Dana White bashes “cokehead” Oscar De La Hoya on podcast
UFC boss Dana White took aim at Oscar De La Hoya, the CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, after De La Hoya promoted over the weekend a farce of an MMA fight between two past-prime fighters, Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell in a trilogy bout between the two.
“…the cokehead, Oscar de la Weirdo is talking [expletive]! That I don’t have any place on telling people when to retire…first of all, it’s called FRIENDSHIP!” said the UFC head honcho Dana White on the UFC Unfiltered podcast.
White, the former manager of Chuck Liddell and friend of Liddell’s at-one-time appeared frustrated that the bout even happened as Liddell looked nowhere near what he once was.
“…the fact that the state of California even let that fight happen is disgusting.”
Liddell and White have had a dicey relationship in a past year or so after the UFC was sold to WME IMG, a large conglomerate. How’d this effect Liddell? Well, Liddell was promised a job at the UFC for the rest of his life, but with new ownership and not enough to show for his workload he was let-go which frustrated Liddell.
“The problem is Chuck Liddell is a fighter, that is what he loves to do…but fighting is a young man’s sport.” said White.
As for De La Hoya, who spent the build-up to Golden Boy Promotions first ever MMA bout talking about how bad the UFC wages are to fighters, White had only one thing to say.
“…out of fourteen bouts on the card five the bouts were amateur fights which means they didn’t pay them jack [expletive] and twelve of the professional fighters made less than $3,000 [to show] and $3,000 [to win].”
White furthered that he hopes De La Hoya comes out of retirement, the state of California sanctions the bout and that De La Hoya gets knocked out. White also predicted that lawsuits will ensue over the next few months since White questions how much money was made from this event.
“You know who tells a fighter when to hang it up? – A friend does!