Dana White vetoed an exhibition boxing match in between previous UFC star Georges St-Pierre and now-retired boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya, Triller co-operator Ryan Kavanaugh claimed.
According to Kavanaugh, each St-Pierre and De La Hoya experienced agreed to share the boxing ring in an exhibition match hosted by Triller Fight Club. The Triller manager claimed White and the UFC blocked ‘GSP’ from combating De La Hoya after his contract was frozen.
Kavanaugh extra that he repeatedly attempted acquiring in touch with White, but the UFC president wouldn’t respond to his phone calls.
During the press convention of the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren battle, De La Hoya stated he will make his boxing comeback on July 3 from an opponent whose name was not exposed.
In accordance to Bloody Elbow, ‘The Golden Boy’ was in fact negotiating a deal with Georges St-Pierre, and the two legends would have fought each individual other if White hadn’t vetoed the battle.
GSP’s very last combat in the UFC was versus Michael Bisping in 2017. Two years later on, he declared his retirement with an energetic UFC deal, which prompted the marketing to freeze his agreement.
In the meantime, De La Hoya hasn’t stepped into the boxing ring considering the fact that 2008. His past boxing clash was opposite Manny Pacquiao, which he dropped through TKO in the eighth spherical.
The UFC also blocked a Georges St-Pierre and Khabib Nurmagomedov superfight in 2019
According to Georges St-Pierre, the UFC did not want him to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov either. The French-Canadian disclosed that he was ready to challenge Nurmagomedov back in 2019, but the UFC shut down the doorway on that struggle by claiming they had “other plans” for the Dagestani fighter.
“That battle (against Nurmagomedov), I needed to occur. Khabib required to transpire. But UFC did not want to come about. The UFC was crystal clear – they reported they have other ideas for Khabib. And it would make perception from a organization standpoint because they want to preserve the ball rolling,” said St-Pierre.
Georges St-Pierre is thought of one of the best fighters in the record of the UFC. The 39-year-old won the UFC welterweight title in 2006 and defended the belt on 9 far more occasions.