Last week, “Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather Jr., shocked MMA fans when he bashed the UFC and their light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell during a conference call to promote his fight with Oscar De La Hoya.
“UFC ain’t shit,” he said. “It ain’t but a fad. Anyone can put a tattoo on their head and get in a street fight.” He singled out UFC poster boy Chuck Liddell for an extra overhand right. “We should put Liddell against a good heavyweight, under Mayweather Promotions, and if Chuck wins, then I’ll give him a million dollars out of my own pocket.” PBF then shoe-shined all MMA fighters. “These are guys who couldn’t make it in boxing,” he said. “So they do (MMA). Boxing is the best sport in the world and it’s here to stay.”
Not only were fans unhappy, but UFC president Dana White also expressed his displeasure during a media conference call on Monday.
“You know, Floyd Mayweather just came out and said some stupid s—- about Chuck Liddell,” White said.
“We should put Liddell against a good heavyweight, under Mayweather Promotions,” Mayweather said last week. “If Chuck wins, then I’ll give him a million dollars out of my own pocket.”
“(He said) he’d pay a million dollars if Chuck could hang with a heavyweight boxer,” White said Monday. “How about if he pays a million dollars to see if a heavyweight boxer can fight MMA with Chuck Liddell? Or, even better, I’ll put up a million dollars of my own money if Floyd Mayweather can sell more than 10 tickets without Oscar De La Hoya.”
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