Counterpoint: Are Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Comments ‘Playing the Race Card?’

January 10, 2016
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Earlier this week we published an article in which we addressed comments made in the press by Floyd Mayweather Jr. In our column, we go all in on Floyd because, well, that’s kind of what we do here at MMA Hot Sauce (we go ALL THE WAY in). But that doesn’t mean we’re not open to counterpoints about subjects we choose to discuss. That being the case, one of our readers, Gustavo Magana, wrote a response to our article and you can read it in its entirety below. Thanks for reading, Gustavo, and extra thanks for composing this column.

Floyd Mayweather’s recent comments about UFC superstar Conor McGregor’s immense success and popularity stemming from being white would carry more weight if a fighter such as Alexander Gustafsson or Georges St-Pierre made them.

At first this seems like a brash reckless statement that undoubtedly makes many readers roll their eyes and automatically see it as “playing the race card.” Such statements are plastered all over the comments section of any article that discusses race, from “black lives matter” to actors discussing discrimination in casting.

“Ronda Rousey, I think she fought somewhere like 11 or 12 fights, which is not a bad thing. Laila Ali went undefeated and was dominating too. After Ronda Rousey fought I think 9, 10, 11 fights, it didn’t even take that long, she got all types of endorsements, movies, and everything. Laila Ali did the same thing in better fashion. Ronda Rousey, she’s a good-looking woman when she put it on. Laila Ali is a drop-dead gorgeous woman; I mean a naturally beautiful woman and can kick ass, but you never heard them [the media] saying when she had I think somewhere around 10, 11, 12 fights that she was the baddest woman to ever fight on the planet. And what’s so crazy, I don’t really know the (Conor) McGregor guy; never seen him fight. I heard his name actually from one of the runners that works for our company. They say he talk a lot of trash and people praise him for it, but when I did it, they say I’m cocky and arrogant. So biased! Like I said before, all I’m saying is this, I ain’t racist at all, but I’m telling you racism still exists.” – Floyd Mayweather on FightHype.com

It is understandable for some readers to feel like this is just another person “playing the race card” when they hear so much about racism in the media, but possibly never experience it themselves first hand. I would ask those with such reactions to stop and think about the history of combat sports and how minority athletes have been treated. Especially when those minority athletes have had to compete against white athletes in boxing.

An early example would be the amount of time it took for a black fighter to even have the chance to fight for the heavyweight title. In 1908, Jack Johnson became the first African American to win the heavyweight title in boxing. It took him years to get the opportunity because nobody wanted to lose to a black fighter. Immediately after Johnson won the title, a frantic search for the “Great White Hope” began to “re-claim” the heavyweight title from the African American fighter.

Fast forward to 1982 and similar racial undertones existed in the fight between Gerry Cooney and Larry Holmes. Cooney was a good boxer from New York, but not great. However, his background as a Caucasian fighter made him much more marketable and popular among fans. The fight with then heavyweight champion Larry Holmes had significant racial implications, something that Cooney was not a fan of nor did he endorse it. Many fans chose sides based on race rather than on skill level.

A direct phone line was reportedly installed in Cooney’s dressing room so that U.S. President Ronald Reagan could congratulate him if he won the fight. Notably, no such phone line was installed in Holmes’ locker room, according to BoxRec.com. Other racial slights that occurred during the lead-up to the fight included Cooney receiving covers on sports magazines over Holmes even though Holmes was the more established and proven champion. Additionally on the night of the fight, Holmes was introduced first, which was disrespectful, given that Cooney was the challenger.

A more recent example of racial animosity arising in a UFC fight occurred when Cain Velasquez challenged Brock Lesnar for the UFC heavyweight title in 2010. One of Lesnar’s comments going into the fight was that he would celebrate Velasquez’s Hispanic heritage by “drinking a Corona and eating a burrito.”

These three stories are merely a few of countless examples in combat sports where a fighter’s race has affected how they were treated, marketed and popularized. Additionally, it is both close-minded and dangerous to disregard any mention of racial favoritism in sports when it is clear that racism in the United States has not been eradicated.

Celebrities such as UFC announcer Bruce Buffer have commented on Mayweather’s remarks and dismissed them as “playing the race card” without considering that in fact they may have more truth to them than they are given credit for.

Without a doubt, Mayweather’s troubled past does not assist his credibility. He has served jail time for domestic violence charges. But honestly, his race is what also causes many to dismiss his comments.

Ponder for a second what the reaction to Mayweather’s comments would have been if they had instead been made by Ronda Rousey, Chuck Liddell or Luke Rockhold. Assuredly, nobody would have accused them of playing the “race card.”

In the same way that many men roll their eyes when a woman discusses gender inequality and dismiss her as some angry man-hating feminist, so too are many quick to dismiss Mayweather’s comments about the fact that racial inequality still exists in America. It permeates everything in our lives from politics to the court system to the entertainment industry.

With this in mind, McGregor is still an amazing athlete who deserves much respect and admiration for the commitment to his craft. Furthermore, his own marketing abilities, fan-friendly style of fighting, and drumming up interest in his fights has contributed greatly to his success. This article in no way attempts to negate those star quality factors that McGregor possesses. Rather, it merely serves to present a different point of view and explanation that race, gender, and many other factors can assist or hurt a fighter in the quest for superstardom.

So I ask you, think about Mayweather’s comments not just from a gut reaction or from the lens of the speaker. Rather, please consider the comments in light of the history of combat sports and the fact that racism is still an issue in the United States, whether we want to accept that fact or not.

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  • who what huh

    Mayweather’s comments are still stupid. Racism can be an issue. But in Mayweather’s case, he’s a woman beating illiterate jackass with a boring fighting style who hangs out with Justin Bieber. Conor isn’t universally loved either, far from it.

    • Aaron Gustaveson

      He has a fantastic fighting style. Ignorant people see it as boring, I’ll give you that.

