Renowned boxing promoter Oscar De La Hoya has fired shots at Dana White after the latter said that boxers don’t make much money.
Over the last six years, De La Hoya and White have had a fair share of problems. The boxing legend doesn’t appreciate how the UFC supremo conducts business, but neither does White, who previously accused his rival of not being truthful about fighter payments after Golden Boy MMA in November 2018.
In a recent interview with MMA Mania, De La Hoya responded to Dana’s comments on boxing pay by flipping the switch.
“The only thing I have to say about that is I think I heard Dana White say something about, ‘These MMA fighters are not making more money in boxing.’ All I can say or do is laugh,” Oscar De La Hoya said. “Like, are you kidding me? Why do you think MMA fighters are going into boxing and crossing over for the payday?”
To prove his point about low UFC fighter pay, De La Hoya gave the example of the growing trend of MMA fighters trying boxing, especially highlighting former UFC heavyweight champion Franis Ngannou, who made his debut against Tyson Fury and will face Anthony Joshua next
“When Dana White’s saying they’re not making more money, it’s bull****,” De La Hoya said. “They’re making tons of money inside of the ring in boxing. That’s the bottom line. That’s why you’re seeing Joshua with Ngannou. These guys are warriors.”
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