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Oscar De La Hoya Calls Out Conor McGregor

14 November 2017, 06:38 | Joan Schultz

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After nearly a decade in retirement, Oscar De La Hoya has revealed he has been "secretly training" and called out UFC superstar Conor McGregor for his comeback fight. At age 44 and just a few months away from 45 and after being away from a competitive ring for a decade, coming back now to take on McGregor would be quite a challenge, especially since McGregor just showed he could hang tougher than many expected against the 40-year old Mayweather.

De La Hoya has been "training secretly" for this bout. I'm faster than ever and stronger than ever.

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McGregor was all set to face lightweight interim champion Tony Ferguson on the traditional end of year card, but Mazzulli has said it will no longer happen after a UFC official contracted him "within two hours of the Bellator event" to tell him it was off. However, these are the same hurdles the UFC needed to work out in order for McGregor to fight Floyd Mayweather, and that got ironed out.

McGregor - who remains under contract to UFC - is yet to respond to De La Hoya's comments. "I think Conor thought the fight was going to continue and that's when he went over to him and had words".

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But the California-born boxer believes he "still has it in him" to take on the Irishman in the ring. You heard it on Golden Boy Radio.

But De La Hoya is wary of the threat posed by the Crumlin-born mixed martial arts fighter, adding: "Let's get it straight - in the cage, he would freaking destroy me".

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.

However, he seems to have changed his tune and is keen to face McGregor himself in a fantasy fight that could generate millions. He would freaking destroy me.

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