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Dana White’s Hilarious Response To Rumours Of Canelo Alvarez Facing Khabib Nurmagomedov Or Jorge Masvidal

Dana White’s Hilarious Response To Rumours Of Canelo Alvarez Facing Khabib Nurmagomedov Or Jorge Masvidal

Dana White has brutally shut down the idea that Canelo Alvarez could face Khabib Nurmagomedov or Jorge Masvidal by insisting that the rumours are "f*****g hilarious."

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And a recent report suggested that broadcaster DAZN had been eyeing up a mega-fight between the four-division world champ and Khabib or Masvidal.

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Dan Rafael claimed that DAZN considered Khabib, Masvidal and even Golden Boy chief De La Hoya as "premium" opponents for Alvarez.

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When UFC president White was asked about the rumours, he admitted that he didn't "even know what to say" in response to the question.

And the 51-year-old slammed the "state of boxing" and asked if people are really "shocked" by the idea of DAZN allegedly wanting to book Alvarez against Khabib or Masvidal.

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"That's f*****g hilarious," White said.

"I don't even know what to say to that, that's hilarious you know. Are you shocked? That's the state of boxing. That's where those guys are at."

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The boxing superstar's trainer, Eddy Reynoso, revealed that his fighter would fight Billy Joe Saunders in May.

However, the fight fell through due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Despite Alvarez's current legal dispute with his promoter and DAZN, the WBC is planning for his next fight to take place against Avni Yildirim for the vacant super-middleweight title.

Alvarez has previously shared a heated rivalry with Masvidal and would be ready to face the 35-year-old UFC star in a blockbuster crossover fight.

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Topics: Boxing News, UFC News, MMA News, Boxing, Saul Alvarez, UFC, MMA, Dana White, Canelo Alvarez

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