Ther 44-year-old boxer hasn't competed for more than a decade, and was easily beaten by Manny Pacquaio during his last bout.
"You know I'm competitive". "I still have it in me".
De La Hoya has been "training secretly" for this bout. I'm faster than ever and stronger than ever.
Conor McGregor issued a public apology via social media on Tuesday for his questionable actions during a Bellator MMA event this past weekend in Dublin.
Step inside Conor McGregor's after fight party.
In a lengthy statement of his own, Goddard, a veteran referee with experience in the UFC and Bellator, confirmed he hadn't called off the fight right away, and McGregor's presence in the cage delayed him doing so. Again, I go back to the safety of the fighter.
As you've surely heard, and or seen by now, McGregor has been in hot water, after he flipped out on officials at the Dublin card.
His body language seemed to indicate that he was being sarcastic, but you never know these days. He finished his career with a 39-6 record and 30 knockouts.
There are already odds on a potential McGregor-De La Hoya fight in Vegas.
A 1992 Olympic gold medal victor and 10-time professional world champion, De La Hoya captured titles at 130, 135, 140, 147, 154 and 160 pounds.
Despite being retired for nearly a decade, Oscar De La Hoya believes he could destroy Conor McGregor. But De La Hoya has not fought since being savaged in a one-sided eighth-round knockout loss to Manny Pacquiao on December 6, 2008. After getting a taste of that boxing money, McGregor said he would keep his options open moving forward regarding whether he fights in the octagon or a boxing ring. MMA fans are undoubtedly ready for McGregor to enter the cage - as a defending champion, not as a way-too-involved teammate - but the oddsmakers think there's at least a small chance the boxing fight happens.
He lost via technical knockout in his professional boxing debut to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on August 26. Even against the wishes of the said fighters coach. "I don't care if it was anyone else jumping in the cage, we don't do that as a professional". He would freaking destroy me. His work has been featured on a number of publications, including Sherdog.com, MiddleEasy.com, ESPN.com, the abandoned WCL.com as well as his own site, ULTMMA.com (R.I.P).
Would you pay to watch this fight? Something I've worked for all these years and he just made it about that then, about his actions. I'll come back for that one. He previously hinted at comeback in 2015 for a rematch with Mayweather, saying he missed the "competition of fighting the very best", but soon after confirmed he would remain retired.