How would Golden Boy MMA do against the UFC? Golden Boy CEO, Oscar De La Hoya, says, “Bring it on!”. While the clear winner in talent and top tier fighters certainly belongs to the UFC, De La Hoya insists that Golden Boy is paying fighters what they deserve. That pay, he feels, will drive more fighters to his promotion.
The almighty dollar is no joke when it comes to fighter career decisions. As time goes on in a fight career, fighters lose the ‘I’ll fight for free’ mentality and start thinking about getting paid what they are worth. Oscar De La Hoya looks to be tapping into that market and welcoming fighters with open arms and treating them the way he feels they should be treated.
It may sound crazy but this is the stuff that Conor McGregor has been talking about for years.