Dana White Shows Just Why He’s the Promoter With the Sharpest Tongue in MMA… He’s Absolutely Torn Oscar De La Hoya to Shreds With His Latest Responses…
The on-going beef between Dana White and Oscar De La Hoya is more dubious than the contaminated meat that ‘Canelo’ Alvarez used as his excuse for failing a drug test. White is the king of the biggest mixed martial arts promotion in MMA, while De La Hoya’s Goldenboy MMA is not even a challenger.
De La Hoya is definitely trying to piggyback off of the success of the UFC. Getting two of the promotion’s most iconic light-heavyweight fighters to fight was an attempt to pull at the heartstrings of fans who miss old-school, pre-Reebok MMA. It didn’t really work, as it sold less than 30k pay-per-view buys. The average for a UFC event is between 3 and 400000.
However, that didn’t stop De La Hoya continues to slate the UFC’s pay structure. Cue Dana White getting mad and De La Hoya challenging him to fight. Now the UFC President has responded and it’s actually quite epic.
White obviously isn’t going to fight a former boxing champion who won belts in multiple weight classes. Not even one as coked up as De La Hoya. He’s made his fortune getting other people to lose their brain cells for him. Why would he put his own health at risk? White said:
“I just heard him say on TMZ that he would kick my ass in the ring. Makes sense — this guy likes to see 50-year olds fight.
“So it makes sense that’s the fight that he would want to do.”
Clearly, White is taking the nonexistent threat of De La Hoya anyway seriously. And why should he? The two biggest competitors for the UFC in world MMA are Bellator in the US, and ONE Championship in Asia. White said that he actually hopes De La Hoya is stupid enough to step back into the ring. He said:
“To let him go in and fight this fight is terrible. I hope somebody talks De La Hoya into fighting again, and I hope he gets knocked the fuck out just like Chuck Liddell was in the first round.”
The UFC President also had some very harsh words for his former nemesis Tito Ortiz. The pair have had a grudge for years. Who can forget that infamous t-shirt?
“Oscar De La Hoya is Elon Musk compared to Tito Oritz,” White stated. “Tito Ortiz is one of the dumbest creatures walking the face of the Earth right now. If you take all living things and put them in a barrel, Tito is the dumbest out of everything.
This is the guy who’s giving him most of the information, I would have to assume, unless Oscar De La Hoya is just crazier than I thought and I think he’s a complete f—king nut. Listen, I spoke to Chuck Liddell after the Tito Ortiz trilogy fight and I asked him ‘so did you make more than when you were with the UFC?’ He said ‘No, and it was so unprofessionally run as an event.’”