McGregor's manager, Paradigm Management's Audie Attar, was quizzed about the matter by MMA Fighting's Marc Raimondi and insisted Mazzulli's allegation that the Irishman has been yanked from the UFC 219 card was 'not true'. De La Hoya reckons that even as his advanced age of 44 years old he could beat McGregor in a boxing match.
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". Secretly training. I'm faster than ever, and stronger than ever. I could take out Conor McGregor in two rounds. "I'll come back for that fight", he said. The Golden Boy CEO might also have been upset because it took place just three weeks before the Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez fight, which was promoted by his company. I'm calling him out.
'Two rounds, that's all I need. Current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor.
McGregor is no stranger to swapping the cage for the ring, having fought and lost to Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas earlier this year.
"Mr Redmond was knocked - I don't want to say he was unconscious - but he was hit quite heavy". "You know I still have it in me". You heard it on Golden Boy Radio.
We've seen McGregor accused of making racially insensitive remarks, we've seen him repeatedly use a homophobic slur when referring to a teammate's opponent and, most recently, we've seen him allow his emotion get the better of him in the Bellator cage.
The Dublin native who fairly held his own against the undefeated Mayweather could soon be heading for another massive payday if the legend that is Oscar De la Hoya has his way.
De La Hoya believes he could defeat Conor McGregor in just two rounds. Mayweather defeated McGregor by TKO in the 10th round in a record-breaking pay-per-view. 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.