Oscar De La Hoya Sounded Seriously: “Dana White, Let’s Get In The Ring, Three Rounds!”
Dana White and Oscar De La Hoya continue trading shots in media! This time, Golden Boy MMA president challenged the first man of the UFC for a physical showdown!
It all started after the clash between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz when UFC president took aim at “cokehead” Oscar De La Hoya. He claimed the main event of Golden Boy MMA 1 should have never happened.
Golden Boy MMA president fired back with a scathing response, claiming Dana White should “sh*t fuck up” and “find a way to save his own company”. The former boxing champion criticized UFC pay scale heavily too.
Furious Dana White was a guest on ESPN show “First Take” on Thursday. But here is the most interesting part! White says he paid Chuck Liddell a huge amount of money not to fight! (h/t MMAFighting.com)
“It’s one thing to sit around with your friends and lie. It’s another thing to go on ESPN and lie,” White said. “So here are the facts. I have paid Chuck Liddell more money over the years not to fight in the last seven years than he paid him to fight Tito Ortiz. That’s a fact, number one. From 2011 to 2017, when I asked him to retire, we paid him around $400,000 a year to not fight.”
According to official fight purses, Golden Boy MMA 1 event earned $580,000 dollars, while the number of PPV buys was estimated to 30,000. Chuck Liddell was rewarded with $250,000 despite he lost the match, while Tito Ortiz received $200,000. The rest of $130,000 dollars was shared between other ten fights.
On the other hand, Dana White claimed UFC had paid $1.2 million to undercard fighters thus far in 2018. He called De La Hoya a liar.
“This is about an idiot coming on this show and lying,” White said. “He’s a liar.”
Oscar De La Hoya spoke on Luke Thomas Show on Thursday. He challenged UFC president to settle their misunderstandings in a three-round boxing match.He was even ready to give Dana White five months to “get off the juice”, and had no problem with a 50-pound deficit!
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“Let’s get in the ring,” Oscar De La Hoya said. “Let’s get in the ring, three rounds. Let’s do this. Let’s do this under Canelo [Alvarez], Cinco de Mayo. I’ll even give you five months so you can get off the juice, and then we can get in great shape and then we go three rounds. Look, I’m going to give you what, a 50 pound advantage? It’s ok. I can take you on. Let’s do it.”
But then he remembered – Dana White has never fought professionally!
“Oh wait he’s never laced up a glove in his life,” De La Hoya added. “I’m sorry, I forgot about that.”
Oscar De La Hoya (39-6) ended his boxing career on December 6, 2008, when he was defeated to Manny “The Pacman” Pacquiao. The former boxing legend earned victories over notable names like Pernell Whitaker, Fernando Vargas, and Ricardo Mayorga.
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