Dana White Lays Into ‘Oscar De La CokeHead’ And Tito Ortiz: ‘Those Two F***ing Nutheads’
Three days have passed, but still the fallout from the Chuck Liddell vs Tito Ortiz III fight rumbles on.
Liddell was brutally knocked out in the first round after Ortiz landed a flush right hand that sent the 48-year-old head first to the mat. It was a horrible sight to see Liddell so helpless and the fight received criticism all round for ever being allowed to happen.
One made who had always been a strong advocate of Liddell staying in retirement was UFC President Dana White. Speaking on the UFC Unfiltered podcast today, White went all in on Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy MMA who promoted the fight.
“Listen, I love Chuck Liddell and I don’t ever want to badmouth Chuck Liddell,” White said. “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 De 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.”
White’s outburst didn’t end there. In the lead up to the fight, De La Hoya criticized other promotions including the UFC for not paying their fighters enough money. When the salaries were released for the Ortiz vs Liddell III fight card this past weekend, it came to light that only a handful of the fighters were being paid as much as a lower card UFC fighter and this wasn’t a detail lost on White.
“The problem is Chuck Liddell was a fighter, Chuck Liddell loves to fight and that’s his passion in life,” White continued. “But there comes a day and age. Fighting is a young mans’ game. He can’t do it and Oscar De 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,” he continued. “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.”
Though De La Hoya was on the receiving end of much of White’s criticism, Ortiz didn’t escape the wrath of the UFC President.
“I hope someone talks De 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,” White said. “In the first round. The cokehead nutball.”
“Tito and Oscar De La Dummy were made for each other,” he continued. “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. De La Hoya is a moron. An absolute moron and I don’t know how Chuck allowed himself to get talked into this s***.”
White ended the discussion about the fight by confirming he talked to Liddell before the weekend, but not since. He added that he intended to give him a call later in the week.