UFC Pres Weighs In on Mayweather vs. Ortiz Debacle, Doesn’t Blame Boxing

September 26, 2011

UFC president Dana White has never shied away from speaking his mind, especially about the current state of professional boxing. You wouldn’t expect anything different after the debacle that was Floyd Mayweather vs. Victor Ortiz. You might, however, be surprised that he didn’t put much blame on the boxing world for its latest fiasco.

Prior to UFC 135, the brash exec met with the media to pontificate on a wide array of topics, but White had quite a bit to say when asked his thoughts on the way the Mayweather vs. Ortiz event in Las Vegas was handled.

While most people are pointing fingers at Victor Ortiz for headbutting or Floyd Mayweather for taking what most classify as a legal cheap shot, White lays the blame on neither fighter or even his counterparts in the boxing world that often receive a heavy dose of his venom.

He believes the fault lies with the regulating bodies that oversee both boxing and mixed martial arts. White didn’t pull any punches on the topic and also added his thoughts on the post-fight blowup between Mayweather and HBO interview Larry Merchant, as well as his take on Mayweather’s demands for a possible super fight with Manny Pacquiao.