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Oscar De La Hoya hasn't fought in the ring in more than 11 years, but the former world champion and Olympic gold medalist hasn't lost his jab.

Appearing on CBS Sports' State of Combat podcast on Thursday, De La Hoya was asked what would happen if he were to fight polarizing UFC star Conor McGregor.

"Two rounds," De La Hoya said on the podcast. "Oh come on, brother. Two rounds. One thing about me is I went for the kill, always.

"Look, Conor McGregor — I love him in the Octagon, I respect him, I watch him all the time. But the boxing ring is a whole different story, it's a whole different story."

McGregor, who McGregor wrote on Twitter.

After a year and a half out of action, McGregor returned to mixed martial arts in January to beat Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone in the first round at UFC 246.

De La Hoya took to social media Friday to clarify that his comments were not a challenge.

"For the record ... I never challenged you," De La Hoya responded on Twitter. "I was just asked a question and I simply spoke the truth."

De La Hoya's final fight was against Manny Pacquiao in 2008, when the southpaw retired before the ninth round. He is now a full-time fight promoter for Golden Boy Promotions, which he founded in 2002.

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