Fighting fans have long debated whether a boxer could successfully transition into the UFC and vice versa.
UFC president Dana White weighed in on the debate during an appearance on “Arsenio” this week, after being asked if boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather could make it in MMA.
“He’d get murdered in the UFC,” White said. “Here’s the thing, these guys always talk about this crossover stuff. Floyd’s gonna go crazy ’cause I said that too now. But bottom line the disrespect that these guys show for each other’s sport… My guy’s thinking they could go over and box and Floyd thinking he could come over here in the UFC. It’s like you go to a knife fight with a guy and the other guy’s got guns and chains and crowbars. There’s so many more weapons in the UFC than there are in boxing. It just makes no sense.”
What do you think of White’s comments? Would Floyd Mayweather be able to make the same impact in the MMA world, as he’s done in boxing?