Dana White: "Tito and Oscar Del La Dummy were made for each other"
Het eerste MMA event van Oscar De La Hoya's organisatie Golden Boy MMA vond dit weekend plaats in de Forum in Inglewood, Californië. In het main event stond een derde ontmoeting tussen "The Iceman" Chuck Liddell en "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Tito Ortiz. Uiteindelijk was het Ortiz die een overwinning wist te halen binnen de eerste ronde via KO.
Het gevecht trok al heel veel publiciteit aangezien de twee laatst genoemde al op leeftijd zijn. Liddel is namelijk al 48 en Ortiz tikt de 43 aan. Daar bovenop was Liddel al een jaar of negen met pensioen en heeft hij sinds 2007 geen overwinning gehad binnen de octagon.
UFC president Dana White en goede vriend van Chuck Liddell heeft dan ook van zich laten horen en haalt uit naar Oscar Del La Hoya en Tito Ortiz. Wat vinden jullie heeft White gelijk of niet?
"Listen, I love Chuck Liddell and I don’t ever want to badmouth Chuck Liddell. People do think I’m badmouthing Chuck Liddell, but the reality is, first of all, lets says this first. I heard last week that the cokehead, ‘Oscar Del La Weirdo’ is talking s***, that I don’t have any place to tell guys when to retire. First of all, it’s called friendship you f***ing cokehead. I’ve been friends with Chuck Liddell for 20-years and the reality is that Chuck Liddell retired when he should’ve retired, 8 or 9 years ago whenever it was.
Chuck Liddell is 50-years-old and has no business fighting anymore and that fact that the State of California even let that fight happen is disgusting, it’s disgusting. Chuck Liddell is a huge superstar and has a great legacy in this sport. So of course, as friend, anyone that claims to be a friend of Chuck Liddell and was anywhere near this fight is full of s***. They aren’t a friend of Chuck Liddell. To let him go in and fight this fight. It’s terrible.
The problem is Chuck Liddell was a fighter. Chuck Liddell loves to fight and that’s his passion in life. But there comes a day and age. Fighting is a young mans’ game. He can’t do it and Oscar Del La f***ing Hoya says ‘oh come over to Golden Boy where we respect the fighters and it makes me sick what the fighters were paid and all this s***.’ Out of 14 fights on the card, five fights were amateur bouts which means they didn’t pay them jack s***.
12 of the professional fighters on the card made less than $3k and $3k. What are you talking about you cokehead junkie? Some of the guys made $1k and $1k and he says that he respects the fighters so much? He couldn’t even remember their names at the press conference.
I hope someone talks Del La Hoya into fighting again, and I hope the State of California makes the fight, and I hope he gets knocked out just like Chuck Liddell did. In the first round. The cokehead nutball.
Tito and Oscar Del La Dummy were made for each other. Those two f***ing nutheads. First of all, Tito said ‘You guys want to get paid? Come over to Golden Boy MMA.’ Are you kidding me? Hey, you wait my brother, you wait to see how all this pans out. Everybody is going to be suing everybody in a couple of months. There was no money made over there. Del La Hoya is a moron. An absolute moron and I don’t know how Chuck allowed himself to get talked into this s***.”