Leonard Ellerbe (R) whispers to Floyd Mayweather Jr. at a recent press conference. Photo via fightfranchise.com.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White blasted boxing big mouth Floyd Mayweather Jr. on "UFC Tonight" last Tuesday (Feb. 22, 2012), calling the pesky pugilist "racist" for comments he made towards NBA star Jeremy Lin.
Mayweather claimed the breakout star, who was born in California to Taiwanese parents, is only getting praised by the media because he's Asian, and that "black people do the same thing he does every night and don't get the same praise."
"First of all, what he said I think was racist. He's made a couple of racist comments and, yes, Floyd, you're racist with the stuff that you've said."
Leonard Ellerbe, Mayweather's manager, quickly fired back at the UFC boss and told him he should mind his own business, even threatening to hold a fee seminar for ZUFFA employees on how to get a better cut of the promotion's pay-per-view (PPV) revenue.
Those comments (via Yahoo! Sports) after the jump.
"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. 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. This is typical Dana, who is always prone to ignorant outbursts. He should be the last person to try to judge someone else."
Mayweather is expected to trade blows with Miguel Cotto on May 5, 2012, before turning himself over to authorities to serve 90-days in the clink for domestic violence.
After that, expect the Mayweater headlines to be the same. When is he fighting Manny Pacquiao? In the meantime, fight fans will have to settle for him fighting Dana White.