Commissioner says Conor McGregor off UFC 219 card after 3 Arena incident

Commissioner says Conor McGregor off UFC 219 card after 3 Arena incident

Oscar De La Hoya is looking to fight Conor McGregor if he makes a comeback to boxing. The question is whether the public would be interested in seeing De La Hoya-McGregor.

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

To be fair, that penalty will be far more detrimental to the UFC than McGregor himself but one would expect a fine of some sort to follow suit.

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.

Speaking to Dash Radio, De La Hoya - who won an Olympic gold medal for the US at Barcelona 1992 - said: "You know I'm competitive, you know I still have it in me". Secretly training. I'm faster than ever, and stronger than ever. I'll come back for that fight.

"After the event, I had some executives from UFC contact me within two hours after what occurred".

"Mr Redmond was knocked - I don't want to say he was unconscious - but he was hit quite heavy". 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. His 2007 fight with Mayweather generated 2.48 million pay-per-view buys and shattered all box office records at the time, plus he runs arguably the biggest promotion in the boxing world. I'm calling him out.

"If you thought Mayweather/Pacquiao was a black eye for our sport - a matchup between two of the best pound-for-pound fighters that simply didn't deliver - just wait until the best boxer of a generation dismantles someone who has never boxed competitively at any level - amateur or professional", De La Hoya wrote on Facebook.

Although a fight has yet to be officially confirmed, De La Hoya has said he is willing to take on the Irishman in the ring.

Whether De La Hoya is serious about a ring return remains to be seen.

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