The rivalry between Oscar De La Hoya and Dana White reached a new high, or maybe it’s better to describe it as a new low, with their Twitter beefing over the weekend.
De La Hoya, 48, and White, 52, engaged in some brutal back-and-forth back in 2018, when Oscar looked to diversify himself and Golden Boy’s business by branching out into mixed martial arts. The foray was disastrous and brief, as his “senior tour” PPV topped by a Chuck Liddell vs Tito Ortiz bout tanked.
De La Hoya vowed to soldier on in MMA, but instead went back into his familiar lane. White savaged the Hall of Fame fighter, mocking him with references to his ongoing battle with substance abuse. White publicly labeled Oscar a “cokehead junkie” and “fucking cokehead nut ball.”
White went back to that tactic on Twitter, after Oscar drew back his bow and took aim at the UFC honcho following this past weekend’s UFC 266 PPV:
Hey @alexvolkanovski you just won a brutal battle for @ufc and made 1/20 of what you’re worth. @danawhite have some fucking respect for yourself and these fighters and pay these warriors what they deserve
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) September 26, 2021
STFU U crack head. Faking that u had Covid and robbing me of watching u get KTFO by @vitorbelfort you should win an academy award for your hospital performance.
— danawhite (@danawhite) September 26, 2021