Manny Pacquiao coach: Dana White right about Bob Arum
In an interview with FightHype, Manny Pacquiao’s S&C coach Alex Ariza about the failure to make a Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather, Jr., and why Dana White is right about Bob Arum. White recently referred to Arum as a big, fat, lying, dirty, two-faced, scumbag pig.
I’ve heard this again for the second time that Bob has decided to stick his schnoz in the business between me and one of my fighters. I’ve heard from several good sources close to Chavez&’s camp that he’s trying to have Freddie and I removed and out of there…It’s not about what’s best for the fighter. It’s clear as to why the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight has never happened. It’s always about what’s best for Bob and his agenda.
It doesn’t matter that I’ve been a part of Manny’s successful weight gain and being successful at all these weight classes. It doesn’t matter that Julio had an amazing performance that I’ve heard so much praise about, not only his performance, but from boxers themselves saying how impressed they were with his boxing, his speed, his conditioning, his strategy, his new level of technique; it doesn’t f—— matter. I’ts all about getting us moved out for whatever Bob’s agenda is.
Does he think he can put us in his place? Is he f—— mistaken? I don’ work for Bob. Bob doesn’ do a f—— thing for me. I don’ give two s—s about Bob. I don’t need him to f—– mention my name in any of his f—— literature. He don’t mean a f—— thing to me. I don’t care what he thinks. If he thinks he can punish me, I guess we’ll just have to see who’s gonna punish who. He’ fucking 80 years old and he better come to accept that I’ll be around a lot longer than he will. My work speaks for itself. The relationship I have with my fighters speaks for itself. I’m sorry that somebody is s——- in his soup on Saturday night because Julio had such a great night, but you could see his f—— buzzard beak ass right there in all the pictures next to my fighter.
… That just goes to show you what a slimy, two-faced snake he is. One minute, I’m one of the best strength and conditioning coaches in the world, and thanks to me, it’s the first time that Chavez has ever made weight on time and looked good and had a great performance, and thanks to me, Manny has risen through the divisions and conquered, but the second things don’t go his way, it’s f— you, let me ruin your f—– life, let me ruin your career, let me ruin your reputation, let me take food off the table. He should wake up every fucking day and thank his lucky stars, or whoever he prays to, that he’s not in Colombia.
That’s a very, very unhealthy move to try to fuck with somebody’s livelihood. That can be really bad for your health, you know? i don’t care how old you are.
Here’s the thing, Dana White is 100% absolutely correct. Bob Arum is a greedy pig. Now I see.
That’s exactly why Dana White has been so successful and Bob Arum sees him as such a threat, because he puts the fights together that the people want to see. It’s about putting the best fights on. That’s why people love the UFC so much, because the fights are so competitive.
Even though he had the biggest fight with Nick Diaz and they went back and forth at each other, Dana did the right thing by the sport and he still put him and BJ Penn together and made them fight.
Arum hates Floyd Mayweather, can’t stand him, doesn’t want to see him make a dollar, can’t stand Golden Boy, doesn’t want to do business with them, but instead of doing what’s best for the sport, what’s best or the fans, and what’s best for the fighters because they’ll get the payday of a lifetime, no, it’s all about him. “I don’t like him, so f— him!” I mean, right or wrong?
Unless you can tell me and convince me otherwise, because I’m thoroughly convinced and believe that Floyd really does want to have this fight. I think he really wants to have this fight. As far as he knows, he’s right. He’s right. Bob is the one interfering and f—— s— up