It’s safe to assume that Oscar De La Hoya won’t be an invited guest to any upcoming UFC events.
Following a volatile exchange on social media following UFC 266 this past weekend that involved UFC president Dana White calling De La Hoya a “crackhead,” the war of words continued just two days later.
After White accused the former boxing champion of faking a COVID-19 diagnosis to avoid a fight against Vitor Belfort, “The Golden Boy” responded with a scathing retort.
“That’s all you got, Dana White?” De La Hoya wrote. “You’re accusing me of faking a virus that killed almost 700,000 Americans to avoid a fight? 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.”
In his first post aimed at White this past Saturday night, De La Hoya criticized the UFC when it came to fighter pay, particularly when it came to featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski after he engaged in a five-round war with Brian Ortega.
White didn’t address that during his initial post but he certainly fired back at De La Hoya in his latest response while reminding him about a failed attempt to build his own MMA promotion following a single show in 2018.
“Don’t worry about Volkanovski, you clown,” White said. “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 the gloves’ and there is no doubt you accomplished big things in boxing but out of the ring you are an absolute f*cking loser.
“When you were a one and done MMA promoter, you lied about what Chuck [Liddell] and Tito [Ortiz] would make and you paid everyone sh*t!! Not to mention you didn’t even take the time to learn the names of the fighters on your 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!”
It doesn’t appear that these two will be finding middle ground any time soon, especially they continue to go after each other on social media.
The relationship between White and De La Hoya fell apart after the former boxing champion blasted the bout that was booked between Floyd Mayweather and ex-UFC champ Conor McGregor in 2017.
Since that time, White has rarely missed an opportunity to unload on De La Hoya whenever his name comes up — and this latest exchange was no exception.