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Dana White Slams Views Of Potential Referee For Mayweather-McGregor Fight

As the world’s of boxing and MMA prepare to collide on August 26 in the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas when Floyd Mayweather takes on Conor McGregor, debate is rife about the validity of this fight. 

Floyd, regarded as one of the best technical boxers of all-time, holding an undefeated record of 49-0 from a professional career that has spanned over 20 years will square off with McGregor, a UFC champion making his pro boxing debut.

For that obvious reason, the legitimacy of the contest has been widely questioned.

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 20: (R-L) Conor McGregor of Ireland punches Nate Diaz in their welterweight bout during the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

How will this fight be in any way competitive, when one man who is seeking to extend his perfect record in the sport of boxing to 50-0, having beaten all comers, who have been the best in the world, will fight an MMA fighter who has never had a professional bout in the sport? It surely doesn’t make sense.

However, in the fight game, if it makes money, it makes sense.

Both Mayweather and McGregor are the cash cows of their respective games, holding every financial record in the book in boxing and MMA respectively, including pay-per-view sales, gate, etc.

‘The Notorious’ remains fully convinced that he will knock ‘Money’ out and truly shock the world. UFC President, Dana White is promoting the fight as a bout that will truly be competitive, despite the narrative of the majority of boxing folk.

Oscar de La Hoya and Bob Arum are two boxing promoters who have publicly slammed the putting together of this ‘super’ cross-over fight and rubbished claims that it will be a competitive spectacle, which has gotten under the skin of White.

Today, he tweeted his annoyance at the views of a man who could potentially be in the ring as the action unfolds on August 26. Famous boxing referee, Kenny Bayless, who is contracted by the Nevada State Athletic Commission is a likely candidate to take charge of the bout. He, along with many other boxing pursuits, has expressed his views on the fight, ensuring that he will not be taking it seriously.

Dana White is not happy.

Check out his response in the tweet below:


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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.