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White scared of what he saw during Mayweather / Ortiz

You might not see too much of a connection between last weekend’s Floyd Mayweather vs Victor Ortiz shitshow and the upcoming Cain Velasquez vs Junior Dos Santos title fight on FOX. But that’s because you don’t have everything on the line like Dana White does. While we just saw boxing being boxing, Dana saw referee ineptitude that ruined a mega-fight. Which could obviously happen in MMA easily as well:

“I don’t care who they put in there as long as he doesn’t blow a multi-million-dollar fight and a huge opportunity for the sport,” White today told (

“This would be a great opportunity for me to step up on the soapbox and go, ‘Boxing shot itself in the foot again, and look what these guys did!'” White said. “It had nothing to do with boxing, had nothing to do with the sport of boxing. It had to do with the officiating that night. And let me tell you what: Think about my position now. I’m about to go on FOX on Nov. 12 for our first big MMA event on free TV. I don’t want some referee that doesn’t know what he’s doing blowing my big night on FOX.”

So who’s going to call Velasquez and Dos Santos?

“I hope it’s Herb Dean,” White said. “I think Herb Dean’s the best referee in the business. Now I won’t get Herb Dean because I said that.”

I don’t think anyone is expecting a Tyson or Mayweather moment during the Velasquez / Dos Santos fight. But these are two giant motherfuckers throwing bombs at each other. What happens if the ref calls the fight prematurely? Nothing leaves a crowd feeling less satisfied then a ten second match with an iffy stoppage. It’s like being promised a sloppy BJ but only getting a kiss on the nob.

  • iamphoenix

    it’s also like getting bumped to the front page and having a canadian nazi taking it down.

  • CAP

    BJ motherfuckin M.

  • CAP

    I blame DICK. Link envy.

  • Komodo

    Yeah what was that earlier. Link got wormholed or some shiaat.

  • Billytk

    it Should be Big John for sure if not there’s something seriously wrong!

  • Mixed Martial Adam

    Don’t hug your opponent in the middle of a fight. The million dollar match wouldn’t have been fucked up if Ortiz didn’t try to hug Mayweather after the action restarted. 

    The reffing was terrible, but the outcome of the fight happened because Ortiz wasn’t fighting, he was bro-hugging.

  • SST

    Fuck Herb Dean! He stops fights early. Get Mario Yamasaki. He knows exactly when to stop a fight before they enter the tunnel of light.

  • agentsmith

    I’m gonna laugh if they end up getting Steve Mazz.

  • glassjawsh

    best analogy ever?

  • kwagnuth

    Herb Deen has improved since the days when he fucked up the Tito Liddell2 fight but I would still cringe seeing him in there. I like Mario too. Maz would likely be a blood bath which might spark interest with the blood thirsty peeps tuning in but it would give those New York fucks something to chirp about. Big John is still the man and Dana knows it he’s just too hung up on past bullshit to acknowlege him.

  • Reverend Clint

    boxing sucks