UFC lightweight champ is the talk of the sports world, earned untold millions in his professional boxing venture against Floyd Mayweather, but unfortunately lost the bout via tenth round TKO stoppage back in August.
Currently, its a puzzle when will UFC star return to Octagon. He has several intriguing bouts awaiting him in the UFC. The UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson is expecting to unify his belt against the man. Meanwhile, he’s got a list of boxers wanting to do business with him.
Manny Pacquiao’s former eight-weight world champion shocked the world when he called out the UFC star on social media.
Later UFC president Dana White threatened to take legal action against the Manny and his team if they indeed reached out to Mcgregor.
As per UFC announcer, Bruce Buffer was speaking to TMZ Sports, the former WBO welterweight champion Pacquiao meeting the champ in the Octagon instead. Even Mcgregor showed his desire that his next fight will be in the UFC Octagon.
“All respect to Manny Pacquiao, one of my favorite boxers of all time. I think, for me personally, the [Floyd] Mayweather/Conor McGregor fight was the fight that we all enjoyed and got our $100 worth of entertainment. I would rather much see Conor get back into MMA. It excites me much more. I mean, let’s see a boxer want to step up and fight under MMA rules and fight Conor in the Octagon, and it might be another tremendously huge payday.”
“Quite frankly — honestly Manny Pacquiao — if you know about his training and his background, who knows? It could be a possibility, you never know. That to me would be a mega fight. Stepping in the Octagon and fighting Conor. Conor has already stepped into the squared ring. Maybe its time for someone with major status in boxing to step into the Octagon. I’ve had some of Manny’s friends call me and say, ‘Can you talk to Conor’s management?’ I’ve had that happen over the last six months. It’s not my position to do that. I told them, ‘You guys know who to call. Call the right people.’ Money talks and people walk.”
while Manny’s promoter Bob Arum is claiming, there’s no talk or intention on their side, while other sources are claiming that Pacquiao is still trying on Mcgregor.
Notorious was last seen in UFC octagon when he scored a second-round technical knockout of lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez at Madison Square Garden November of 2016.
After banking extraordinary amounts of money for his boxing match, at this point, he doesn’t really need to fight in UFC or box that’s the power of money.
Who do you want Irishman to fight next?