For one night, boxing’s biggest promoter and UFC’s brass put their bitter feud on hold in honor of the biggest trash-talker in combat sports history. Top Rank CEO Bob Arum (a longtime mixed-martial-arts critic) promised Lorenzo Fertitta (co-owner of the UFC) that he would say he loved the UFC to help end a bidding war between Fertitta and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones over a pair of gloves worn by Muhammad Ali in his 1965 title fight against Floyd Patterson, Ali’s first in Las Vegas. “Bob Arum said #ilovetheufc! Hell freezes over,” Fertitta Tweeted after winning the auction with a $1.1 million bid at the Keep Memory Alive Power of Love Gala in February, a benefit for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and Ali’s foundation.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.