Dana White and Oscar De La Hoya have been in a verbal clash since 2017. However, the grudge is seemingly branching out to a whole new level: a boxing match.
Stemming from last year’s feud, De la Hoya initially cut the UFC chief to bits when he belittled how the esteemed MMA promotion cares for and pays its fighters. White then retaliated, calling him a “cokehead junkie” who don’t even remember the names of his fighters on the card.
Unlike White who knew from the start that a trilogy fight between Liddell and Ortiz would be a bona fide disaster, de la Hoya turned it to reality on his Golden Boy MMA’s launching event.
The former 10-time world boxing champion says Dana has no right to tell a fighter when to retire, referring to ageing Liddell. The UFC president then reacted to the result of the Liddell-Ortiz fight which worried many fans about ‘The Iceman’s’ health.
“People do think I’m badmouthing Chuck Liddell, but the reality is, first of all, let’s say this first, I heard last week that the cokehead, ‘Oscar Del La Weirdo’ is talking sh*t, that I don’t have any place to tell guys when to retire.”
“First of all, it’s called friendship you f*cking cokehead. I’ve been friends with Chuck Liddell for 20-years and the reality is that Chuck Liddell retired when he should’ve retired, 8 or 9 years ago whenever it was.”