Dana White: Pacquiao and Mayweather Would Lose in MMA
Does it come as any surprise you you that once again UFC President, Dana White, is bashing the ability of boxers in MMA? Probably not as he has done it so many times in the past. This time though he is taking aim at two of boxing’s biggest stars in Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr..
Michael David Smith of MMA Fighting posted an article earlier today which highlights what the UFC boss said in an interview this morning. Radio host Dan Patrick posed this question to Dana White in the interview, “if I put Pacquiao and Mayweather in the Octagon, could you tell — from their boxing skills — how they would be in the Octagon?” Dana White in his usual ways responded, “either one of those guys would get beaten in mixed martial arts.”
The topic of whether a boxer could come in and defeat a mixed martial artist is a tough one. Mayweather being the heaviest of the two boxers mentioned would have to fight in the WEC in the featherweight division. Some of the best names within that division are Urijah Faber, Jose Aldo and Mike Brown. When I really think about this I don’t see any of those guys being able to beat Mayweather. Mayweather would be too fast for them.
Given three months notice to work of keeping the fight standing either one of those fighters would be able to defeat the top of their given weight division. Of course that is just my opinion. Anyone believe that Pacquiao and Mayweather would not be able to get in the cage and come out a winner?