Las Vegas, NV, United States (AHN Sports) – UFC President Dana White threw some verbal jabs at Floyd Mayweather Jr., calling the undefeated American boxer a racist following his insensitive comments on the rise of NBA sensation Jeremy Lin.
White called Mayweather Jr. a racist as a respond to the boxer’s Tweet about Lin getting all the attention mainly because of his Asian ethnicity.
“First of all, what (Mayweather) said, I think, is racist. He’s made a couple of racist comments. And yes, Floyd, you’re racist with the stuff that you’ve said,” White said Wednesday in an interview on Fuel TV.
White even added Lin’s surprising star to stardom isn’t based alone on his race but the performance he has displayed on the court over the past two weeks.
“First of all, Jeremy Lin gets all this credit because he’s an Asian player in the NBA that African-Americans never get? Yeah, he’s getting all this praise because he is an Asian guy playing in the NBA.” White added.
Meanwhile, Mayweather’s chief adviser Leonard Ellerbe also made a respond to White’s comments, advising the UFC president to shut up and mind his business.
“He needs to shut the (expletive) up and mind his own business, stay in his own lane and keep on taking advantage of the UFC fighters, while underpaying them,” Ellerbe said on Yahoo! Sports Tuesday night. “If he keeps on running his mouth, we may decide to give a free seminar to all of the UFC fighters on how the pay-per-view revenue should be distributed.”
White has also made critical opinions in the past, including the one which drew the ire of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation after commenting about then-Sherdog.com reporter Loretta Hunt.