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.
"I've been secretly training, secretly training", De La Hoya said recently in an interview on Golden Boy Radio.
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. I could take out Conor McGregor in two rounds.
"Safety is the most important thing for the fighters that are down". De La Hoya reckons that even as his advanced age of 44 years old he could beat McGregor in a boxing match.
The UFC lightweight champion, who took a sabbatical from the UFC in order to face boxer Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas, jumped into the cage to celebrate stable-mate Charlie Ward's win over John Redmond but was involved in an altercation with the referee. I've been secretly training.
"I'm faster than ever".
"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.
He claims he would do a more efficient job on the Irishman than Mayweather did.
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". 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.
"Let's get it straight: In the cage, he would freaking destroy me".
De La Hoya, who retired in 2009 after a one-sided defeat Manny Pacquiao, won 10 world titles in six different weight classes and is regarded as one of the finest boxers of his generation. 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".
A match between De La Hoya and McGregor seems plausible.