So Oscar De La Hoya Wants to Fight Conor McGregor?

Ross Houston
November 14, 2017

"Safety is the most important thing for the fighters that are down". Is this more about De La Hoya truly believing he can out box Mayweather or this about the potential pay day that could be on the way? In the ongoing buildup to the Mayweather-McGregor fight earlier this year, McGregor said time and time again he was going to knock Mayweather out in four rounds.

It's been nearly nine years since De La Hoya last fought but, having seen the money that was made when Mayweather dusted off his gloves to school "The Notorious" in his boxing debut, De La Hoya is eager to earn a similar payday.

Conor McGregor may be the face of the UFC, but he's still going to have to face some consequences for his weird outburst at a recent Bellator event. And McGregor isn't a boxer, he's a mixed martial artist who still managed to go 10 rounds with Floyd Mayweather in his professional boxing debut. The first thing I wanted to do was inspect him and get Mr McGregor and his crew out of the cage so that's what we did. He had jumped in just before the round ended, and with everything that was going on, he hadn't got time to establish whether the fight had been brought to an end yet", said Ryan. "He was trying to get some order back in the cage and that's why he said, 'the fight's not over, lads, you're going to have to leave the cage.' That's when all the mayhem happened.

"I've been secretly training, secretly training", De La Hoya said recently in an interview on Golden Boy Radio.

In an astonishing announcement the former boxer who is now aged 44, revealed that he is secretly in training for a showdown with the current UFC lightweight champion. Two rounds. That's all I need. "You know I still have it in me". I'm faster than ever and stronger than ever.

With all the controversy, candour and steely-eyed self-belief we've come to expect, Conor McGregor: Notorious offers an unprecedented glimpse into the public and private life of a man considered a hero by fans across the globe.

McGregor was a spectator at the 3Arena, there to cheer on his Straight Blast Gym team-mate Charlie Ward for his fight with John Redmond.

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