Ever since former boxing champion and one of the greatest boxers of all time, Oscar De La Hoya announced that he returning to the boxing ring in a new exhibition bout against a former MMA fighter, reports have been rife that the fighter was going to be Georges St-Pierre. However, in a twisted turn of events, De La Hoya claimed that it was UFC president Dana White who did not allow his former middleweight champion in the UFC to go and complete outside of the UFC in an exhibition bout with the former boxer.
Georges St-Pierre is still under contract with the UFC after he failed to defend his middleweight title after securing the strap with a submission win over Michael Bisping. St-Pierre’s contract was sealed following his decision to not follow his words after he made his UFC return leaving him compromised on his dealing with promotions outside of the UFC. Be that as it may, Dana White stated that Oscar De La Hoya is just stitching stories, and died any such accusations.
Now, former dual champion and now-retired mixed martial artist Daniel Cormier shared his thoughts on the highly anticipated match-up and revealed that it would be “too risky” for St-Pierre to go out there against a former boxer inside the boxing ring.
“I think it’s too risky for us as a community to have a guy like Georges St-Pierre boxing Oscar De La Hoya. Great for GSP in terms of the money he will make.” “It’s too risky for GSP to go and fight him because if he gets beat, he gets starched, it’s a bad look for the greatest fighter of all time is out there getting beat, knocked out, and dominated by a 50-year old boxer.”
Daniel Cormier stated that he doesn’t believe GSP can beat Oscar De La Hoya in a boxing match and denied the possibility of GSP winning against the former champion.
Can Georges St-Pierre beat Oscar De La Hoya inside the boxing ring?
“Dude’s an Olympic champion. Maybe GSP does it, but I don’t believe he does it.”
Needless to say, it promises to be an exciting match-up between two of the greatest combat sports athletes. Needless to say, a lot of fans want to see St-Pierre back inside the ring. While many would have predicted that to be against Khabib Nurmagomedov, it’s safe to say that that fight is likely not going to take place anytime in the future.
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Looking at the recent onslaught on the mixed martial artists from boxing fans, after Ben Askren was obliterated by YouTuber turned professional boxer, Jake Paul, it’s safe to say that should GSP win over Oscar Da La Hoya, he would help bring some respect back for the fans. On the flip side, it’s hard not to agree with Daniel Cormier, it’s too risky for GSP and for the community of mixed martial arts.