Dana White: ‘Let’s stop this sh*t’


“I watched the Canelo fight tonight,” White said told reporters. “You don’t want to fight Canelo. C’mon, man, let’s stop this sh*t. If Canelo wants to come over here, let’s do it. He don’t want to box Canelo.”

The timing on such a matchup would be prime given Usman’s status atop the pound-for-pound rankings and Alvarez’s history-making turn unifying the super middleweight title. Then again, White doesn’t exactly get along with Alvarez’s current promoter, Showtime, which elected to counter-program UFC 268 on Saturday night. The UFC chief called the decision “insane” and added “it literally doesn’t make sense,” though he said Saturday’s octagon event blew away pay-per-view projections and landed at No. 4 on the all-time live gate list for Madison Square Garden. He also took another shot at Showtime by criticizing the $79.99 price tag.

“But I like Canelo,” White said with a smile. “I watched the fight.”


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