Originally Posted by Sami
He wasn't looking for the same offer anyways, he told Dana to make him an offer and they will talk. Dana knows very well he can't afford Mayweather so it was easy for him to make that offer, now that someone called the bluff we'll see what Dana does. Kermit is a legimate fighter so saying he's a nobody isn't a good excuse.
who said he was a nobody? not me. But, lets face it... he is no Mayweather. He is not a household name unless you have kids that watch the muppets.
This whole thing started when you had a PURE boxer talking trash against MMA.
Now an opportunity opened up for UFC to re-live 1993 and show what happens when a one-dimentional fighter goes against an MMA fighter. (i.e. Art Jimmerson vs Royce Gracie)
Kermit is not a one dimesional fighter, he is apparently a good wrestler. So now you have essentially an MMA fighter.
So what is there to prove?? That an MMA fighter might be able to beat an MMA fighter?
It is not that big of a draw unless you can put a spin on it and build some hype.
Look at Butterbean for example... here is a guy who has MUCH more name recognition that Kermit and who was a top heavyweight boxer.
What happened when he fought under MMA rules? Some mild interest... but thats it.
In order for the UFC to benefit, this has to be a Tyson or a Lewis etc etc, AND a pure boxer.
Some holder of one of the MANY belts currently in boxing that is also a Wrestler will not draw the interest that Mayweather would have.