De La Hoya recently revealed that he has forgiven White for everything that he has ever said to him.
“What am I going to say about Dana White? I forgive the guy, for whatever he says. He might be having issues or problems in his life. He might be too stressed. I understand that. I am a very forgiving guy. Whatever has been said … maybe I had stuff in my life as well, and I said stuff about him. Hopefully, we can crush it once and for all and just move on. He sticks to MMA and I stick to boxing,” De La Hoya said in an Instagram Live session on Tuesday (via Manouk Akopyan of Boxing Scene).
White has called De La Hoya a multitude of disparaging names over the years, while De La Hoya claimed it was the Fertitta Brothers and not White who built the UFC. The boxing legend says that recent changes made in his life are what led to forgiving White.
“There is something that happened in my life that has just changed me and made me a whole new person. I am just completely different,” said De La Hoya. “I had to work at this for weeks and months, working on my inner self. I am really excited that a lot of new and great things are happening. Not to me directly and personally, but things that I’m going to be doing for a lot of people. That’s the most important.”