At his UFC debut in 2013, Conor McGregor filled in a good many blanks when he beat Marcus Brimage in just 67 seconds. He was fighting on the Facebook prelims in Stockholm, a couple of bouts before Tor Troeng submitted Adam Cella, nothing more than an intrigue in the fodder area of the card. After showing that the hype preceding him had been warranted, McGregor told Kenny Florian that Brimage had made the “contest” a little too emotional (thus informing people that he himself hadn’t).
It has now been 26 months since Chris Weidman last won a fight. Before that dubious distinction, he’d gone 31 years undefeated in the profession of mixed martial arts. This is the very definition of streaky. But it’s also an interesting psych job for anyone that had began whispering Weidman’s name in the pound-for-pound conversation after he had defended his middleweight title against Vitor Belfort at UFC 187. Doubly interesting given that Weidman himself is a psych major out of Hofstra.
On Conor McGregor’s 29th birthday, the four-city world tour between him and Floyd Mayweather came to a merciful end. Now it’s just a countdown to potentially broader disappointments, or astonishments, or at very least to some form of history (the debate continues as to which kind). Anything, so long as we don’t have to see either one perform grandiose soliloquies in front of packed houses again. Maybe the tour helped sell the PPV, but that was brutal.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".