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Georges St-Pierre small print why Dana White wouldn’t let him field Oscar De La Hoya

Mature two-division UFC champion Georges St-Pierre used to be supplied a lucrative deal to field Oscar De La Hoya, but UFC president Dana White averted it from going on.

One day of an look on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, St-Pierre detailed exactly what went down from the time he used to be supplied the battle from Triller Battle Club, his efforts to develop it happen, and White’s final resolution to no longer allow it.

“I used to be contacted by Triller to procure a novelty battle towards Oscar De La Hoya at 170 kilos with famous gloves. It will had been 14 or 12 ounce gloves, eight rounds of two minutes, two minute rounds. I notion it could per chance well be a fun thing to procure,” St-Pierre acknowledged.

“My profession as to direct that I’m the strongest man within the enviornment as a mixed martial artist is performed. I’m 40-years old. But to procure one thing one thing totally different, one thing that could perhaps very well be fun. Plus, on top of that, plenty of cash would had been given to charity towards a myth in this sport towards Oscar De La Hoya,” St-Pierre acknowledged.

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“I’d enjoy performed it. I suspect, no longer because I judge that I’m a greater boxer than Oscar De La Hoya used to be when he used to be in his prime, but I procure, now, judge that he potentially has more mileage than I procure. I’m in mountainous form. I’m youthful. I at peril of compete at a heavier weight class. I suspect it could per chance well had been an even battle that the fans would enjoy desired to survey,” St-Pierre persisted.

St-Pierre announced his official retirement from mixed martial arts on Feb. 21, 2019, at a press convention at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Even although retired, St-Pierre is accumulated below contract with the UFC.

“I’m retired from the game of mixed martial arts, but I’m accumulated below contract with UFC. I vital to enjoy the blessing of Dana White. I even called Lorenzo [Fertitta] to study up on to convince Dana. Lorenzo favored the postulate, but Dana did no longer want it,” St-Pierre acknowledged.

“I do know he hates Oscar, but I acknowledged to him, I acknowledged, ‘listen, I’m going to develop Oscar scrutinize execrable because I’m in mountainous form. I’ve been staying in mountainous form your whole time. He didn’t cherish the postulate that Triller recall a fighter that he promoted, that he took plenty of time seeking to promote them and they develop money out of them. That’s the argument that he gave me.”

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