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‘The whole boxing vs MMA thing is silly’

DANA WHITE slammed the ‘silly’ concept of Kamaru Usman combating Canelo Alvarez – urging boxing and MMA to remain separate. Usman has lengthy referred to as out the Mexican boxing icon, who’s the game’s present pound-for-pound greatest. 3 Kamaru Usman pictured with UFC president Dana WhiteCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk 3 Canelo Alvarez has been…

DANA WHITE slammed the ‘silly’ concept of Kamaru Usman combating Canelo Alvarez – urging boxing and MMA to remain separate.

Usman has lengthy referred to as out the Mexican boxing icon, who’s the game’s present pound-for-pound greatest.

Kamaru Usman pictured with UFC president Dana White

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Kamaru Usman pictured with UFC president Dana WhiteCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk
Canelo Alvarez has been called out by Kamaru Usman

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Canelo Alvarez has been referred to as out by Kamaru UsmanCredit score: Getty

However UFC stars are prohibited from competing exterior of the promotion until given particular exemption.

In 2017, Conor McGregor, 33, was allowed to take action to struggle boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, 45, however misplaced in ten rounds.

Usman, 34, eyes an analogous bout with Canelo, 31, and referred to as on UFC president White to get behind it.

However sadly for the UFC welterweight champion, his boss is refusing to play ball.

UFC champ Usman wants to beat Canelo and become the 'Face of the Fight Game'
Canelo Alvarez open to shock fight with UFC champ Kamaru Usman

White informed Sky Sports: “I don’t like that struggle in any respect.

“Every part about it’s horrible. Usman is just not a boxer. Canelo might be one of the best man on the market proper now.

“It’s a silly struggle that is unnecessary.”

White nonetheless faces an analogous scenario together with his UFC title holder Francis Ngannou, 34, calling out boxing’s Tyson Fury, 33.

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And he doubts the general public demand can be excessive for Canelo to welcome Usman into the ring.

White stated: “I don’t even understand how many individuals can be involved in seeing that.

“It’s like when Conor and Floyd fought, it type of took on a lifetime of its personal. They discuss Tyson Fury and Francis, too.

“What do you assume’s going to occur in these fights? These guys are one of the best on the earth at boxing.”

McGregor was crushed in ten rounds by Mayweather however the struggle delivered commercially, promoting 4.4million US pay-per-views.

It leaves White unable to fully rule out one other crossover conflict, even when he fails to see the sense in it.

He added: “Who is aware of. One thing might come alongside down the road however the entire boxing versus MMA factor is foolish.”

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