Floyd Mayweather Jr. has made the news recently not for boxing, but for calling NBA breakout star Jeremy Lin an average basketball player that is only getting attention because of his race. Well all of the sports analysts have been tiptoeing around whether to call it a racist comment or not. But not UFC president Dana White, he let it all out tonight in an interview on FUEL TV’s “UFC Tonight” show.
“First of all, what [he] said, I think, was racist. He’s made a couple of racist comments. And yes, you’re racist with the stuff you’ve said. … you dummy. Don’t worry about what all these other guys are doing, and shooting your big mouth off on Twitter. … And I know I speak for millions and millions of other people. Shut up …”
This comment is a direct response to “Pretty Boy” Floyd’s recent opinion that race is the reason New York Kicks point guard Jeremy Lin is getting attention:
“Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he’s Asian. Black players do what he does every night and don’t get the same praise.”
This isn’t the first time Mayweather has caused controversy over his racial comments. While promoting the most anticipated ghost fight against Manny Pacquiao he took things a little too far.
“As soon as we come off vacation, we’re going to cook that little chump. Once I stomp that midget, I’ll make that motherf—-r make me some sushi roll and cook me some rice.”
The Mayweather/Pacquiao fight is by far the most anticipated fight in boxing but it has been called off on many occasions. The first time because Mayweather wanted the “Pacman” to have to take olympic-style drug testing and more recently because he wanted to earn the lions share of the proceeds from the fight.
What do you think, do you agree with Dana White on this one?