West Wales Chronicle editorial team members Josh and Ryan


Hope everybody had a good new year, it’s ya boy Ryan Colbeck again. Well, so far my new year diet is not going as planned, thanks Quality Street. Also, the gym doesn’t seem to have as many of the “New year, new me” crowd as expected. That’s probably down to the gym bros who say they can’t stand the new year new me crowd because it clutters the weights room and they can take a lovely selfie in the mirror anymore (you know who you are & if you don’t…naughty boy).

Speaking of things not going to plan, Ronda Rousey got knocked out in under a minute on her UFC return. Now this was a massive shock, the person I feel sorry for is Amanda Nunes (the woman who knocked her out) because it was the biggest win of her career and people are still talking about her opponent. Everyone seems to be focusing on what a crushing loss it is to Ronda and not what a great win it is for Amanda. Next main event for UFC looks like it’ll be Dana White (one of the bosses) vs Meryl Streep! Maybe even a triple threat with her, White & Donald Trump.

For those who don’t know – Meryl Streep gave a speech at the Golden Globes where she was honoured for contributions to the arts and entertainment. She took shots at American Football and the sport of mixed martial arts, saying MMA is not an art. I disagree, MMA is an art form. I feel the same about boxing. Floyd Mayweather was not just a great boxer, he was an artist. Painting a picture for you in the ring. MMA fighters are artists also, they create a scene of intrigue, suspense, unpredictability and desire. All rolled together in a work of beautiful brutality. She also, of course, took shots at darling Donald, he responded on Twitter calling her an “average actress” and that she was “overrated”. To which someone replied with “157 awards makes her average, what does 6 bankruptcies say about you as a businessman” hahahaha

Sticking with the US for the moment because hot off the press is the news that Dylan Roof has been sentenced to death for the murders of nine black people in Charleston, South Carolina last year. I can’t say I agree with the death penalty. I don’t believe as a decent, law abiding society we get to pick and choose when murder is okay. I guess it’s all a matter of perspective.

Now for something lighter, Celebrity Big Brother has made *cough* glorious return to our screens!! Er, great. Apparently Ray J (the gent who’s sex tape with a certain lady named Kim Kardashian launched her career) blacked out and quit after a week. Jolly good. It all seems to be more sex oriented now, isn’t that what Pornhub’s for? At least with that you don’t get ad breaks in the middle of the show.

I guess what I’m trying to say is don’t be a dick to newbies in the gym, don’t throw stones if you live in a glass house & porn is better without ad breaks.


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