UFC president Dana White blasts Paul-Mayweather fight as 'not a f**king boxing match'

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UFC president Dana White has given his take on the recent fight between Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather.

White was asked for his thoughts on the recent match between the ex-boxer and the 26-year-old YouTuber, which took place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Sunday, June 6.

Clearly unimpressed by what he saw, White compared the match to Kim Kardashian fighting Amanda Nunes, and made it clear he didn't take it seriously.

Speaking in an interview with UFC Arabia, the head honcho reacted to Paul vs Mayweather by stating: "That wasn’t a f***ing boxing match.

"Like I said before, there's always going to be a market for that kind of stuff. There [are] always going to be people that are willing to put down $50 to watch that kind of stuff. That's so far away [from what we do]."

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White slammed the publicity surrounding the match, adding:

"You create this energy around a fight where you’re like ‘oh this [is exciting]’ and then you watch it and then you turn the TV off and go: ‘I just wasted another evening, I should have gone out and [done] something else'.

"I don't ever want people feeling like that when they turn the TV off watching some of our fights."

A number of other UFC fans seemed to share White's scorn for the bout, after Paul managed to successfully make it through all eight rounds - since the fight could only be won via knockout, technical knockout, or disqualification.

When footage of the fight emerged on social media, some Twitter users even speculated that Mayweather might have actually covered up a knockout and held up Paul while struggling against him:

Mayweather himself appeared to be surprised by how long his vlogger contender lasted in the ring, stating in a post-match interview with Sky Sports that Paul was: "A great young fighter. Strong, tough."

Mayweather continued: "He’s better than I thought he was. He’s a tough, rough competitor. It was good action. I was surprised by him tonight; a good guy.

"Even though he doesn’t have much experience, he knew how to use his weight and he knew how to tie me up tonight."

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UFC president Dana White blasts Paul-Mayweather fight as 'not a f**king boxing match'

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By VT

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UFC president Dana White has given his take on the recent fight between Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather.

White was asked for his thoughts on the recent match between the ex-boxer and the 26-year-old YouTuber, which took place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Sunday, June 6.

Clearly unimpressed by what he saw, White compared the match to Kim Kardashian fighting Amanda Nunes, and made it clear he didn't take it seriously.

Speaking in an interview with UFC Arabia, the head honcho reacted to Paul vs Mayweather by stating: "That wasn’t a f***ing boxing match.

"Like I said before, there's always going to be a market for that kind of stuff. There [are] always going to be people that are willing to put down $50 to watch that kind of stuff. That's so far away [from what we do]."

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Credit: MediaPunch Inc / Alamy

White slammed the publicity surrounding the match, adding:

"You create this energy around a fight where you’re like ‘oh this [is exciting]’ and then you watch it and then you turn the TV off and go: ‘I just wasted another evening, I should have gone out and [done] something else'.

"I don't ever want people feeling like that when they turn the TV off watching some of our fights."

A number of other UFC fans seemed to share White's scorn for the bout, after Paul managed to successfully make it through all eight rounds - since the fight could only be won via knockout, technical knockout, or disqualification.

When footage of the fight emerged on social media, some Twitter users even speculated that Mayweather might have actually covered up a knockout and held up Paul while struggling against him:

Mayweather himself appeared to be surprised by how long his vlogger contender lasted in the ring, stating in a post-match interview with Sky Sports that Paul was: "A great young fighter. Strong, tough."

Mayweather continued: "He’s better than I thought he was. He’s a tough, rough competitor. It was good action. I was surprised by him tonight; a good guy.

"Even though he doesn’t have much experience, he knew how to use his weight and he knew how to tie me up tonight."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/ZUMA Press Inc