Oscar De La Hoya: I forgive Dana White, he may be having personal issues

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One of the biggest feuds between two of the world's leading promoters could be over after Oscar De La Hoya offered an olive branch to Dana White.

The Golden Boy Promotions CEO has revealed he forgives the UFC president for previous remarks made towards him, suggesting that White may even be going through some personal issues himself.

De La Hoya - who promoted Tito Ortiz vs Chuck Liddell 3 - believes White should remain promoting MMA events while he focuses on boxing.

"What am I going to say about Dana White? I forgive the guy, for whatever he says. He might be having issues or problems in his life. He might be too stressed. I understand that. I am a very forgiving guy. Whatever has been said … maybe I had stuff in my life as well, and I said stuff about him. Hopefully we can crush it once and for all and just move on. He sticks to MMA and I stick to boxing," De La Hoya said in an Instagram Live session on Tuesday.

The verbal battle between the pair has got ugly during the last 12 months, with White branding De La Hoya a "cokehead" on several occasions.

The promoter was responding to De La Hoya's repeated claims of the Fertitta brothers being the ones who built the UFC, not White who founded the company.

Former six-division world champion and promoter Oscar De La Hoya is looking to make a comeback as a professional boxer after spending 12 years in retirement
Former six-division world champion and promoter Oscar De La Hoya is looking to make a comeback as a professional boxer after spending 12 years in retirement

De La Hoya is now prioritising a boxing comeback at the age of 46.

The former six-division world champion has confirmed he is back in training and is considering a professional fight against one of the top contenders at 160-pounds - a division Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez is rated as the division's best fighter.

"There is something that happened in my life that has just changed me and made me a whole new person. I am just completely different," said De La Hoya. "I had to work at this for weeks and months, working on my inner self. I am really excited that a lot of new and great things are happening. Not to me directly and personally, but things that I'm going to be doing for a lot of people. That's the most important."

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