UFC Prez: F***ing Crazy To Set Canelo-Kovalev on Day of UFC 244

UFC President Dana White believes Golden Boy Promotions and streaming service DAZN are crazy to go head to head with UFC 244 on November 2.

On that date, Golden Boy will be staging an event at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, where Canelo Alvarez will jump up by two weight divisions to challenge WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev.

On the other side of the United States, at Madison Square Garden in New York, Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz will clash in a welterweight contest for the Baddest Mother F***er championship - a title which the UFC will create for this particular fight.


UFC 244 will be carried by ESPN+ - the rival sports streaming service to DAZN.

White is fully confident that his event could seriously hurt the viewing audience of Canelo-Kovalev - should the two cards go head to head in the same time slot.

Last week, the UFC held an event on the same night as Tyson Fury vs. Otto Wallin - but both cards were handled by ESPN+, which carefully coordinated the cards in a manner where the main events did not go head to head.

“So, the night we started talking – we started talking about this date and that we were going to take this date, and then a week late I heard they were going to do that fight,” White said.

“I think they’re crazy to go the same night as us on DAZN, but it is what it is. But if they time it right, and they do this thing the right way, it could be very much like the other night when Gaethje fought Cowboy, and then the Fury fight was on after. So if they time it right, it could work out. But if they want to go head-to-head, they’re f***ing nuts.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by IceTrayDaGang on 09-23-2019

[QUOTE=JcLazyX210;20073357]I think UFC will take a loss her. Now if it was khabib vs Ferguson then we have a different story.[/QUOTE] nah.. this fight between diaz and masvidal is big. lots of hype behind it. it's for the baddest motherfuvvvkin…

Comment by LetOutTheCage on 09-23-2019

Lol Masvidal and Diaz is not a bigger fight than Canelo vs Kovalev.

Comment by CaptainWalrus on 09-23-2019

I hope I live to see the day when there is only 1 belt per division in boxing.

Comment by landotter on 09-22-2019

[QUOTE=SteveAnitaSmith;20073352]Living room will have Ufc on, den will have boxing on- problem solved![/QUOTE] First world solutions to first world problems!!

Comment by Cadet Bonespurs on 09-22-2019

I’m surprised Floyd hasn’t joined in and made a TMT belt. UFC is full of slobs with bad cardio. 99 percent of their PPVs are not worth paying for. Just watered down crap.

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