UFC president Dana White is angry af at boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya. The MMA organization’s head honcho has lashed out at the Golden Boy for trashing a highly-anticipated potential Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. bout.
White went to social media Wednesday (May 31) afternoon with footage of Oscar ripping the inevitable bout and included a clip of De La Hoya previously praising the idea of boxing and MMA coming together.
— Dana White (@danawhite) May 31, 2017
Dana has since stepped forward to explain himself going at Oscar.
White says Oscar is coming off as an insecure hypocritical weirdo for changing his position so drastically — and says it makes it sound like Oscar has no confidence in the boxing match he’s promoting, Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin. (TMZ)
Recently, buzz developed about boxing veteran Manny Pacquiao wanting to face-off against McGregor if the Mayweather situation falls through.
If Floyd Mayweather doesn’t get off his butt and sign the paperwork to fight Conor McGregor, Manny Pacquiao WILL … so says Manny’s promoter, Bob Arum. “Be patient, don’t give in, [UFC president] Dana [White’s] a good negotiator and he’ll get the thing done. But he can’t be pushed around by Mayweather and his people. Pacquiao’s got a really tough fight against this guy in Australia, Jeff Horn and after that fight on July 1st here in the United States if McGregor is still looking for an opponent, Manny Pacquiao is there.” (TMZ)
Over the past few days, Conor has trolled Mayweather on Instagram.