When UFC President Dana White first took over the UFC he vowed to not repeat the mistakes of boxing.
White, whose background was originally in boxing, is a massive Many Pacquiao fan, and was aghast when promoter Bob Arum matched him with the dangerous Juan Manuel Marquez. Marquez ended up winning the fight last weekend, ruining a potential fight of the decade, or decades, with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
“I’m the biggest Manny Pacquiao fan ever, I bet on Marquez,” White revealed Saturday night. “Dumbest fight in history. Bob Arum is a moron. You don’t take that fight, you idiot. Why would you do that fight? It’s all about the money, that’s why.
“That was a money fight, that’s what that fight was done for.”
“[Pacquiao] should have fought [Timothy] Bradley. Bradley’s the fight they should have done. He would have knocked Bradley out, he would have got his belt back and now he’s back in the position he should have been in.
“[Pacquiao's] one of the best fighters in the world. He goes out and fights Marquez again? Bob Arum is the dumbest promoter in the history of the world.”
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