Well, if he has two brain cells to rub together, Oscar De La Hoya should have known this was coming…
With the world waiting for an update on the proposed super fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, UFC President Dana White informed the media of the revenue split that he was looking to secure in negotiations on Wednesday.
“I’m very bullish on this fight,” White said. “I think it happens. These guys (Mayweather’s representatives) are gonna have to come up with something way out of left field for this fight not to happen…”
“We haven’t even talked percentages yet. … Floyd can think whatever, but the machine that the UFC has and Conor McGregor alone is a machine by himself. I think that 50-50 is pretty fair.”
“I think what we’re looking at in the deal is as fair as fair can be. You’ve gotta understand, Floyd and [Al] Haymon and that group are used to dealing with the scummiest human beings on the planet Earth. I think it’s a little refreshing working with us. And I’m not just being arrogant. They’ve said that to us. I can see it getting done.”
Meanwhile, the UFC President has responded to a bitter open letter slating the fight from Oscar De La Hoya in pretty epic fashion.
Pointing out the fact that the promoter was trying to push a bout between McGregor and Canelo Alvarez (a fighter Oscar represents) just months ago, White highlighted the self serving and hypocritical nature of De La Hoya’s comments with a short and pointed Instagram post.