Dana White spotted ignoring his own UFC 268 card to watch Canelo vs Plant fight

Dana White was spotted watching Canelo Alvarez's boxing victory over Caleb Plant as his UFC 268 event played out on Saturday night.

The UFC President was in attendance for his five-fight card at Madison Square Garden, where Kamaru Usman got the better of Colby Covington in the main event.

There were also wins for Rose Namajunas, Marlon Vera, Shane Burgos and Justin Gaethje, the latter contributing to an all-time classic in three brutal rounds with Michael Chandler.

However, during Namajunas' triumph over Weili Zhang in the chief-support bout, White could be seen watching Canelo vs Plant on a monitor at ringside.

The 52-year-old appeared to be ignoring his own fighters to watch Canelo knock out Plant in the boxing ring, with American journalist Arash Markazi posting a photo on Twitter of his surprise setup in New York.

It would have been tough for him to keep his eyes on Namajunas vs Zhang, which ended in a decision victory for the former after five rounds, while Canelo turned the screw and earned his 57th career win in ruthless fashion.

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The Mexican was made to work for his latest win, with Plant proving an awkward and slick customer for as long as it lasted.

Yet in the 11th round Canelo made the all-important breakthrough, sending the IBF super-middleweight champion tumbling to the canvas with a looping left hook.

Plant returned to his feet but was shaky after doing so, meaning another barrage of punishment wiped him out conclusively.

It was a thrilling end to a hitherto intriguing contest, and White watched it materialise on his ringside monitor during UFC 268.

His current UFC Welterweight champion Usman, who saw off Colby Covington in the main event at Madison Square Garden, has sensationally thrown his name in the hat to venture into boxing and lock horns with Canelo.

But White told MMA Junkie: "I watched the Canelo fight tonight. “[Usman] don’t want to fight Canelo, he don’t want to fight Canelo.

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"Come on, man. Let’s stop this s***. If Canelo wants to come over here, awesome fight. Those two put on an incredible performance.”

Canelo now holds all four recognised world titles at super-middleweight, meaning he could move back up to lightweight in his next search for supremacy.

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