Conor McGregor: UFC champion apologises for Dublin behaviour but blames referee

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The Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports (ABCCS) subsequently punished the lightweight champion by pulling him from next month's UFC 219.

De La Hoya appeared on "Golden Boy Radio with Tattoo and the Crew", which debuted Monday with De La Hoya as a featured guest.

"My intention again as you will clearly see from the video is to approach Charlie to let him know that the fight was not at that point officially over, that he should return to his corner and wait for my assessment and call". I ve been secretly training. I'm faster than ever and stronger than ever.

During an appearance on the MMA Hour, Mike Mazuli, the lead regulator of Bellator 187, praised the UFC for sanctioning Conor McGregor after his indiscretion. I'll come back for that fight. Yes, it's hard and I applaud him, but it's impossible to just try and come to the sport of boxing from another sport and try to say "I'm going to conquer it".

Earlier this year we were treated to an entertaining showdown between boxing great Floyd Mayweather and UFC legend Conor McGregor which got everyone talking.

Apparently, McGregor's behavior also got him removed from December 30's UFC 219 fight card, according to Association of Boxing Commissions President and Combative Sports Director of the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation Mike Mazzulli (h/t Ariel Helwani's MMA Hour). While trying to support a loyal teammate and friend, I let my emotions get the best of me and acted out of line.

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McGregor has yet to respond to the challenge from De La Hoya or announce any future plans as a boxer or MMA fighter.

Now it seems he wants to be a part of what he'd previously described as "a circus", but it remains to be seen if he's truly interested or if this was just a publicity stunt for the new radio show.

McGregor hasn't yet been punished for his role in the incident and UFC has yet to comment publicly. That would be tough to match, but if there's a healthy paycheck involved for both fighters, you can never say never. He would freaking destroy me.

The Las Vegas megafight on August 26 between the unbeaten Mayweather and boxing novice McGregor broke box office records and captured the world's attention. (My confidence) is how I feel now from my training.

A 1992 Olympic gold medal victor and 10-time professional world champion, De La Hoya captured titles at 130, 135, 140, 147, 154 and 160 pounds.

De La Hoya flirted with the idea of a comeback in June 2015 only to rule it out a week later. "I have to make sure I am fighting the very best".

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