DelaHoya was negotiating to fight George St. Pierre

Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by HellSpawn86, May 19, 2021.

  1. HellSpawn86

    HellSpawn86 Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 6, 2007

    Triller Fight Club co-founder responds to Dana White

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    "Last week, Triller boss Ryan Kavanaugh ripped UFC president Dana White for allegedly blocking St-Pierre from boxing returning world champion Oscar De La Hoya, something in which White isn’t remotely interested."

    Disappointed Georges St-Pierre says boxing Oscar De La Hoya would’ve been ‘dream come true’
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    “I understand that Dana didn’t want me to fight,” St-Pierre said in an interview with
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    . “However, it would have been fun. Because my career as a professional fighter, to become the best in the world in mixed martial arts, is done. I’m turning 40 years old tomorrow; I’m going to be 40 years old. It’s a young man’s game.

    “However, to rather fight a boxing match under the rules that Triller put on against the legendary Oscar De La Hoya? For me, it would have been a dream come true, because he is my second favorite boxer of all time, behind Sugar Ray Leonard. Plus, a lot of the money made would have been given to charity. So it would have been for a good cause, just to show that we don’t take ourselves too seriously. And it would have been serious competition because you say, I play basketball, I play hockey, but you don’t ‘play’ fighting. It would have been fun.”
  2. The G-Man

    The G-Man Active Member Full Member

    Jul 24, 2020
    Dana should have let it happen.
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  3. FrankinDallas

    FrankinDallas Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 24, 2004
    Who the hell is Dana White to prevent a man from earning a living in another sport?

    This is why mma/ufc guys get into these boxing deals; they can't make the same money in their sport and they are slaves
    to Dana as well.
  4. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict banned Full Member

    Sep 16, 2020
    Modern times.
    Next time will be singers in boxing fight.
    We had YT guy vs grappler, coming out of retirement former boxing superstar vs mma guy in boxing fight.
    Now this.
  5. HellSpawn86

    HellSpawn86 Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 6, 2007
    What's crazy is that GSP already retired from the UFC. Not sure how Dana was able to kill the deal.
  6. mafioso

    mafioso Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jun 10, 2013
    What kind of slave contract white have with his fighters...still owning their ass years after retirement SMH.‍
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  7. young_wolverine

    young_wolverine Member Full Member

    May 31, 2019
    Darn this would have been a great fight! GSP's always in tremendous shape and he's got some of the best boxing of MMA fighters. Wonder who De La Hoya will face now that we know Eddie Alvares and GSP are out?
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  8. The G-Man

    The G-Man Active Member Full Member

    Jul 24, 2020
    That’s hiw UFC contracts work.
    Just in case they want to make a comeback a while in retirement.
    They dont end by time but by fights.
    When he came back GSP signed a 4 fight contract.He still has 3 fights to be a free agent OR get released which is badically at Dana’s mercy.
    Also GSP has pissed Dana off by doing his thing and not shilling.
  9. alangjk

    alangjk Active Member Full Member

    Aug 7, 2015
    Dana still mad that Johny Hendricks didn't get the decision. He seemed to be always annoyed with GSP.
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  10. The G-Man

    The G-Man Active Member Full Member

    Jul 24, 2020
    Because GSP is his own man.
    -he didnt get bullied into fighting Bisping during summer 2017 because it was a better marketing date but in november when he was ready.
    -didnt say yes to a Nate Diaz fight since it does nothing for him.
    -didnt say yes to Khabib when Dana wanted to and didnt get the fight later when he wanted to.
  11. VBOX


    Feb 8, 2012
    Dana white making some Vince McMahon contracts I see.
  12. Malph

    Malph Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    GSP is still under contract with the UFC.
  13. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    The UFC contracts are too unfair.
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  14. Ph33rknot

    Ph33rknot El gran campeón Mexicano Full Member

    Mar 5, 2012
    Hope gsp shoots and drops del la Hoya on his head
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  15. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    and Dana White. That guy needs a good piledriver.
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