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Oscar De La Hoya Challenges Conor McGregor To A Fight

Oscar De La Hoya Challenges Conor McGregor To A Fight”

The 44-year-old legend hasn't fought in a professional match in almost a decade.

Like McGregor's last opponent in the ring, Floyd Mayweather Jr, De La Hoya was a major box office draw in his day and so combined with McGregor's star power that could be a huge money-spinner for all concerned.

De La Hoya did say that if a fight could be made it would have to be in the ring as he had no intention of meeting McGregor in the cage, where he admitted "he would freaking destroy 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".

"I've been secretly training". I'm faster than ever and stronger than ever.

Follow one of sport's most unforgettable journeys as the unflinching and brutally honest documentary, Conor McGregor: Notorious, arrives on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Platforms Monday 20 November. I'll come back for that fight.

Following McGregor from his transition as a largely unknown fighter to the status he now enjoys, the film includes highlights from throughout his career including winning the UFC championship belt in just 13 seconds and his shock loss to rival Nate Diaz, culminating in his recent foray into the world of boxing and his record-breaking Las Vegas bout against Floyd Mayweather. Two rounds. That's all I need.

De La Hoya also apparently conceded that McGregor would "destroy" him in the cage, which, yes, is a given. But how would he do against McGregor in the ring?

Now, the reality of this fight happening seems slim to none.

The director of the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation, the governing body which oversaw Bellator 187, has explained that UFC officials informed him that McGregor would no longer be featuring on the UFC 219 card in Las Vegas due to his latest indiscretion.

He claims he would do a more efficient job on the Irishman than Mayweather did.

Despite being retired for nearly a decade, Oscar De La Hoya believes he could destroy Conor McGregor. 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.



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