Dana White isn’t liking what he’s seeing right now in the MMA and Boxing.
Recently, we have seen many athletes make a transition from one field to another. Many MMA fighters have went into the boxing world, and have failed considerably.
One of the biggest examples is the battle between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor in 2017. Even though McGregor started off as the better fighter, Mayweather kept plugging away and ran out as the winner in a TKO victory.
On the other hand, multiple-time boxing champion, James Toney, was willing to fight Randy Couture in the MMA. However, his determination was destroyed quickly as he submitted on the arm-triangle choke at 1:30 in the first round.
UFC champions, Kamaru Usman and Francis Ngannou, have shown their desire to be in the boxing royalty. However, speaking to ESPN, Dana White isn’t overwhelmed by the crossover of the two combat sports.
“Everyone has seen the transformation and it has been very lackluster. We understand what a boxer feels when he comes into UFC, or vice versa,” White said.
“You have just seen what happened to Canelo and Mayweather, two of the best in history. It is just ridiculous.”