“A bad idea…” Dana white shuts down potential fight between Canelo Alvarez and BMF fight winner

UFC CEO Dana White has stated that a fight between Canelo Alvarez and the winner of the Max Holloway vs. Justin Gaethje fight won't happen.


“A bad idea…” Dana white shuts down potential fight between Canelo Alvarez and BMF fight winner

Dana White on Canelo Alvarez

Canelo Alvarez has often received praise from some of the world’s top combat sports figures. This also includes UFC CEO Dana White. Similarly, Alvarez has professed his admiration for MMA and the fighters who compete in it. Hence, Alvarez crossing over to MMA for a special fight will ignite fan interest.

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In addition, the UFC hosted a press conference in Mexico City. Hence, at the press conference, White was asked about the possibility of a cross-promotion event between an MMA fighter and Canelo Alvarez. Dana White stopped any speculation about a possible crossover match between the UFC stars and the legendary boxer. Furthermore, White stated:

Probably not, sir, probably not. It would probably be a bad idea.
Dana White via presser

Big MMA fights happen all throughout the year. The lightweight match-up between Justin Gaethje and Max Holloway remains a must-watch fight. They face each other at UFC 300. Furthermore, the winner of this fight will take home the BMF championship.

At the press conference for the event, the reporter mentioned Gaethje vs. Holloway at UFC 300. Furthermore, the reporter asked if Alvarez could face his winner in an MMA/boxing crossover event. In response to the same question, White said that a crossover fight between Alvarez and the winner of Gaethje and Holloway is unlikely to draw much interest from fans.

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Canelo Alvarez discussed fighting Kamaru Usman

In the first six months of 2022, the former UFC welterweight champ Kamaru Usman continued to push for a fight with Alvarez. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ said he remained open to a boxing match with Alvarez, who had repeatedly said he would never fight in MMA.

Kamaru Usman Canelo Alvarez
Kamaru Usman and Canelo Alvarez (image credit- MMA Fighting, Marca)

However, in an interview with TMZ Sports, Alvarez suggested that a potential fight could take place in the future. Alvarez currently holds the super middleweight WBA (super), WBC (super), WBO (super), IBF (super), and The Ring (middleweight). The Mexican super middleweight champion is coming off a September 2023 unanimous decision win over Jermell Charlo.

Alvarez will make his return to the ring on May 4th, 2024, according to ESPN Mexico. The Mexican outlet also reported that Alvarez could fight either Jermall Charlo or Jaime Munguia next. However, neither fight has been officially confirmed yet.

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