Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Hypocritical De La Hoya calls out McGregor

Hypocritical De La Hoya calls out McGregor

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. 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.

De La Hoya, on the other hand, has been involved in some of the most lucrative fights of the century.

Conor McGregor may be the face of the UFC, but he's still going to have to face some consequences for his freaky outburst at a recent Bellator event.


De La Hoya was one of the most vocal critics of Mayweather vs. McGregor and he was rightly called out by UFC President Dana White for hypocrisy as De La Hoya didn't have much of an issue with "The Notorious" switching codes when one a Golden Boy fighter was being touted as a potential opponent. I think it meant a lot for them to have him at their show, and they didn't think about what would happen if things boiled over.

44-year-old superstar and former boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya once criticized Floyd Mayweather Jr. heavily for accepting a boxing match with UFC champion Conor McGregor.

You know I'm competitive. "Two rounds, that's all I need", he said. You heard it on Golden Boy Radio. I've been secretly training. "You know I still have it in me". Secretly training. I'm faster than ever, and stronger than ever. Having long since demanded McGregor either defends or vacates his title, the American now believes the Irishman's antics at the recent Bellator event was a way to get out of any fight with Ferguson at UFC 219. How would De La Hoya perform against McGregor in a boxing ring? 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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