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Earlier this season, Oscar De La Hoya expressed the need to end his long feud with UFC President Dana White. While White was ready to accept De La Hoya’s apology, he said he’s got no intentions of rekindling their friendship.
“Personally i think like De La Hoyas apology was sincere, but theres no chance he and I could ever be friends again, White said throughout a fan Q&A with GQ Sports (h/t Jed Meshew of MMA Fighting). He and I were actually friends. I used to visit his fights. I used to view his fights. I used to market his fights. That guy did a significant amount of damage for all of us to ever be friends again. I appreciate his apology. I obtain it. Were cool, but were never likely to be that cool.”
White and De La Hoya’s feud goes back to the 2017 fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, which White helped co-promote. De La Hoya said the matchup was “disrespecting the activity of boxing,” which obviously didn’t sit well with White and sparked their rivalry.