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"Cocaine isn’t cheap, It’s expensive"; Dana White on Oscar De La Hoya returning from retirement

On Saturday night following UFC on ESPN 15, White was asked about the news and his thoughts on De La Hoya returning from retirement.

He said: “Cocaine isn’t cheap. It’s expensive. You’ve got to make money.”

The former six weight world champion is planning a return to the boxing ring despite being retired for more than a decade.

De La Hoya has admitted to being addicted to cocaine and alcohol in the past.

He enjoyed an illustrious career in the ring winning 11 world titles across six weight classes in a career that spanned from 1992 to 2008.

Earlier this week, the 47-year-old boxer turned promoter declared that he was coming out of retirement with plans to compete again more than a decade after his last fight.

“The rumors are true, and I’m going to start sparring in the next few weeks,” De La Hoya told ESPN.

“I miss being in the ring, I love boxing. Boxing is what gave me everything I have today, and I just miss it.”

In the past, White and De La Hoya were friendly with each other but that relationship disintegrated after the Golden Boy owner trashed a boxing match between former UFC champion Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather.

White then took direct aim at De La Hoya, especially after the 1992 Olympic gold medalist had mentioned pitting himself in a fight with McGregor after the Irish superstar made his boxing debut against Mayweather in 2017.

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