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.
"You know I'm competitive", De La Hoya said.
It's not clear if De La Hoya is being entirely serious. I know I could take out Conor McGregor in two rounds.
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. You heard it on Golden Boy Radio.
McGregor was supposed to get back in the ring at UFC 219 on December 30 and take on interim UFC Lightweight Champion Tony Ferguson. I've been secretly training, secretly training.
'Two rounds, that's all I need. Secretly training. I'm faster than ever, and stronger than ever.
And before we write the bout off as an impossibility, let's all remember that everybody dismissed the initial talk of Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor as absolutely ridiculous but then August came around and they actually met in the ring.
De La Hoya, who retired in 2009 after a one-sided defeat Manny Pacquiao, won 10 world titles in six different weight classes and is regarded as one of the finest boxers of his generation.
"He would destroy me". [My confidence] is how I feel now from my training. But it would seem De La Hoya saw the box office returns of Mayweather/McGregor, and the prospect of a giant payday has Oscar thinking things over. "I don't know what it is, but I'll tell you now that I've never felt so good before in my life".
Notorious, filmed over the course of 4 years, is a gripping access-all-areas account of McGregor's personal and professional journey from claiming benefits and living in his mum's spare room with his girlfriend to claiming multiple championship belts and 7-figure pay packets. The question is whether the public would be interested in seeing De La Hoya-McGregor.