Dana White is doing his usual shtick ahead of a UFC event on Fox that will air the same night as a major boxing event and reassuring everyone that their show will be over well before Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez hit the ring.
In his latest video blog, Dana had the following to say:
"If you are a huge fight fan, this is a huge fight weekend. You can watch the UFC live and free on FOX, and right after that, is the Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view. There will be about an hour gap. When the UFC on FOX ends, there will be about an hour gap, and then the Manny Pacquiao main event will start. So it's a great fight weekend. If you're into it, you can watch both fights."
I guess we should be happy that Dana is totally hyped for the "huge fight weekend" so that he doesn't pull this again:
From the video:
"I know Floyd can't sell tickets without Oscar. But what's happening here is boxing is doing it to you again. They're giving you the fight that you don't want. Nobody asked for this fight. With Mayweather and uh...what's his name? What's his name? NOBODY KNOWS! NOBODY in this room even knows who Floyd's fighting. I should know, I'm a big boxing guy and I respect the guy that he's fighting and I know his name but I can't think of it right now. BUT THAT'S MY POINT! NOBODY GIVES A SHIT!"
Of course, while "nobody gave a shit" the live gate was a paltry $6,865,250. Before that was $10,393,950 for his fight with Hatton. And then Floyd put up $11,032,100 against Mosley, $9,000,000 against Ortiz and $12,000,150 against Cotto. Pathetic numbers without Oscar, obviously.
Oh, and the "what's his name" that Dana couldn't remember because it wasn't Floyd vs. Manny?
Juan Manuel Marquez. It's nice that it's a "huge fight" this weekend though for the "big boxing guy."
You can follow all of our Pacquiao vs. Marquez 4 fight week coverage right here, or you can follow the tremendous SB Nation boxing blog Bad Left Hook for their in depth coverage.