Conor McGregor Says He’s Fighting Manny Pacquiao

Conor McGregor in 2017. Photo by David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock (9255308km)

Retired UFC star Conor McGregor appears to be ready for his second boxing match. After facing Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2017, McGregor will now apparently enter the ring with another boxing legend, Manny Pacquiao.

McGregor announced the news on his social media, saying that the fight will take place “in the Middle East.”

The plans for the fight were later confirmed by McGregor’s manager Audie Attar, who told ESPN that the two camps are having active discussions. However, Attar added that the deal hadn’t been finalized yet.

The news comes after UFC President Dana White recently told SportsCenter that UFC and Conor McGregor are working on “some fun stuff” together for the beginning of 2021. UFC co-promoted McGregor’s fight vs. Mayweather, so it wouldn’t be surprising if they are on board to do the same with Pacquiao bout.

McGregor, who announced that he is retiring from mixed martial art earlier this year, is 0-1 as a professional boxer. Pacquiao, on the other hand, has a 62-7 record with two draws.