Sunday, December 21, 2014

Bob Arum Race-Baiting UFC To Disagreement: Quote Spotlight

"For me, I look at the UFC audience and the boxing audience as being two different audiences entirely. Our audience in boxing is ethnic, hispanic, Filipino, Puerto Rican, Mexican and the hardcore boxing fans who can't watch, like me, who can't watch UFC. UFC are a bunch of skinhead white guys watching people in the ring who also look like skinhead white guys."

~Bob Arum, in 2009 interview with Ariel Helwani for FanHouse. The interview is at Yankee Stadium for Manny Pacquiao VS Miguel Cotto press conference.

Ariel Helwani, maintaining class as the interviewer:

"Well, I take offense to that, just because I'm a person who covers the sport. I'm not a skinhead. I'm actually a Jew. I'm not a white guy."

Mr. Bob Arum, J.D., ladies and gentlemen, on Boxing VS UFC. What on earth can you say? All class, as usual. Incidentally, if you click on the link, he doesn't sound. . .let's say particularly enthusiastic about promoting a Mayweather/Pacquiao match. He also refers to Mayweather as a "head case," says UFC fighters roll around like "homosexuals" and implies that the prevalence of tattoos in UFC is basically not for boxing fans, despite the abundance of tattooed boxers. Of course, nonsense. But, that goes without saying. It's Bob Arum!

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