The pound-for-pound king of the boxing world, Floyd Mayweather Jr., recently claimed he didn't know who former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva was, which prompted "The Spider" to say he doesn't respect "Money," labeling him "Papa Smurf."
Them fightin' words.
But, during a recent interview on "Sway's Universe," Pray-weather says he holds no animosity toward the former 185-pound titleholder and actually prays the Brazilian can bounce back following his
"lucky punch" knockout (KO) loss to Chris Weidman.
"I pray for him. He's okay. I don't have nothing negative to say about the guy Anderson Silva. I've seen some highlights on him. I don't know him personally, but I've seen highlights of him fight, and hopefully he can bounce back. I heard he just took an ‘L,' so hopefully he can bounce back from that loss."
Indeed, Silva's loss to "All American" at UFC 162 a few months back was a huge blow to the Brazilian's legacy. But with a rematch on the horizon at UFC 168 on Dec. 28, 2013, Anderson is confident he can reclaim his title with a knockout of his own.
Floyd, meanwhile, is fresh off a dominant victory over Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and is likely enjoying the fruits of his labor following the record-breaking event, which went down on Sept. 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
And as far as the mini-feud between "Money" and "The Spider," we can consider the hatchet buried. At least on the Mayweather front.
Thanks to the healing power of prayer?