      • Clay

        There are so many topics here.
        1. Racism still exist on both sides, white and black. That’s the reality. Blacks need to get over what happened years ago. I am black myself. Anyone with hatred in their heart, will have to answer to God someday. Leave it to God.
        2. Every boxer that was quoted as being the one, Mayweather beat. Everybody wants him to fight guys 10 to 15 years younger than him. Victor Ortiz, Carnelo. He beat them both. All these new up and comers and the last 2 should have beat him. DIDN’T HAPPEN. Now it’s GGG, he is younger, GGG should win. But maybe not. QUESTION – WHY DON’T THEY PRESS MANNY THE SAME WAY. WHY HE ISN’T FIGHTING GGG OR KHAN. DON’T GET ME WRONG I LIKE MANNY ALSO.
        3. Mayweather has retired, if wanted 50, he could just take another fight like Berto, to get the 50.
        4. Hitting on women is never ok. Put that aside for a second. Except for all the new comers, every body has been beaten by money. money probably would have done the same thing he did to Carnelo.
        5. Everybody said it was a bad fight money and manny. If Manny wanted to win, he was suppose to come and make money change his style and defense. Manny could not break money defense. Money connected well. Look at the numbers.
        Question – what was money suppose to do different, he has won all his fights with defense, if it’s not broke why try to change it.
        6. Mayweather ran his mouth, Ali was worse without the curse words. Roy Jones ran his mouth. You are suppose to get in your opponents head. I am sure before the ball is hiked, the defense is talking noise to the offense. You can’t hear it, but I am sure there is talk. probably all contact sports.
        So that only leaves this, people hate mayweather because he has hit on a woman., and all the money he has made. There are other people in sports and celebrities that have done the same as mayweather, just haven’t gotten caught by the media / news.

        • earlsimmons

          Errrr I agreed with “because he hit on a women” then you went way off with “and all the money he has made”. No many people actually couldnt care less about money. He beats women and burns money (yes i know its his and he can do what he wants with it). but it speaks to the kind of person he is. He could give the money to children, vets, research for cancer whatever but instead he burns it and video tapes.

    • NYC PIZZA RAT

      No..the double standard has nothing to do with his fighting style or his half a decade old case that people keep bringing up…. floyd is right to mention the double standard..it seems conner can show off money but when floyd does people see it as distasteful…. when black guys talk trash whites react violently. … ask Richard sherman.

  • Thetruth13

    First off Floyd is a racist who disrespects and beats women in front of his kids, so let’s think about that for a minute. Next let’s go to hand picking our opponents that are either unworthy or washed up when he fights them. He gets paid so much money how could he possibly complain about being treated unfairly…. People don’t like your comments because nobody likes you! No matter what your record you’ll never be Ali, Foreman, Sugar Ray Lewis, DE LA Hoya or anyone even close. It’s your attitude, I’d rather see you fight the best and lose a dramatic fight than go undefeated….. That’s a champion any where any time. You made everyone hate you not race or society, mma is the most racially diverse sport on the planet and the fans love the fighters for by their heart not their skin color. Ronda Rousey fought the best unlike you, that’s why she is adored. It sucks for Laila Ali that boxing has been on the decline and has become boring, she did however get a lot of publicity because of her name, and she did her name justice. I would love to see her fight in a sport that is on the rise like mma. See Floyd no one will remember you for your heart, just for your skills and trash talk. All the money in the world can’t buy you heart and you ain’t got it buddy

  • Green Texan

    Part of the reason of the success and attention that Ronda and Conor have received is because MMA is gaining popularity, more than any other sport. Boxing isn’t a real fIght, MMA is. Floyd made those comments because he wants attention on himself all the time. Now that MMA fighters like Ronda and Conor are getting a lot of attention he got jealous. Floyd is just jealous.

    • Fred Miller

      Why would a man 2 May 2015 who
      estimated earned 300 million U.S dollars. At end of bout had a endorsed check
      made out to him for 100 million dollars. The CEO of his company Mayweather
      promotions with a private jet (G-5) vs MMA with one ruler Dana White the CEO of
      MMA that runs a monopoly. The highest paid MMA fighter is estimated to receive
      max 8 million dollars from the biggest fight in the history of a novice sport. Those
      fighters could die or have sustained brain trauma and loss of hearing….ears
      that look like fighting pit bulls. The fight earned a whopping 100 million
      dollars. The greatest athlete connor received 8 to 10 million of that & the
      10 year champion some guy name aldo received 3 to 5 million. Where did the
      other 90 million dollars go and to who (lol)smh? Jealous wow! Even if connor or
      rousey get magazine deals & movie roles they still will not earn 15
      million! Endorsements will not total 5 million after taxes lol!

      • Green Texan

        I never mentioned money. Your whole post is about money. I said attention. Floyd gets jealous that Conor is getting a lot of attention.

        • Fred Miller

          So your issue is he wants attention right & you know him personally to make that judgement…Because last time I checked I never see media following conner like Mayweather…so I am really puzzled…So why he choose conner, Justin Bieber get more attention that conner, Warren Buffet is on money team…How many celebrities attended his fight..hmm

  • Dan the Man

    Poor article. It sounds like you’re trying to justify Floyd’s comments but you actually stop short of discussing the point he’s raised, instead you point out a 100 year old boxer, 30 year old match and Brock Lesnar saying something stupid. Why didn’t you look at the comparison he actually made and write an article around that???

  • Aaron Gustaveson

    Its not a matter of race, its a matter of ethnicity/nationality. MANY Americans are of Irish descent. Stupid, trashy people are very proud of their heritage, thus they love seeing an Irish fighter doing well.

    • NYC PIZZA RAT

      Don’t say that….nothing wrong with irish people rooting for conner man..

      • Aaron Gustaveson

        I didn’t say that there is, but if they are rooting for him BECAUSE he is Irish, that speaks to ignorance and ethnic bigotry. Ignorant, tribal thinking.

        • NYC PIZZA RAT

          You cant say that bro.. we all know how mexicans are with mexican boxers. we all know how people like to support fighters from their country.. you cant say that bro.. it may seem racist but its NOT.. its more about national pride.. in a game.. its not the same as being racist.. HOWEVER. there clearly a bias when it comes to conner and floyd..

          • Aaron Gustaveson

            I didn’t say it is racist, is is a very similar phenomenon to racism. Racism and nationalism are common, yes, I acknowledge that many Mexican people are nationalistic, that doesnt make it right.

          • NYC PIZZA RAT

            there is a difference between a nationalist.. and a nationalist skinhead. mexicans arent xenophobic.

          • Aaron Gustaveson

            Did you have a point here?

            Oxford english dic,

            “A person with strong patriotic feelings, especially one who believes in the superiority of their country over others.”

            Beliefs in, racial, ethnic or national superiority are all related and all based in ignorance.

        • groinstrike

          You mean like 98% of blacks voting for obama when they normally don’t vote that high for democrats?

          • Aaron Gustaveson

            Could be an example, yeah. I dont follow politics much. That sounds like racism though, not ethnic bigotry or nationalism.

          • NYC PIZZA RAT

            You have a problem with black supporting obama? the first black president ever? hahhhaha suck it!

  • NYC PIZZA RAT

    Language such as “race card” is only used by racist.

