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rockdawg21 02-22-2012 06:31 AM

Dana White to Mayweather - "Yes Floyd, you're racist!"
 
:laugh::laugh:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUruW...feature=colike

J.B. 02-22-2012 06:50 AM

Dana always seems to be talking about Floyd. It's as if he is irked by the fact that there is a fighter in Vegas who makes $40 million per fight and Dana isn't getting a cut. Taking shots at Floyd doesn't make people like the UFC any more than they already do. Floyd has worn the dark hat for years, so all Dana is doing is handing him more publicity.

The fact is, there is some truth to what Floyd said about Jeremy Lin. As for other comments he made in the past about Pacquiao and other things, really, who cares? Sure, it's not always tasteful to use stereotypes, such as saying that Pacquiao would have to cook him some sushi and rice (even though Pac isn't even Japanese). However, a lot of the Pacquiao fans have never had a problem making black jokes, such as making KFC references to imply Floyd was a chicken. This is something that is just a lot more common amongst boxers and boxing fans. Race/nationality has always been a big part of building up the fights going all the way back to very beginning.

The tern "racist" gets thrown around way too much nowadays and it devalues the strength of the word.

J.B. 02-22-2012 09:06 AM

For what it's worth, it also should be mentioned that Floyd has Filipino fighters who train in his gym and whom he spars with. The tweet about Lin was obviously directed at the media, and not meant as personal shot at Lin or Asians in general.

rockdawg21 02-22-2012 12:43 PM

Yeah, while I'm an admitted hater of Floyd, I feel it was just a publicity stunt meant to garner more haters who want to see him lose. This will translate to more ticket sales. But yeah, race has been a selling point for fights for a long, long time - Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling was one of the most compelling :laugh:

J.B. 02-22-2012 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by rockdawg21 (Post 186052)
Yeah, while I'm an admitted hater of Floyd, I feel it was just a publicity stunt meant to garner more haters who want to see him lose. This will translate to more ticket sales. But yeah, race has been a selling point for fights for a long, long time - Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling was one of the most compelling :laugh:

Im not sure Floyd thought of it as something to garner more attention on himself, I think he was just saying how he viewed the situation. Floyd is a huge basketball fan and gambles quite a bit on it, so its not out of the ordinary for him to comment on it.

Bella79 02-22-2012 03:25 PM

I am just a little annoyed Dana did not cuss :unsure-1:..

rockdawg21 02-22-2012 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by J.B. (Post 186061)
Im not sure Floyd thought of it as something to garner more attention on himself, I think he was just saying how he viewed the situation. Floyd is a huge basketball fan and gambles quite a bit on it, so its not out of the ordinary for him to comment on it.

Yeah, but he's a little more vocal when he's got a fight lined up. I don't like the guy, but he's smart and ANY publicity for him leading up to a fight is a big positive for him.

It was just dumb the way he justified it as supporting black athletes, when it was really bashing Lin. I still think he lost his ass betting on the Lakers when the Knicks came to town :laugh:

rockdawg21 02-22-2012 04:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Bella79 (Post 186062)
I am just a little annoyed Dana did not cuss :unsure-1:..

LOL, well, he does a good job when he has to. That was on Fuel TV.

Bella79 02-22-2012 04:29 PM

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Originally Posted by rockdawg21 (Post 186071)
LOL, well, he does a good job when he has to. That was on Fuel TV.

I don't like weak sauce. I love his tongue..:laugh:

rockdawg21 02-22-2012 05:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Bella79 (Post 186072)
I don't like weak sauce. I love his tongue..:laugh:

LOL, well, it's easy to see why a woman would be attracted, his attitude is full of confidence.


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