UFC boss Dana White said Floyd Mayweather 'knew he looked old' against Logan Paul, but the YouTuber 'did a good job'.
Mayweather came out of retirement in June for an exhibition bout against Paul, who weighed TWO STONE heavier.
And amazingly the social media star, who had boxed just twice beforehand, survived all eight rounds, technically avoiding defeat.
Mayweather, 44, had officially retired as a professional in 2017, beating ex-UFC champion Conor McGregor, 33, in a fight White helped promote.
But the UFC president, who has had a long friendship with the boxing legend, admitted his age showed against Paul, 18 years his junior.
White told Nelk Boys: "Have you ever met Floyd Mayweather in person? He's f***ing tiny, man.
"He's tiny, and Logan's f***ing big, too. But, I thought he did a good job tying Floyd up, not letting Floyd get off when he was.
"And Floyd looked old that night, too. And I think Floyd knew he looked old that night."
He’s fighting with a YouTuber just to earn money. And I’m fighting the best to add to my legacy, so that’s different.
Mayweather, who had not boxed since a 2018 exhibition with featherweight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, was also hit with criticism by Manny Pacquiao.
Pacquiao, 42, lost to the American in 2015 but is still fighting the best in the business, challenging for Errol Spence Jr's welterweight titles on August 21.
And he recently said: “He’s fighting with a YouTuber just to earn money. And I’m fighting the best to add to my legacy, so that’s different.
"To fight an easy opponent for the money or to fight one of the best to add to your legacy. It’s different.
"I can easily fight an easy opponent or non-boxers.
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"I can easily pick an easy win, but I pick the best because I want to add more to my legacy of accomplishment.
"It’s a challenge, especially because he’s taller than me. We have a strategy that we can use against a southpaw.
"I know he always coming inside and he want to fight toe-to-toe so that’s good."
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