The continuing quarrel between UFC president Dana White and Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya bubbled over on Wednesday when White went hard after the boxing Hall of Famer.
De La Hoya has chastised White for not paying his warriors enough.
White, who has called De La Hoya a “cokehead” and “Oscar De La Weirdo” as of late, was vexed that Golden Boy put 48-year-old Chuck Liddell into a battle on Nov. 24 against Tito Ortiz.
White was especially frustrated at remarks De La Hoya made about how much the UFC paid Ortiz and Liddell for their UFC fights.
White said that starting with UFC 52 on April 16, 2005, when Liddell thumped out Randy Couture to win the light heavyweight title, Liddell never made under $1 million of every a UFC fight. From UFC 52, he fought multiple times for the UFC.
White said that in Liddell’s last three UFC battles — knockout misfortunes to Rashad Evans in 2008, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in 2009 and Rich Franklin in 2010 — he made at least $2.7 million each battle. Ortiz, as per White, arrived at the midpoint of $1.7 million for his last three battles, misfortunes to Rashad Evans, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Forrest Griffin.
White included that the UFC has paid Liddell consistently since he resigned, making compensation, appearance charge and royalty payments regardless of the reality his last UFC battle was June 12, 2010.
As indicated by White, Liddell made $2,742,716 from the UFC from 2011 through today, a period when he didn’t battle for the organization. By year, he made $391,115 in 2011; $409,479 in 2012; $360,362 in 2013; $358,501 in 2014; $368,284 in 2015; $421,836 in 2016; $418,562 in 2017 and $14,577 this year.