UFC's White: Big Meetings Coming - No Arum or De La Coo-Coo!

UFC President Dana White is moving forward with his plan to get involved in the sport of boxing in 2018.

White has already scheduled a few big meetings where he plans to sit down with different key figures in the sport of boxing. Two of the key figures that White has no interest in meeting with - are Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum and Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya.

"No Arum and no De La Coo-Coo. Hell no, I don’t need them. Can’t work with them. De La Hoya hates Arum and Arum hates De La Hoya. They’re exactly alike. Both of those guys are carbon copies of each other," White said.

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White has traded words with Arum for several years.

But White's rivalry with De La Hoya began when UFC superstar Conor McGregor finalized a deal to fight Floyd Mayweather only three weeks apart from Golden Boy's signature pay-per-view of the year, Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin.

De La Hoya was furious over Mayweather-McGregor being booked only three weeks before his event - and at the same venue, T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

But then strangely, two weeks ago De La Hoya himself called for a fight with McGregor.

“I used to like Oscar,” White said. “How about that Conor McGregor vs. Mayweather was the biggest disgrace ever to the sport of boxing, but him vs. Conor isn’t?”

The Zuffa Boxing brand - like the UFC - will be run under parent company WME-IMG.

“Right now, I have two different plans,” said White. “I have a Plan A and a Plan B. And I’m not sure which I’m gonna go with. But I’m gonna sit down, I’m gonna talk to everybody in the industry. They all want to come out here, they all want to talk. Fighters want to come out here and talk. So many people. So I’m gonna take like a month at the beginning of the year and just focus on this thing and see what we’re gonna do.”

“I think that right now is the right time. I just feel it. I feel like it’s the right time. Listen, can I do it? I don’t know. Will it work? I don’t know. But I feel like I have a pretty good idea of how to make it work. And I’ll give it a shot.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Travycat on 12-06-2017

Works with what he's got and makes the best of the available. Tough to argue, but I'm sure you will ; )[QUOTE=BennyBlanco;18267359]The "UFC makes the best fight the best" narrative needs to end. UFC's best taking on the best stopped…

Comment by BennyBlanco on 11-30-2017

[QUOTE=Travycat;18262376]He's a lying turd when it comes to all of the Paulie/Conor/Floyd things, but when it comes to getting the big fights made, he's probably just what boxing needs.[/QUOTE] The "UFC makes the best fight the best" narrative needs to…

Comment by WhitehouseTKO on 11-30-2017

When I first read the headline I was laughing so hard and shocked, but I misread the De La coo coo for De La Co Co as in cocaine. While coo coo is funny enough Coco would have been better…

Comment by Lomadeaux on 11-30-2017

[QUOTE=WBC WBA IBF;18261735]UFC's $450 million asking price is totally unrealistic and they know it. They'd be thrilled with $300 million and happy with $250 million. But this is how the game is played. There are some very interesting scenarios that…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 11-30-2017

good luck to the human egg looking guy. if you can get big fights made you'll get a following.

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