Oscar De La Hoya Issues Scathing Response In Regards To Dana White’s Recent Fiery Comments: “Try To Save Your Own Company”
Earlier this week UFC president Dana White blasted ex-boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya on the “UFC Unfiltered” podcast and dubbed him “cokehead junkie” for staging Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz trilogy, which went down last weekend. It was a good night for former UFC light heavyweight champion and UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz 43, who finally able to avenge his past two losses after knocking out his longtime rival Chuck Liddell 48, in the first round from inside The Forum in Inglewood, California.
White who’s blunt in advising fighters to retire from Octagon if they have nothing left to prove. The same thing happened during ‘The Iceman’s’ final run with the UFC back in 2010. White’s known to be a long time friend of Liddell. When news broke that “The Iceman’s” is coming out of retirement to clash against Tito Ortiz for the third time, the UFC head honcho was against the idea of it.
In the wake of Liddell’s KO loss against Ortiz, in which “The Iceman” seems to be slower than his foe and at the beginning of fight hesitant to exchange shots. Many in MMA community, fans and fighters criticized that this fights shouldn’t have happened at the first place, including Dana White, unloaded his frustration on De La Hoya.
De La Hoya issues a scathing response regarding the recent fiery comments made by UFC executive Dana White. (h/t MMAFighting)
“Dana is so small and threatened by our success with [streaming service DAZN] and now in MMA that he is bringing up news from a decade ago to try to stay relevant,” De La Hoya’s statement read. “Boxing has entirely rejected him. And MMA fighters are now realizing they don’t have to risk their lives just so he can get rich.
“Golden Boy and I are moving forward and are bigger than ever. Dana should shut the f*ck up and try to figure out how to save his own company.”
Time will tell if Golden Boy Promotions continues to make waves in the MMA landscape.’The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’ also fires back at Dana White and criticized him for not paying fighters enough after the UFC’s milestone $4 billion sales back in 2016.