UFC News: Conor McGregor reveals ‘ongoing talks’ for Manny Pacquiao boxing superfight

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Conor McGregor is eyeing a fight against Boxing’s only eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao.

Conor McGregor made his boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather in 2017 in one of the biggest fights of all time. It was a highly anticipating cross over fight and Floyd ended up beating McGregor in the tenth round via TKO.

That is to say, there weren’t any losers in that fight, as the event sold 4.3 Million PPV buys and generated over $55 Million in ticket sales. Mayweather made $285 Million for half an hour of work, whereas McGregor banked a cool $99 Million.

Conor McGregor, Donald Cerrone and Manny Pacquiao

Despite losing to a 40-year old Floyd Mayweather, the Irishmen who is 0-1-0 as a professional boxer hasn’t given up his boxing hopes. In fact, he said recently that he is confident about winning a world title in boxing.

Not only, McGregor, but even Dana White also plans to enter the Boxing world and a few years ago, he announced the formation of Zuffa boxing, but they have yet to stage a fight.

Conor McGregor vs Manny Pacquiao?

During the UFC 246 official press conference, McGregor revealed that he was in talks with reigning WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao for a showdown.

We are in negotiations with Zuffa boxing and McGregor Sports and Entertainment.

I would love the Floyd rematch, I thought I did very well and could take the victory. Talks with Manny Pacquiao are ongoing.

I want a boxing world title, it would be a feather in the cap and I am feeling very confident in my boxing abilities,” McGregor concluded. (H/T – The Sun)

In the meantime, McGregor has to worry about Donald Cerrone. The fight is taking place in the welterweight division. He hasn’t fought in fifteen months and his last win inside the Octagon was over three years ago to Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205.

UFC 246 Fight Card:

170 lbs.: Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone
135 lbs.: Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington
155 lbs.: Diego Ferreira vs. Anthony Pettis
145 lbs.: Maycee Barber vs. Roxanne Modafferi
155 lbs.: Drew Dober vs. Nasrat Haqparast
145 lbs.: Grant Dawson vs. Chas Skelly
265 lbs.: Maurice Greene vs. Aleksei Oleinik
115 lbs.: Claudia Gadelha vs. Alexa Grasso
145 lbs.: Andre Fili vs. Sodiq Yusuff
125 lbs.: Askar Askarov vs. Tim Elliott
135 lbs.: Brian Kelleher vs. Ode Osbourne
125 lbs.: J.J. Aldrich vs. Sabina Mazo

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