UFC President Dana White sides with Pacquiao over Mayweather drug testing demand

By Nowboxing Staff

During media interviews for Saturday’s Jan. 2 UFC 108: Rashad Evans Vs. Thiago Silva press conference, Dana White who runs the UFC and a huge boxing fan shared his thoughts on the failed super fight negotiations between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.

Dana White had this to say about Mayweather’s forced demand on Olympic style drug testing  “It’s crazy I don’t think the fight will happen. I think this… Pacquiao’s never failed a drug test ever!  Whose Floyd to say you have to take a Olympic style drug test?   I’d do the same thing Pacquiao’s doing, really ( it’s like saying)I want you to get an enema… I mean fighters decide what fighters are gonna do?  That is what the commission is there for.  The athletic commission is there for the safety of the fighters they drug test, they blood test, they do all those other things.  For another fighter to call another fighter out over for some type of blood work is crazy!  Just train for the fight and fight that’s what everybody wants to see…I wanna see this fight I’m dying to see this fight.”

The super fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao has been declared dead by Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank.

Pacquiao recently filed a lawsuit against Team Mayweather, Golden Boy Promotions – Oscar De La Hoya and Richard Schaefer, over steroid allegations.

Pacquaio’s lawyer Daniel Petrocelli said: “Manny’s achievements come from God-given talent and an indefatigable work ethic – not steroids…He cannot and will not allow others to deliberately misrepresent his years of hard work and tarnish his reputation.”

Arum is now trying to finalize an HBO pay per view deal for Pacquiao to face slick undefeated Jewish boxing champion Yuri Foreman who holds the WBA title at 154 lbs.  Pacquiao would be going for an unprecedented 8 world titles in 8 weight divisions.  Foreman is the much bigger and taller opponent, he is a boxer known for his hit and not get hit style.

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