Conor McGregor's slated December return apparently nixed due to Bellator incident

Conor McGregor throws punch at official at Bellator 187

Conor McGregor jumps Bellator cage and confronts referee Marc Goddard

In the run-up to the Mayweather-McGregor fight, in which the Irishman stepped away from his celebrated MMA career to make his boxing debut, De La Hoya lashed out at the event as a "circus" and a "disaster" for boxing.

"Bloke KO'd on floor bout a minute straight and ref trying to say fights not over conor", McGregor wrote.

Speaking recently with DashRadio, De La Hoya revealed he has been in training for several months and has his sights set on McGregor as his first opponent back from retirement.

"You know I'm competitive, I still have it in me. I don't know what it is, but I'll tell you now that I've never felt so good before in my life".

It sounds like Conor McGregor's Bellator incident will be costing the UFC, Tony Ferguson, and himself a lucrative Christmas.

However the zealousness of celebration quickly alerted match referee Marc Goddard and other officials who tried to have him ejected, only for McGregor to fight back, remonstrating with and shoving those in charge as he had to be restrained.

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"Charlie is one of Conor's very close friends and he's coming off two pretty devastating losses", said Kavanagh.

"Just one more. I'm calling him out".

"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 (transcribed by Jesse Holland for MMA Mania).

De La Hoya further denigrated Mayweather-McGregor as nothing more than a money grab, which is how many would also view a De La Hoya-McGregor bout.

De La Hoya (39-6, 30 KOs) won a 1992 Olympic gold medal and 10 world titles in a then-record six weight divisions as a professional boxer. He would freaking destroy me.

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