  • Roscoe Gauldin

    rousey/ali comparison has nothing to do with race and everything to do with one being dominant in a dying sport and the other being dominant in a sport that is on the rise.

    • Fred Miller

      I do not like a sport were there is only one ruler but next time when i visit Korea…I will ask north Koreans how does that work one ruler lol. Dominant to whom…So if i go and beat 12 people i am the baddest on planet in 1 weight class 145 lol! smh! Well in the art of war it is who kill not how many u kill…She dominanted who exactly and have you personally verified their resumes…boxing on other hand u have to fight the best to make it to the Olympics…to win nationals & earn golden gloves..u really can research that…where can i research MMA fighters please…Is it a Olympic sport…if not wow! so popular lol! smh!

      • Roscoe Gauldin

        I think you’re missing the point. mayweather tried to make it sound like rousey got her stardom due to race. I made the point that boxing is not as popular as it use to be and mma is huge right now. I think if laila ali was a ufc champion then she would have been in the spotlight just as much.

        • Fred Miller

          She did how else she got it…After each of Mayweathers victories the media say he has not fault anybody…Who does he have to beat godzilla…I do not know anybody she beat they former what and from where…Mayweather was champ for 18 years faced 27 WORLD champions…She had 9 fights against blow up dolls…Example paris hilton what she do to become rich her father left her nothing? fact Berto was in the Olympics that in itself makes him somebody!

          • Roscoe Gauldin

            once again, you’re missing the point. I don’t know how much simpler I can explain it so I will try one last time…..boxing is a dying sport, mma is very mainstream. that is why ronda is in the spotlight.

          • Fred Miller

            Again why is MMA so mainstream….if so why was Aldo a 10 year champion & he was not in spot light…Ok, if that is so so Ms Holmes should get the same spotlight she beat ronda….Jon Jones pre -legal issues where is his endorsements he beat better fighters than conner

          • Roscoe Gauldin

            connor has brought in a whole country of fans, he puts more butts in seats, therefore he gets paid more. it like this: if you and I are car salesmen and I sell 100 cars and you sell 10, then I get more money. its not rocket science. and to answer your question “why is mma more mainstream”? because more people watch it, DUUUUH.

          • Fred Miller

            NO he stupid! I am not educated but atleast Mr Mayweather put butts in seats 300 million that is! connor put butts in seat to pay someone else lol! I am not good @ math so feel free to check it out…conner fight earned 100 million right or 90 million. lets see 100 million – 8 million=92 million so that dummy got 8 million for his slave work…more like dog fighting if you ask me!

          • Roscoe Gauldin

            you cant base the popularity of boxing on one fighter. yes, mayweather makes a sh*t load of money, but boxing in general is dying. and you should never call anyone stupid when you yourself cant even talk right.

          • Fred Miller

            Well if i am stupid I have the right to call him one and he has no right to talk about a legend. When he is top of the sporting game he helped athletes across the world…like lebron he runs his own franchise. lastly i thought writing and talking 2 different things trust me if you like you can contact me by phone

          • Roscoe Gauldin

            that’s ok, it would probably take you 12 days to pick up the phone just as it took you to respond. this is old news, bye bye.

          • Fred Miller

            Like robin hood steal from the poor lol! If he so much he should at least got half of the earning but he to stupid!

          • Fred Miller

            when will it join Olympics…why is there only one promoter….Why is the pay so low for Aldo & Jones what is their gross pay sir?

          • Roscoe Gauldin

            boxing has been around longer, give it time and mma will be an Olympic sport. their is one promoter because the ufc is one company. this way you cant have just any joe blow creating titles. McGregor gets paid more because he fills more seats, he sells more ppvs.

          • Fred Miller

            You will not in your life time…It takes two to make a mega fight…MMA does not have that! whites on the media & white folks buy that crap lol smh! rousey the only champion/baddest woman on planet smh! media hype! tell him to be like a real champ Royce Gracie & fight Jon Jones the baddest man on planet!

          • Fred Miller

            Once again pay the minority the same pay…same exposure

          • Roscoe Gauldin

            ITS NOT THE SAME EXPOSURE!!!!!! no one watches boxing anymore. that is the point im trying to make.

          • Fred Miller

            cool so if they do not watch it how cotto/canelo have the same #’s as conner!

          • Fred Miller

            To much domestic violence in MMA! from what steriods lol!

          • Fred Miller

            Text me back when MMA reach Mr Mayweather’s level! For 1 hour of work for 2 fights earn 200 million! Then talk to me! They have two champions fighting on 1 card they should reach 200 million next fight!

          • Fred Miller

            Give me their lifespan also! quality of life please! I rather box to keep my ears from looking like theirs gross! The real champion Jon Jones ears look fine so he might keep his hearing!

          • Fred Miller

            MMA are for animals no rules & you people complain about dog fighting!

    • Fred Miller

      I played sports to win the state in any sport is a accomplishment..all stars etc.

  • Fred Miller

    Wonder
    how much Floyd made @ 27? Second, Can Mcgregor count he just cleared 10m
    against the 2nd greatest champion UFC ever had! In street talk some would say
    we shot our load! Plz inform me smart
    guy from a marketing stand point…Are u saying u alone with no other big name 5
    year projections because 5 plus 27 equal 32… with punishment, life span and
    hearing decrease 10%! Since he owns’ the game (UFC), go on record and give us a
    2016 gross earning?….You clever Irish gentleman….that understands a suppressed
    race! I predict your max earning 2016
    will not gross or exceed…3 of Mr. Mayweathers WATCHES/ TIGER/2 CARS/VISIT TO
    STRIP CLUB that stimulates the U.S.A economy! Lastly, if you have keys to game
    (UFC), those are cheap keys total value 1 rose- Royce, new B MOVIE (role)!
    Endorsements that estimated @ 5 million max…like Pacman! Compared to Mr.
    Mayweather (CEO) of Mayweather Promotion! (CEO) Keys to the boxing game, equal Mr.
    Mayweathers’…. .1 percent earning of 6 rounds of sparring berto…The King of
    boxing Mr. Mayweather….wireless remote keys….is worth 1 Air-Mayweather G-5 (private
    jet)hmmmm! In addition, Mr. Mayweather receives 100 percent return on his
    business (Fights)… I mean (affairs)! Dana White receives 70% return from your people (the Irish). As an owner of keys shouldn’t you receive that
    money to help your economy! Instead of helping your BOSS country (U.S.A)! At
    least the King gives back to his fans and his people… Remember chess not
    checkers! Dana White loves the iris (smh)! P.s. Mayweather promotions have
    intern positions! Expected quality of life(span) for MMA fighters?

