News: ESPN's Skip Bayless Calls Out 50 Cent, "I've Invited Him Numerous Times To Come In Studio, Take Me On"
Sunday, Jan 22, 2012 10:40AM
Outspoken ESPN personality Skip Bayless is branching outside of his sports talk and publicly questioned 50 Cent's decision to avoid a face-to-face sitdown on national television.
Hitting up Twitter, Bayless playfully called out the G-Unit leader, who shares a close friendship with undefeated professional boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
"Yesterday @50cent called me out. Funny, I've invited him numerous times to come in studio, take me on. Always has an excuse. Another Floyd.," he tweeted January 21st.
"So @50cent thinks he's in good shape? He isn't in my league (strength or endurance). I'll prove it to him if he dares. I'm 5-10, 175 lbs." (Skip Bayless' Twitter)
Last month, Slaughterhouse's Joe Budden took on the outspoken television personality.
After making a fool of guest debaters Wale, Lil Wayne and LL Cool J (to name a few), Joe Budden challenged Skip Bayless, the shows master debater, to allow him on the show and let him stick up for rappers. The shots were let off early as Skip makes a crack about Joey's inability to sell records, but Joey does hold his own and even gets admiration from Skip, along with Stephen A. Smith, for his voice. Yea it gets weird but overall it was a great debate and Joey does seem like the most knowledgeable Hip Hop guest. (The Source)
In September, Maybach Music Group's Wale sat down with Bayless on ESPN's "First Take" for a face-off.
After calling Skip Bayless "the number 1 hater on cable," Wale joined skip and the rest of the cast at ESPN's First Take. Speaking on his 2-0 Redskins, why Lebron will ring his championship, and plugging the new album, Wale made sure to show off his sports expertise as he went head to head with one of the most love/hated analyst. (Hip Hop Wired)
As of now, 50's boxing champ is reportedly in talks with fighting Manny Pacquiao.
So ESPN.com boxing scribe Dan Rafael is reporting that Floyd Mayweather called Manny Pacquiao in the Phillipines, in what we assume was a plea to agree to a fight on May 5. When you have fighters who are actually communicating, that can't be a bad thing. Sugar Ray Leonard used to do the same thing. He would get his opponent to agree to a fight then he would take it back to his people and make the event happen. (Stateman)
Check out Wale taking on Skip Bayless below: