De La Hoya Warns White: 40-50 UFC Fighters Are Calling Me

The war of words continue between Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya and UFC President Dana White.

During the last few weeks, White was very critical of De La Hoya, who staged the first Golden Boy MMA pay-per-view event - which was headlined by a trilogy bout between UFC Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz.

Ortiz, who lost their two prior meetings scored a brutal first round knockout over the near 50-year-old Liddell, who been out of the cage since 2010.


In the aftermath, White erupted on De La Hoya - calling the former six division champion a "coke head" and a "junkie."

White, who considers Liddell a close friend, was furious with De La Hoya's decision put him back in the cage.

But De La Hoya has no intention of stopping. He plans to continue the Golden Boy MMA brand with more events.

"First of all, what I said, not about him personally, just about the business, is that fighters come up to me and say 'we don't get paid enough, UFC just sold for four billion dollars and we're struggling.'  Look I'm not attacking his persona, I'm not attacking him personally. If he wants to attack me personally for what happened 15 years ago... I've made myself better and done the work to make myself the person I am today," De La Hoya told First Take.

"I work hard to build my business and take care of my fighters, are you doing the same? Why are so many fighters complaining? I'm getting to a point where I was going to promote one event, Tito Ortiz vs Chuck Liddell. Why are they still fighting at this age? Because Dana White doesn't pay them enough.

"There are 40-50 UFC fighters calling me and I respect their contracts but once those fighters are free agents I'm going to take those calls. I'm going to compete with Dana White."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jmrf4435 on 12-13-2018

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Comment by pittapatta66 on 12-13-2018

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Comment by jmrf4435 on 12-13-2018

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Comment by chavmex on 12-12-2018

I don't know about all of you so called boxing fans, but I don't want to see MMA mixed with boxing. 2 points I want to make. 1. When Dana White wanted to crossover to promoting boxing, every one supported…

Comment by Boxing Hero on 12-12-2018

Let's go Golden Boy MMA!

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