Dana White erupts on ‘lying, two-faced, hypocritical sack of sh*t’ Oscar De La Hoya in explosive escalation of fighter pay feud
Dana White no longer talks about Oscar De La Hoya.
The UFC president spoke to reporters in Las Vegas after the Contender Series on Tuesday night and began a nearly 16-minute rant about De La Hoya when asked about his last explosive conversation with the former champion boxer. The two exchanged shots in recent days after De Le Hoya criticized the UFC fighter’s salary in a Twitter post sent to featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovsky after UFC 266 – and this time White responded with what he said would be his the last salvo in their ongoing war of words. …
“He’s a deceitful, hypocritical, hypocritical bag of shit – and I hate him so much that I love to prove that he is a deceitful, hypocritical, two-faced piece of shit,” White told reporters.
White began by highlighting De Le Hoya’s infamous foray into MMA promotion in 2018 with the Golden Boy card, titled a trilogy match between UFC Hall of Fame members Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz. The UFC boss read out a list of publicly available salary information for fighters who competed on this card, some of whom were UFC veterans.
“All the former UFC fighters on his card have made more money in recent years. [UFC] fight than they did for his event, ”White said. “Most of them have earned more in some or all of the UFC fights, right? So, 17 out of 22 fighters received less starting compensation in the UFC. The guys who fought on his MMA card. I go with this asshole, every time he opens his mouth, he acts like # 1: “Oh, you don’t pay your fighters. Why aren’t fighters getting paid? “And he acts like he’s hosting an event, like he’s paying more than us or something.
“Yes, you pay, damn it, Canelo. [Alvarez] a lot of money that you can’t even hold onto, you can’t even hold onto. He fucking left you too, right? How about this: I have 650 fighters on contract. He had a fucking one that mattered. He could not hold him back.
“Twelve of the 22 fighters received less compensation than we pay the children in the Contender Series,” White added.
White then focused exclusively on Liddell and Ortiz, who were already in a mature athletic age by the time De La Hoya signed a deal with them in 2018.
“Remember the big story that Chuck and Tito are going to make more money than ever?” White said. “Yeah. Chuck Liddell last made less than $ 250,000 in the UFC in August 2004 at UFC 49. Okay? The last time Tito Ortiz made less than $ 250,000 in the UFC was in February 2005 at UFC 51. And, for reference this was when we still had $ 40 million left in. We weren’t making money.
“Think about it: Chuck Liddell, his last fight in the UFC, Chuck lost five of his last six and he still earned 10 times more in his last fight in the UFC than what Oscar paid him. Tito Ortiz has won one of his last nine fights. In the last nine fights of Tito Ortiz, he won one. In his last fight, he earned 12 times in the UFC as much as the Oscar paid him.
“So there is another fucking lie from Oscar De La Hoya.”
White also aired handouts in Las Vegas with payroll handouts on the Golden Boy boxing show, which he said De La Hoya was promoting earlier this summer.
“Whatever you get, I could bring 30 pieces,” White said. “I brought one because it’s June 9, 2021. Good? It was a fight that took place in June. This idiot got the Golden Boy Promotions fight, okay? There were nine fights in total, 18 fighters. The total amount paid for each fight was $ 36,500. General. The average wallet per fighter on the Golden Boy De Le Hoya card is $ 2,000. … Volkanovsky was paid more for wearing his UFC Venum [at UFC 266] kit than Oscar De La Hoya paid the whole damn fight card.
“I could continue, but I think we all get the hell of a point. He’s a liar.
“If I lied like this fucking bastard and these other guys, if I did this shit – and there is a lot more on De La Hoya, he owes the money to the people who fought for him that he didn’t pay the list goes on and continue, ”White continued. “Imagine if I still owed a fighter for fucking a year ago, you would crucify me every day. Nobody cares about this guy. And the only reason [I’m responding to him]”I just despise him so much that every time he fucking lies, I point it out and people don’t care.”
The UFC and White have been criticized several times in recent years for a pay structure that many critics consider less than fair for its fighters. Literally over the past month, UFC middleweight contender Jared Cannonier admitted in a post-match interview that he is “broke” and needs to fight again sooner rather than later to make ends meet.
The UFC remains in a unique position when it comes to fighters’ salaries. Revenue sharing between owners and athletes in most major American sports leagues, such as MLB and NFL, is negotiated by both parties, with significant involvement from player unions or player associations. These agreements generally guarantee athletes a percentage of income close to 50 percent. The UFC does not, however – instead it is believed to be paying out 20 percent or less of its income to UFC athletes, according to information obtained through an ongoing class action lawsuit against the promotion.
When asked if these income distribution figures were correct, White declined to answer.
“None of your business,” White said. “It’s none of your business how much it costs. That’s all.”
White then continued his verbal assault against De La Hoya, targeting the former boxer’s personal life and business practices, before ultimately making it clear that if De La Hoya doesn’t like White’s way of acting, he might try to beat White in his own. the game.
“Don’t you like how we pay our fighters? Damn bad, ”White said. “Go and start another MMA organization and you fucking figure out how to do it and you can pay them $ 10 million for a fight, $ 30 million for a fight, whatever you do.
“After all, I’ve said it a million times: we are in real business, as opposed to boxing,” White added. “Boxing is not a real business. What these guys are doing is that every event is a close-of-business sale. They try to get as much money out the door as possible. The two guys at the top of the map make all the money. How many fights a year do they have? One? Three? Five? I run 52 to 53 tournaments a year.
“I told him this yesterday and I will tell him again: he has done a lot of great things in boxing. Outside the ring, this guy is a fucking loser. “