  • Fred Miller

    How much Floyd earned @ age 27? Second, Can Mcgregor count he just cleared 10m
    against the 2nd greatest champion UFC ever had! In street talk some would say
    we shot our load! Plz inform me smart
    guy from a marketing stand point…Are u saying u alone with no other big name 5
    year projections because 5 plus 27 equal 32… with punishment, life span and
    hearing decrease 10%! Since he owns’ the game (UFC), go on record and give us a
    2016 gross earning?….You clever Irish gentleman….that understands a suppressed
    race! I predict your max earning 2016
    will not gross or exceed…3 of Mr. Mayweathers WATCHES/ TIGER/2 CARS/VISIT TO
    STRIP CLUB that stimulates the U.S.A economy! Lastly, if you have keys to game
    (UFC), those are cheap keys total value 1 rose- Royce, new B MOVIE (role)!
    Endorsements that estimated @ 5 million max…like Pacman! Compared to Mr.
    Mayweather (CEO) of Mayweather Promotion! (CEO) Keys to the boxing game, equal Mr.
    Mayweathers’…. .1 percent earning of 6 rounds of sparring berto…The King of
    boxing Mr. Mayweather….wireless remote keys….is worth 1 Air-Mayweather G-5 (private
    jet)hmmmm! In addition, Mr. Mayweather receives 100 percent return on his
    business (Fights)… I mean (affairs)! Dana White receives 70% return from your people (the Irish). As an owner of keys shouldn’t you receive that
    money to help your economy! Instead of helping your BOSS country (U.S.A)! At
    least the King gives back to his fans and his people… Remember chess not
    checkers! Dana White loves the iris (smh)! P.s. Mayweather promotions have
    intern positions! Expected quality of life(span) for MMA fighters?

    • aNYagenda

      Wealth doesn’t make you a better man.
      Thats the problem with you and people who look up to floyd maywether.

      “Mr. Mayweathers WATCHES/ TIGER/2 CARS/VISIT TO
      STRIP CLUB that stimulates the U.S.A economy! ”

      An economy based on grotesque self indulgence by a spoiled ignorant man?

      You sicken me.

      I almost feel sorry for you.
      But you’ve gotten away with being ignorant for too long and you deserve no sympathy.

      • Fred Miller

        Ok since you know what the world needs please share that with me make me a better person. Second, if money do not matter why work lol smh! Third, yes i look up and to any human that works. I look to anyone who beats all odds and becomes a winner! I am retired military so i know personally about hard work. I bet u support the military no matter what country u from. Lastly, military has domestic violence should we ban the Army. He earned his money from hard work like every other rich or wealthy person u look up too.

      • Fred Miller

        P.S being poor do not make you a better man. What makes anyone rich or wealthy as a man is a healthy wife, children, and family etc. Money is eating your cake too.

      • Fred Miller

        I bet all your idols are rich lol…If you follow poor people hate to see your kids

  • Fred Miller

    Jealous Mayweather lol! Why would a man
    2 May 2015 who estimated earned 300 million U.S dollars. At end of bout had a
    endorsed check made out to him for 100 million dollars. The CEO of his company
    Mayweather promotions with a private jet (G-5) vs MMA with one ruler Dana White
    the CEO of MMA that runs a monopoly. The highest paid MMA fighter is estimated
    to receive max 8 million dollars from the biggest fight in the history of a
    novice sport. Those fighters could die or have sustained brain trauma and loss
    of hearing….ears that look like fighting pit bulls. The fight earned a whopping
    100 million dollars. The greatest athlete connor received 8 to 10 million of
    that & the 10 year champion some guy name aldo received 3 to 5 million.
    Where did the other 90 million dollars go and to who (lol)smh? Jealous wow!
    Even if connor or rousey get magazine deals & movie roles they still will
    not earn 15 million! Endorsements will not total 5 million after taxes lol!

  • aNYagenda

    Yup.

    I could run down how stupid and baseless the isht that comes out of maywethers mouth in a list,
    but he doesn’t deserve the effort.

    There might be an argument that hollywood is a racist place, and that liberal race-baiters are the biggest racists that you’ll ever see (it is and they are).

    But thats not what he said.
    Because he’s a goddamn egotistic and ignorant fool,
    and exactly the kind of brain dead dipisht who carries half their weight.

    • Fred Miller

      You need church hater! Give me a personal list of things he said I will teach u something. Give me who do you look up to so i can research the things they might have said also? I am in a business research class this semester.

    • Fred Miller

      Please look up the word confident, loyalty, wisdom, integrity, honor, and read your bible a look up the key word love! Maturity and failure! Another thing look up how many perfect humans that have graced the earth. A man was hated in the bible also by some. Lastly, different and change are key words u must research. Each human have different finger prints? why? which human is better arrogant people or non arrogant? smart or dumb?

      • aNYagenda

        Pick a key word nitwit.

        If floyd was confident as a man, he wouldn’t need diamond jewels and hiding behing race cards.

        He’s a child in a mans body who has been made even worse through wealth.

        • Fred Miller

          How can he hide lol smh! he just walked in front of 4.5 million people & earned 300 million dollars. Smart guy lol! Nit wit whoever you are I bet u could say a speech in front of 10 people. Anyone knows who work for a living or has to teach in a audience that takes courage in its self.. not to mention to have your whole life in front of millions everyday lol smh!….You probably scared to walk around ur own house naked lil guy.

        • Fred Miller

          From the way you talk you are rich…If not what is the purpose of being smart & own no jewelry,house,car, etc. That is dumb to be smart & have nothing to show…At least Mayweather is posted in boxing history books…will you be mention after you gone. Why u worried about how another man spends his money..

        • Fred Miller

          I rather be dumb & rich lol

  • danksy

    the sports world is very biased toward athletes of color…that is why you don’t see many of them playing sports. If anyone would know about how unfair the sports world can be toward people of color is Mayweather. It is not like he is the highest paid athlete of all time or anything.

    serously, comparing apples to oranges is the MMA to Boxing. There are 18 female world boxing champions. The fact that Rousey had only spent 25 minutes TOTAL in the cage her entire career before meeting Holm is impressive no matter what color you are.

    • censurv

      football, basketball?

      • danksy

        I was being sarcastic lol

        • censurv

          lol sorry

  • aNYagenda

    floyd maywether junior is the brain of a child,
    in the body of a man,
    who’s very good at boxing.

    Thats what he is,
    no more and no less.

