And so it begins.
UFC president Dana White went on the attack during a recent episode of UFC Tonight, calling out boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather for his racist comments regarding the NBA's Jeremy Lin and for continually avoiding a fight with Manny Pacquiao. Shortly thereafter, Mayweather's manager Leonard Ellerbe contacted Yahoo! Sports to offer the following rebuttal.
"He needs to shut the [expletive] up and mind his own business, stay in his own lane and keep on taking advantage of the UFC fighters, while underpaying them," said Ellerbe. "If he keeps on running his mouth, we may decide to give a free seminar to all of the UFC fighters on how the pay-per-view revenue should be distributed. This is typical Dana, who is always prone to ignorant outbursts. He should be the last person to try to judge someone else."
You knew that White wouldn't take that lying down and he didn't, contacting Yahoo! Sports himself to keep the dialogue going.
"Just for the record, shut the [expletive] up [because] I wasn't talking to you," White said. "I was talking to Floyd. We're doing something amazing. We're building a sport while you guys are destroying one."
Don't bet on this one being over yet, kids.
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