The bad blood between Oscar De La Hoya and Dana White could be making way for an olive peace branch, courtesy of “The Golden Boy.”
“I wanna fix things up with Dana,” De La Hoya said to TMZ. “I criticized the UFC a bit, and I was wrong for it. I would love to patch things up with Dana. And with Mayweather.”
De La Hoya has criticized White on the issue of fighter pay, which generated this response from White on ESPN in December 2018.
There has been no official response from White as of yet to De La Hoya’s recent olive branch. His last response was to accuse De La Hoya of faking COVID-19 when he was set to fight former UFC champion Vitor Belfort in a September 2021 Triller Fight Club boxing match. Evander Holyfield replaced De La Hoya.
Many fans still remember the response to White from De La Hoya.
That’s all you got @danawhite ? You’re accusing me of FAKING a virus that killed almost 700,000 Americans to avoid a fight?? You pathetic piece of shit you’ve never even laced up the gloves. And you completely ignored my original point I made about UNDERPAYING YOUR FIGHTERS
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) September 28, 2021
Hey @alexvolkanovski you just won a brutal battle for @ufc and made 1/20 of what you’re worth. @danawhite have some fucking respect for yourself and these fighters and pay these warriors what they deserve
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) September 26, 2021
As Dana likes to say, let’s see what happens with this one.