As if you needed another reminder of the ludicrous nature of the fight game, Oscar De La Hoya is toying with the idea of coming out of retirement at the age of 44 in the hope of fighting Conor McGregor.
Despite being retired for nearly a decade, Oscar De La Hoya believes he could destroy Conor McGregor. Just 29 years old and a pro-fighter since 2008, with 15 wins by knock out under his belt, McGregor is an icon to his faithful fans who remain absorbed by his peerless skill, his fearless attitude and his infamous swagger.
"Safety is the most important thing for the fighters that are down". UFC boss man Dana White has made it clear that the promotion wants McGregor back in the Octagon, where he hasn't competed since last November, when he won the lightweight title off of Eddie Alvarez.
'You know I'm competitive, ' De La Hoya said.
"I've been secretly training". I know I could take out Conor McGregor in two rounds.
"I'm faster than ever".
"I had some executives from UFC contact me within two hours after what occurred and they basically said to me that it's completely unacceptable in their eyes and that they will be doing something", Mazzulli said during an appearance on The MMA Hour.
But De La Hoya is wary of the threat posed by the Crumlin-born mixed martial arts fighter, adding: "Let's get it straight - in the cage, he would freaking destroy me".
McGregor was stopped in the 10th round when he stepped into the boxing ring for the first time as a professional, with Mayweather's vastly superior technique and staying power ultimately proving too much for the Irishman. That's all I'm going to say.
De La Hoya retired from boxing in 2009 after losing a fight to Manny Pacquaio the previous year.
We've seen McGregor accused of making racially insensitive remarks, we've seen him repeatedly use a homophobic slur when referring to a teammate's opponent and, most recently, we've seen him allow his emotion get the better of him in the Bellator cage.
Whether De La Hoya is serious about a ring return remains to be seen.