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

Former two-division UFC champion Georges St-Pierre was supplied a profitable deal to field Oscar De La Hoya, however UFC president Dana White prevented it from occurring.

Throughout an look on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, St-Pierre detailed precisely what went down from the time he was supplied the battle from Triller Combat Membership, his efforts to make it occur, and White’s final resolution to not enable it.

“I used to be contacted by Triller to do a novelty battle in opposition to Oscar De La Hoya at 170 kilos with large gloves. It might have been 14 or 12 ounce gloves, eight rounds of two minutes, two minute rounds. I assumed it will be a enjoyable factor to do,” St-Pierre stated.

“My profession as to show that I’m the strongest man on the earth as a blended martial artist is finished. I’m 40-years previous. However to do one thing one thing totally different, one thing that might be enjoyable. Plus, on high of that, some huge cash would have been given to charity in opposition to a legend on this sport in opposition to Oscar De La Hoya,” St-Pierre stated.

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“I’d have executed it. I feel, not as a result of I imagine that I’m a greater boxer than Oscar De La Hoya was when he was in his prime, however I do, now, imagine that he in all probability has extra mileage than I do. I’m in nice form. I’m youthful. I used to compete at a heavier weight class. I feel it will have been a good battle that the followers would have wished to look at,” St-Pierre continued.

St-Pierre introduced his official retirement from blended martial arts on Feb. 21, 2019, at a press convention on the Bell Centre in Montreal. Though retired, St-Pierre continues to be below contract with the UFC.

“I’m retired from the game of blended martial arts, however I’m nonetheless below contract with UFC. I wanted to have the blessing of Dana White. I even referred to as Lorenzo [Fertitta] to attempt to persuade Dana. Lorenzo favored the thought, however Dana didn’t need it,” St-Pierre stated.

“I do know he hates Oscar, however I stated to him, I stated, ‘pay attention, I’m going to make Oscar look dangerous as a result of I’m in nice form. I’ve been staying in nice form the entire time. He didn’t like the concept Triller take a fighter that he promoted, that he took a variety of time attempting to advertise them and so they generate profits out of them. That’s the argument that he gave me.”

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