Dana White was caught watching Canelo Alvarez beat Caleb Plant on TV next to the cage during UFC 268 … but the promoter dismisses the crossover fight between the Mexican boxer and Kamaru Usman saying, ‘Let’s stop this shit.’
- Dana White was spotted watching Canelo Alvarez on TV despite being at UFC 268
- UFC supreme’s attention shifted from MMA action to boxing
- White was there for Kamaru Usman’s win over Colby Covington in New York
- The 52-year-old has chilled Usman’s desire to confront Canelo at a junction.
Dana White was seen watching Canelo Alvarez’s boxing win over Caleb Plant while in the cage at UFC 268, before ruling out a crossover fight between Kamaru Usman and the Mexican boxer.
Usman defeated Colby Covington to defend his UFC Welterweight Championship on Saturday night via a decision victory, the same night Canelo confirmed his status as the best pound-for-pound fighter by knocking out Caleb Plant.
White was seen watching Canelo’s fight on a television next to the cage despite having UFC action directly in front of him in New York, and the UFC supreme revealed after Saturday night’s action that his attention was drawn. diverted to the fight of the Mexican.
UFC boss Dana White (fourth from left, farthest row) was seen watching Canelo Alvarez on television at UFC 268
White was watching Canelo (left) become the undisputed super middleweight champion
Meanwhile, the 52-year-old has burst a bubble in Usman’s hopes of facing Canelo in a crossover fight in the near future, claiming that the UFC star would not want to face the fit fighter right now. .
“I watched the Canelo fight tonight,” White told MMA Junkie on Saturday night. ‘He doesn’t want to fight Canelo, he doesn’t want to fight Canelo. Come on man. Let’s stop this shit.
‘If Canelo wants to come here, incredible fight. Those two did an amazing performance (tonight). ‘
UFC welterweight star Usman (right) has expressed his desire to fight Canelo in a crossover fight.
Usman revealed his desire to face Canelo in a crossover contest before the UFC 268 action began, stating that he has aspirations to do something that ‘has never been done before’.
“Talk about the legacy, look what I’ve done up to this point,” Usman said before his fight with Covington. ‘When I’m done and I’m gone, the guys will look back and say, “Wow, that was special.” Like we have done with some of the greats.
‘So if I’m looking at the legacy, I want to do something that has never been done before. These guys don’t really scare me anymore.
White (left) has burst Usman’s bubble, claiming the UFC star would not want to fight Canelo
‘Of course, there is the fear of myself no longer competing and not looking how I want to, but what scares me is since when have we seen pound for pound in both combat sports. [fight in] your best moment? We have never seen that.
Wouldn’t the world love to see that? I know I would. ‘
Canelo, for his part, did not have much to say about a possible confrontation with Usman, with the Mexican boxer – who is now the undisputed super middleweight champion of the world – reveling in the idea of a massive ‘payday’ in the cross fight. .