Look who’s wearing a Pacquiao jacket

 

Dana White, arguably the most important factor in the explosion of the UFC all over the world, is a big Manny Pacquiao fan.

People often put boxing and MMA in two separate corners. They say that that boxing is dying and MMA would soon takes its place as the premiere fight sport.

However, I think that both sports can coexist peacefully and White thinks the same. White has nothing but praises for Pacquiao. He even attended Pacquiao’s fight against Joshua Clottey.

In fact, Pacquiao’s influence goes far deeper in the UFC than White. Former heavyweight champion and Brock Lesnar conqueror Frank Mir said that he copied the punch Pacquiao used to send Ricky Hatton to retirement to drop durable Cheick Kongo. He then went on to finish the fight by submission while Kongo was still recovering from the knockdown. He said that he studied throughout his training and even called it “The Pacquiao.”

Even former champion BJ Penn has nothing but love for the Pacman as he also credited Pacquiao’s style after Penn beat Diego Sanchez from pillar to post in UFC 107. “Just like watching Pacquiao how he throws punches in bunches fast. You might get away with from the first 2 or 3 but the next 2 or 3 coming behind that are gonna hit you,” he said.

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