Dana White ripped Oscar De La Hoya for booking Chuck Liddell against Tito Ortiz this past Saturday night. For those of you that missed it, Liddell was knocked out by Ortiz and it was clear going into the fight that Liddell had no business fighting.
“I love Chuck Liddell and I don’t ever want to bad mouth Chuck Liddell,” White said on Tuesday’s “UFC Unfiltered” podcast.
“People even think I’m remotely bad mouthing Chuck Liddell, but the reality is — first of all, I heard last week the cokehead ‘Oscar De La Weirdo’ is talking sh*t that I don’t have any place to tell guys when to retire.”
White continued, “First of all, it’s called ‘friendship’ you f**king cokehead.”
White said that he’s been friends with Liddell and he retired nine years ago when he should have retired. White said, “and Chuck Liddell’s almost 50-years-old and has no business fighting anymore.”
White said it was “disgusting” that the State of California allowed the fight to happen.
Tito Ortiz seems to disagree with the fight experts because he told Liddell that he hopes to see him fighting again for Golden Boy MMA. Going into the fight, Liddell seemed open about fighting again but his tune changed after Saturday when he said that he wasn’t sure that fighting again is the best thing for him.
At this point, there is no word on the future for Golden Boy MMA and there has been no official announcement from Ortiz or Liddel about their future in fighting.