Boxing’s Floyd Mayweather Jr is back at it, saying that UFC fighters aren’t up to the challenge of boxing.

“UFC‘s champions can’t handle boxing. That’s why they are in UFC,” said Mayweather.

UFC President Dana White fired back, saying “Boxers couldn’t become mixed martial artists. That’s why they’re boxers. [Boxers] are one trick ponies. Our guys can do everything. They can box, they can kick box, they can wrestle and do jiu-jitsu. They are much better athletes than boxers.”
Mayweather disagrees, saying, “Put one of our guys in UFC and he’d be the champion. Any good fighter, he’d straight knock them out. Take Chuck Liddell. Put him in the ring with a (boxer) who is just 10-0 and Chuck Liddell would get punished. They wouldn’t have a chance to grapple (us) because we’d knock them out.”

White challenged Mayweather to prove his point by fighting UFC‘s lightweight champion Sean Sherk.

“Any day that Mayweather wants to put his money and his ass where his mouth is, I’m ready,” White said. “If he wants to step up, let’s do it.”

Mayweather says that’s no problem: “I’ll beat him and come home and watch basketball. Why would I go into a sport paying hundreds of thousands when I’m in a sport paying $20 million?”

White, always confident about his UFC fighters’ abilities, says that his fighters “are amazing athletes. Floyd Mayweather is one of the best boxers ever, [but] Sean Sherk will whoop his ass in under two minutes.”

It’s not the first time Mayweather and White have battled it out in the press. A couple of weeks back they had a a similar volley, in which UFC’s White said “I’ll put up a million dollars of my own money if Floyd Mayweather can sell more than 10 tickets without Oscar De La Hoya.”

Mayweather is set to fight Oscar de la Hoya next month for boxing’s Junior Middleweight title.

-Mel Harris, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Doghouse Boxing,

Photo (Dana White & Chuck Liddell) courtesy of Zuffa LLC


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