The 'Fight of the Century' between boxing studs Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao has been the subject of heavy criticism amongst combat sports fans around the world. Despite its pay-per-view shattering numbers, the Mayweather/Pacquiao spectacle received a largely negative reaction from spectators. Mayweather's elusiveness and Pacquiao's inability to penetrate Floyd's defense proved to be the story of the fight as 'Pretty Boy' extended his career resume to an immaculate 48-0. Mayweather slipped and rolled from Pacman's punches whilst firing back with crisp counters to claim a unanimous decision win.
Chris Weidman believes that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are the only stars left in the sport despite the likes of Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin emerging as fan-favorites. The middleweight champ caught up with The Breakfast Club alongside Anthony Johnson earlier today and gave his thoughts on the contrast between MMA and boxing:
"Well, I feel like that's all you have though (Mayweather/Pacquiao). Who else is there? I feel like MMA already is bigger besides Mayweather and Pacquiao. Let's get something straight - boxing is not fighting, it's just one element of fighting. It's like saying wrestling is fighting. It's like saying, you know, karate is fighting. The UFC is exactly what you're allowed to do on the streets without bringing any weapons into the game. It's pretty much as real as it gets. Boxing is just throwing hands, it's really just not fighting," Weidman said.
The All-American also agreed with the radio host's about Ronda Rousey being able to beat Floyd Mayweather in a fight. Chris Weidman will collide with Vitor Belfort in a championship showdown for the middleweight title on Saturday for UFC 187's blockbuster pay-per-view.