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UFC boss Dana White shuts down Conor McGregor vs Manny Pacquiao rumours


Dana White has distanced himself utterly from Conor McGregor’s proposed return to boxing towards Manny Pacquiao.

‘The Infamous’ retired from MMA as soon as once more in June after failing to safe an ‘thrilling’ bout and it stays to be seen if the previous two-weight UFC world champion will ever compete once more.

Nonetheless, his need to return to the boxing ring has by no means been doubtful.

Conor McGregor could well fight Manny Pacquiao, but Dana White wants nothing to do with it

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Conor McGregor may effectively struggle Manny Pacquiao, however Dana White needs nothing to do with it

In 2017, McGregor competed towards Floyd Mayweather in a bout billed as essentially the most profitable in combating historical past and was finally stopped within the tenth spherical.

Regardless of developing quick in his skilled debut, the Irishman advised reporter Ariel Helwani previous to his UFC 246 comeback he wished to win a boxing world title.

He additionally occurred to let slip that his agent firm, Paradigm Sport, had signed Pacquiao and {that a} bout between the pair on the Las Vegas Raiders’ new stadium can be one thing he would welcome.

The 32-year-old wrote on Twitter ‘Tinatanggap ko’ – which implies ‘I settle for’ in Filipino – and followers put two and two collectively to infer a bout towards the WBA welterweight champion from the Philippines was imminent.

Pacquiao defeated Keith Thurman back in July to cement his status as WBA welterweight champion

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Pacquiao defeated Keith Thurman again in July to cement his standing as WBA welterweight champion

The 41-year-old is represented by Paradigm Sports, just like McGregor

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The 41-year-old is represented by Paradigm Sports activities, identical to McGregor

Nonetheless, when requested about this on the UFC Vegas 5 press convention, White had a easy and not-so delicate message for his former worker.

“I don’t care about any of that s***.”

Eddie Hearn does not assume that he may promote Conor McGregor even when he’s retired from UFC

Though McGregor’s retirement would recommend he’s free to struggle the eight-weight world champion contained in the ring, there are a selection of problems.

The dearth of followers in stadiums at this second in time means shedding out on massive sums of gate cash, and this isn’t one thing any promoter will need.

Additionally, McGregor doesn’t struggle anyplace near Pacquiao’s 147lbs restrict. His bout towards Mayweather was at super-welterweight (154lbs) and he has fought three of his final 5 UFC fights at 170lbs.


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