The shocking statement came after Saturday’s UFC on ESPN fight, where Dana was answering questions about the night’s event. As you know, Dana White and De La Hoya have been engaged in a long-term beef where several jabs have been taken in the past.
So, a reporter in the crowd decided to ask Dana what he thought about Oscar’s recent announcement about returning to the ring.
You Have To Hear His Answer!
“Cocaine isn’t cheap, it’s expensive,” the UFC honcho said.
He added, “Gotta make money.”
Dana White was refereeing to the boxer’s recent admissions about struggling with drug use and alcoholism, specifically cocaine.
In a 2011 interview, De La Hoya said he’d contemplated suicide after becoming addicted to cocaine and alcohol. The boxer said he had “hit rock bottom recently,” adding, “Within a couple of years, just thinking my life was even worth it. I don’t have the strength, I don’t have the courage to take my own life, but I was thinking about it.”
“There were drugs; my drug of choice was cocaine and alcohol. Cocaine was recent, the last two years, last two-and-a-half years, and I depended more on the alcohol than the cocaine. It took me to a place where I felt safe. It took me to a place where I felt as if nobody can say anything to me. It took me to a place where I just can reach out and grab my mom,” Oscar admitted.
It should be noted, Oscar founded Golden Boy Promotions and has an estimated net worth of over $200 Million.
See The Video Of Dana’s Shocking Comment!
“Cocaine isn't cheap. It's expensive. You've got to make money." – UFC President Dana White on Oscar De La Hoya making a comeback in boxing. pic.twitter.com/SV7rCNnL5W
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) August 23, 2020
As we reported, Oscar was also involved in a public scandal involving an extortion plot to release photos of him in various sex acts while under the influence.
According to the 2018 FBI investigation, the boxer welcomed two women to his apartment in California, where they “consumed alcohol and cocaine” before he asked them to “perform various [sexual] acts upon him.” At the time, he allegedly paid them $2,000 each, but they wanted more money.
In the end, a woman was arrested in Florida after allegedly trying to get the boxer to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for a videotape the girls had made of the interaction.
Oscar De La Hoya has not yet responded to Dana’s recent shot.