Conor McGregor Apologizes For Bellator 187 Actions -- Sort Of

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De La Hoya, a former Olympic gold medal victor and 10x champion, has not fought since being knocked out in the eighth-round by Manny Pacquiao on December 6, 2008. He retired shortly afterward, having lost three of his last five fights.

Retired boxer Oscar De La Hoya has apparently been training in hopes of a comeback, almost ten years after he last fought.

McGregor, 29, had jumped the cage to celebrate his teammate Charlie Ward's TKO victory over John Redmond with one second remaining in Round 1.

There are already odds on a potential McGregor-De La Hoya fight in Vegas.

This is the same man who said Mayweather-McGregor was disrespectful to boxing, but when you think you can cash in on a big pay day anyone's tune will quickly change.

In the lead up to the fight, De La Hoya had penned an open letter to boxing fans calling it a "circus" and a "farce" and warned that the sport "might not ever recover".

This is very interesting, since there's been talk about McGregor fighting on December 30th, but many have shrugged that off.

The UFC have yet to issue a statement on McGregor's behaviour, which has been widely condemned by the mixed martial arts world.

McGregor, 29, lost a 10th-round knockout to Floyd Mayweather on August 26 when he crossed over from mixed martial arts for a boxing match.

The Golden Boy wants a piece of The Notorious. "The itch is there, has been for a long time". That would be tough to match, but if there's a healthy paycheck involved for both fighters, you can never say never. 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. His long-awaited bout with Mayweather introduced McGregor to the boxing world, and he certainly left quite the impression of trash-talking and a lack of humility. He's the king. Hey, let's get it straight: in the cage, he would freakin' destroy me.

"He would destroy me".

De La Hoya, on the other hand, has been involved in some of the most lucrative fights of the century. [My confidence] is how I feel now from my training.

"My intention again as you will clearly see from the video is to approach Charlie to let him know that the fight was not at that point officially over, that he should return to his corner and wait for my assessment and call".