Former UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping Explains Why Isn't Happy About the KSI vs Logan Paul Fight - Dexerto
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Former UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping Explains Why Isn’t Happy About the KSI vs Logan Paul Fight

Published: 21/Aug/2018 16:12 Updated: 21/Aug/2018 16:38

by Ross Deason

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An audio clip of Michael Bisping discussing the upcoming KSI vs Logan Paul boxing match in a seemingly derogatory manner has surfaced online.

The clip in question comes from episode 76 of Bisping’s “Believe You Me” podcast (called Photoshop Fiddler) and some reports state that the former UFC middleweight champion “slammed” the fight for being an “insulting mockery”.

While Bisping certainly did make it clear that he isn’t a fan of the boxing match, he also had some words of praise for KSI, who he has trained with in the past:

“I was at the performance institute and me and Forrest Griffin did some training then as well,

“He was fit, me and Forrest really pushed him and he kept a good pace, so his cardio was in shape and that was a while ago as well so he’s gonna be in good shape for this.”

KSI / TwitterMichael Bisping saw significant improvement from KSI in their second training session.

He went on to say that he saw a big improvement in KSI between the two training sessions that they had together before explaining his reasons for wanting people to “stay in their lane to a certain degree”:

“Maybe I’m wrong here…

“I find it almost insulting to everybody that has dedicated their life to being a fighter, come up the hard way, been a lifelong boxer or martial artists or whatever,

“They’re almost making a mockery out of the sport of boxing or mixed martial arts or whatever it is by doing this.”

The Brit then went on to say that the two YouTube stars are pretending to be Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather in their pre-fight press conferences, summarizing his feelings with “I’m not into it. In short, I’m not into it”.

After hearing some rebuttals from his co-host, the stand-up comedian Luis J. Gomez, Bisping clarified his point of view further by saying that the two internet sensations acting like professional fighters irks him the most:

“Just stop trying to pretend that you’re a fighter, because you’re not,

“You’re fighting another YouTuber, have it for what it is, dedicate yourself, both train whatever, that’s great,

“But stop pretending making out that you’re a fighter”

KSI and Logan Paul will fight on Saturday, August 25, at the Manchester Arena. While it seems unlikely that Michael Bisping will be tuning in to watch the fight, it looks set to be another record breaking event for YouTube.

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Ninja shocks Valorant star with huge donation after Twitch refund scam

Published: 22/Oct/2020 2:56

by Andrew Amos

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Chargebacks are a Twitch streamer’s worst nightmare, as Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins knows it all too well, so when he saw Valorant star ‘AverageJonas’ get scammed out of over $5,000, he knew he had to step up and help.

There’s few Twitch scams more infuriating than chargeback scams. When you have avid viewers donate to your stream, it’s a wonderful feeling.

However, some viewers do it maliciously, with the intent of taking, not giving. After donating hundreds, or even thousands of dollars, viewers dispute the charge with PayPal or their bank, saying they were hacked and didn’t actually donate the money.

The money then goes back to the donator, and the Twitch streamer is left without the donations, and most of the time, also has to pay a fine on top.

That’s exactly what happened to AverageJonas ⁠— a Valorant Twitch star with over 130,000 followers. He had a viewer refund $5,400 worth of donations, which ended up costing the streamer $5,800 after accounting for transfer fees.

“I have received over $5,400 in several donations from one person on Twitch which have all been refunded even though donations are supposedly non-refund. To top it off, I have been personally charged $400+ in refund fees from PayPal,” Jonas said on Twitter.

“This person used me and my community to gain clout and other benefits by acting like an extremely wealthy and giving human being. The person also pretended like the refunds were a mistake.”

Fortunately, Ninja got wind of the fellow Valorant streamer’s woes.

After all, Jonas is one of Valorant’s biggest content creators, and Ninja is slowly working his way to the top of the pro scene. With all of Jonas’ informational content, it’s the least Ninja could do to put his fandom to use.

Ninja replied to Jonas’ tweet with a simple “fixed.” What he meant by that was he donated AverageJonas $5,800, to cover not only the Twitch donations from the user, but the PayPal fees as well.

Jonas was shocked: “Dude thank you so much you’re such a legend omfg.”

It’s a big win for Jonas, however, it highlights a much bigger issue with Twitch donations. If Ninja hadn’t caught wind of the streamer’s troubles, it’s likely nothing would have been done.

Chargebacks are still a big issue, and there’s nothing you can really do about it as a streamer if PayPal or Twitch don’t step in ⁠— like what happened in Jonas’ case.

However, now he can go back to doing what he does best ⁠— sharing Sova line-ups for every Valorant player to learn.