For effectively over a 12 months, UFC President Dana White has stated he want to get entangled in boxing promotion, and apparently these plans are nonetheless in movement, regardless of signing a brand new cope with the UFC.
In a latest interview with CNN (transcribed by Bloody Elbow), White as soon as once more addressed the problems he thinks plague boxing in the present day and the way he would do issues higher.
“What I don’t like what [boxing] is doing if how they’re not preventing the most effective guys on the market proper now,” White stated. “They’ve [Deontay] Wilder and [Tyson] Fury who simply fought to a attract an unimaginable struggle that folks cherished. The rematch isn’t occurring with these two, and neither a type of two are going to struggle [Anthony] Joshua.
“These guys may do a spherical robin struggle, struggle one another. You understand, each guys may struggle Joshua they usually’d kill it. They’d make a lot cash and they might carry a lot vitality and life again to boxing. However these guys simply hold capturing themselves within the foot.”
White has railed towards the ills of boxing for a variety of years. In actual fact, one in every of his key arguments as to why MMA would surpass The Candy Science has at all times been that the UFC at all times will get the fights the followers wish to see get made. However after serving to to advertise the Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather Cash Struggle, White revealed he had a thoughts to cease this downside by transferring into boxing with Zuffa boxing. These plans have but to achieve any traction, however White advised CNN that he was biding his time and that this summer season, we might see issues begin to occur.
“I’m making all my boxing strikes after this summer season,” White stated. “When this summer season is over, you’ll be listening to so much about what I’m doing within the sport of boxing.”
And when he does make his transfer, one of many largest stars within the sport seems to be on his radar. Anthony Joshua is the undefeated heavyweight champion that many venture to change into one of the financially profitable fighters of all time. And White appears to wish to be within the Joshua enterprise.
“I would really like that,” White stated. “Proper now, Anthony Joshua must be an enormous star in the USA too. However he’s not.”
“[Fighting in New York on June 1st] isn’t essentially going to show you into an enormous star. Hopefully it does.”
This isn’t the primary time Joshua’s title has provide you with Zuffa boxing. When Dana first started making overtures in the direction of boxing, Joshua stated he would “100 p.c” contemplate signing with Zuffa boxing if the provide made sense. It was later reported that the UFC was serious about a $500 million deal to signal Joshua however White has denied these stories and Joshua went on to signal a three-year extension with Matchroom Boxing final summer season.
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I’m telling you, homie must develop a goatee and go full heel mode. He’d be one of many largest stars within the sport when he comes again.
What a great dude.
@DustinPoirier I don’t have almost the star energy that you’ve got however I’d like to donate my struggle package from my final struggle to lift cash on your trigger.
— Ray Borg (@tazmexufc) April 23, 2019
Tom acquired so screwed.
Very laissez-faire perspective.
The one “silly” path was getting caught particularly in a company that does not check 12 months spherical. Will give him some credit score contemplating he was preventing Rousimar Palhares & preventing hearth with hearth. The “not seeing benifits” was most likely as a result of his opponents have been higher. #smh https://t.co/CQDD7fdXUw
— The Mane Occasion™ (@EliasTheodorou) April 23, 2019
It’s essential to know the best way to giggle at your self.
This man is aware of.
Only a pleasant reminder to dam the shit out of Colby Covington since “Endgame” is popping out this week.
— Olivier Aubin (@oliaubin) April 23, 2019
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Eduardo Torres (9-Zero) vs. Rodrigo Vera (Eight-Zero-1); Combate Americas, Might 31.
Dana Zighelboim Grau (2-Zero) vs. Jennifer Gonzalez (10-5); Combate Americas, Might 31.
Kevin Moreyra (Four-2) vs. David Martinez (2-Zero); Combate Americas, Might 31.
2010: Jose Aldo battered Urijah Faber for 5 rounds to retain his featherweight title at WEC 48. Within the co-main occasion that night, Ben Henderson submitted Donald Cerrone with a first-round guillotine choke to retain the light-weight title.
Thanks for studying and see y’all tomorrow.
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