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Oscar De La Hoya expresses desire to end feud with Dana White

“I want to work things out with Dana,” De La Hoya told TMZ

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A very public feud may soon come to an end, as at least one of the principles involved is ready to bury the hatchet. This week, Oscar De La Hoya told TMZ that he would like to end all public fights with UFC President Dana White.

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“I want to work things out with Dana,” De La Hoya said.

This feud has been going on for quite some time, with both sides hurling insults at each other since at least 2017. The feud may have started when De La Hoya criticized the concept of a UFC lightweight champion, Conor McGregor, making the move to boxing, which upset White.

Similarly, De La Hoya had a similar adversarial relationship with fellow promoter Floyd Mayweather, with the two promoters pushing each other publicly, and of which Mayweather said in 2017: “I just honestly think Oscar De La Hoya never love.”

De La Hoya’s criticism of the UFC last fall was particularly pointed, with the 11-time former world boxing champion saying UFC fighter Alexander Volkanovski in particular had been underrated. paid off after a tough win over Brian Ortega.

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This week, De La Hoya offered that he would like to be on better terms with White and Mayweather.

“I was a bit critical of the UFC, and I was wrong,” he said. “I would love to smooth things over with Dana and Mayweather. I have big plans for Vegas.

Prior to that, in 2018, White called De La Hoya a “cokehead” after the boxer included Chuck Liddell in a fight at old age as one of De La Hoya’s first events as a promoter.

“I heard last week that the cokehead, Oscar De La Weirdo, was talking about s–, that I had nowhere to tell the guys when to retire,” White said. “It’s friendship, you asshole. I’ve been friends with Chuck Liddell for 20 years and the reality is that Chuck Liddell retired when he should have retired eight or nine years ago.

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