UFC superstar Conor McGregor surprisingly accepted the challenge of former boxing world champion Oscar De La Hoya for what would be a massive multi-generational megafight should it actually come to pass.
I accept your challenge, Oscar de la Hoya.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 7, 2020
McGregor, 31, from Dublin, Ireland, is one of only four UFC fighters to have ever held titles in two different weight classes at the same time.
Meanwhile, De La Hoya, 47, from Montebello, Calif., competed as a professional boxer from 1992 to 2008, winning multiple world titles in six different weight classes.
De La Hoya Was Once Boxing’s Top Box Office Star
Like McGregor is in the MMA world today, De La Hoya was the biggest pay-per-view draw of his generation inside a boxing ring. In fact, De La Hoya’s name still adorns a few of the best-selling PPV events of all-time.
Since retiring, the popular boxing superstar has gone on to become one of the top promoters in the sport, most notably working as the promoter for Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and rising phenom Ryan Garcia.
But now it seems De La Hoya wants to climb back inside a boxing ring one more time, and he has a willing dance partner in McGregor.