Dana White talks more about the Mayweather / Ortiz fight, specifically the part where Floyd dissed HBO commentator Larry Merchant:

“It’s my big beef with Merchant for years,” White said. “These guys get done fighting and he jumps in the ring and just starts saying off-the-wall, weird, rude [expletive] to these guys. Who the hell would want to do an interview with him? It’s probably the thing they dread worse than training and cutting weight and everything, is their interview with Larry Merchant. It’s ridiculous.”

Merchant drew Mayweather’s ire in the post-fight interview for asking about the dubious fight-ending punch combo that, while legal, seemed dirty to many. As Mayweather criticized Merchant for what he regarded as a history of bias on the part of the 80-year-old TV commentator, suggesting that HBO should fire him, Merchant retorted, “I wish I was 50 years younger and I would kick your ass.”

It was a lapse in professionalism that apparently didn’t help to endear him to White, an avid boxing fan.”I actually thought that that was very embarrassing for HBO,” the UFC president said. “The guy is senile, he’s out of his mind. He’s up there berating Floyd, but Floyd can’t say anything back to you? You’ve been disrespecting guys your whole career, and guess what, you can go back 60 years, you’re not kicking Floyd’s ass, okay? Give me a break. And what’s Floyd going to do? A 102-year-old guy just said that to him.”