Romney Gives Pacquiao Bad Pep Talk

Before his fight against Juan Manuel Marquez on Dec. 8 at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Manny Pacquiao reportedly met with a recently unemployed gentleman who told him, “Hi, Manny. I’m Mitt Romney. I ran for president. I lost.”

You can see how well that worked for PacMan. But you guys! Romney is the real-life William H. Macy from The Cooler! Is he available to rent out to send to one’s enemies before they have important functions to attend? If so, he may finally be able to make some real money.

Romney and wife Ann weren’t the only ringside celebs checking out Marquez’s sixth-round knockout. Also there for the upset were Magic Johnson, Wayne Gretzky, Metta World Peace, Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, chef Gordon Ramsay, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and, rappelling into the ring to perform “My Life” before the Yuriorkis Gamboa fight, 50 Cent. Gamboa is, of course, one of the fighters Fiddy still promotes with whom he didn’t have a public Twitter squabble (yet).

After everyone suffered through the disappointment of not getting to see another controversial decision slide to Pacquiao, Snooki took to Tabu to host her after-fight party, where she hung out for the night with her father, Andy, and undercard fighter Patrick Hyland—who also lost, but as far as we know wasn’t visited by Romney at any point. But we wouldn’t be surprised if he was.

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