This week the UFC President appeared on ESPN’s First Take and labeled De La Hoya an “an idiot” and “a liar” as he defended the UFC against the boxing promoter’s accusations of underpaying their fighters.
White said: “It’s one thing to sit around with your friends and lie. It’s another thing to go on ESPN and lie.
Dana White and Oscar De La Hoya Continue Their War of Words https://t.co/jhTgrKP1vl
— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) December 13, 2018
“So here are the facts. I have paid Chuck Liddell more money over the years not to fight in the last seven years than he paid him to fight Tito Ortiz. That’s a fact, number one. From 2011 to 2017, when I asked him to retire, we paid him around $400,000 a year to not fight.”
When De La Hoya was played those comments during his appearance on The Luke Thomas Show, he called out White for a boxing bout.
De La Hoya was appearing on the show on Sirius XM radio in the US to chat about his client Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s upcoming super-middleweight title challenge against British world champion Rocky Fielding on Saturday night.
But the discussion turned to the former six-weight world champion’s back-and-forth war of words with the UFC chief.
“Let’s do this under Canelo (on) Cinco de Mayo,” he said.
“I’m going to give you what, a 50lb advantage? That’s OK, I can take you on. Let’s do it.”
— MMA on SiriusXM (@MMAonSiriusXM) December 13, 2018
This fight will never happen, but boy, would that be an awesome spectacle.