De La Hoya: Liddell and Ortiz will “make the most money they’ve ever made”
Boxing promoter Oscar De La Hoya will officially be making his entry into mixed martial arts promotion this weekend, with a fight card headlined by a third fight between UFC Hall-of-Famers Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz.
“The message I want to send here is Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz, this trilogy with this fight taking place, they’re gonna make the most money they’ve ever made in their entire careers,” De La Hoya said recently on The MMA Hour (via MMA Fighting). “It’s incredible.
“I’m actually mind blown by that, because I would have thought with Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell — with two names like that — they would have made a lot more money in their careers.”
“I’m a promoter that loves to share all revenues and whatever revenues are coming in, we’re gonna share it,” De La Hoya said. “It’s not about the promoter, it’s about the fighters. And that’s exactly why, for instance, Golden Boy Promotions has been very successful, because we treat our fighters the way they should be treated.
“The fighters are the ones who make these events happen. This is a great indication that, look we’re letting Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell participate in the pay-per-view revenues from top to bottom, they’re gonna be able to make tons of money. The best purse they’ve ever made in their careers.”
Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 takes place on November 24th at the Forum in Inglewood, California.