Dana White urged Floyd Mayweather to retire and stop the ‘silly’ exhibitions – while
he remains undecided on giving Logan Paul a shot in the UFC.
Mayweather was blasted by UFC president White, who called on his friend to hang up
the gloves for good.
He told TMZ Sports: “Floyd should retire and he’s had an incredible career and to do
these types of fights, it’s silly.”
Mayweather, 44, officially hung up the gloves in 2017 after stopping ex-UFC champion
Conor McGregor, 32, in a fight White helped promote.
He did come back a year later, beating featherweight kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa
in a similar spectacle.
The American great then announced he was ‘coming out of retirement’ and would work
But amid the coronavirus pandemic, the pair never linked up, and are not likely to do so
after Mayweather poured cold water on another return.
After fighting Paul, he said: “As far as me fighting again, absolutely not. As far as me
doing another exhibition, probably not.”
Paul, 26, on the other hand, opened the door to an MMA switch and believes his time as a
high school wrestler leaves him more suited to the cage.
White has previously distanced himself from working with the social media sensation or
his little brother Jake, 24.
But for the first time, he appeared to at least contemplate giving Paul a crack in the UFC.
White said: “There’s no doubt when you look at both those two kids, they take it seriously.
They both really do train hard.
“They’re not just showing up for a paycheque. I don’t know, man. I don’t know.
“Here’s the thing, not to say that I haven’t taken a guy in that’s been 0-0 into the UFC and
done those types of fights before. I don’t know.”