    • Fred Miller

      300 million vs Your grown self! Door #1

  • Tom McElroy

    It is simply amazing how people always want to believe what THEY want to believe..It makes no difference if something comes along that renders their belief untrue, they will disregard it and continue to believe the same thing…My question to Floyd would be is, because a certain news channel or reporter delivers a story in a particular way, why does he automatically assume that their view is what the entire public believes? Turn off the TV Floyd and talk to regular people! The media jumps all over people who can get viewers and make them money. Re-watch Holly vs. Ronda, the general public as a whole did not like Ronda. The entire stadium overwhelmingly cheered Holly when she won. Ronda was completely arrogant as is Conor. Go view the message boards Floyd and you will get a better view of what “The People” think.

    As for why Laila Ali didn’t blow up, no one cares about boxing anymore like they use to. Laila does not have the WOW factor. The WOW factor is something that cannot be explained and how good you are has zero to do with it. Tank Abbott had the WOW factor and he lost more fights than he won.

    • aNYagenda

      Do you feel better?
      You have to void these things.
      You dont want that clogging up the tubes.

      “As for why Laila Ali didn’t blow up,…”

      Laila was well known and respected among women boxing. But most people just aren’t into women boxing.

      But when you think of women boxing,
      you think of Ali’s daughters dominance.
      At least I do.

      Floyd maywether is just a pathetic b!tch.
      He’s very good at boxing,
      but I’ve got a gun.

    • Fred Miller

      If boxing nothing why rocky Marciano so cherished…undefeated just like Mrs. Ali…So what is this wow factor that she missed & you simply can not explain…I wonder how Paris Hilton got so rich she had the wow factor….hmmmm…her father was rich also lol! smh!

      • aNYagenda

        “…So what is this wow factor…”

        I’m going to be mean for two seconds…
        Look away!

        …because you can make your own world as soon as you get around to it.

        We made this world, and you live in it!

        • Fred Miller

          Sad thing is you killed & stole it… but can not control it…this world did not start here lol…luckily i have been around the world…Europe for 1 and I visited your former home the caucus mountains and yes i love it…Africa was my best visit…It is called the Mother land!

        • Fred Miller

          Wonder if you mix black paint with white paint how long would it take for one color to become extinct…hmm…300 years guess since i am uneducated!

      • Tom McElroy

        Is this a serious response?…..Boxing was at one time a great sport. I use to love watching boxing in the 80’s and 90’s but, in 2016, boxing has lost its luster. The only big draw fights are from washed up middleweights and lightweights that usually go to a decision. Tyson Fury vs. Wlad was a decent draw but now that Fury has beaten him, only Wilder will entice viewers……The wow factor is when a large majority of the public is drawn to someone and explaining WHY they are cannot be rationalized.. Paris Hilton was a good example. As is that Kardashian clan…I for one do not understand why so many people are/were drawn to watch their tv shows but, for some odd reason, a lot of people are drawn to watch them and interested in them. That is the wow factor.

        • Fred Miller

          So why do they make more than MMA fighters plz explain…Shouldn’t your theory show some results of its popularity besides you talking…Economist or business research does not support your theory…I say soccer is bigger now they make more…baseball was America’s past time…I do not see the decline u mention in boxing or baseball…They both have bigger payrolls..

          • Tom McElroy

            Your responses are bouncing from topic to topic and aren’t even possible to respond no more. Economic Theory, Soccer, Paris Hilton, Baseball, Hilton’s dad.
            Boxing will always be around and yes the big stars that are left make more money than MMA but, in 20 years, no boxer will earn what Mayweather has earned. No way, no how! Look at the disappearing of PPV events. Wilder’s last Title defense wasn’t even on PPV.
            If you think boxing hasn’t declined tremendously over the past 25 years, you are blind!…People always knew who the heavyweight champ of the world was in boxing but now, go to a local bar and ask people if they know who the heavyweight champ in boxing is. Most people will say, I dunno!

          • Fred Miller

            Well you have a brain that weighs over 5 pounds use it!

        • Fred Miller

          Show me the data that support ur theory…WWE fighters make more also.

        • taylor2008

          He is racist wacko like Floyd.

        • Fred Miller

          To who u…Well how is that when i was in the UK & other countries seems fine to me

  • Fred Miller

    I guess Mayweather do not know anything about wow factor lol! 300million! smh! I wonder who is the greatest boxer of all time…hmm. Muhammad Ali I am taking a guess I am uneducated so excuse me…Now some would say that is a wow factor by itself…Now lets compare beauty nah…..Speech….record in his or her given sport…I sport 100 years old and nobody cares…hmm…The summer Olympics have boxing….Lets compare revenue?nah…I will let u do the research average pay MMA everybody loves vs lil boxing….Berto a nobody made 8 million…Mayweather had to give money to the Haitian community

    • aNYagenda

      “… am taking a guess I am uneducated so excuse me…”

      You can educate yourself my friend.
      Read things.

      The reading based interface of the internet is a blessing for all of us.

      • Fred Miller

        All well in my world religion class teaches differently…My visit around the world teaches different also….The military sure opened my eyes…I personally enjoy Greece & Germany! The lil island Crete was so paramount to my visit over seas..Funny u built the pyramids i visited…hmm You guys are smart lol! smh!

  • Darin

    Fred Miller and aNYagenda, please, PLEASE learn to write English! I don’t know if it’s your second language or if you’re just really dumb, but your inane back and forth nonsense is giving me a headache.

    • aNYagenda

      You can go to hell.

      Was that English?

    • Fred Miller

      sorry sir I am 46 retired so no need the stuff they teach in public school was not of any use…lastly, i have a 3.5 in my college class…I graduate in 6 months…my degree is a bachelor w/ focus in human resources…my writing classes i use river point writer/plagiarism checks. I also got from my 9/11 gi bill a free computer w/laser printer & guess what it came with Microsoft office so i do tend to really on spell check…PS God is good to use that can not read or write well..Thanks 100% disabled vet so it will not help me to learn now…I never with the grace of God have to worry about money so my family happy with me.

      • cudgel

        You should read the Elements of Style….

        • Fred Miller

          u should read the 50 laws of power

          • cudgel

            The sociopaths bible? Also I think its the 48 laws of power….

            If you have read so much about the people in control how can you believe in one of their tools (God)?

