Dana White is known to be a very controversial figure when it comes to the proper payment of UFC stars. He was called out for this fact many times by the likes of Jake Paul. However, it cannot be dismissed that Dana White has made UFC what it is today as it remains the most popular promotion for MMA in the world right now.
Canelo Alvarez is considered one of the greatest professional boxers of all time and it is hard to argue why. Alvarez faced off against Caleb Plant for the IBF champion this past weekend. It also took place during the same day as UFC 268, which was also a highly-anticipated event.
The Pound for pound king had an all-out war with Caleb Plant and brutalized him. Caleb tried his best but simply couldn’t match up to Alvarez’s offence. In the end, Alvarez won in the 11th round. Thus, Alvarez became boxing’s only undisputed unified super middleweight champion.
While speaking during the post-UFC 268 press conference, Dana White talked about the Canelo Alvarez match taking place on the same day as UFC 268. White stated that it was an insane and bad idea for the Alvarez match to have taken place on the same day as UFC 268.
” I think they’re insane to go the same night as us. It literally doesn’t make sense. He’s an a*shole (Stephen Espinoza). That doesn’t surprise me. But yeah, it was a bad idea. I think it was a bad idea and they charged like 80 bucks for it. The thing was 80 dollars. But I like Canelo, I watched the fight. I bet on Canelo. That’s why I watched the fight.
Jake Paul even reacted to Canelo Alvarez’s huge win, as he made it clear he is still interested in fighting him in the future. It remains to be seen whether Alvarez will accept Jake Paul’s challenge, as it will certainly be a big-money match.
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