Dana White, president of the UFC, he flatly denied that any of the company’s fighters are going to face Oscar de la hoya on his return to the ring.
“Fight against From the pot? Come on guys this is becoming silly, you just ask ridiculous questions, “he responded to reporters in an interview during UFC 260.” You have a 50-year-old boxing man, and you guys talk about him and cover his press conferences? Let’s go guys!
It would not be the first time a boxer has measured a UFC fighter, after the contest between Floyd mayweather and Conor mcgregor, on August 26, 2017.
Too Ben askren, who fought three times in the UFC, will do the same against him YouTuber Jake Paul next April 17. Although the case is different, since Askren he retired from mixed martial arts after his brutal knockout Jorge Masvidal.
From the pot recently announced his return at 48 years for next July 3 with rival and host to be confirmed. However, the relationship between the former boxer and the president of the UFC it is not good, because on several occasions they have exchanged controversial statements.
The announcement of Oscar caused a stir by answering a question from Snoop Dogg. Cryptically, From the pot just dropping the microphone saying: “On July 3 I will make my return.”
Your fight will be promoted by Triller, a company that had great success with the exhibition of Mike tyson against Roy jones jr. Even an executive admitted that they wanted to see him against one of the great fighters of the UFC.
“Ryan kavanaugh, CEO of the allied company of Triller, Next Media, said to ESPN that the return of Oscar de la hoya, on July 3, it would occur in Texas, potentially in the AT&T Stadium”, Revealed Marc raimondi from ESPN. “Ideally, Triller wants a “great” name of the UFC as an opponent (for From the pot), He said Kavanaugh”.
From the Hoya has stayed away for 13 years, when he fell brutally to Manny pacquiao to later found his own promoter, Golden Boy Promotions.
Oscar he was champion in six different divisions throughout his career and finished with 39 wins and just six losses.