Dana White has apparently caught wind of Oscar De La Hoya’s open letter, asking fans to boycott the event as he claims it’s bad for the sport of boxing - and he’s about as perplexed as the rest of us when you consider the source.
White posted this video on Twitter yesterday that features De La Hoya ridiculing the idea of Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor right before a footage of De La Hoya, just months earlier, saying McGregor should take on his fighter, Canelo Alvarez.
White would then be interviewed by TMZ to follow up on his thoughts about De La Hoya, to which he replied:
“Look, Oscar De La Hoya and I have had a good relationship for a long time. If you look throughout the past, including the Canelo-Chavez fight, I’ve been very supportive of every event that he does and I’ve always liked Oscar. Bob Arum and I don’t get along. If Bob Arum and I had the two last fighters on earth I wouldn’t make a fight with that scumbag.
“...[Oscar’s] talking about money grabs? Canelo-Chavez?! You know what I mean?! You’re gonna put on a fight like that and then call McGregor-Mayweather a money grab when you were trying to make that fight four months ago! Right? It’s crazy! What is this guy doing?!...I’m basically saying to him ‘What’s up? Why would you say something like that?’
“Instead it makes it sound like he no confidence whatsoever in GGG vs. Canelo, which I have come out and said, publicly, it’s a good fight....I like the fight, I’ll watch the fight. [De La Hoya] seems completely insecure and it’s one of the weirdest things I’ve ever seen. And talk about two-faced and contradicting and the list goes on and on. Hating - and I don’t know - like he has no confidence in his fight.
“Oscar, seriously, what the fuck is going on with you - are you nuts? Are you out of your mind, have you lost your fucking mind?! What’s going on?”
White finished up by saying that the Mayweather-McGregor train is still on the move and that he’s confident that they’ll get a deal done, although he says there are still come hurdles to overcome.