De La Hoya looking to start MMA promotion

May 6, 2018

Oscar De La Hoya may be competing with Dana White soon as he revealed plans that he may promote mixed martial arts in the future.

De La Hoya met with Chuck Liddell last week to discuss the possibility of fighting in a new promotion spearheaded by the former Olympian.  De La Hoya and Liddell spoke with TMZ about the possibility.  The two floated the idea that Liddell will face Tito Ortiz as a comeback fight.

Liddell last fought in June 2010, a loss to Rich Franklin at UFC 115.

Payout Perspective:

It’s clear that White is getting into the boxing business.  But, De La Hoya’s announcement that he’s interested is certainly something to keep an eye on in 2018.  It would take a financial backing to do something like this.  I don’t think that a Liddell-Ortiz fight will sustain a promotion.  It would also take a television and sponsorship deal for this undertaking to be successful.

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