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08th Oct 2018

Oscar De La Hoya deletes McGregor tweet after getting roasted by Michael Conlan

Darragh Murphy

McGregor tweet

Oscar De La Hoya claims that he didn’t send the tweet which criticised Conor McGregor’s fans in the wake of UFC 229.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, a post appeared on De La Hoya’s Twitter account which congratulated Khabib Nurmagomedov, who had just defended his UFC lightweight title against ‘The Notorious’.

It was the second half of the tweet which saw De La Hoya widely criticised, however, as the boxing legend appeared to blame McGregor’s fans for the post-fight melee.

Moments after Nurmagomedov forced McGregor to submit to a neck crank, the undefeated Russian jumped out of the Octagon to confront the Irishman’s training partner, Dillon Danis. While that was taking place, several of Nurmagomedov’s teammates entered the cage to attack McGregor.

After being ridiculed for the above comment by the likes of Irish boxer Michael Conlan, De La Hoya deleted the tweet and on Sunday evening, the head of Golden Boy Promotions claimed that his Twitter account had been compromised.

De La Hoya wrote:

“My account was hacked, I just want to make you aware that this was not me. – Last night was an unfortunate turn of events during one of the biggest and important fights in UFC history.”

At the time of his tweet, Michael Conlan was straight in to put De La Hoya right about what happened.

Conlan and McGregor have a good relationship, McGregor was in the Belfast man’s corner for his debut pro fight in New York.

Conlan later explained better what his initial tweet meant – it was a dissection of the post-fight, not the actual fight.