Eike Batista is $3.2 billion closer to his target of becoming the world’s richest man after warning Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim that he planned to overtake him. At this rate, he’s unlikely to take the top spot before 2024.
On the evening of May 8, 2010, Juan Castillo walked into Plaza Mexico Bar & Grill in a strip mall in Laredo, Texas, paid the $5 cover to a woman in a flowery dress, went inside and ordered a Coors Light.
Cain Velasquez, a tattooed mixed martial arts fighter, slams his elbow into the face of Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, opening an inch-long gash on the bridge of the 264-pound Brazilian’s nose. Blood sprays onto the Bud Light logo in the middle of the canvas mat.
The impact of leather on leather imparts a pleasing crack as Pierre Andurand releases a combination of jabs and hooks onto pads being held by his coach. Powerful shoulders hint at a past as an elite swimmer in France.
It’s Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, and 11,000 fans are watching as barefoot brawlers pummel each other in the Ultimate Fighting Championship , the mixed martial arts league.