UFC boss Dana White would be the underdog if he fights his counterpart at ONE Championship, Chatri Sityodtong, according to betting odds released by Cloudbet.com.
Odds via Cloudbet.com
The crypto sportsbook opened the market on the unconfirmed fight after Sityodtong fanned speculation about a bout with the UFC president in an interview this week. ONE Championship’s social media team first floated the idea in a Twitter post earlier this month.
In an interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, Sidyodtong welcomed the fight, laying out his credentials as a “life-long martial artist.” The 50-year-old claimed to have practiced Muay Thai for 35 years, is a brown belt in jiu jitsu and still trains at least five days a week.
As for White, there is much conjecture around his fighting skills. Some forums and articles claim that the UFC supremo was an amateur boxer and “boxercise” instructor. White has never fought professionally or in an organised league, though once claimed to have been able to “beat the living shit” out of former UFC light-heavyweight champ Tito Ortiz when they sparred in the boxing ring.
Given the lack of clear evidence, Cloudbet’s assessment of White’s underdog status seems reasonable.
Chatri Sidyodtong probably agrees. “I don’t think he knows anything about martial arts, I don’t think he knows anything about fighting,” he told Helwani.