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.
In his time as a fighter, De La Hoya claimed ten world titles in six different weight classes before going on to establish himself as a successful promoter of the likes of Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, Miguel Cotto and Jorge Linares.
It's been nearly nine years since De La Hoya last fought but, having seen the money that was made when Mayweather dusted off his gloves to school "The Notorious" in his boxing debut, De La Hoya is eager to earn a similar payday.
Step inside Conor McGregor's after fight party.
"After the event, I had some executives from UFC contact me within two hours after what occurred".
The 44-year-old last fought in December, 2006, when he was knocked out by Manny Pacquiao in eight rounds.
'You know I'm competitive, ' De La Hoya said.
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. Much more than that though, McGregor is a personality who is hard to ignore and is admired within and without the world of UFC for his unrivalled passion, dedication and commitment. And McGregor isn't a boxer, he's a mixed martial artist who still managed to go 10 rounds with Floyd Mayweather in his professional boxing debut.
"I'm faster than ever".
At that point I wanted to make sure Mr Redmond was safe and I wanted to clear the cage. But, McGregor lost to Mayweather, so, would the UFC, or the Irish star's team even want to run the risk of having him lose to the older De La Hoya? He is expected to return to the Octagon next but said after the Mayweather bout he would consider all of his options and would not rule out a return to boxing in the future.
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.