Oscar De La Hoya speaks on Dana White (UFC) vs Bob Arum (Boxing) By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing (Dec 10, 2011) Doghouse Boxing - Tweet
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing - Recently Oscar De La Hoya was asked to give his thoughts on Dana White vs. Bob Arum.
Arum who promotes Boxing, and White, president of the UFC (Mixed martial
Arts), have been having an ongoing verbal feud for years.
the recent video inteview (provided below on this page via YouTube), De La Hoya is asked: When Dana White
was on tirades against Bob Arum, what's your take on that?
La Hoya responded to the question, stating: "Well Dana White is a very
smart individual who knows what he's talking about. That's all I have
to say about that."
I did a quick google search to find just some of their feuding words...
Here are recent quotes, posted in the media from Dana White: "That
idiot Bob Arum was talking the other day and screaming about a monopoly
but in the beginning, he thought it was the funniest thing in the world
that the Fertittas had bought this company because they were so stupid
and how much money they were gonna lose because nobody wants to see men
rolling around in their underwear and all the other ignorant, dumb stuff
he's said about MMA over the last 10 years and now it's all about a
monopoly. You know how much money we're going to lose on this fight?
Argh ... there's so many things I could say about this dirtbag. He
wasn't smart enough to do it, he didn't have the balls to do it, now he
wants to cry about it and be jealous about what we have over here. F--k
Here are quotes I found dating back to '09 (just to stress how long this feud has been going on by both sides) by Bob Arum: "I
look at the UFC audience and the boxing audience as being two different
audiences entirely. Our audience in boxing is ethnic, Hispanic,
Filipino, Puerto Rican, Mexican and the hardcore boxing fan who can't
watch, like me, UFC. The UFC are a bunch of skinhead white guys watching
people in the ring who also look like skinhead white guys. 90-percent
of the people in the audience wear tattoos. For me and people like me,
it is not something they ever care to see. They watched it, it's
horrible, guys rolling around like homosexuals on the ground. I mean
it's not a sport that shows great, great talent. The guys who throw
punches can't throw a punch to save their ass, when the punches land,
the guys have no chins. These guys are not like boxers. There is no way
the (UFC 100) pay-per-view generated the kind of numbers they put out. I
know what the numbers were -- south of one million. They're not a
public company. Who's to check?"