UFC president Dana White should be careful what he wishes for, because Vitor Belfort has already promised to put Oscar de La Hoya in a body bag on Sept. 11.
“I hope I don’t end up killing him. But everything is on the table. This is a no holds barred, all-out gladiator fight to the bitter end,” Belfort said of his upcoming boxing match with De La Hoya.
White hopes Belfort stays true to his word, as the longtime fight promoter is ‘praying’ the ‘The Phenom’ puts a savage beating on ‘The Golden Boy’ and shuts him up for good.
“I’m praying Vitor knocks this crackhead out – and viciously,” White said on The Pat McAfee Show (h/t Simon Samano of MMA Junkie). “He added, “Viciously knocks him out.”
It isn’t clear why, exactly, White and De La Hoya hate each other so much but White revealed they were actually ‘cool’ during the latter’s golden years as a boxer.
“As much as I can’t stand that dirt bag, De La Hoya is legit,” White said. “Back in the day when me and De La Hoya were cool, I actually was up in his camp. Just his jab could knock people out. De La Hoya in his prime was the real deal. This is a real fight between two real guys. I think that Vitor obviously has the power to KO him, but De La Hoya’s no joke, either.”
Still, that’s all well in the past...
“Hopefully all the coke sniffing and tequila drinking and whatever other sh*t that guy has been up to has caught up with him, and Vitor lays one right on the big mouth of his and knocks him unconscious,” White added.
Belfort vs. De La Hoya will take place next month, Sept. 11, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.