UFC news: Dana White told to ‘shut the F*** up’ over Chuck Liddell claims – Express
That is the view of Golden Boy Promotions boss Oscar De La Hoya, who launched a scathing attack on the UFC president.
The two disagreed about the best interests of MMA fighter Chuck Liddell, who last weekend, was knocked out by fellow rival Tito Ortiz in their trilogy fight.
The fight was promoted by Golden Boy – but White believes Liddell should have retired years ago.
”Dana is so small and threatened by our success with DAZN and now in MMA that he is bringing up news from a decade ago to try to stay relevant,” De La Hoya told TMZ.
“Boxing has entirely rejected him. And, MMA fighters are now realising they don’t have to risk their lives just so he can get rich.
”Golden Boy and I are moving forward and are bigger than ever. Dana should shut the f**k up and try to figure out how to save his own company.”
White had previously had his say about the situation.
“People even think I’m remotely bad mouthing Chuck Liddell, but the reality is – first of all, I heard last week the c***head ‘Oscar De La Weirdo’ is talking shit that I don’t have any place to tell guys when to retire,” the UFC boss ranted.
“First of all, it’s called ‘friendship’ you f**king c***head.”
Liddell previously fought for the UFC and was involved in many of their events – solidifying himself as a pioneer of the sport.
White believes that Liddell had no business being in the octagon against Ortiz.
“I’ve been friends with Chuck Liddell for 20 years and the reality is that Chuck Liddell retired when he should have retired, eight, nine years ago, however long it was,” White said.
“And Chuck Liddell’s almost 50 years old and has no business fighting anymore. The fact that the state of California even let that fight happen is disgusting. Disgusting.”
The two have been back and forth before, when Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather fought back in August 2017 – a fight that was said to have affected the promotion of the Golden Boy-promoted Canelo/GGG fight a month later.
De La Hoya was massively opposed to the star-studded boxing event that involved McGregor.
The Mexican boxing legend said the fight was “bad for boxing”.