Dana White Calls Oscar De La Hoya “Scumbag” And “Complete Moron”
Dana White and Oscar De La Hoya may just be the most interesting rivalry happening in the world of combat sports today. White and Oscar have never really gotten along well. With the UFC president now getting into boxing by launching Zuffa Boxing, the rivalry between the two fiery personalities has escalated further.
De La Hoya recently said he would knock Dana White out in a boxing match, and now, the UFC head honcho has replied in kind. In an interview given to Sirius XM (via World Boxing News), White called Oscar a ‘scumbag’ and a ‘complete moron’.
“So me and Oscar used to be cool, right. He’d have these fights and I would literally promote his fights on my social media and I would obviously watch the fights and stuff like that. Then, we do Mayweather versus McGregor and this guy starts going out pleading with boxing fans not to watch it. I mean who does that? Just a real scumbag move. Then, as soon as the fight’s over he says he wants to fight McGregor next. So the Mayweather versus McGregor was horrible for boxing but him fighting McGregor isn’t? Give me a break.”
Dana also brought up Golden Boy MMA, and the event they put on recently. De La Hoya himself recently said that the show did great numbers, but White said Oscar was lying.
“Then he’s going to promote an MMA fight, good luck to him, anybody who wants to try and get into MMA good luck to you”, he said. “But then he says ‘we’re going to treat the athletes the way they should be treated – the UFC doesn’t’. He has a press conference, goes up on stage and he doesn’t even know any of the fighters’ names. Then the show is a complete disaster and flopped. After that, he comes out and starts lying, trying to say that it was very successful on digital. I mean I could just go on for days and days about what an absolute douche this guy is.
“People just don’t want to chat sh*t about Oscar except for me. ‘Well you have to respect his er…’ well I don’t have to respect anything from this guy anymore. The stuff that you respected from Oscar De La Hoya was 10 years ago, okay? That was ancient history. The new Oscar De La Hoya is a scumbag, a liar and a complete moron. So that’s where Oscar De La Hoya and I are.”