Oscar De La Hoya would not accept Dana White's criticism without an answer.
The legendary boxer and current promoter shot up Wednesday in a statement sent by his journalist Stefan Friedman against UFC President White. On Tuesday, White De La Hoya struck the podcast "UFC Unfiltered", where he fought the battle between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz 3 last weekend.
In the statement, De La Hoya said that White should close the fuck up. "
" Dana is so small and threatened with our success with [streaming service DAZN] and now in the MMA that he brings news from a decade ago "To try to be relevant," read De La Hoya's statement, "Boxing has completely rejected him, and MMA fighters now realize that they do not have to risk their lives to get rich."
"Golden Boy and I'm moving forward and are bigger than ever Dana should shut up and try to figure out how to save his own company. "
Ortiz beat Liddell in the first round of Golden Boy Promotions' first event of the first action in MMA last Saturday in Inglewood, Calif White was dead against 48-year-old Liddell, his longtime friend who has been fighting again for about a decade, refusing to promote Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 under the UFC banner, and said Liddell should never fight again.
"I love Chuck Liddell and I do not want Chuck Liddell's mouth," White said. "People even think I'm in a bad mood for Chuck Liddell from afar, but the reality is ̵
Liddell last fought in 2010 before falling to Ortiz. The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has clarified the incident and stated that Liddell has passed all necessary medical examinations. But doctors of CSAC suspended Liddell indefinitely thereafter.