UFC president Dana White has been offering his thoughts on a possible boxing matchup between UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
Usman has been having a good time of it lately, riding high in the pecking order of the pound for pound men's rankings. So high in fact that he’s reached the top of the pile.
In a similar style, Canelo is right up there in terms of the top dogs pound for pound in the boxing world – meaning this potential fight could be of huge interest to many.
Usman’s spot at the top of the UFC hierarchy comes after batting away Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal twice apiece in his past five fights.
Now a new challenge in the form of the multiple weight champ Alvarez could offer a tempting matchup.
But what does UFC chief White think about Alvarez as the 34-year-old Usman’s next matchup?
What does Dana White think of Kamaru Usman Vs Canelo Alvarez?
It’s fair to say Dana White is not a fan of the matchup, labelling it “horrible” and “stupid”.
The veteran tastemaker has certainly rained on the parade of the rumours about a possible fight between the two, making his feelings clear toSky Sports.
He said: "[Usman] is serious about it, he shouldn't be serious about it.
"I don't like that fight at all. Everything about it is horrible. It's a stupid fight to make, it makes no sense. I don't know how many people would be interested in seeing that.”
Justifying the historic matchup between UFC’s Conor McGregor and boxing’s Floyd Mayweather, White explained how the fight became something bigger than the control of promoters, meaning that it had to happen.
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"When Conor and Floyd fought it took on a life of its own. Everywhere I went people asked me if those two are going to fight. It just kept building, building and building. It ended up being the biggest pay-per-view ever.”
But for him, the existence of one fight like that isn’t a hall pass for endless matchups like it in the future.
"Something could come along but the whole Boxing vs MMA thing is silly,” he said.
That fight, which is officially the second biggest pay-per-view in the history of boxing with 4.3 million buys, saw veteran fighter Mayweather stop boxing newcomer McGregor in the 10th round and etch his name into the history books as he moved his fight record up to an unbelievable 50 and 0.
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