Oscar De La Hoya had a whole lot to say about Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor's fight in the weeks leading up to it back in August. De La Hoya was promoting the Canelo Alvarez/Gennady Golovkin fight at the time, and he ripped Mayweather and McGregor for making a mockery of the sport of boxing by undercutting that match with a match of their own. The ten-time world champion told anyone who would listen about how upset he was with Mayweather and McGregor for taking part in a fight.
Because of that, there were many people who were very surprised—and very confused—when De La Hoya announced recently that he was "secretly training" for a fight with McGregor. De La Hoya called McGregor out during an appearance on a radio show and said that he wanted to get in the ring. It left many boxing fans wondering why De La Hoya went out of his way to criticize Mayweather and McGregor in the first place, if he was going to turn around and try to cash in on a fight with McGregor himself.
Mayweather didn’t respond to De La Hoya right away, but during a recent Instagram Live chat with fans, the leader of the Money Team finally issued a formal response to his longtime foe. Like many other people, Mayweather brought up De La Hoya's criticisms of the fight with McGregor, but he also took it a step further and brought up De La Hoya's past substance abuse issues.
"Wasn’t Oscar De La Hoya the same one that was talking about me fighting Conor McGregor? He was trying to protest and stop the fight," Mayweather said. "Now he’s trying to fight Conor McGregor. Is he a hypocrite—or is he back on coke again? Is he a hypocrite—or he back on coke again?…Man, that boy still snorting them lines!"
This isn’t the first time Mayweather has gone out of his way to belittle De La Hoya. In late 2015, after De La Hoya wrote an open letter to Mayweather in Playboy, Mayweather said De La Hoya's comments in the letter were rooted in "drugs" and "jealousy." About a month later, he took aim at De La Hoya again and said he couldn’t "respect a man that dress in drag," referring to some infamous photos of De La Hoya dressed in fishnets and high heels.
Elsewhere in his Instagram Live session, Mayweather also took a shot at McGregor. Floyd claimed he "carried" the UFC fighter during their fight and asked, "You know I made it look good for y'all?" You can check out the clip from Mayweather's IG session above.