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Week in Words: We can be a**holes as well

ESPN staff
January 5, 2014
Does this man look violent to you? © Getty Images

In the latest edition of our favourite quotes from the sporting week, Samuel Eto'o does not have a bad bone in his body, Matt Lucas becomes the king of darts, and Floyd Mayweather Jr shows his lightning speed once again...

"All the stories you hear about Pacquiao is a lie. It's a lie. It's not true"

Floyd Mayweather Jr quick to deny rumours he is to fight his Filipino rival in September.

"I am in no hurry, but I want to put my talent into action"

Somebody fetch Paul Pogba a form to fill in for Britain's Got Talent.

"Screw the haters. I won the darts"

Er, actually, Matt Lucas, it was your doppelganger Michael van Gerwen who won the darts.

"These battles cannot go on without more weary followers of our game opting to find others things to do with their time"

Wales legend Phil Bennett on the Welsh regional game.

"People know I'm not violent"

Samuel Eto'o says he's sorry for the nasty challenge on Jordan Henderson. Wonder what Henderson thinks?

"Is he going to want to still kick [in MMA]? I wouldn't want to kick anymore after that. So he should come to boxing. Ain't no kicking in boxing"

Roy Jones Jr. isn't letting something as trivial as UFC star Anderson Silva's horrific leg break get in the way of their proposed boxing match.

"I said that we seem to be good people, not that we are. We can be a**holes as well"

Mauricio Pochettino feels Southampton's friendly image means decisions go against them.

"You can't put a round plug in a square hole, but some clubs manage to do it"

Sale boss Steve Diamond on the way other teams manage to manipulate the Aviva Premiership salary cap.

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