Golden Boy Boxing’s Oscar De La Hoya is looking to crossover into the business of Mixed Martial Arts.
UFC President Dana White is not a fan of this idea. The UFC boss forced Liddell into retirement out of fear for his well being. Dana promised the aging legend a job and salary for life as a UFC ambassador, but when ZUFFA sold to WME-IMG Liddell was part of the wave of terminations.
Here’s Dana’s recent remarks only Liddell returning: (Via the UFC Unfiltered podcast)
“I get it. Everybody sees whats going on, everybody wants a piece, and I hope that’s the case. What I do hope is that he is partnering up with Chuck Liddell and they are going to be partners other than have Chuck Liddell come in and fight. If they are going to partner up in the MMA business, nothing will make me happier. That is awesome and I would love to hear if that is true for Chuck. If he plans on kicking off his MMA program with Chuck fighting, that would not be good and really, really bum me out. Chuck Liddell is almost 50 years old, he doesn’t need to be fighting.”
Here’s the latest from De La Hoya, stating he’s nearly done signing Chuck Liddell: