I think it meant a lot for them to have him at their show, and they didn't think about what would happen if things boiled over.
De La Hoya also apparently conceded that McGregor would "destroy" him in the cage, which, yes, is a given.
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"Two rounds. Just one more [fight]". You heard it on Golden Boy Radio.
As if you needed another reminder of the ludicrous nature of the fight game, Oscar De La Hoya is toying with the idea of coming out of retirement at the age of 44 in the hope of fighting Conor McGregor. Secretly training. I'm faster than ever, and stronger than ever.
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"I had some executives from UFC contact me within two hours after what occurred and they basically said to me that it's completely unacceptable in their eyes and that they will be doing something", Mazzulli said during an appearance on The MMA Hour.
There's no time frame for a return right now, or whether the UFC would be interested in another co-promotion with De La Hoya's "Golden Boy Promotions". "You know I still have it in me". 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. 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.
A match between De La Hoya and McGregor seems plausible.
McGregor surpassed expectations by making it into the tenth round against Mayweather, meaning fight fans would still be willing to pay to watch him box.
Oscar De La Hoya, a 10-time world title victor and former pay-per-view giant, has teased the idea of a possible return to the boxing ring. He is expected to return to the Octagon next but said after the Mayweather bout he would consider all of his options and would not rule out a return to boxing in the future.