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UFC President Dana White wasn’t impressed with what he saw for the length of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Logan Paul’s extremely publicized exhibition Sunday evening.
White acknowledged in an interview for UFC Arabia their detect “wasn’t a f–king boxing match.” (warning: video incorporates profanity):
“Handle I acknowledged earlier than, there is constantly going to be a market for that roughly stuff,” he acknowledged. “There is constantly going to be folks that are fascinating to set aside down $50 to mediate that roughly stuff. … Have confidence if Kim Kardashian desired to war Amanda Nunes. How spacious function you’re thinking that war might perchance be?”
Nobody took Mayweather vs. Paul seriously from the 2d it changed into announced. The frail is the ideally suited boxer of his generation, and the latter is a unparalleled YouTuber who lost to yet any other YouTuber in his fully expert war to this level.
As White infamous, even though, there will constantly be a market ready to to find invested in a sporting tournament that is essentially a industrial in set of an athletic endeavor.
Clearly, there is some irony in White dismissing Sunday’s tournament after he changed into a fascinating participant in Conor McGregor’s loss to Mayweather in August 2017. Despite being one in all UFC’s largest stars, McGregor didn’t indubitably enjoy any alternate combating Mayweather, and that injurious-promotional war changed into intended to generate as mighty cash as conceivable for all people fervent.
White can argue McGregor is at the least an experienced combat sports ragged. The frail featherweight and mild-weight-weight champion moreover blended with McGregor to positioned on an tantalizing indispensable tournament.
That can’t indubitably be acknowledged of Mayweather vs. Paul for the reason that gulf between the 2 changed into so wide. Mayweather’s incapability to set aside Paul down doubtlessly left a mode of fans feeling underwhelmed, too.