Oscar De La Hoya was not going to accept Dana White's criticism without an answer.
The legendary boxer and current promoter fought back against UFC president, Mr White, in a statement sent Wednesday by his journalist Stefan Friedman. On Tuesday, White criticized De La Hoya on the "UFC Uniltered" podcast for organizing the fight between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz 3 last weekend.
In the statement, De La Hoya said whites should "silence the fck up".
"Dana is so small and threatened by our success with [streaming service DAZN] and now in MMA, he's talking about news from ten years ago to try to stay relevant, "said De La Hoya's statement. "Boxing has totally rejected him. And MMA fighters realize now that they do not have to risk their lives to become rich.
"Golden Boy and I are going forward and are bigger than ever. Dana should be quiet and try to find a way to save her own business. "
Ortiz eliminated Liddell in the first round of the main event of Golden Boy Promotions' first foray into the MMA last Saturday in Inglewood, California. White was opposed to Liddell, his longtime friend, who is fighting for a decade again. He refused to promote Liddell against Ortiz 3 under the banner of the UFC and said that Liddell should never fight again.
"I love Chuck Liddell and I do not ever want to blame Chuck Liddell," White said. "People even think I'm just blaming, Chuck Liddell, but the reality is that, on the one hand, I heard last week that the cokehead" Oscar De La Weirdo "was talking about shit, I'm not had no place to tell guys when to retire. First of all, it's called "friendship". I have been friends with Chuck Liddell for 20 years and the reality is that Chuck Liddell retired when he should have retired. Eight, nine years ago, as long as it was. And Chuck Liddell is almost 50 years old and has nothing to fight. The fact that the state of California has even let this fight unfold is disgusting. Repugnant."
Liddell was beaten for the last time in 2010 before falling to Ortiz. The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) said Liddell had passed all required medical exams. But the CSAC doctors suspended Liddell for medical reasons for an indefinite period.