Speaking on a radio show, De La Hoya teased his return to the boxing ring with comments regarding how long he thinks it would take to knock out the 29-year-old McGregor.
According to a source of ESPN, De La Hoya is truly considering a comeback, even if it doesn't involve 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. Current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor.
'You know I'm competitive, ' De La Hoya said. 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".
Conor McGregor will not be seen inside the Octagon again before 2018 after his actions at a Bellator event in Dublin on Friday night.
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"I'm faster than ever".
When rumors started firing around past year about the possibility of McGregor boxing, De La Hoya talked about having the UFC star fight his boxer, Canelo Alvarez. [My confidence] is how I feel now from my training. That's all I'm going to say.
"He would destroy me".
"After the event, I had some executives from UFC contact me within two hours after what occurred".
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". 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.
De La Hoya has flirted with the idea of returning to the ring in the past, most-recently in 2015 - but that never came to fruition.