Former UFC two-weight champion Georges St-Pierre commented on the news that promoter Dana White has banned him from fighting according to the rules of boxing with ring legend Oscar De La Hoya.
“I understand that Dana didn’t want me to fight. However, it would have been fun. Because my career as a professional fighter, to become the best in the world in mixed martial arts, is done. I’m turning 40- years-old tomorrow; I’m going to be 40-years-old. It’s a young man’s game, “Georges St-Pierre told Cinema Blend.
“However, to rather fight a boxing match under the rules that Triller put on against the legendary Oscar De La Hoya? For me, it would have been a dream come true, because he is my second favorite boxer of all time, behind Sugar Ray Leonard. Plus, a lot of the money made would have been given to charity. So it would have been for a good cause, just to show that we don’t take ourselves too seriously.
“And it would have been serious competition because you say, I play basketball, I play hockey, but you don’t ‘play’ fighting. It would have been fun.”