You can excuse UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic for feeling a little confused ahead of his clash with Francis Ngannou at UFC 220 in Boston this weekend. For better or worse, the heavyweight title has always been the marquee title of the UFC, the winner crowned the baddest man on the planet given the nature of a division where most if not all fighters have one-punch knockout power.
If being labelled the UFC’s next big thing in the heavyweight division is putting any pressure on Francis Ngannou following his co-main event victory over Alistair Overeem at UFC 218 in Detroit, he’s not showing it. After all, the pressure that comes with the spotlight is nothing compared with the pressure of being homeless in a country where you don’t speak the language. Ngannou (10-1, 5-0 UFC) was born in Cameroon and raised in poverty, starting his working life in a quarry when he was just 12.
If UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic was watching UFC 218 on Sunday, you could forgive him for breaking into a cold sweat as Francis Ngannou authored one of biggest knockouts in UFC history. In what was billed as a title eliminator, Ngannou (now 11-1, 6-0 UFC) was meant to face his toughest test in the form of former title challenger Alistair Overeem (43-16, 8-5 UFC).
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".