Floyd Mayweather Jr. has artfuly conceived a public persona that people admire or find annoying, but no one ignores. Mixed martial arts finds a number of at least sometime detractors, including UFC president Dana White (who called FMJ a racist dummy, following remarks about NBA player Jeremy Lin) and former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (who said "I no respect Mayweather," called him Poppa Smurf, and feigned to not recognize his name).
However, Mayweather appeared recently on Sway's Universe, and offered consoling words for Silva.
"I pray for him," said Mayweather. "He's okay. I don't have nothing negative to say about the guy Anderson Silva. I've seen some highlights on him. I don't know him personally, but I've seen highlights of him fight, and hopefully he can bounce back. I heard he just took an ‘L,' so hopefully he can bounce back from that loss."
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