UFC president Dana White says boxing legend Floyd Mayweather should retire, saying that fighting YouTubers like Logan Paul is “just silly.”
Mayweather fought Paul in an exhibition boxing match this past Sunday night at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. The fight went the full eight-round distance, but since it was an exhibition bout no judges were ringside to score the fight. Mayweather definitely had the upper hand in the fight for nearly every round, but the fact he wasn’t able to finish an inferior opponent like Paul has led some to suggest it’s time for “Money” to hang them up. As far as White is concerned, the fact he couldn’t get the finish shows Mayweather should retire.
Speaking to TMZ Sports, Mayweather admitted that he didn’t see the Mayweather vs. Paul fight, but regardless, he wants to see the 44-year-old legend walk away from the sport before taking any more ‘freak show’ fights.
“I didn’t see it, but I heard it went the distance, and I would love to see Floyd retire. No more,” White said. “He should retire. Floyd should retire. He’s had an incredible, incredible career. To do these types of fights is just silly.”
Mayweather reportedly made between $50 and $100 million to box Paul, so if there is still that kind of big money out there for him to fight non-boxers, it’s hard to see him hanging up his gloves. Mayweather is one of the greatest boxers of all time and, regardless of what he does from here on out, his 50-0 record is one of the best ever and one that will likely stand the test of time. That being said, there are many fans out there who believe that Mayweather is tarnishing his legacy by taking these sorts of fights, and White feels the same way.
Do you agree with Dana White that Floyd Mayweather should retire?