Dana White is synonymous with the UFC after he built the promotion from the ground up, but I don’t think that anyone has ever actually seen him step into the ring for a fight himself and that’s why it’s so funny that boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya has decided to challenge him to a bout after White blocked a super fight between him and UFC GOAT Georges St Pierre.
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GSP was legitimately excited about fighting De La Hoya in a boxing match but because it looked like it would be taking place under the banner of the Triller promotion, White decided to block it. He’s had beef with triller for a while now as a rival promotion and has repeatedly accused them of lying about how many PPV buys the Jake Paul V Ben Askren fight managed to accumulate.
Anyway, Georges St Pierre had the following reaction to the news:
I understand that Dana didn’t want me to fight. However, it would have been fun. Because my career as a professional fighter, to become the best in the world in mixed martial arts, is done. I’m turning 40 years old tomorrow; I’m going to be 40 years old. It’s a young man’s game. However, to rather fight a boxing match under the rules that Triller put on against the legendary Oscar De La Hoya? For me, it would have been a dream come true, because he is my second favorite boxer of all time, behind Sugar Ray Leonard. Plus, a lot of the money made would have been given to charity. So it would have been for a good cause, just to show that we don’t take ourselves too seriously. And it would have been serious competition because you say, I play basketball, I play hockey, but you don’t ‘play’ fighting. It would have been fun.
Diplomatic. Oscar De La Hoya was way funnier though, taking to Twitter to say this:
.@danawhite Quit blocking@GeorgesStPierre’s chance to fight. How about we get into the ring first little B*#ch then after I kick your ass, I’ll fight a real man #DeLaHoyaGSP #LetGSPFight pic.twitter.com/sPKeXpHDDW
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) May 21, 2021
Tell them how you really feel Oscar. The President of Triller has offered to donate $250,000 to a charity of White’s choice if he allows the fight to happen, but I think I’m not alone in saying that right now I want to see Dana get off his fat old ass and step into the ring with De La Hoya and see the pair of them throw down. Could you imagine how stupid/funny that would be?
For more of the same, check out Dana White talking about his wild quest to catch a UFC pirate. Yeowch.