Dana White had his money on Canelo Alvarez, and he cashed it out successfully as Canelo Alvarez handed Calen Plant, the first loss of his professional boxing career, and in the process became the undisputed champion of the super-middleweight division. Almost same time last year, for the UFC to be holding a huge event, and Canelo Alvarez fighting on the same day has become a pattern of a sort. Needless to say, fans were divided as the main event between Canelo Alvarez started streaming even before UFC 268 co-main event between Rose Namajunas and Zhang Weili for the strawweight championship.
Split between the same, UFC president Dana White could be seen watching Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant from inside the Madison Square Garden, standing Octagon side during Rose Namajunas vs Zhang Weili.
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) November 7, 2021
Dana White wasn’t the only person enjoying Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant during the live coverage of UFC 268, as several other screens had the boxing bout streaming for various other UFC officials.
— Luke Thomas (@lthomasnews) November 7, 2021
Dana White revealed in his Instagram story that he bet $100k on Canelo Alvarez to get the job done. Needless to say, it worked out wonders for the UFC president who cashed out $141,000 for his play.
UFC president Dana White to work with Canelo Alvarez at some point?
There are rumors of a potential Kamaru Usman vs Canelo Alvarez, with a significant portion of MMA fans showing their interest in the match-up. However, UFC president Dana White remains skeptical. In the past, UFC has partnered with the Floyd Mayweather Promotions for a cross-sport, professional boxing bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. Needless to say, if there’s a promoter in this world who can bring the fans some of the greatest match-ups in the history of combat sports entertainment, it is Dana White.
Canelo Alvarez vs Kamaru Usman sounds like an exciting idea, and with the Nigerian Nightmare showcasing his display of power time and time again, it’s only right we put two absolute beasts on the feet square up against each other to determine who is the best.