A boxing match between Oscar De La Hoya and Georges St-Pierre possible would’ve occurred if not for UFC president Dana White.
That’s in line with Triller boss Ryan Kavanaugh, who earlier this week put White on blast in an Instagram post for blocking St-Pierre from combating De La Hoya below the Triller banner.
“(Dana White and the UFC) simply blocked Georges St-Pierre from combating Oscar De La Hoya,” Kavanaugh wrote. “It’s a huge payday for GSP and each he and Oscar’s dream to battle one another. Dana would slightly maintain again those that put the UFC the place it’s and why?”
Following an preliminary report from Bloody Elbow, MMA Junkie confirmed with an individual near the state of affairs that St-Pierre was De La Hoya’s important goal for his comeback fight, and the 2 sides had been in negotiations. However the UFC wouldn’t grant St-Pierre permission, a requirement for him to take part since he stays below contract with the UFC regardless of not combating for the promotion since November 2017. On the time of his retirement announcement in February 2019, St-Pierre’s UFC contract was frozen, which is why he wants permission to compete for outdoor promotions.
#danawhite and#ufc simply blocked @georgesstpierre from combating @oscardelahoya . It’s a huge payday for GSP and each he and Oscar’s dream to battle one another. Dana would slightly maintain again those that put the UFC the place it’s and why? @snoopdogg @jakepaul @mariolopez @teofimolopez @keviniole I’ve tried to name and Textual content Dana no less than 5 occasions to make it work for each events not even the courtesy of a return name. And he’s attempting to get #jakepaul to battle for the ufc now? Making him provides? Simply hurting his personal folks and chasing ours. @manoukakopyan
This was not a difficulty for Ben Askren, who got here out of retirement to field Jake Paul – and lost by first-round TKO – in a Triller Battle Membership pay-per-view headliner. Previous to that battle, White gave Askren his blessing when he additionally might’ve vetoed him since Askren retired in late 2019 whereas nonetheless below contract with the UFC.
One key distinction this time may very well be De La Hoya’s involvement, as White and the 48-year-old former boxing champion have a history of trash-talking each other. White held nothing back when De La Hoya promoted a trilogy bout between UFC Corridor of Famers Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz in November 2018.
St-Pierre, who turns 40 on Could 19, publicly hasn’t expressed a want to battle since retirement, which happened after failing to land a superfight with Khabib Nurmagomedov previous to his personal retirement. GSP was seen coaching with legendary boxing coach Freddy Roach in Los Angeles as not too long ago as final month. St-Pierre has saved busy together with his performing profession, not too long ago enjoying a task within the Disney+ collection “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.”