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Old 02-22-2012, 06:31 AM
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:50 AM
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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.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:06 AM
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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.
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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
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:24 PM
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