          • Fred Miller

            Just like computers it got updated to 50 check it out google it

          • Fred Miller

            Huh

          • Fred Miller

            What I believe is that God is Love! I try to live that way…So I feel good when I sleep & wake in the morning…Looking in my grand children eyes seeing a shine…My God inspire me to keep fighting

        • Fred Miller

          Read Niccolo Machiavelli Art of War

        • Fred Miller

          Read The Don
          Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory

    • Fred Miller

      Lastly Mr Darin it does not help u over seas either..trust me I learned thru my many visits around the world…Not to many foreign women seem to care..guess what they cared about…That is rated R so i had that covered in a BIG way! El paso they said grande or papi

  • http://www.midlifeprime.org Rob Clary

    Floyd’s complete brilliance in the ring is without question.
    Floyd’s just not a champion with an open mic. When he allows sound to emerge past his lips, it’s never good for his image. And no, it’s not a race thing, because Ali pulled it off. Floyd is fast to play the race card, because facing the actual truth is too painful.

    It’s about charisma – not race.
    People just never much liked Floyd, and he can’t get past this reality.

    • Fred Miller

      300 million I think he is sir! I think he way passed it! He just paving road now for others to come thru…

      • aNYagenda

        I’ve got enough race-baiters on american soil without you.

        And Fred Miller isn’t a Haitian name.

        You offer me nothing.

        • Fred Miller

          Good if you were a woman I have a lot to offer…24/7 ya dig!

    • Fred Miller

      Rob are u suggesting racism does not exist…If you are military i will call your platoon sergeant or your first sergeant or commander!

      • aNYagenda

        “… racism does not exist.”

        Oh it does.

        Floyd hiding behind race cards keeps it alive.

        • Fred Miller

          Thanks i knew u idolize him…1 man has so much power…I am sure your not any help either…I have given to charities I wonder if we did back ground checks have u done anything to help this problem or anything…Fed the homeless

      • taylor2008

        Yes it does exist. Floyd opened his mouth and proved it.

        • Fred Miller

          Well Martin Luther King to & what ? Freedom of speech means u die for having a position or view….he has not committed a crime…How would u feel if you fault for you country (Olympics) dedicated your life to something with 49-0 record & 100 amateur fights…A black woman or man have 10 fights a become the baddest person alive…well you might not care no pride for anything…

        • Fred Miller

          I talk about it am I racist…I was in The Army 20 years

      • taylor2008

        Why would you call his commanding officers for what he said? You must be racial yourself.

        • Fred Miller

          Was kidding I am retired Army lol smh! he of all people should know what i mean..because he experience things everyday…domestic violence, EO, IG, & if he have traveled around the world he knows the difference from what other think about The U.S.A

      • http://www.midlifeprime.org Rob Clary

        Fred, you can snivel to whoever you want about whatever.

        Nobody in my chain of command is a fan of Floyd Mayweather, and you’ll be laughed off the phone.
        Floyd is just a douche, and douchiness , like charisma, transcends race.
        Ans as for racism, it sounds like you’re the actual racist crybaby.

        • David

          Floyd told the truth.

          Race has been a factor in sports from the very beginning. You could write a series of novels on the history of racial inequality in sports. This is simply the present state of the situation.

          Whether your “psychological breakdown of Floyds mental state” is accurate or not, doesnt change the fact that Floyd made an intelligent point, that any unbiased person has to agree with.

        • Fred Miller

          As you know in the armed forces you do not have to like anybody but u do have to respect their authority! Trust me he do not care who like him…Just like soldiers we are loved during war time…My personal experience…I am from GA. so I know the feeling about racism pre war & post so you and no other tell me about my personal feeling…Second, history repeats itself…Ali did not feel loved till recently….How is it other countries shows him more respect & love just like they did for Ali….

        • Fred Miller

          Lastly, I can speak for personal experience traveling overseas I found the same kind of love because people of color are all over the globe so other countries act that way…They show love! role play try to think like women…stop u can’t you not a woman…So how can u possible know how it is to be of color…

        • Fred Miller

          So please tell me who transcended race in the United States…if that is the case why is it so out of all the top positions that are available…why no people of color own…nfl,cbs,nbc, etc. own media outlets,books, etc all sources to program the public..

          • http://www.midlifeprime.org Rob Clary

            Once people of any color embrace honesty, work ethic and attention to detail, they can achieve potential. Larry Holmes is a perfect example having achieved the most in boxing.
            Both Floyd and Larry Holmes are two guys any fighter should look toward when it comes to the business of boxing.
            On the other hand, people of any color who act like an entitlement-minded crybaby will only achieve what others give them.
            Play stupid games in life, and you win stupid prizes…no matter your race…

          • Fred Miller

            Really, who on here knows Larry….Second ask him on twitter about racism & rousey/conner….Se what answer you get lol.

          • Fred Miller

            He is worth 18 million dollars so did he get what he deserve for being this great role model you speak of lol! connor 27 & just earned 10 ask him is that is fair….he was the heavyweight champion of the world! Peek of boxing…. I am a 70’s baby 1969

          • http://www.midlifeprime.org Rob Clary

            You can’t sit around sniveling about the past.
            That’s what losers do.
            It’s 2016, and anybody who wants to reach potential has but one obstacle: the man in the mirror. The weak will always find that life holds them back, and failure is always the fault of somebody or something else.

            Winners just make their way and produce results – not excuses…

          • Fred Miller

            Sure tell bill cosby…ppl that died katrina

          • Fred Miller

            It is nice for u….glad u speak for all blacks…I guess all are just lazy..so u saying the hard working has same chances u do….So guess we have no brains either wonder who interviews ppl for jobs….wish i could travel the states & test ur theory with surveys….even in sports i guess we not smart enuff to coach

          • Fred Miller

            So u saying if we both had identical resumes…I would get hired or you?

          • http://www.midlifeprime.org Rob Clary

            I’d hire you just to shut you up…lol

            My business partner is African American, most of the guys I train with are African American and in the USMC most guys above me were as well.
            I hang with winners – race matters not!
            If you were Lilly white, a jerk would just find some other reason to hate you.

          • Fred Miller

            Kool mission accomplished U.S Army and trust me I would take your job after i get my foot in the door level playing field My degree in Human Resources!

          • Fred Miller

            You do not have a choice!

          • cudgel

            Real winners murder people Hoorah! Simper Fie!

          • Fred Miller

            You remember basic training… I joined 1990 and my first roommate in Germany was a white guy Vandergriff from Tenn. we talked alot @ nite..I learned then that I could not judge him…I quote “My family and Parents would disown him if they knew he was cool with blacks” I told him I understand that is an impossible position to be put in….I also told him while we drink and we got drunk trust me…He slips up and say the N word…But out of respect and love my parents raise me to be a man not a boy like some that hide in shadows scared to speak his or her mind. I can except racism just give me a fair chance…Like the most destructive force in the universe I will win (blackhole). Look at me now i live on a lake with deck 3,200 square foot home 5 rooms/5 baths 6 kids 3 with bachelors!

