White hopes boxing continues to do well, but Arum a crusty f---

by Damon Martin | source: mmaweekly.com

“I’m happy for them. Whenever boxing does good things and they pull killer pay-per-view (numbers), I’m always watching to see what they do on pay-per-view. And I’m not like those (expletives), they did this much, I’m happy for them. I want to see combat sports do better,” White said following UFC 152 on Saturday.

“I want to see boxing pull bigger numbers.”

White explains that his willingness to support boxing is the biggest difference between him and boxing promoter Bob Arum, who slams MMA any chance he gets.

“I’m not Bob Arum that crusty (expletive). I’m not out there smashing everything we do, and saying negative things about boxing. Boxing is (expletive) great it’s an incredible sport. I wouldn’t be sitting here right now if it wasn’t for the sport of boxing,” White stated.

“I’m not going to play Bob Arum’s little (expletive) game.”

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guardbr8kr site profile image  

9/24/12 7:58 AM by guardbr8kr

The UFC is becoming like boxing more and more each day. No wonder DFW wants to see boxing succeed.

fightharder site profile image  

9/24/12 7:53 AM by fightharder

  True, but that is mostly a generational thing. I mean boxing equals history. I love boxing myself but eventually i do think MMA will get into the mainstream as well. It will take so time yet and MMA (which kind of equals the UFC at the moment or at least Zuffa) is going to a rough patch because their not breaking into the mainstream now. What will change though,over time,is that more and more people will be training and competing in MMA. It will attract a wide variety of people, it will be accepted all over the world because everyone can put their national preference of martial arts into the mix and it becomes heavyly featured in things that create the zeitgeist (like movies and videogames). Their is more then enough room for both boxing and MMA to exsist and thrive next to eachother. But eventually MMA will do bigger PPV numbers as well. To achieve this the UFC has to change its strategy of media saturation though and put together better main events again. I really hope there will be more cross over between MMA and boxing though. There really should be mere synergy between the sports and the athletes  and more importantly the promoters. I personally would not mind seeing a mixed boxing MMA event in the future.

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9/24/12 12:19 AM by Fabefromfort

Boxing will alway be there. Huge eras, big declines, but the masses keep it going, by sheer volume on a global scale. I loved the huge shows they had in the massive 80s. Man o man there were so many warriors testing each other. Hearns, Hagler, Duran, Pryor,Arguello. In the seventies you had some of those guys plus the heavyweights,,Ali, Shavers, Foreman, Mathis,Frazier, Young,Norton. All the way back you had skilled guys, heavy punchers, and big time trainers like D'amato, Ray Arcel, Angelo Dundee, Butch Lewis, Eddie Futch.Everybody fought the best to be the best. That's the way it was. MMA adopted the ducking routine that boxing let creep in. There's been corruption, cheating, backstabbing, lots of unsavory characters, and depressions, and recessions. Boxing survived them all. They'll be alright. One good crop of American Olympians, or something like that, and you'll get everybody on board again, and the 100 million dollar cards will reign again. Boxing will thrive. It's just part of our society, culture. Globally it's mainstream.

xsrg95 site profile image  

9/23/12 11:56 PM by xsrg95

You guys are all Crusty Dicks