Is the world actually ending because boxing promoter Oscar De La Hoya just praised his arch-rival UFC President Dana White.
For years, the two have gone back and forth at each other. By trading words over the sports, how to handle business and more.
In a recent interview with CBS Sports’ “State of Combat” podcast, De La Hoya praised White’s determination in the UFC holding events again during the virus outbreak.
“I commend and respect Dana,” De La Hoya said. “We did have our differences. When I wanted to get involved with the MMA, I did Chuck Liddell (vs.) Tito Ortiz. It was a huge success. I dipped my toes into the water, and I experienced it. It was actually wonderful. I love the MMA.
“Dana came out and criticized me and ridiculed me and all that stuff. You know what? Dana is doing a phenomenal job in defending his sport, growing his sport, and he’s doing it big. He’s doing it great, man. I commend him.”