Dana White Doesn't Want Junior Dos Santos To Box Wladimir Klitschko
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.19.2013
Klitschko is an embarrassment to boxing...
At a pre-UFC 166 press conference (via MMA Junkie), UFC President Dana White said he has no interest in having Junior Dos Santos (16-2 MMA, 10-1 UFC) box Wladimir Klitschko. Dos Santos is set to take on heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (12-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) tonight.
On Klitschko's fighting style removing excitement from boxing: "That's the heavyweight champion of the world. When (Mike) Tyson was in there, heavyweight matches were exciting. I don't know who wants to watch that s--t. I watched it, and it's literally embarrassing. [The Klitschkos] are an embarrassment to the sport of boxing."
On how Klitschko fights: First of all, I saw the Klitchsko brothers in Los Angeles one time," he said. "They're f---ing monsters. They're huge. And how are you going to fight a guy that doesn't want to fight? That guy doesn't want to fight anybody. He wants to grab you by your f---ing head and lay on you. Literally, to the point where it's embarrassing, where he runs and grabs on to you. It's disgusting."
On his problems with the Klitschko brothers: "These guys want to box boxers. Boxing is a completely different sport. What I always say is if the boxers want to fight these guys, come on over here. Because what Klitschko does is not fighting. Klitschko doesn't fight. Who knows, maybe Junior dos Santos could go in and knock out Klitschko. [That's not to say], 'Absolutely not. It could never happen.' Anybody could get caught on any given night. I don't want to see it."