WATCH: Floyd Mayweather Accuses Dana White of Using His Name for TV Deal
Retired boxing phenom Floyd “Money” Mayweather has let rip on UFC president Dana White as rumours continue to circulate that the highly decorated pugilist may be considering a fight in the UFC. Many websites have covered the possibility of Mayweather possibly moving over to mixed martial arts for one last big payday, but Mayweather has now come out to quash the rumours himself.
Mayweather spoke with FightHype.com, saying that he believes all of this news has been fabricated to assist the UFC with their ongoing negotiations for a new television deal.
“Their deal with Fox is coming to an end,” Mayweather said. “So they’re trying to renew a new deal with any company what better name could they use than Floyd Mayweather? Because that’s a great name to use. I would use a Floyd Mayweather so I could leverage also and say ‘you know what? Floyd’s gonna come back, he’s going to fight in the UFC’. Floyd’s gonna come back and he’s gonna fight McGregor in the Octagon. So they can leverage and get another big deal.
“I don’t have anything against Dana White. At all. He’s a remarkable guy, a very, very smart guy. Smart businessman. I don’t need to fight again. If I chose to fight in the Octagon, I’m choosing to fight in the Octagon because that’s what I want to do. … If it didn’t come from my mouth or Al Haymon’s mouth, then it’s bullshit. It’s bullshit.”
Mayweather’s final professional boxing bout took place in August against UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, who White and UFC have marketed heavily. While McGregor went on to lose the bout in the tenth round, the matchup brought many new eyes to the world of mixed martial arts. Mayweather believes the UFC is attempting to stir up news of a second bout between the two in mixed martial arts in order to sell a new television package to one of its many suitors, who are believed to include Fox Sports and ESPN.
“Floyd Mayweather is a good name that they can use to leverage with to get a new deal. Let’s not be stupid. So I’m not fighting, I don’t have no boxing opponent I’m looking forward to. I’m not calling no names out in the sport of box. I’m not calling any names out in the UFC,” fumed Mayweather.
“Dana White, my man, it’s just like this,” Mayweather said. “I’m not worried about what kind of money you got, or what you doing with your money, or what you doing with your family. Don’t worry about what I’m doing with my money, and my family. That’s the problem with motherfuckers nowadays, we’re too worried about what someone else is doing with their money.”
“I don’t know where he live, I don’t know what he drive, I don’t know what his girlfriend name is, what his wife name is. I don’t know what he do at all. … I don’t talk about that man. I don’t see that man. I don’t Google that man name. I don’t care what that man is doing.”
Harsh words from the self-proclaimed king of boxing. Check out the interview with FightHype.com in the player below and let us know what you think!