Daniel Cormier warns Georges St-Pierre NOT to fight Oscar De La Hoya in crossover boxing fights as American expresses concern that a defeat for the UFC icon would be a ‘bad look’ for the sport after Dana White’s bizarre match -up blocked.
- Dana White has warned Georges St-Pierre not to include Oscar De La Hoya
- The UFC legend was interested in a crossover fight with the boxing legend
- UFC supremo Dana White blocked Triller from promoting the controversial match
- And Cormier says a defeat for SAP would be a ‘bad look’ for the UFC
- Former UFC fighter Ben Askren recently lost to YouTuber Jake Paul in the ring
Daniel Cormier has warned Georges St-Pierre not to include Oscar De La Hoya in a boxing fight, as the American expressed concern that the defeat for the Canadian icon would be a ‘bad look’ for the UFC.
Triller wants to take on the bizarre crossover fight, but UFC supremo Dana White won’t allow it, ranting over the promotional newcomer’s desperation to negotiate with him recently.
GSP hasn’t fought since defeating Michael Bisping for the middleweight title in 2017, and while it’s linked to a mega fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov, it doesn’t seem likely to step into the octagon any time soon.
Daniel Cormier (left) has warned Georges St-Pierre not to include Oscar De La Hoya in boxing
UFC legend (right) has expressed interest in including boxing icon De La Hoya (left)
And fellow UFC legend Cormier has admitted he can’t watch GSP beat De La Hoya in the ring, insisting the match is ‘too risky’ for a sport that has already taken a hit after former star Ben Askren was eliminated. by YouTuber Jake. Paul last month.
“I have to be honest, I don’t know,” Cormier continued DC and Helwani. ‘I think it’s too risky for us as a community to let a man like Georges St-Pierre Oscar De La Hoya box.
Great for GSP in terms of the money he will make, but too risky. Because even on – I don’t know if Oscar must be in his mid-fifties now – it’s too risky for ‘GSP’ to fight him because when he’s beaten, when he’s stiffened, it looks bad as the best fighter all time be defeated or knocked out or just dominated by a 55 year old boxer.
However, UFC supremo Dana White has blocked the exhibition, much to De La Hoya’s anger
And Cormier says a defeat for the legend GSP would be a ‘bad look’ for the MMA community
“You can’t possibly believe that Georges St-Pierre beats Oscar De La Hoya in a boxing match. Like reality. Doesn’t matter, dude is an Olympic champion boxer. Not a man. That’s why I don’t want to see it.
‘It’s too risky. Maybe GSP wins, but I don’t believe he does. I might as well not even do it. ‘
De La Hoya, 48, quit boxing 13 years ago but has long suggested he return to the ring.
The 48-year-old, who has seen how successful and lucrative it has been for Mike Tyson in his show with Roy Jones Jr., while Floyd Mayweather is also soon winning money against Logan Paul, wants a piece of the action.
The UFC took a hit after former star Ben Askren was eliminated by YouTuber Jake Paul
De La Hoya returned to boxing long after seeing other legends return to the sport
The 48-year-old hit out to White last week for blocking a controversial match with GSP
The American-Mexican took to Twitter last week to take out White for blocking the crossover fight with GSP.
Stop blocking GSP’s chance to fight. How about we get in the ring first, little B ****, and then after I kick your ass, I’ll fight a real man, ‘De La Hoya wrote.
GSP said it was a shame White wouldn’t allow the fight: “I understand Dana didn’t want me to fight. However, it would have been nice. Because my career as a professional fighter to become the best in the world in mixed martial arts is over.
He continued: ‘To fight a boxing match according to the rules Triller drafted against the legendary Oscar De La Hoya? For me it would have been a dream come true as he is my second favorite boxer of all time, after Sugar Ray Leonard. ‘