Dana White on Oscar De La Hoya’s Facebook rant: “I think he’s fucking nuts”

UFCHIGHLIGHTED 01.06.2017 16:43h Author:

Dana White, Conor McGregor & Floyd Mayweather

The UFC president Dana White and Oscar De La Hoya have a long, positive relationship. White was just at De La Hoya’s bout between Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

So when De La Hoya posted a rant on Facebook on the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor and how it might kill boxing, White was stunned.

“It’s fuckin’ insane,” White told reporters Wednesday during an appearance before a Mets game at Citifield in New York. “I don’t know what the hell … I think he’s fucking nuts. First of all, me and De La Hoya have been cool for a long time. I like De La Hoya. He’s not a bad guy. I’ve supported him at a lot of events. I was just at the Canelo-Chavez Jr. fight. The list goes on and on. It’s so weird for him to come out and act like this.”

Alvarez has a bout with Gennady Golovkin coming up in September.

“You’re acting like you’re afraid your own fight isn’t good enough,” White said. “Listen, Triple G vs. Canelo is a great fight. I’ve said it a million times. I’ll watch that fight. Just for the record, four months ago he was asking for Canelo vs. McGregor.”

White said he did not expect De La Hoya to be the one sounding this alarm.

“He’s urging boxing fans not to watch it because it’s a disgrace,” White said. “First of all, 100 percent he’s being an absolute hater on the thing. It’s just so transparent and so weird.“

“Bob Arum is a scumbag. If he had the last fighter on Earth and I had the last fighter on Earth, I wouldn’t do a deal with that guy. He’s a piece of shit. I always like Oscar and Oscar and I have always had a good rapport and it’s just so out of left field and so weird.”

“Is it a weird fight? Yeah,” White said. “I’ve said it many times, this isn’t in the best interest of my business to do this fight with Floyd Mayweather. This is the fight that both these guys want. You guys are baseball writers and you’re asking me about this fight.

“It’s the fight that people want to see. At the end of the day, as a fight promoter, even when it’s not in my best interest, you have to put on the fights that people want to see.”

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