          • Fred Miller

            Another think I use to take all the weak links and build them up…I always found the weak strengths and used them in those areas i.e paperwork , maintenance etc. thus made me feel like leader ………I always had excellent NCOER’S i demanded ARCOMS OR MSN if someone tried anything less we went to post CSM. yA DIG!

          • Fred Miller

            THING

          • jules

            Bro your just a military grunt who as shown is taught And programmed to think one way as your not even a officer and definitely not a global superstar worth over half a billion who has been on top for over 20 years.Actually the perfect excuse for you being so nieve.

          • http://www.midlifeprime.org Rob Clary

            I was a US Marine, and went into real estate and am now semi retired.
            You lose…I win – DEBATE OVER!

            Oh, and maybe you could use a spell check – you dunce!

          • jules

            Don’t lie rob.Very unbecoming ! Is that spelt correctly ?

          • http://www.midlifeprime.org Rob Clary

            You’re the coward talking through the safety and anonymity of the internet.
            You would never dare reveal yourself.
            My profile and life is an open book.
            Again, you lose…and I suspect that’s something you’re quite used to.

          • jules

            An open book just means your typical and common as shown in your comments on the subject on the post.Your points were ludicrous and weepy.
            Evidently you feel empowered revealing yourself over the Internet…..Congrats.

          • Big Jeff

            YOU would get hired. Because in the shithole this country has become, if I failed to hire a black man that was equally qualified I would be fined at least or go to jail at worst. That is a fact. The only oppressed minority in this country is the white heterosexual male. Our filthy lowlife scumbag president has ensured that this racism prevails. Fact.

          • Fred Miller

            I would restructure your whole company

          • Big Jeff

            You’re hired!

          • Fred Miller

            Congress & Senate the real villains! Forgot lobbyist too. Money rules ya dig!

          • Fred Miller

            kool! I guess I am lucky to be winner! Mayweather is a winner…with freedom of speech why do people hate him then? He eared his money legally…Triumph talks racial issues he still is popular…hmm…double standards not racism lol smh!

          • Fred Miller

            Oh he got to be a good boy & shut his mouth! Wonder how that help Mr Cosby he was good at first….2016 wow he fell from grace from things 70’s

          • http://www.midlifeprime.org Rob Clary

            Was is racism…or the fact that this pervert is finally getting justice for the women he raped?
            Fred, you’ll never leave the hominid herd….

          • jules

            Your a military robot which is Why your soo romantic and cannot think for yourself.

          • TheCerealKiller

            You may have heard of Barack Obama?

          • Fred Miller

            Wow how many presidents before him…there has only been two black presidents do your research he is not the first….Second, how many women…lastly your saying Mr Obama is the only smart minority no women qualified.

          • TheCerealKiller

            First,
            John Hanson was never a President.

            Second, African Americans are 12% of the population. There have only been 44 presidents and 1 was African American. There have only been 27 presidents since the slaves were set free! There has only been 9 presidents since blacks were allowed to vote. So at 12% of the population, 1 out of 9 is 11%. Those numbers look to reflect society pretty well!

          • Fred Miller

            Cool so if you know math…12% of anything is not much thus racism still exists..You telling me 12% of blacks can change the mind of 60% whites…1 president from the 12% not even .00001 of blacks population…So why would whites start treating us different with those #’s…I bet if you were In a gym with 2,000 blacks & 1 white president of operations u would feel uncomfortable…We have no choice but to live like that…

          • TheCerealKiller

            A black guy was voted twice into the most prestigious job on the planet. Your arguement is invalid. “12% of anything is not much” – and he won twice!! How do you not see the flaw in your argument?

            “I bet if you were In a gym with 2,000 blacks & 1 white president of operations u would feel uncomfortable” – big difference between blacks and ghetto people. I’m uncomfortable around any ghetto people, no matter the color. Difference is, blacks glorify the ghetto image.

          • Fred Miller

            The best job on the planet is the president of the bank that prints money…the first bank….. let somebody black work there…or NRA

          • TheCerealKiller

            I should also point out, Only 62% of blacks graduate high school. Then out of that 62%, only 42% of them graduate from college, which leaves you about only 3% of the black population is even qualified to have a job above McDonalds.

          • Fred Miller

            Can u explain why is your DNA inferior to mine! Lets mix DNA for 300 years I think you would become EXTINCT! why is that! Why is the color BLACK so dominant! Like a Black hole the most powerful force in Universe!

          • Fred Miller

            Furthermore, try mixing 2 drops of BLACK paint to a Gallon of white paint!

          • Fred Miller

            Tell me why they started well fair & food stamps! We only 12% why so many whites on it you all graduate at a high rate! You know why your DNA is inferior to ours!

          • Fred Miller

            Wow it is amazing black people 3% can accomplish so much with small #’s God is good! I feel like a ….Retired @ 41 2010…Live like a KING…5 Bedrooms & 5 Bathroom to sh^t in 3,200sq on a lake so i can fish everyday with my grand kids…6 kids with 3 with Bachelors..Drive a caddilac..Full time student 9/11 GI Bill…Look like money/23years old…Wow that is why I like Mayweather not a scratch or bump in his face..Our DNA is superior! I am in 3% out of 100% I made it..Like the great Don King only in America! Now let me help some more of my kind!

          • TheCerealKiller

            So much butt hurt from me reporting numbers that you can find from the last census. The facts are painful, I’m sorry.

          • Fred Miller

            Why to know you have inferior DNA! Mix DNA! Black always win! Remember always bet ON Black! Grasshopper!

          • Fred Miller

            That is funny. Your people create #’s…We just make it do what it do….Lets switch some women see what they say about lol! Once they go Black they never come Back!

          • TheCerealKiller

            No, the way it goes is, “once they go black, we won’t take them back”.

          • Fred Miller

            You cant they got a taste of being with a superior individual!

          • TheCerealKiller

            You know I’m just razzing you for the fun of it, right? Racism is so funny to me. Look, you came back 11 days later and you’re still mad!

          • Fred Miller
          • Edward Turner

            Adolf hitler honky

          • TheCerealKiller

            Thank you.

          • greaseygranny

            Cereal is a black dude. He makes up part of that percentage. He will try to make you believe otherwise. But he is black.

          • TheCerealKiller

            Ask the NYidiot, he’ll tell you I’m a white supremacist.

          • cudgel

            Its harder to own things when your your family fortune is the pain of slavery.

