Dana White says 'this s*** is getting silly' amid Oscar De La Hoya comeback and rules out UFC star facing boxing legend

DANA WHITE said 'this s*** is getting silly' amid Oscar De La Hoya's comeback and ruled out a UFC star facing the boxing legend.

De La Hoya announced he will be returning to the ring on July 3, his first fight since 2008, where he was battered by Manny Pacquiao.

The 48-year-old will make his return on a Triller pay-per-view, the social media platform who brought Mike Tyson, 54, out of retirement in November.

And Triller's Ryan Kavanaugh, told ESPN they want a 'big name' UFC fighter to welcome De La Hoya back.

But UFC president White has no interest, and blasted the comeback.

He said: “To box De La Hoya? Come on guys, this shit is getting silly. You guys just want to ask me silly questions.

"You have got a 50-year-old guy fu**ing boxing, and you guys are actually talking about it and covering press conferences?

"Come on, come on you guys.”

White has had a long-running feud with De La Hoya, dating back to 2017 when the boxing promoter criticised Conor McGregor's crossover bout with Floyd Mayweather.

The UFC boss also publicly slammed Tyson's comeback fight against Roy Jones Jr, 52, which ended in a draw after eight exhibition rounds.


But White, a personal friend of Iron Mike's, later admitted he was wrong as he featured on the heavyweight icon's podcast.

He said: “Somebody asked me at a press conference about it and I said ‘I don’t like it, I don’t want them to do it, this and that…’

“Then he called me and was like: ‘Listen man, we’ve been friends for a long time but I’m a grown ass man, if I wanna fight I’m gonna f***ing fight! Don’t be f***ing negative about my fight.’

“And I said ‘you know what, you’re right. You won’t hear a f***ing peep out of me again.’

“Then when I watched the fight I thought he looked really f***ing good.”

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