UFC President Dana White isn't pulling any punches when it comes to former boxing champ turned MMA promoter Oscar De La Hoya.
White, who previously called De La Hoya a cokehead and “Oscar De La Weirdo,” made an appearance on ESPN's "Get Up" today where he refuted De La Hoya's claims that UFC fighters are underpaid and called him an idiot.
De La Hoya was on ESPN's “First Take” on Tuesday and he claimed UFC fighters had come up to him saying, ‘Look, we don’t get paid enough. The UFC just sold for $4 billion, we’re here struggling trying to make ends meet [and] fighting in a world title fight that does a million homes and I only get paid $50,000.’”
“The guy wants to act like he’s my competitor [promoting MMA],” White told Yahoo Sports. “I have a real business that I’ve built over the last 18 years. A real business, and I can hit you with numbers for days about [how successful it is]. How much has Oscar De La Hoya reinvested into the sport of boxing? We’ve reinvested millions and millions of dollars and we continue to do it every day. The list goes on and on.
“The guy wants to come out and tell lies and say things that make no sense when he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. He knows nothing about this sport. He doesn’t know the [expletive] guys’ names who are fighting on his card. He’s a liar. He’s a phony and God help anybody who wants to go fight for Golden Boy. These fighters are grown men and women. All they have to do is take one meeting with Oscar De La Hoya and they’ll see what he knows about MMA, which is absolutely [expletive] nothing.”