        • jules

          Here’s for you knowing what Floyd is bothered by with you being his mum.
          Only someone who has never been bothered by racism has the luxury of a comment so stupid.
          Judging by your photo I get it now.

    • aNYagenda

      He’s a great boxer.

      But he needs to put the KO on his own mouth.
      (He’s not much of a KO artist, but he can try.)

      Everybody has their strengths,
      and their weakness.

    • jules

      Probably the Dumbest comment soo far using ALi as a example when he was probably in the most racist era apart from Jack Johnson.What did ALi pull off ?
      Congrats your a winner.
      Floyd definitely pulled it off more than anyone in history so why does he need to play the race card ?
      Dumb.

  • taylor2008

    Yes Floyd is an idiot playing the race card.

    • 787b1

      He’s not playing the race card he’s stating facts. Black athletes have to be 20 times better to receive praise.

      • taylor2008

        Thanks for proving you know nothing. Floyd IS using the race card because nobody likes him for being a pompous ass woman beater.

        • 787b1

          This has nothing to do with why people like floyd. I guess your going to skip over fact that the media built up somebody like ronda Rousseau but ignored laila Ali when she was undefeated.

          • cudgel

            I would say he had a point with Ali, but not as much with himself.

        • 787b1

          I’m just stating facts, white people have been looking for a champion since the days of Jack johnson

          • taylor2008

            Again….Sorry but Floyd IS using the race card. Laila Ali was well known through her father. Womens MMA has pretty much just started and Rousey was destroying everyone at the time. If the person that was destroying everyone was black they would have built that person up too. Look at Daniel Cormier. He wasnt known until the UFC really starting touting him. When Bobby Lashley went to one of the other organizations he was touted all over the place. Never heard of him either until they really started to promote him. Sorry it works both ways. Floyd IS using the race card whether you believe it or not!

          • jules

            Duhhhhh.Then laila ALi should be there aswell alot quicker precisely because of her father especially as she has been winning just like Rousey and she ain’t.
            So are you saying Cormier is built up as much as Macreagor by comparison ?
            Cormier has destroyed alot more than Conor and is nowhere near so wtf are you talking about.
            Actually I am done.you have no idea what you are talking about !
            People who are at the top in All things like Floyd have no need to play a race card .You sound ridiculous.

          • taylor2008

            No YOU sound crazy supporting a racist idiot woman beater. Sorry your sport of boxing is caving in because of all the corruption. Not our fault. I never said Cormier was built up as much as mcgregor. THey built up McGregor because of the unique following in Ireland. And to top it off I hate Conor! I hope someone KOs him bad. But the UFC promotes him because there wasnt an Irish champ and he has a TON of followers in ireland and europe. WHy didnt the UFC promote Bisping? He is white and from england. UFC promoted the hell out of anderson silva. He is black and from brazil. So yes go cry into the sunset little girl. Leave the real talk to us. FLoyd is a racist!

          • jules

            Would be lovely if that was the point and what Floyd said but it wasn’t.Your comparisons are super dumb and the rest is just nieve.

          • 787b1

            We can agree to disagree because I don’t see it how you see it but I respect your opinion.

        • jules

          Idiot off the point comment.Nobody in history has done what Floyd has done so why would he be jealous ?
          Your last four words show why your emotional invested and the one clearly jealous as that has nothing to do with anything.

          • taylor2008

            Floyd fought a bunch of cans. He would hit and run. Real exciting. Then he ducked Manny for years until he knew manny was way out of his prime and hurt. Fact! Sorry that your hero ducked manny but its the truth. Floyd is a racist and woman beater. Sorry

          • jules

            I get it now ,your a troll.Thanks anyway.

    • jules

      What’s funny is if a white guy said it NOONE calls it a race card ? Why is that ?
      Why when it doesn’t help or benefit him and if you actually read what he said everything he said was spot on.
      Your too ignorant to just let him voice a opinion even if it’s true.

      • taylor2008

        Yes Floyd played the race card. Accept it!

  • Daily

    Floyd told the absolute TRUTH.

    • uncle

      Maybe because Conor finish his opponents and with Mayweather if you seen 1 of his fights you them all If I miss 1 of his fights I don’t regret it.

    • Truth for life

      Un your victim mentality mind, that is a bitch trait

      • jules

        So Floyd is playing the victim ? The cixtimat doing what no one else in history has done ! Are you being serious ?

      • Daily

        Your message is unintelligible. Anyway, Floyd’s observations on race and media, and double standards is the truth, and has been for long time. You don’t need a ‘victim mentality’ to observe society.

      • Edward Turner

        Takes on to no one hey loser how’s life in your mommies basement these days? You can’t wait for adolf hitler dump to become prez so you and your useless trashy momma can get a job cleaning toilets at a casino after deports all the illegals huh?

        • Green Texan

          Unsubscribe to counterpoint.

  • TrueStory

    I was just talking about this with a friend. Someone like Aljamain Sterling should be an easy re-sign for the UFC. Yet they’re too busy pushing young guys like Sage Nothcutt.
    Zuffa knows what it wants it’s “stars” to look like. Can’t say I blame them since they look like what is likely the larger percentage of their fanbase.
    But it still is…what it is.

  • Kyle Mamounis

    Of course a bunch of white people saying these things wouldn’t be considered playing the race card, because the very things he is saying is that black people don’t get the media hype that white people do. I think you are confusing the term “race card” with what you should describe as “unfairly using the race card.” When someone is saying something is based purely in race that is by definition using the race card, whether they are correct or not is another matter.

    • cudgel

      I think your on the wrong website as you are far to reasonable for MMAweekly….

    • jules

      Exactly right.Spot on.

  • paladinto

    whites are a minority so none of this makes sense

  • youngfunds

    Jealous of what Floyd made 300 mil in one fight what he said is true he even had comparisons which were valid

  • jules

    Your comment is soo full of holes and something else that why even make it.
    How is saying he didn’t know who Ronda Rousey was disrespecting her ?
    Connor’s comeback very intelligent ???? How so ?
    You have no idea what your talking about.

  • FLoydFan

    Recessive cave beasts will never be on Floyd or any black athletes level. Enjoy Conor Mcgregor. The lack of melanin in mma is what is making so many successful ‘european’ fighters.

  • Adam

    You’re ignorant.

  • Gary Fredericks

    I’m just glad that I enjoy the character and talent of atheletes and care less about the color, size, shape, or the GPS coordinates their mother’s birthed them.

    Jee Zuss Keerist! Talk about an exhibition of stupidity and ignorance at it’s finest!