The war of words that has been rumbling between Golden Boy head honcho Oscar De La Hoya and UFC president Dana White for weeks now may finally be over.
The two fistic supremos had clashed over the scheduling of the upcoming Mayweather and McGregor matchup.
White has been taking a break from his high-profile role in the sport of MMA to help promote McGregor’s crossover boxing bout. He was also instrumental in the eventual signing of the contract for the fight.
Formerly respectful of each other, De La Hoya was angered by White’s involvement.
In particular, he was annoyed that White allowed the McGregor fight to take place 3 weeks before his promotion of Saul Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin.
Oscar took no prisoners, branding White “disrespectful … I would have thought that Dana White would have a little more respect with this boxing event taking place, because look, you just don’t do that.”
White was quick to respond, questioning De La Hoya’s motivation for criticism.
Many expected the bickering to carry on for many weeks until the fight.
Yet things appear to have calmed significantly.
Speaking exclusively to TMZ, Oscar appeared conciliatory when asked about Dana’s rebuke.
There we have it. The score now appears settled … for now!