Oscar De La Hoya talks Golden Boy MMA and fighter pay

Oscar De La Hoya has picked out a date for his Golden Boy MMA Promotion and already filed an application with the California State Athletic Commission. The video above De La Hoya mentions that his main event fighters will be Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz III on Saturday November 24, 2018. What he doesn’t mention is who else will be on the card but that they are working on it.

De La Hoya states about fighter pay:

I’m really looking forward to getting into the MMA world and making sure that these fighters are being compensated well. Because, look, we risk our lives up in the ring. So fighters should be compensated extremely well.

De La Hoya responds to a question about the current pay structure:

The current structure’s terrible. I’ve been talking to many, many fighters in the MMA, and it’s ridiculous what they get paid. It’s crazy. It gets me sick to my stomach. So I’m going to start Golden Boy MMA for a reason, and it’s going to start with Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz, to pay them correctly, to pay them what they deserve.

Stay tuned as FightBookMMA will have more information about the upcoming Golden Boy MMA and the fight card to take place on Nov. 24th.