Oscar De La Hoya ventured into MMA recently with Golden Boy MMA, which saw former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz defeat former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell in the main event.
The retired boxer has spoken out against the UFC and Dana White in recent months, most notably bringing up fighter pay, but White claims that De La Hoya has been lying with a lot of the things that he has said.
“It’s one thing to sit around with your friends and lie. It’s another thing to go on ESPN and lie,” White said on ESPN First Take. “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.This is about an idiot coming on this show and lying. He’s a liar.”
White also spoke out against De La Hoya headlining his first MMA event with Liddell, who hadn’t competed in over eight years by the time the event happened.
De La Hoya would hear about what White had stated and decided it may be best for them to settle their differences in a fight.
“Let’s get in the ring,” De La Hoya said on The Luke Thomas Show. “Yeah, why not? Let’s get in the ring. Three rounds, let’s do this.”
There is no word yet on if the fight would be a boxing match or an MMA bout, but De La Hoya did say it would be a three round encounter.