To the fighter of the UFC George St-Pierre he would have loved the opportunity to box in front of one of boxing’s greatest figures, Oscar de la hoya, but this will not happen.
This is because the president of UFC Dana White blocked this athlete from mixed martial arts, so that he cannot come to terms with Triller.
“I understand that Dana he didn’t want me to fight. However, it would have been fun. Because my career as a professional fighter, to become the best in the world in mixed martial arts, is over, “said the Canadian in an interview with Cinema Blend.
St-Pierre, who is now also dedicated to acting, we could see him in the series of Disney + call Falcon and the Winter Soldier, he said disappointed that he could not box.
“I will turn 40 years old, I will be 40 years old. It is a youth game. Would you rather fight a boxing match under the rules than Triller imposed against the legendary Oscar de la hoya? For me, it would have been a dream come true, because he is my second favorite fighter of all time, behind Sugar ray leonard“Argued the fighter.
It should be remembered that last week, the head of Triller, Ryan kavanaugh, criticized the president of UFC, Dana White, for blocking St-Pierre to have an exhibition match against Oscar de la hoya.
Even if White did not specify any details, completely rejected the idea of working with Triller.
George St-Pierre and his dream showdown with De La Hoya
George St-Pierre retired from mixed martial arts in November 2017 after winning the middleweight title of UFC, but he is still under contract with the promotion, so he needs the permission of the company.
“I think it would have been a good match because he is older than me. Yes, of course he has a lot more boxing experience than me. But I am younger, I am a little bit older. So I think it would have been a pretty even showdown. It could have been fun, “he argued. St-Pierre.
In the same way, he pointed out that a great opportunity was left to help people who need money, since the proceeds went to charity works.
“In addition, a large part of the money earned would have been used for charity. So it would have been for a good cause, just to show that we don’t take ourselves too seriously, ”said the martial artist.