Dana White and Leonard Ellerbe Exchange Words
By Vitali Shaposhnikov: Just recently, UFC’s Dana White and Floyd Mayweather’s right hand man Leonard Ellerbe got into a little verbal conflict. They exchanged a few rude sentences, showing the obvious disrespect and dislike for each other.
Article posted on 23.02.2012
In response to Floyd’s tweet regarding the NBA player Jeremy Lin (https://twitter.com/#!/FloydMayweather/status/169170084739289089), White said “Kobe Bryant doesn't get any praise? Michael Jordan doesn't get any praise? This goes on and on of guys who completely get praised for being great NBA basketball players.” (http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/sports/02/22/12/ufcs-white-thrashes-floyd-comments-pacman-lin) “Not only can he (Lin) compete and make it in the NBA, the guy's tearing it up and he's breaking records, you knuckle head,” continued White.
“You said Manny Pacquiao should go and make some sushi somewhere. Sushi's from Japan, he's from the Philippines dummy, okay? Yes, Floyd, you're racist with the stuff that you said” said White, sustaining his rant.
Of course after having said all that, saying goodbye without mentioning Manny Pacquiao would seem awfully unusual: “Don't worry about all these other guys are doing. You shoot your big mouth off on Twitter. What you should worry about is getting in there and making the fight all boxing fans want to see,” finished White.
A response from team Mayweather should have been expected, and as anticipated, Leonard Ellerbe contacted Yahoo News with the following reaction: “(White) needs to shut the (expletive) up and mind his own business. (White needs to) stay in his own lane and keep on taking advantage of the UFC fighters, while underpaying them.” Ellerbe then joking threatened White in saying: “We may decide to give a free seminar to all of the UFC fighters on how the pay-per-view revenue should be distributed.”
“I was talking to Floyd. We’re doing something amazing. We’re building a sport while you guys are destroying one,” fired back White via Yahoo News.
So now Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a racist, and White is the evil promoter stripping UFC fighters of their hard earned pay.
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