer is defending his reputation just as vociferously.

The former San Francisco 49ers superstar, now 49, was found guilty of forceable rape while using a gun in July and was sentenced to 15 years to life.

Stubblefield’s attorney, Allen Sawyer, told TMZ they will appeal and that Stubblefield’s good name will be cleared.

“We’re very confident that if the jury had the correct information, they would have (come) to a different conclusion,” Sawyer told TMZ.

“I’ve never had a case that so much evidence has been excluded. We wanted the truth to come out and we’re going to keep fighting.

“(Dana) knows he’s innocent and he’s confident the system is going to get it right and he’s gonna be patient.”

It was alleged he raped a mentally disabled woman in 2015, according to court officials. Stubblefield had argued the sex was consensual and his legal team argued that the woman involved was looking to get paid off.

Boris Becker. Getty Images.

HALL OF SHAME

From the tennis court, to just plain court.

Former tennis superstar Boris Becker pleaded not guilty in London to allegations he had been hiding some of his trophies from debt collectors.

Becker, who made more than $25 million during his career, was declared bankrupt in 2017 when officials called his debt “historic.”

The 52-year-old German was ordered to turn in his valuables to a trustee in order to clear the debt. This reportedly included Becker’s two Wimbledon trophies and a pair from the Australian Open.

But it is alleged Becker did not follow through and also held on to over $1 million in cash. That led to a 28-count indictment.

Becker’s attorney, Jonathan Caplan, told reporters Becker is “determined to face and contest these charges and restore his reputation in relation to the allegations made against him.”

NFL fans brawl last Sunday. Via Instagram: its_dyl_doe

A LITTLE BIT OF FOOTBRAWL

The NFL is allowing some fans into the stands for its games, but many of them aren’t social distancing at all once the booze starts flowing.

There have been some fights, including one last Sunday, when a Philadelphia Eagles supporter got into it with a couple of Baltimore Ravens fans.

In video that went viral, an Eagles fan wearing a Carson Wentz jersey, hustled down a number of rows of seats to start punching his rival. It’s not known why the brawl happened.

The initial scrap turned into a three-way when another man jumped in to fling his fists into the fray.

The Eagles lost the game, which actually had been the first where they had been allowed to let in some spectators.

Given Philadelphia’s alleged history of booing Santa Claus and safe plane landings, maybe that wasn’t the best call?

 

 

 

 

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