UFC Won’t Counter Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Bout

Written by Tim Ngo
December 14th, 2009

Boxing’s biggest fight in years will go unopposed by the UFC as Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will battle it out to officially crown the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. The bout is scheduled to take place on March 13th, the same month that the UFC is expected to hold an event at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

“Hell no, I ain’t going near that frickin’ thing man,” White said about the boxing match.

An admitted boxing fan, White seemed to respect the bout and say how excited he was about it.

“I wanna go to that fight myself,” White explained. “So no, we won’t be trying to counter-program Pacquiao-Mayweather.”

It’s probably a smart move for the UFC to concede March 13th to boxing, as any event they could put together would get dwarfed by the pay-per-view buys for boxing’s mega-fight.

Don’t forget to follow @5thRound on Twitter, Facebook and Google+!