UFC president Dana White and Oscar De La Hoya are back at it again on social media after the latter reignited tensions at the weekend by accusing White of underpaying his fighters following the UFC 266 main event between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega.
White, who used to be friends with De La Hoya, responded by accusing ‘The Golden Boy’ of faking a covid-19 diagnosis to avoid fighting Vitor Belfort at Triller Fight Club earlier this month.
De La Hoya responded on Instagram, labeling White a ‘piece of sh-t’ for suggesting that he faked an illness ‘that killed almost 700,000 Americans’ to avoid a fight.
“That’s all you got Dana White? You’re accusing me of FAKING a virus that killed almost 700,000 Americans to avoid a fight??” De La Hoya said. “You pathetic piece of sh*t you’ve never even laced up the gloves. And you completely ignored my original point I made about UNDERPAYING YOUR FIGHTERS.”
White responded by calling De La Hoya a hypocrite for underpaying Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell when they fought in a Legends fight under the Golden Boy banner in Nov. 2018. Ortiz is reported to have made $200,000 for the bout, while Liddell, who lost via first-round KO, earned $250,000.
“Don’t worry about Volkanovski you clown,” White wrote. “He has a team of very intelligent, sophisticated people behind him and he’s clearly doing very well for himself. If he needs to buy an 8 ball then maybe he will reach out to you for some guidance. It’s no secret you’re a liar, drug addict, and all around scumbag. It doesn’t matter that you ‘laced up gloves’ and there is no doubt you accomplished big things in boxing. But out of the ring you’re an absolute f*cking loser.
“When you were a one and done MMA promoter you lied about what Chuck and Tito would make and you paid everyone sh*t!! Not to mention you didn’t even take the time to learn the names of your fighters on the card. So f*ck off. Leave the fight promoting to me and do the whole world a favor and fight Vitor Belfort so we can all watch you go to sleep!!!”