Floyd Mayweather’s manager, Leonard Ellerbe, has told UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) president Dana White, in no uncertain terms, to mind his own business.
“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,” Ellerbe told Yahoo! Sports after learning of White's rant. “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.”
Ellerbe’s diatribe was in response to White’s earlier claim that Mayweather, a five-division titlist, was racist for his Feb. 13 tweet aimed at Jeremy Lin, which suggested that the only reason the New York Knicks point guard was receiving all the accolades for his recent performances was due to his Asian heritage.
It was “Money May’s” belief that African-American players in the NBA haven’t had the same encomiums bestowed upon them akin to what Lin is experiencing at this moment in time.
In addition, White lambasted the WBC welterweight champion for comments he made towards eight-division titlist Manny Pacquiao back in 2010.
“[…] As soon as we come off vacation, we're going to cook that little yellow chump,” Mayweather said.
Furthermore, White blamed Mayweather as one of the reasons why the super-fight with Pacquiao hasn’t of yet gotten off the ground.
Though, once White got wind of Ellerbe’s retort, he sent a text to Ellerbe via Yahoo! Sports.
“Just for the record, shut the [expletive] up [because] I wasn't talking to you," White said by text. "I was talking to Floyd. We're doing something amazing. We're building a sport while you guys are destroying one.”
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