Dana White, the president of the UFC, has seen his fair share of verbal sparring, backstage fights, and weigh-in altercations. White is not a fan of these moves, despite how dramatic they can make a fight’s story.
Following the Miami Heat vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA game on March 8, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his group approached Jake Paul in Miami. ‘Money’ reportedly approached Paul about some earlier remarks, according to TMZ Sports. The recent defeat suffered by “The Trouble Child” at the hands of British boxer Tommy Fury was brought up by several members of Mayweather’s camp.
In the wake of the event, Jake Paul tweeted a challenge to Mayweather. Despite the fact that the altercation made news, Dana White had doubts about its truth. He thinks Mayweather’s pursuit of Paul was out of character. White said the following in an interview with TMZ Sports:
Is that actuality? Just not possible for Floyd to accomplish that. Floyd wouldn’t roll up on someone and do that, in my opinion. Floyd’s style isn’t like that. Really, it’s not his personality. I mistook it for a skit.
“I don’t buy it. When was the last time you witnessed Floyd Mayweather roll up on someone with 50 other people? Floyd simply doesn’t act that way. I don’t buy it, yeah.
Dana White claims that he wouldn’t be surprised if Jon Jones retires with a victory over Stipe Miocic
In UFC 285, Jon Jones used a submission to defeat Ciryl Gane and win the heavyweight title. He jumped at the chance to square off against former heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic.
UFC president Dana White, who stated that Jones will try to make his first championship defence against Stipe Miocic, appears to have given the match his OK.
In the aforementioned interview with TMZ Sports, White recently responded to the potential conflict. White asserted that after facing Miocic to defend his title, “Bones” might decide to retire. He stated:
“I wouldn’t be surprised either if he defeats Stipe before quitting the sport and never fighting again.”