Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya has launched Golden Boy MMA, which is expected to makes its official debut this November.
This is the boxers first foray into the MMA world and if there is something about MMA that bothers him, it’s the fighter’s paychecks.
“I’m really looking forward to getting into the MMA world and making sure that these fighters are being compensated well,” De La Hoya told Fight Hub TV. “Because look, we risk our lives up in the ring. So fighters should be compensated extremely well. The current structure is terrible. I’ve been talking to many, many fighters in the MMA, and it’s ridiculous on what they get paid. It’s crazy. It gets me sick to my stomach.”
There is no word yet on how much De La Hoya plans on paying the fighters who compete in Golden Boy MMA, but that should be known shortly after that first event commences.
Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell are expected to clash at the first Golden Boy MMA event and De La Hoya plans on paying them the right way.
“I’m gonna start Golden Boy MMA for a reason, and that’s gonna start with Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz to pay them correctly. To pay them what they deserve,” says De La Hoya.
Golden Boy MMA: Liddell vs. Ortiz III is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 25 from The Forum in Inglewood, California with Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on pay-per-view.