Talented but polarizing boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. drew fire from UFC President Dana White once again this week after the outspoken executive took issue with some comments Mayweather Jr. had recently made regarding the success of New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin and Manny Pacquiao’s sushi-making potential.
“First of all, what he said, I think, is racist. He’s made a couple of racist comments and, yes Floyd, you’re racist with the stuff that you said,” explained White on an episode of UFC Tonight, responding to a recent statement from Mayweather saying it was unfair for Lin to receive a ton of media attention for being Asian while African-American players in the NBA do the same things without receiving much notice.
“Really, Kobe Bryant doesn’t get any praise? Michael Jordan never got any praise? The list goes on and on with guys who completely get praised for being great NBA basketball players,” continued White. “Not only can (Lin) compete and make it in the NBA, the guy is tearing it up and breaking records you knucklehead.”
“Sushi’s from Japan, he’s from the Philippines dummy,” replied White on the topic of Mayweather Jr. saying Pacquiao should make him some sushi, also labeling him as “yellow chump”. White went on to say Mayweather Jr. should focus on putting the fight together that the world wants to see instead of making ignorant remarks.
Check out the full rant from White below: